Category Archives: LEO Weekly

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 […]

Lauren Feldman named new publisher of LEO Weekly

Chris Ferrell, CEO of SouthComm Inc, today announced that he has named Lauren Feldman the new publisher of LEO Weekly, Louisville’s only alternative newspaper. “We are excited to have an industry veteran of Lauren’s experience joining us in Louisville,” Ferrell said. “We think she will be a great catalyst for LEO Weekly’s continued growth.” Feldman […]

Yarmuth ♥ Abramson

Aww, isn’t this nice? From Congressman John Yarmuth’s office: On Tuesday, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) will pay tribute to Mayor Jerry Abramson’s more than twenty years of service to Louisville during a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. After the love fest tomorrow, we’ll dig through the old “Hot Coals” archives […]

Wunderkind goes for teetotaler vote

What is it with local political candidates booting LEO from their Twitter accounts? On this occasion, former state house candidate Mike Slaton said he was going to un-follow us on the social networking site over the daily “reasons to drink” blog by our Bar Belle. Maybe the über-liberal is giving a wink to more conservative […]

Lally blocks LEO from Twitter

For whatever reason, Republican congressional candidate Todd Lally‘s campaign has blocked LEO Weekly from following him on Twitter. We’re not sure what message that is supposed to send or what social networking rules of etiquette this falls under, but it’s clear that the campaign account isn’t private and can be accessed by anyone by a […]

LEO News ’Cast: John Yarmuth Speaks!

On Monday, U.S. Congressman and LEO founder John Yarmuth, KY-3, stopped by our downtown offices for a chat with Sara “Bar Belle” Havens and Editor Sarah Kelley — just in time for LEO’s upcoming 20th anniversary. What followed was a free-wheeling podcast that took stock of a score’s worth of eccentric observations. Click Here to […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from LEO

We hope you enjoy the feast day that celebrates Ireland’s culture even if it is a weekday. Everybody else in the country sure seems to be even in the midst of a shamrock shortage. And if you missed it last weekend, take a look at LEO Weekly’s own party bus, which took home the “Best […]

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 […]

The LEO blanket?

Screw the snuggie. If you’re buried under the latest Snowapocalypse then grab LEO Weekly. At least that’s the message we got from LEO’s Bar Belle, who found this hilarious commercial online. From The Bar Belle: Velocity will leave you cold and alone. Check this out! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBeBPeZ5chw[/youtube]

Bad Mojo

We heard through the grapevine that Louisville Mojo’s editor Rick Redding has started a media beef with our humble publication over an advertisement found in this week’s edition. The boastful promotional quote in LEO reads: In today’s world of blogs, vlogs, Tweets and chain e-mails, a printed newspaper may seem a little old-fashioned. And it […]