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"He's a pure and simple con man, he's a rich elite, and I'm sorry people bought into his message. He sold us a bag of shit, and now we're stuck with it."

By JAKE JOHNSON

EDITOR'S NOTE: Chuck Jones spoke to the Kentucky State AFL-CIO convention in Lexington in November.

By MARY PAPENFUSS

EDITOR'S NOTE: We thank Jeff Taylor of Hopkinsville, the Democratic candidate in the 8th House District, for sending us Dr. David W. Kabithe's Facebook post. Dr. Kabithe graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1997. A surgeon, he is affiliated with Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

It’s what the Trump administration wants — and more states will likely follow.

Brad Bowman, Kentucky Democratic Party communications director, released this statement from KDP Chair Ben Self:  “The last thing we should be doing is removing access to health care — particularly in eastern and western Kentucky. Life can’t be your highest value only part of the time. Either you value life or you don’t. And Bevin has shown he doesn’t care about the lives of these nearly 100,000 Kentuckians.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Walmart’s bait-and-switch didn’t surprise Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO.

“This is the second huge corporation to pull this stunt,” he said. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a letter-to-the editor Herb Pritchett, chair of the Henderson County Democratic party and friend of organized labor, has submitted to the Henderson Gleaner.

Thanks to Liles Taylor for the heads up about Walmart's bait-and-switch.  

By MARTHA C. WHITE

Walmart announced on Thursday it would raise starting wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour beginning next month, and will give some of its hourly workers one-time bonuses that could be as high as $1,000. In total, more than a million employees could benefit, the company said.