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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this. 

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the increase in union density in 2020:

From the STUMBO FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL CAMPAIGN 

LEXINGTON, KY, October 10, 2019— A lawyer for the Greg Stumbo for Attorney General campaign sent out a Cease & Desist letter to television stations who are airing  false and defamatory information.  The letter demands that the stations immediately cease airing the ad since the public record shows that the claims made in the ad are false.

The ad was paid for by Kentucky Freedom Fund, the PAC controlled by the Republican Attorneys General Association.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO endorsed Miller and Blair. 

KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

In less than a month, we have some pretty important races on the ballot. 

But I want to highlight two of them you may not be familiar with -- special elections for House District 18 and House District 63. 

Kentucky State Board of Education and Commissioner Lewis must find out what organization or campaign might be behind the improper use of school email

KENTUCKY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Democrat Jacqueline Coleman, the ex-high school basketball coach who's running for lieutenant governor, made a slam-dunk of Gov. Matt Bevin's Uber slur.

In a brand new Beshear-Coleman campaign videoshe rides shotgun with Lexington schoolteacher Laura Hartke who moonlights as an Uber driver. 

Bevin to Teachers Across the Street: “If you truly care about this community you'd come on over and be a part of the community."

KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Frankfort, KY — In case you missed it, Matt Bevin was greeted in Ashland this weekend with crowds of teachers protesting to hold him accountable for his bullying and insulting of educators. 

Bevin’s “blend of official business and personal business also gets murky in out-of state travel.”

“The most common destination the governor has refused to explain is Maine, where he owns a vacation home.”

KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

I knew Jason Bailey was good at number crunching. He's got a master’s degree in public administration with a specialization in public finance.

He's also executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a Berea-based think tank.

By MIKE STUNSON

After President Donald Trump claimed skilled rock climbers could not scale a portion of his border wall for the U.S.-Mexico border, a Kentucky climber has taken that as a challenge.

Rick Weber, a retired engineer in Wolfe County, built a wood replica of an 18-foot high portion of the border wall that includes 6X6 columns and a 60-inch high plate atop. He is now planning a competition to see if members of the rock climbing community can scale his replica wall.