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(CNN) - Another special-election loss, this time in Montana, has kicked off a round of

By STEVE MAUGERI

MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) -United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts is celebrating with the coal mining community of Muhlenberg County after a five-year fight to secure coal miners' benefits.

"When you work underground with people and have to depend on one another and live and not be killed, I think that draws people together to live more like a family," Roberts said.

By RONNIE ELLIS

CNHI News Service

FRANKFORT — A second Democrat has confirmed he’s seriously looking at challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Andy Barr in Kentucky’s Sixth District in 2018.

State Sen. Reginald Thomas, a Lexington attorney, confirmed this week that, “I am seriously interested in the race but I would not go as far as to say I’ve decided yet to run.”

Thomas, who will turn 64 later this month, has served in the Republican controlled state Senate since winning a special election in December 2013.

By JOE BRENNAN

Executive director, Kentucky Labor Institute

Why Do We Need the Cayman Islands When We Have Anchorage, Ky. ?

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is criticizing President Donald Trump for launching a commission to investigate unfounded claims of voter fraud and suppression.

Thanks to Michelle Blau, a Kentuckian at the AFL-CIO in Washington, for sending us this.

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By JESSE A. MYERSON

Thanks to Daniel Lowry of the Kentucky Democratic Party for creating this meme about First District's tea party-tilting, pro-"right to work" Congressman James Comey, among the most loyal Trump lawmakers in Washington.