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UPDATE FROM THE HERALD-LEADER: KY coal miner protest ends in victory for the few who remained; company pays all wages READ MORE HERE

By RYAN C. HERMENS

Responding to the pleas of coal miners who blocked a Pike County railroad track Monday night over unpaid wages, Gov. Andy Beshear vowed Tuesday that his state Labor Cabinet will take the miners’ employer to court if the company does not comply with his administration’s demand for records.

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By ELEANOR KLIBANOFF

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday that he has reinstated the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, which former Gov. Matt Bevin abolished in July 2018.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this plea from the AFL-CIO.

Tell the Trump administration:

“I oppose the proposed rule change that will result in hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries losing their earned Social Security benefits.”

From BILL LONDRIGAN:

Tomorrow – Tuesday, January 14th – is the Special Election for the 38th State Senate District encompassing a portion of Southern Jefferson County and Bullitt County.  As you know, we have endorsed Andrew Bailey for this seat and would urge all of those with members in this district to contact your members to make sure they get to the polls tomorrow between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.