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THIS JUST IN FROM BILL LONDRIGAN, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president:

By SENATOR MORGAN McGARVEY

REMINDER – I’ll be at Crescent Hill Library this Saturday, March 25th, at 9:00 a.m., as part of the Town Hall series sponsored by the Louisville Library.

By DANIEL LOWRY

Kentucky Democratic Party

Miles Hoskins sorted through the dusty boxes of old papers and photographs. There were stacks of cancelled checks, some going all the way back to the 1880s. The people who had owned the old, run-down house had been hoarders, it seemed. A friend had bought the estate at auction, and thought Miles might be interested in some of the contents. There might be a piece of treasure in the heap.

When Air Force One swooped over the crowd of thousands of protesters outside Freedom Hall in Louisville, there was a roar of disapproval that surpassed the noise of the sound of the jet.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Some western Kentucky Democrats wonder about the timing of their Republican congressman’s next town hall-style meeting.

Freshman Rep. James Comer of Tompkinsville is scheduled to huddle with constituents in Paducah tomorrow though the House is set to vote today on the GOP’s alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“Why is the media so anti-union?”

This retired reporter-turned-history-teacher could retire if he had a dime for every time he’s heard a union brother or sister ask that question.

Robert “Bob” Cox, President of Local Union 9800, is not only worried about how the failure of Congress to pass the Miners Protection Act will affect himself and his family, he is also concerned about the devastation that will come to his community if 22,600 retirees and their dependents lose their health care at the end of April. “It would affect everyone in the community,” Cox said.