Lexington Paper Cuts 22 Jobs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Lexington Herald-Leader announced Wednesday it is laying off 22 workers due to sharp revenue declines in the media industry.

Publisher Timothy Kelly announced the layoffs in a memo to the staff, the newspaper reported on its Web site. The paper said besides the layoffs there were 13 buyouts and elimination of some open positions.

The cuts represent an 11 percent reduction in the paper's work force and are among the 1,150 jobs being eliminated companywide for the McClatchy Co. Similar reductions at the paper were announced three months ago.

The Herald-Leader has eliminated 71.5 positions since the beginning of the year. Employees whose jobs are cut will receive severance pay, health benefits and outplacement services.


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  • by Webster Location: england on Sep 18, 2008 at 07:30 PM
    you meant to say "affected" not effected. that is elementary my dear watson.
  • by not surprised Location: eastern kentucky on Sep 17, 2008 at 04:55 PM
    It looks like the Herald-Leader is beginning to feel the pain and pay the price for their political activism. Many of the large papers are seeing their circulation decline and I hope they now know that people just want to read the news. I am sorry for any family that is effected by the lay offs, but you can't blame anyone except those who run the paper. People have complained for so long...
  • by Paul on Sep 17, 2008 at 12:25 PM
    thanks Bush / McCain for these lost jobs...

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