News you can lose

LEO chats with Alain de Botton, author of ‘The News: A User’s Manual’

In school, we are taught — or we are supposed to be, anyway — how to deconstruct and find meaning in Shakespearian plots.

Inbox — Feb. 26, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Transitioning Comedy


The Mother Teresa of Mud Creek

The forgotten legacy of the War on Poverty

Lyndon Johnson grew up poor on a farm in a small Texas town, only to helicopter into Martin County, Ky., decades later as president and promise to end the poverty problem.

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The Butchertown battle sizzles once more

JBS Swift and Butchertown neighbors renew fight over slaughterhouse permits

Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood is used to the all-too-familiar odors emanating from the 10,000 hogs meeting their demise daily at the JBS Swift slaughterhouse,

Inbox — Feb. 12, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Kudos for Context



‘It’s amazing how quickly life can change’ — The Louisville homeless share their stories of circumstances and bad decisions, of loss and love

If I had seen him anywhere else, I would have called him my next-door neighbor. I would have told you he was the nicest one in that building, actually.

Inbox — Feb. 19, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Talented Chef


Unfair housing

Action plan recaps decades of racial segregation in neighborhoods — and shows the path to ending it

In 1954, when Andrew Wade and his wife, Charlotte, wanted to move their family to the booming Louisville suburbs, their race proved too big a barrier to overcome.


Grimes and riddles

Grimes’ campaign is picking up momentum, but is not being Mitch McConnell enough?

Congressman John Yarmuth stood before a crowd of more than 1,000 in Louisville’s West End last Thursday, delivering welcome breaking news before introducing the woman


Eight minutes with the woman who could ditch Mitch

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes sat down with LEO Weekly for eight minutes last Thursday to discuss several policy issues facing Kentucky and the nation.