The Bourbon State of the Union

Fifty years ago, in 1964, President Lyndon B.

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Clearing Up Misinformation 

Inbox — August 20, 2014

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West End Coverage

Inbox — August 13, 2014

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Flat-Earth Theme Park


Not My Father’s LEO

One score and five years ago, my father founded the Louisville Eccentric Observer. I was seven-ish.


Bobby Petrino 2.0

 In Louisville, we tend to like our horses fast, our bourbon neat and our football … actually I have no idea how we like our football.


Labor Day and Election Day 2014

While the battle between Alison and Mitch overwhelms Kentucky politics, the Republican bid for control of the House and the threat that poses to pro-labor legislation goes largely unnoticed, except among politicos. In consideration of Labor Day and Election Day 2014, former Courier-Journal editor David Hawpe unearths some buried Kentucky labor history, including his own personal experiences working at the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Factory and covering the Hyden Mine tragedy. — L.S.

Former C-J editor David Hawpe is a member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, the Kentucky Humanities Council and the editorial board of the University Press of Kentucky, as well a


Louisville's Heroin Epidemic

Heroin addiction touches every part of the city, but no matter their socio-economic group, all addicts are trapped in a system that criminalizes and profits from their addiction.

Paul J. is a 34-year-old recovering heroin addict recently returned to his hometown of Louisville, Ky. For Paul, the River City is the scene of many crimes committed and horrors suffered.


One Hell of a (Bar) Belle

For 15 years of devotion, and on behalf of all the LEO staffers you helped guide, nurture, and impact along the way, thank you.

Inbox — August 6, 2014

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