Kentucky State AFL-CIO

 

Daniel Hurt of Grand Rivers, the 2017 Youth Labor Award winner, plugged unions in a recent guest appearance on "Berry Craig's Notebook," a cable TV talk show in Paducah. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kentucky farmers who hire migrant workers aren’t always happy to see Stephen Bartlett.

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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky Democratic Party is looking for a few good union men and women.

Okay, more than a few.

"I want you to run for office," wrote Ben Self, the brand-new KDP chair, in an email he sent today. "If we don’t compete, we can’t win. Virginia showed us just last week that every seat can be competitive."

I spoke with him on the phone after I got the email. Self extended a special invitation to union members to toss hats in the ring. 

By DANIEL DESROCHERS and BETH MUSGRAVE

For months, the “will he, won’t he” whispers have built around Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and whether he will run for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s seat in Central Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District.

Gray remained noncommittal about his political future Thursday, but his silence shouldn’t be mistaken as disinterest in the congressional race, said Dale Emmons, a longtime campaign manager in Kentucky and the father of Gray’s chief of staff, Jamie Emmons.

By RONNIE ELLIS

CNHI News Service

FRANKFORT — Both state and national polls released last week show more Kentucky voters approve of Gov. Matt Bevin than disapprove, but his approval rate is below 50 percent in both polls.

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By MIKE ELK

While union density is dying in the coalfields, immigrants workers are building union strength elsewhere in the bluegrass state.

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