The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is sponsoring “The U. S. Civil Rights Movement and Its Place in History,” a community forum, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carl Braden Memorial Center, 3208 West Broadway in Louisville.

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO COPE Committee has voted to endorse Democrat Linda Belcher in the Feb. 20 special election for the House District 49 seat which became vacant upon the death of State Rep. Dan Johnson, a Republican.

The district encompasses Bullitt County.

Johnson committed suicide last month following a report alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in 2013. His widow, Rebecca Johnson, also a Republican, is seeking to replace him.

Dave Suetholz announced today that he is entering the race for State Senate District 20 against Sen. Paul Hornback.

Dave made the following statement:


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Donald Trump tweeted that he's "a very stable genius" and is not nuts. 

A sanity certificate trumps a tweet. There's precedent for the president seeking one.


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Charlotte Goddard has signed her candidate papers for the May 22 Democratic primary in the Second House District.

“You can count on me to be a strong voice for working people,” said Goddard, who lives near Pottsville in north Graves County and teaches at Caldwell County Elementary School in Princeton.

She mailed her papers to the secretary of state’s office in Frankfort today.


It should have been obvious. When we drove into the Capitol parking structure Tuesdaymorning, it was half empty. The thermometer pushed toward zero, the morning sun backlit frosted tree limbs and the usual opening day crowd . . . well, it was not in evidence.

Apparently the word was out that not much would happen during the first week of the 2018 General Assembly.