Herald-Leader Moving Printing Operation To Louisville, Putting Midland Ave. Building Up For Sale
The Lexington Herald-Leader has announced it will move its printing and packaging operations to Louisville and will put the newspaper office and production and packaging facilities on the market. The McClatchy-owned newspaper on Monday published a statement from President and Publisher Rufus M. Friday that said the change will affect 25 full-time and four part-time jobs in Lexington.
The statement said the newspaper is transferring printing and packaging to Gannett Publishing Services LLC in Louisville and said the move "will focus the Herald-Leader's resources on its rapidly growing digital news, information and advertising operations."
Friday said the newspaper would look for "new space in downtown Lexington that better meets the needs of a 21st century media company."
The statement said Gannett prints The Courier-Journal, The State Journal of Frankfort, LEO Weekly, USA Today and various printing for The Cincinnati Enquirer.