Category Archives: journalism

Mitch McConnell: Part-time First Amendment advocate, full-time coward

(Photo by Alton Strupp/Courier-Journal) As you’ve probably heard by now, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton threatened to have police arrest me for covering his press conference at a hotel in Louisville on Monday, then followed through on that threat by ordering a Louisville police officer to block me from entering the room. This […]

Louisville Magazine editor resigns

After more than a decade, Bruce Allar is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Louisville Magazine effective Feb. 18 to take over the planning duties at the International Pizza Expo. Earlier today, the magazine posted a listing to fill the position that includes overseeing the six member editorial staff and several freelance writers. “Anytime you lose […]

Boel fired from WLKY, headed to rehab

After being charged with DUI for the second time in as many years, WLKY-TV news anchor John Boel has been fired from the station. According to a statement sent to colleagues, he plans to enter an addiction treatment center. Last Saturday, police in Bullitt County pulled Boel over for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the […]

Boel, oh Boel!

For the second time in two years, WLKY-TV news anchor John Boel has been arrested for driving under the influence, this time in Bullitt County. The award-winning investigative reporter was pulled over Saturday night with a blood alcohol level of .207. Boel was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and possession […]

Family of Francence Cucinello files suit against Norton Hospital

The family of former 84 WHAS-Radio personality and LEO Weekly columnist Francene Cucinello have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Norton Hospital, claiming the health care provider was negligent in its treatment of the talk radio personality. Earlier this year, Cucinello, 43, died after suffering a heart attack and a brain aneurysm. In 2003, the New […]

Metro loses its mojo, disbands news department

The owners of are shutting down the social-networking website’s news department after launching the ambitious initiative nearly eight months ago. According to a memorandum sent out by Louisville Mojo CEO Keith Ringer to editors, reporters and freelancers this morning, the company’s strategic shift was popular but didn’t pay off. From Ringer: Effective 10 p.m. […]

Fox 41 questions Fischer’s union cred

Earlier this year we reported a potential weakness in Democrat Greg Fischer’s mayoral campaign could be his relationship with businessmen who area labor leaders have called outspoken union busters. And it appears other media outlets are picking up on that criticism as well. From Fox 41: He says the future of Louisville depends on its […]

The alt-weekly wars

Long ago, if you remember, LEO Weekly and Velocity traded barbs regularly in print and online. However, it’s been a relatively quiet rivalry, besides a few outside observations. And it is nothing like the ongoing beef in San Francisco between rival publications, the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly. From SF Gate: The San Francisco Bay […]

Lunchbox: Don’t Tase me bro

Tased and confused: If you missed it, news channel WLKY did an investigative report on the use of Tasers by the Louisville Metro Police Department. The story revealed that officers have averaged one Taser incident every 48 hours. Besides the excessive use and small infractions, their study of the police data also showed African-Americans are […]

Taser teaser

This evening, news channel WLKY-32 will air a two-part investigative piece on the use of Tasers by Metro Police. The first part airs tonight at 5:30 p.m. and the second part at 11 p.m., so tune in. The piece includes interviews with police representatives and attorneys representing the family of 52-year-old Larry Noles, a mentally ill […]