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By MANDY McCLAREN

Sarah Jordan wants you to know her father’s name.

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

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By DAVID WEBBER

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By TOM LOFTUS

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Senate President Robert Stivers acknowledged Wednesday that there’s little hope that the 2018 General Assembly will pass the pension reform bill.

“I don’t see a lot of hope for it. That’s just the reality,” Stivers said in a brief interview before a meeting of the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Jeff Wiggins paraphrased the motto of the old Knights of Labor.

"One attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,” said Wiggins, Kentucky State AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We thank Forward Kentucky for letting us cross-post this story.

Excited about Yuengling beer coming to Kentucky? Well, if you support unions, care about the environment, and can’t believe anyone would vote for Donald Trump, you may want to re-think your excitement.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Charles "Buddy" Wheatley is one of a half-dozen members of our union family that the Kentucky State AFL-CIO has unanimously endorsed in the May 22 Democratic primary.

Because Wheatley has no opposition in the primary, he will automatically advance to the November general election against the incumbent 65h District Rep. Jordan Huizenga, R-Covington. Huizinga has no primary foe.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bruce Maples' Forward Kentucky is a progressive, union-friendly online newspaper based in Louisville. Click here to see the latest postings.

Cutting pension benefits. Cutting unemployment. Killing workers comp. Poverty-level minimum wage. Cutting education funding while increasing tuition. Wrecking Medicaid and Medicare, and destroying health care.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Alonzo Pennington grabbed his guitar, grinned and started thumbpicking his version of “Eastbound and Down,” the movie song from Smokey and the Bandit:

Washington bound, all dressed up and stumpin’

We gonna do what they say can’t be done…

Pennington, 38, is a guitarist-singer-songwriter whose new gig is running for Congress on the Democratic ticket in his native western Kentucky.