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The times? Well, for all that they change, you can bet that a few things aren't all that different.

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A fund-raising reception for the Andy Beshear-Jacqueline Coleman ticket is set for 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Lloyd M. Hall Community Center, 150 S. Church St. in Salyersville.

Beshear, the outgoing attorney general, and Coleman, his running mate, are endorsed by the Kentucky State AFL-CIO. 

Special guests include Greg Stumbo, the state AFL-CIO-endorsed candidate for attorney general; and House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, who has enjoyed union support in his House races.

"Terry Miller and the Dixie Bridge Band" will provide entertainment.

By BILL ESTEP and Will Wright

Miners who blocked a railroad shipment of coal in Harlan County because they hadn’t been paid by a bankrupt coal company have ended the high-profile protest.

The number of people blocking the tracks at Cumberland had dwindled as miners laid off from the coal company, Blackjewel, took other jobs to support their families, said Cumberland Mayor Charles Raleigh.

“The miners have stayed as long as they can,” said Raleigh, whose son and brother worked for Blackjewel.

KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Frankfort, KY — With election day around the corner and his campaign in shambles, Matt Bevin is desperately trying to hide his record of taking away coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Not coincidentally, Barr and Rogers are two of the most anti-labor lawmakers in Washington.  Since they have been in Congress, Barr has voted the union position on issues 6 percent of the time and Rogers 14 percent, according to the current AFL-CIO Legislative Scorecard. Barr co-sponsored a national "right to work" bill.

By BRUCE MAPLES

“We were disappointed that Governor Bevin didn’t attend the NAACP candidate’s forum in Paducah last week,” said Raoul Cunningham, president of the Kentucky NAACP. “We were hopeful that both candidates would give us their positions on such critical issues such as affordable healthcare, voting rights and public education. The NAACP is the largest civil rights organization in the state, and these issues should be important to everyone.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO endorsed the entire Democratic ticket for the Nov. 5 election and endorsed Scott and Booker in 2018. 

State Reps. Attica Scott and Charles Booker, both Louisville Democrats, will be the featured speakers at a  "Stand Up, Speak Out" program set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Paducah's Washington Street Baptist Church, 721 Washington St.

The program is sponsored by the McCracken County Democratic Party.

By MARK SUMNER

Donald Trump was due to appear for a 4 PM ET press conference. Instead, Trump shuffled out about 40 minutes late to stumble through a rambling list of items in a tone that would have to go up several notches to reach “sepulchral.” And in the process, he failed to answer the one question directed his way concerning the Ukraine scandal, while spending a lot of time attacking and attempting to discredit the whistleblower.

By BEN TOBIN

A new Google Chrome browser extension will have you seeing "Moscow Mitch" whenever you look up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the internet.

Liberal super PAC American Bridge 21st Century launched the extension, which replaces the Kentucky senator's actual name with his popular nickname on every web page.