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Lonnie Falk

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Home / People - Lonnie Falk

LAWRENCE C. "LONNIE" Falk 63, of Prospect, died Friday, June 9, 2006. He was the Mayor of the City of Prospect, Kentucky for the last 13 years. He was (past) Council member, City of Prospect. For the Jefferson County League of Cities, he was Past President and is currently Vice President and President elect. He is a Director of Republic Bank. In addition, he had a long career in journalism and publishing. He had been editor of the Crimson White, The University of Alabama newspaper, a reporter for The Birmingham Post-Herald and a Bureau Manager in Birmingham, Raleigh and Chicago and Alabama state Editor for UPI (United Press International). During his years in journalism, he covered the following historical events: He was one of the first reporters to cover devastating Hurricane Camilla on-location in New Orleans; He reported on Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon; He covered a breadth of civil rights developments, including Martin Luther King Jr., the Alabama civil rights movement, the state's race riots and Governor George Wallace's "The Stand at the Schoolhouse Door" at the onset of the University of Alabama's historic integration. Also, he was Director of Information Services, University of Alabama and Vice President of PR , for The University of Louisville. He also ran public relations for The American Medical Association. He was the founder of Falsoft, the first computer magazine publishing firm in the world, which included titles Rainbow, PCM and Scorecard, the University of Louisville sports publication. Survived by his wife Willo: two daughters Wendy MacGregor (P.J.) of Chicago, IL, and Laurie Fields (Jason) of Atlanta, GA; and five grandchildren, Benjamin, Connor and Jeremiah Fields, and Madison Barsky and Sophia MacGregor.

Lonnie Falk founded Falsoft, started the Rainbow magazine and set up the original RainbowFests. More details to come...