Lexington Herald-Leader
Become a Newspaper Carrier!

Newspaper routes are great!

Want to learn about becoming an independent contractor delivering the Lexington Herald-Leader? The money is great and a route will not interfere with most activities. The Herald-Leader has morning newspaper routes available in many areas. Routes vary in size and delivery time.

CLICK HERE to check available routes.

If you are interested in becoming a Herald-Leader newspaper carrier, please call our Carrier Recruitment line at 859-231-3384, or toll-free at 1-800-274-7355, ext 3384; contact us via e-mail ecrase@herald-leader.com; or submit the form below.

All applicants must have a reliable vehicle, valid driver's license, and proof of insurance. Each route takes approximately 1 to 3 hours per day, working between 2:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money can I earn from a route?
Profit from routes in Fayette County average approximately $600 to $900 per month. Routes in the state area average $1,000 plus per month.

What are the advantages to having a route?
The money is really good for the time invested and the early morning hours are compatible with daytime activities. Many of our carriers are stay-at-home moms or have daytime jobs.

Do I collect?
Approximately 80% of our customers pay directly to the Herald-Leader but some routes still have a few customers that are collected by carriers each month.

How long does it take to do a route?
It varies based on the route size. Typical route delivery time is from 2 to 3 hours.

When do the papers have to be delivered?
The Herald-Leader has a delivery goal of 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7:00 on Sunday.

How can I apply for a route or get more information?
Just call our Carrier Recruitment line at 859-231-3384; or toll-free at 1-800-274-7355, ext 3384; contact us via e-mail ecrase@herald-leader.com; or submit the form below.

Carrier Application Form

*First Name: 
*Last Name: 
*Address 1: 
Address 2: 
*Day Phone: 
(with area code): 
*Evening Phone: 
(with area code): 
*Do you have a valid drivers license?  YES  NO



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Customer Care Center
For immediate assistance
please call 1-800-999-8881.
Phone hours are:
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat, 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sun, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Holidays, 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
(except Sunday holidays, then regular Sunday times apply)
Fayette Co. redelivery times:
Sun, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

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