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Polling results released today by the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) show Andy Beshear, Greg Stumbo, and Heather French Henry leading in their respective statewide races.

Thanks to Bill Finn and Todd Johnson for calling our attention to this story.

By JOE SONKA

The Metro Department of Codes and Regulations issued a written warning on May 31 to a contractor working on the construction of a new twin hotel project on Whiskey Row downtown, declaring that it was violating state and city law by subcontracting an unlicensed...

Trump-supporting Republican voters who came to see Mike Pence speak in Clay County told the Lexington Herald-Leader that “they’re supporting Beshear this fall because of Bevin’s marginalizing comments about teachers and his efforts to overhaul their pension system.” 

From the Kentucky Democratic Patry

Frankfort, KY—Matt Bevin is trying to claim he’s fighting the opioid crisis today, but his harmful health care agenda would only make the problem worse. 

Kentucky Democratic Party

Frankfort, KY—In case you missed it, a top credit rating agency is throwing even more cold water on Matt Bevin’s harmful pension overhaul by declaring it “credit negative.” 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT LOCAL 1360

We’re used to union-haters lying about us.

One of their standby falsehoods is the bogus claim that all unions care about is ourselves.

Tuesday‘s rally in support of the protesting Harlan County miners is more proof—as if it were needed—that organized labor sticks up for more than our own.

From BILL LONDRIGAN

Kentucky State AFL-CIO

Brothers and Sisters

Yesterday we joined the UMWA and UMWA Secretary-Treasurer Levi Allen in holding a rally in support of the miners who have lost their jobs at the Blackjewel mine in Harlan County.

The miners are extremely appreciative of the financial and moral support they have received.  

By DAVE JAMIESON 

LAS VEGAS ― Nineteen Democratic presidential hopefuls descended on Las Vegas Saturday and made their case directly to union workers for how they would fix an economic system that caters to the rich.

 

For the last week, a group of non-union coal miners has been blockading a train full of over $1 million worth of coal from leaving Blackjewel’s Cloverlick mine in Harlan County, Kentucky.