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Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By MANDY McCLAREN

Sarah Jordan wants you to know her father’s name.

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

Vulnerable coal miners suffering from black lung disease fear what will happen if COVID-19 is added to the mix.

By MATT KRUPNICK

By JOE SONKA

Following a review of former Gov. Matt Bevin's use of taxpayer-funded aircraft, state Auditor Mike Harmon is advocating for legislation to increase the transparency of flights taken by top executive branch officials.

Harmon's review also found that Bevin did not properly reimburse taxpayers for the use of overnight flight crews for nonofficial purposes.

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

The education secretary’s brother, Erik Prince, reportedly recruited an ex-spy to infiltrate a Michigan teachers union.

By REBECCA KLEIN

Please note: COVID-19 is a reportable disease in Kentucky

“It is important for everybody out there to be calm, practice good hygiene and reduce the risk of exposure for themselves and others.” -- Gov. Andy Beshear 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Last month, when the Democratic presidential primary field was jam-packed, "xanar" posted his or her idea of a candidate unity pledge on Daily Kos. Most of the oath works just as well for voters.

By DAMON SILVERS

The stock market fell 7% at the open Monday morning. That may not sound like a lot, but it’s a catastrophic collapse—a financial crisis type number. Typically, the market might gain or lose in a whole year the value that was lost by the time the sound of the opening bell faded.

EDITOR'S NOTE: While the AFL-CIO hasn't endorsed anybody for president, some unions and individual union members have been lining up behind Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders. Others supported Elizabeth Warren before she dropped out.

 By DAVE JAMIESON

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

UFCW Local 227 member Dava K. Dillon, activities director at the union-built and owned Jackson House/W.B. Sanders Retirement Center in Paducah, was among 25 local women honored at the annual Rosa Parks Power of One dinner co-sponsored by the Paducah-McCracken County NAACP branch and Broadway United Methodist Church.

Local 227 represents hourly workers at the two apartment buildings.