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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.

EDITOR'S NOTE FROM BILL LONDRIGAN, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president: "We need to keep the pressure on McConnell.   We need to keep calling 866-832-1560 to McConnell’s office and tell h

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

For what seems like an eternity, a slew of Kentucky Democrats who pack union cards have been urging Democratic candidates to stop trying to out-Republican the Republicans on the so-called social issues and start sticking to kitchen-table economic issues that made the party the Bluegrass State's political powerhouse for decades. 

The times, they are a changin'--or they seem to be.

By PAUL KRUGMAN

Many of us came into 2017 expecting the worst. And in many ways, the worst is what we got.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

"Which Side Are You On?" is a grand old union song.

Billy Thompson, USW District 8 director, came up with a Wall of Fame-Wall of Shame banner to show which side state senators and representatives were on when they voted on those union-busting bills last January.

We think the banner is a great idea. So we're starting a complementary Wall of Fame-Wall of Shame on our website. 

Paducah-based Laborers Local 1214 is seeking financial help for the children of Josh Shimkus, a member of the local who was fatally injured at the TVA Shawnee Power Plant near the city.

"He was hurt on the job on Sunday night and passed away on Monday night," wrote Local 1214 Business Manager Perry Blades in a letter.  "Josh was a member in good standing and will be greatly missed."  

By Jason Bailey

Kentucky Center for Economic Progress

Warren County, Kentucky passed a local right to work ordinance in December 2014. At the time, proponents argued the policy would result in dramatic economic improvements in the local economy. To date, there is not strong evidence that such improvements have occurred.

No Accelerated Drop in Unemployment Rate

By NICK STORM

Even though Rep. Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, resigned as speaker of the House of Representatives on Nov. 5in front of television cameras the state Constitution may have a different view of his ability to resign outside of a session, and according to some members of the the General Assembly Rep. Hoover is still speaker.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Janus was a Roman god with two faces, each looking in the opposite direction.

"Janus-faced" means two-faced, or deceitful. It aptly describes the Trump administration and the other big-time, union-busting backers of the plaintiff in Janus v AFSCME Council 31.

What do Dracula, Dr. Zhivago and Gov. Matt Bevin's pension bill have in common?

They all run to 500 words. Click here to see Marshall Ward, president of the Calloway County Retired Teachers' Association, explain the most controversial legislation that's come along in a long time.

Ward was a recent guest on "Berry Craig's Notebook," a regular feature on Paducah cable Channel 2.