Monthly Archives: May 2008

Sirota’s Uprising

We’re bibliophiles, so hat tip to PageOne KY for alerting us about the Louisville appearance of a great rebel journalist, David Sirota. He’ll be at Carmichael’s, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, on June 25 @ 7:00 P.M. (pb) From PageOneKY: THE UPRISING: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street & Washington is what could […]

Sirota’s Uprising

We’re bibliophiles, so hat tip to PageOne KY for alerting us about the Louisville appearance of a great rebel journalist, David Sirota. He’ll be at Carmichael’s, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, on June 25 @ 7:00 P.M. (pb) From PageOneKY: THE UPRISING: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street & Washington is what could […]

LEO acquired by SouthComm Communications

SouthComm Communications, Inc., a Tennessee-based media and publishing company, has acquired LEO, an alternative weekly newspaper serving the Louisville area, from Times Publishing Co. of Pennsylvania. The acquisition was announced to staff this morning. “We’re very pleased to be bringing LEO into the SouthComm fold,” said Chris Ferrell, Chief Executive Officer of SouthComm Communications. “Our […]

Train whistle meeting cancelled

In today’s paper I wrote a column about a neighborhood meeting tonight in Crescent Hill about the new proposal to avoid having train whistles blow along the Frankfort Avenue corridor. That meeting has been canceled, according to Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh’s office. Heads up. (SG)

Former LEO intern named "100 Best"

UWire, the Associated Press of student journalism, has named its “100 Best” student journalists. Congratulations to Sean Rose, a UK student and managing editor of The Kentucky Kernel, for making the list. Rose, a former LEO intern, is a delightful talent and totally deserving of the nod. Read about him here. (SG)

Pics from last night

LEO freelancer Marty Pearl was on hand at Clinton’s victory party last night. Dig some images below, and read our account of the festivities here. House Speaker Jody Richards gave a fiery introduction. Hillary Clinton arrived to massive applause. The crowd, as it were, went wild. Clinton maintained her aggressive, I-won’t-give-up persona while maintaining a […]

Kentucky’s race problem goes international

The mainstream spotlight on Kentucky’s race factor vote in the Democratic presidential primary has gotten coverage halfway across the world. From AlJazeera (English): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8J9laUNgL4&hl=en] “…I just don’t want to vote for a–.” More bad press for the Bluegrass. Secret’s out. Was it ever in? (pb)

Kentucky’s race problem goes international

The mainstream spotlight on Kentucky’s race factor vote in the Democratic presidential primary has gotten coverage halfway across the world. From AlJazeera (English): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8J9laUNgL4&hl=en] “…I just don’t want to vote for a–.” More bad press for the Bluegrass. Secret’s out. Was it ever in? (pb)

Live from the Clinton Party

Once again, we’ll trot out our laptop and camera and give you something live from this evening’s Hillary Clinton “victory party” — if, as the polls suggest, there will be some victory celebration there. Bill and Chelsea are expected to be on hand. We dropped by the Downtown Marriott a few minutes ago to pick […]

Rumor alert: Clinton to concede tomorrow in Louisville

The rumor mills are rather notorious for firing up in the days preceding an election, but this one’s too good to pass up: A source close to the Obama campaign in Kentucky told LEO today that Clinton will use her appearance tomorrow night in Louisville to officially concede the Democratic primary to Barack Obama. Bill […]