Chad Lawhorn (Editor)
I've been reporting news in Lawrence since 1992. Before joining the NewsCenter, I was editor, publisher and owner of the Lawrence Business Ledger and the Baldwin Ledger newspapers. I've been with the Journal-World since 2001, when I sold my weekly newspaper business to the company.
As editor of the Journal-World, I oversee our team of reporters, copy editors, photographers and other journalists who produce the print edition, LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and other publications. I write a daily column called Town Talk that covers the area business community, keeps an eye on the local political scene, and relays other information I've heard around town. As a writer I have undertaken a variety of first-person journalism projects. In parts of 2007 and 2008, I received some national publicity for a series of articles detailing how I purchased a handgun, received a concealed carry license from the state, and carried the weapon around for a few days.
I also enjoy writing profiles on area people, ranging from a promient nightclub owner to the corner hot dog vendor to a 91-year old woman who still goes to work six days per week. If you know of someone interesting, send me an e-mail.
I have my degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, and also did some undergraduate work at Emporia State University. I'm a native of the small Kansas town of Melvern, which is about an hour away from Lawrence in Osage County.
My wife and I have two children. In my spare time, I focus a lot on the three 'b's' of life — barbecue, billiards and boating.
- Get a glimpse of LMH’s proposed $93 million west Lawrence center; hospital updates services planned for facility
- March 21, 2018
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital board members on Wednesday got their first look at a proposed design for a nearly $100 million west Lawrence outpatient medical building, and were told the project is set to break ground in June.
- LMH president and CEO receives raise, more than $100,000 bonus
- 02:12 p.m., March 9, 2018 Updated 04:56 p.m.
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s top executive has received a more than $100,000 bonus that has boosted his compensation by more than 25 percent for the year.
- High-ranking Chinese official says opportunity for Lawrence-China business relationships strong
- February 21, 2018
- There are about 900 Chinese residents enrolled at the University of Kansas, and they represent a unique opportunity for Lawrence, said Hong Lei, a consul general for the People’s Republic of China.
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s proposed west Lawrence project grows to $93M; work could begin this spring
- January 17, 2018
- A big Lawrence Memorial Hospital project in west Lawrence has gotten even bigger. An LMH plan to build a complex of doctors’ offices, outpatient surgery rooms, physical rehab centers and other services near Rock Chalk Park in northwest Lawrence has seen its estimated price tag grow to $93 million. In December, hospital officials revealed they were considering the project, but pegged the price at about $64 million.
- MLK Day speaker delivers message of ‘innovating for the underrepresented’
- January 15, 2018
- You never know who you will run into at lunch — and who you will be able to help, Andrew Williams told a crowd of about 200 people at Lawrence’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast on Monday.
- Triple homicide on Massachusetts Street top local story of the year
- December 30, 2017
- A mass shooting on Massachusetts Street was the biggest news story of the year in Lawrence in 2017, according to the editors and newsroom staff of the Journal-World.
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital has $100M plan to expand, including major facility in west Lawrence
- December 20, 2017
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital plans to soon spend nearly $70 million on a west Lawrence expansion and likely will spend another $30 million on other property and improvements around town.
- Multimillion-dollar KU-Adidas deal remains unsigned as investigation into Adidas executive continues
- November 28, 2017
- Kansas Athletics still has not signed its multimillion dollar apparel deal with Adidas, and a spokesman for the school said Tuesday he’s not sure when the deal will be finalized.
- Kansas Board of Regents gives key approval to Lawrence’s Peaslee Tech
- November 16, 2017
- They likely won’t play each other in basketball anytime soon, but Lawrence now has two schools of higher education sanctioned by the Kansas Board of Regents.