EDITOR'S NOTE: McGrath is the Kentucky State AFl-CIO endorsed candidate for the US Senate.

By AMY McGrath


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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.



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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.