Category Archives: Media

16 things I learned from local media last week

1. A heritage pig farmer said this with a straight face: “To save these pigs we have to eat them.” [WFPL] 2. Maybe you should think twice before taking that tiger selfie in Indiana. [] 3. Someone put together a list of the unhappiest cities in America. Louisville came in third. Boo hoo. [WAVE] 4. We should […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Beck’s warning

Anti-capitalist pitas. Redistribution of end times. Elitist rubber. You’ve been warned.

HuffPost features Louisville v. NYC score card

The Huffington Post has a cursory piece comparing Louisville to New York City written by David Serchuk, a financial reporter who recently relocated to the River City. We’re sure local boosters will take umbrage with some of Serchuk’s — aka the ‘Brooklyn Baby Daddy’ — observations, but we have to agree with him wholeheartedly about […]

New blog, ‘JCPS confidential’ launched

The beginning of the year for Jefferson County Public Schools started with a serious snafu in busing, two principal suspensions and a superintendent playing dodgeball with the press. Now a new blog has launched encouraging “whistleblowers” to come forward and report mismanagement in the school system, which could shake things up even more. Last week, […]

Today’s Woman mayoral exposé

In the August issue of gritty investigative journalism bastion Today’s Woman, Louisville’s leading mayoral men talk lotions, potions and how women go unrecognized because they’re not men. Why, did you know that… …Democratic candidate Greg Fischer abhors aftershave (“I don’t want to wear any scented lotions or potions.”)? …Republican candidate Hal Heiner admires women for […]