EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in our series of history stories about the West Virginia Mine Wars of the early 20th century.


Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sharing this with us.


new study released today by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) finds that, on average, the wealthiest Kentuckians pay just 6.7 percent of their income in state and local taxes while middle-income Kentuckians pay 11.1 percent. This means the effective tax rate paid by middle income Kentuckians is 167 percent of that paid by the wealthiest Kentuckians.

Frankfort, KYOn Tuesday, the Kentucky Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Governor Matt Bevin for using taxpayer resources to campaign on behalf of Congressman Barr in violation of KRS 11A.020.

Memorial services for Augusta Thomas will be held Oct. 27 in Louisville at the 2nd Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd., from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Repast to follow.

EDITOR'S NOTE: -- Ralph Priddy of Mayfield is an Army veteran and civil rights activist who is helping restart the city’s NAACP chapter.


My plea goes out to every person who has been sexually assaulted. Stand up. Speak out. Let your voices be heard on Nov. 6. 

Send a powerful message to men like President Trump, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and members of the House and Senate that "No means no."


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I was cooking on this column about Mitch McConnell's latest descent into demagoguery when I got stuck. 

The Senate majority leader serially slimes Democrats. So I was having a hard time finding new words to describe his dissembling that the Democrats are the party of mob rule.