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Herald-Leader Moving Printing Operation To Louisville, Putting Midland Ave. Building Up For Sale

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Samantha Lederman
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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.

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