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By BRAD BOWMAN

Kentucky Democratic Party

If one school district is taken over by Bevin’s appointed state board of education, it won’t be the last.

By LEO W. GERARD

USW International President

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Star high school athletes make a big splash in the local news when they officially sign to play college ball.

“Why not have a special sign up day for students going into vocational training for a career, too?” asked Jeff Taylor of Hopkinsville, who is running to reclaim his seat in the state House of Representatives.

“If I’m elected, I’ll introduce legislation for a sign-up day.”

Crooner-turned-Congressional candidate Alonzo Pennington wrote, sang and played on his guitar "We Can Do Better" at the big teacher rally in Frankfort on April 13.

He has turned the tune into a music video. Click here to listen and watch.

By LISA AUTRY

Only 32 percent of Kentuckians surveyed this month approved of Republican Governor Matt Bevin’s job performance. Political Science Professor Joel Turner heads the Social Science Research Center at Western Kentucky University, which conducted the poll. He says despite Bevin’s low approval rating, his hardcore supporters appear to appreciate his recent efforts during the General Assembly.

Op-Ed: Legislative Session Was About Shift and Shaft

The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly featured larger throngs of protestors than any session in recent memory.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, says the path to turning Congress blue runs through Kentucky’s First District.

He’s backing Alonzo Pennington of Princeton because the native western Kentuckian “is the candidate who can get it done.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“Remember in November,” Kyle Henderson’s bumper stickers remind Bluegrass State motorists.

“‘How soon they forget’ – that’s been my experience with people and politics,” said Henderson, Paducah-based Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 184 business manager. “I want to keep everybody motivated.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Got a tad more than $2.3 billion? That's the current "bid" on eBay for the "KY STATE CAPITOL, GOVERNOR AND HIS GA FRIENDS."

The spoof is aimed at the Republicans who rule the roost in Frankfort.

Hailed as "a powerful film shot on a threadbare budget, mostly with local non-actors," Salt of the Earth is set for a special showing Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Louisville's Speed Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St.

Admission is free.

One of the greatest labor movies, Salt of the Earth, released in 1954, is based on a real strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico. After the screening, Sy Slavin, a University of Louisville emeritus professor, will lead a discussion.