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By TOM LOFTUS and PHILIP M. BAILEY

OWINGSVILLE, Ky. — Former Vice President Joe Biden made an energetic appeal to rural voters in east-central Kentucky Friday that their interests hinge on Democrats like Amy McGrath seizing the U.S. House in next month’s elections.

EDITOR'S NOTE: "None of our movement’s achievements would have happened without the effort, organization and advocacy of our brothers and sisters," says the introduction to the AFL-CIO's online "Our Labor History Timeline." "But injustice still runs amok. We must look to the past not only for inspiration, but for the tools we need to continue the fight. The roots of the problems we face today can be found in our past.

By MARSHALL WARD

President, Calloway County Retired Teachers Association

Historically, our Lady Justice comes from Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultural symbols.

She has scales in one hand, a sword in the other, with a blindfold over her eyes, and a toga garment clothing her.

The scale represents the weighing of evidence, and the scales have no foundation to show that evidence should stand on its own.

EDITOR'S NOTE: "Don't let your mouth overload your rear-end" is a tried-and-true Kentuckyism. (Okay, we use a single, short word for "rear-end.") But it looks like Rep. Barr has indeed overtaxed his posterior by challenging the Dems over the embarassing video. We wonder how Trump will take it when he comes to stump for Barr. We're staying tuned. 

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