The Louisville Courier Journal Partial Layoff List

The Louisville Courier Journal, which is owned by Gannett Co., did not escape the layoffs that hit almost every Gannett newspaper (besides USA Today).

According to, the Courier-Journal laid off 50 employees, 24 from the newsroom, and is integrating its weekly arts & entertainment supplement into the main paper. The paper is also cutting back on its local coverage, with about half the staff assigned to “Neighborhoods” (weekly geography-based editions) losing their jobs and the paper may be reducing the number of geographic locations covered.

According to WPFL the paper has also eliminated its state house bureau.

Here’s a number of names; this is, obviously, an incomplete list, but feel free to let us know of more.

  • Joseph Lord, Velocity Staff Writer
  • Thomas Nord, Velocity Editor
  • Erin Keane, Velocity Staff Writer
  • Lisa Hornung, MetroMix Editor
  • Bettye Baye, editorial writer, columnist
  • Rick McDonough, assistant suburban editor
  • Niki King, Neighborhoods reporter
  • Melissa Poore, Neighborhoods reporter
  • Tom Nord, Velocity editor
  • Lisa Hornung, Velocity
  • Sheryl Edelen, Neighborhoods
  • Tiffany Meredith, Metro editor