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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

Paducah Democrat Martha Emmons has tossed her hat in the ring for the Third District state House seat, according to western Kentucky Democratic activist Daniel Hurt of Grand Rivers.

“I think she’s a winner,” said Hurt, a First Congressional District representative on the state Democratic Party's central executive committee.

By CHARLES M. BLOW

If Alabama voters on Tuesday elect Roy Moore to the Senate, the Donald Trump-diseased party once known as the Republicans may as well call themselves Roypublicans.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Just about every independent analysis of the Republican House and Senate tax bills says both measures benefit rich people, big-time, at the expense of working people like my wife and me. We’re retired teachers, who still pack union cards.

I was taught that it’s not polite to say, “I told you so.” But if anybody has a right to say, “I told you so,” it’s any union member who, like my spouse and me, voted for union-endorsed Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8, 2016.

By MIKE ELK

The Stakes: “Right-to-Work” in Pennsylvania

Washington, Pennsylvania — When I arrived at the high school gymnasium where the Democrats were holding a convention to pick their nominee for the crucial PA 18 Western Pennsylvania Congressional special election, I couldn’t help but think of my PapPap, Regis “Rege” Holden, a long-time leader of the Democratic Party in the land of my birth, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a letter to the editor sent to the McConnell-friendly Paducah Sun by a retired Paducah hospital chaplain. We thank our union brother J.W. Cleary for passing it along to us.

Editor,

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Before he took the podium as featured speaker for the Alben Barkley Democratic Dinner in Paducah last August, Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, hinted that Lexington Mayor Jim Gray might toss his hat in the ring for Congress in the Sixth District.

The next night--the eve of the Fancy Farm picnic--Yarmuth repeated his prediction before he gave the keynote speech for the Mike Miller Democratic Bean Dinner at Kentucky Dam Village State Park. 

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From our Friends at the Public Pension Coalition:  

The National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel plans to take a much narrower view of worker rights than his predecessor, a new memo shows.

By DAVE JAMIESON