|Louisville Eccentric Observer|
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Louisville, KY 40202
The Louisville Eccentric Observer (widely known as LEO) is a free weekly newspaper (urban alternative weekly), distributed every Wednesday in over 800 locations throughout the Louisville, Kentucky area, including areas of southern Indiana. The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This is a list of the daily Newspapers in the World by average circulation An alternative newspaper is a type of Newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated Reviews and columns The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union The newspaper was founded in 1990 by John Yarmuth, Robert Schulman,  Denny Crum (then the coach of the University of Louisville men's basketball team), and two other investors. John Yarmuth (born November 4, 1947) is the US Representative for. Denzil E "Denny" Crum (born March 2, 1937) is an American former college men's Basketball coach The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public University in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. LEO claims a readership of 153,000.
The paper was initially devoted to opinion and commentary, with columns by Crum, Schulman, Yarmuth and former Courier-Journal writers Mary Cauldwell, and Dudley Saunders. The Courier-Journal, nicknamed the "C-J", is the main Newspaper for the city of Louisville Kentucky, USA The first issue was distributed in July 1990, began bi-weekly publication on November 1 of that year, and regular weekly publication in April 1993. A free paper, it has always been wholly supported by advertising revenue. Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand Following its conversion to a weekly format in 1993, LEO began publishing a more diverse variety of news and reviews.
The paper carries various nationally syndicated columns and features such as Real Astrology, News of the Weird and The New York Times crossword puzzle. News of the Weird is a syndicated Newspaper column edited by Chuck Shepherd Chuck Shepherd redirects here --> that collects bizarre The New York Times Crossword puzzle is a daily puzzle found in The New York Times. However, the reviews of music, restaurants, theatre, movies and books, as well as local and sports news, are all written by local writers. In the past, it featured popular columns by national writers Molly Ivins and Dave Barry. Mary Tyler "Molly" Ivins ( August 30 1944 &ndash January 31 2007) was a Populist American newspaper Columnist David "Dave" Barry (born July 3, 1947) is a bestselling American author and Pulitzer Prize -winning columnist who wrote a nationally
Since 1992, LEO has published Literary LEO, an annual issue dedicated to locally produced literature, poetry and more recently photography.
LEO has been a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies since 1995. The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN is the trade association of Alternative weekly newspapers in North America. In 2003 it was sold to a company owned by Times Publishing Co. of Pennsylvania, owner of the Erie Times-News. The Erie Times-News is a daily morning Newspaper in Erie Pennsylvania.  Yarmuth remained on-board as a columnist and consultant until January 2006, when he declared himself a Democratic candidate for the Kentucky 3rd congressional district race and his column was put on indefinite hold. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. United States House of Representatives Kentucky District 3 is a district of the United States Congress encompassing nearly the whole of Louisville Kentucky Yarmuth won the primary and defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Anne Northup, an occasional target of his columns. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Anne Meagher Northup (born January 22 1948 is an American Republican politician from the state of Kentucky.