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EDITOR'S NOTE: McGrath is the Kentucky State AFl-CIO endorsed candidate for the US Senate.

By AMY McGrath

By JOSEPH GERTH

If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is trying to ruin the Postal Service in an attempt to hold onto the office that — if the polls are correct — appears to be slipping away from him, you need to watch theinterview he did Thursday with Fox Business News' Maria Bartiromo. 

By DEL RAMEY

On Thursday, August 13th, Senate candidate Amy McGrath visited two different picket lines in Louisville: the Teamsters Local 89 picketing DSI Tunneling, and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1447 picketing the Transit Authority of River City (TARC).

Forward Kentucky photographer Del Ramey was at both events and captured the following photo galleries. He also provided the captions. Our thanks to Del for taking the time to shoot these events, and to Amy McGrath for standing with workers.

By BEN TOBIN and JOE SONKA

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky will allow anyone concerned about catching or spreading the coronavirus to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 general election, part of a larger plan announced Friday that also expands early voting.

The compromise, negotiated by Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams, eliminates the no-excuse absentee voting by mail that Kentucky used so successfully in the June primary.

By BERRY CRAIG

“Perhaps no moment from the first Democratic debates in June was more dramatic than the tense exchange between former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris of California,” Matt Stevens wrote in The New York Times. “The two Democrats sparred on the issues of race, segregation and school busing.” 

Biden named Harris his running mate anyway.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

By AL CROSS

The last two times Kentuckians have reelected Mitch McConnell to the U.S. Senate, his best logical argument has been his growing power: As minority leader in 2008, and would-be majority leader in 2014, why should a state with many needs give up such influence? Voters say it again and again.

Thanks to David Nickell, AFT Local 1360, for sending us this.

By MATHEW INGRAM

Columbia Journalism Review

EDITOR'S NOTE: We got this from Lt. Col. Gene Nettles, U.S. Army retired, who lives in Fulton County, as far west as Kentucky goes. Gene is a combat veteran of Vietnam and an ex-paratrooper with 125 jumps under his belt. He served with the 82nd and 101st Airborne (Air Assault) divisions and the South Vietnamese airborne forces.

By GENE NETTLES

An old man running around naked is quite a sight—a child could discern that he has no clothing.

We have long known that Mitch has nothing but disdain for the average Kentuckian.