Yarmuth pledges $10,000 to UofL student newspaper

September 4, 2018 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth has pledged $10,000 to support the University of Louisville’s student newspaper.

The gift kicks off a fundraising campaign to save The Louisville Cardinal. The university announced last year it would cease funding for the publication, which has enough money to operate through the fall semester.

The newspaper will get Yarmuth’s donation only if it can raise $10,000 to match it. They got a good start when former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Matthew Barzun donated $5,000. Barzun recently purchased Louisville Magazine.

The Cardinal Board of Directors chairwoman Jenni Laidman said she was overwhelmed by both gifts. She encouraged people to donate by visiting louisvillecardinal.com and clicking the “donate” button.

Yarmuth is running for re-election. Republican Vicki Yates Brown Glisson is opposing him.