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10:33 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Congressman John Yarmuth 'Thrilled' Over Son Purchasing LEO Weekly

Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky.,
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Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says he is thrilled that his son is buying the alternative news weekly he founded almost 25 years ago.

Last week it was announced Aaron Yarmuth is leading a group purchasing LEO Weekly from the Nashville-based SouthComm Communications.

But the elder Yarmuth said he doesn’t expect to receive preferential treatment from LEO Weekly as a result.

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2:58 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

LEO Weekly Bought By Group Led By John Yarmuth's Son

 Update: LEO Weekly's incoming principal owner, Aaron Yarmuth, said he plans to immerse himself "in all things LEO" once the purchase is finalized.

Yarmuth said he's agreed to the purchase with LEO's current owner, SouthComm Communications. He's in the process of finalizing the list of local investors who'll join him.

As far changes, Yarmuth said he's interested in pushing LEO more into the digital realm—something that wasn't a concern when his father founded the paper in 1990.

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9:36 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Senator Mitch McConnell's Campaign Bars LEO Weekly from 'Private' Press Conference

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The campaign to re-elect Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell barred a Kentucky reporter from covering a press conference Monday afternoon.

Louisville Metro Police were called to stop LEO Weekly's Joe Sonka from entering a hotel conference room where McConnell was holding an event with fellow Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and a group of veterans.

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10:30 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

Noise and Notes: LEO Weekly's Winners and Losers

Noise and Notes: Looserville

At the end of every year LEO Weekly publishes a controversial edition that it dubs 'Loserville', which is a list of individuals and stories that the staff scorns.

It includes a who's who of Democratic and Republican elected officials, various organizations and topics, and this year was no different when it targeted Papa John's founder John Schnatter on the 2012 cover.

The staff argues that the penance is a sign that their issue is trying to make locals do better, but the very next week LEO comes out with an issue that highlights the good work of organizers, local business owners and journalists.

Among those represented on that list were the Rev. Pat Delahanty, who is leading a charge to abolition the death penalty in Kentucky.

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10:00 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Program Could Provide Deportation Immunity to Young Immigrants in Louisville

On August 15, the Department of Homeland Security began accepting applications for the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals. It would allow some undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children to obtain temporary immunity from deportation. LEO Weekly’s Anne Marshall joined us on Friday's Byline to talk about the program and some local young people who are applying for it.