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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.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The 24th annual Mike Miller Democratic Bean Dinner, sponsored by the Marshall County Democratic party, is set for Friday night at the Kentucky Dam State Resort Park Convention Center. Featured speakers include former governors Steve Beshear, Paul Patton, and Martha Layne Collins. All Democratic candidates on the November ballot have been invited.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

We need your help. The Department of Labor just released a proposal that could decimate training and labor standards in registered apprenticeship programs across the country, and we only have a few weeks to stop it.

By DANIEL DESROCHERS

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has picked up the endorsement of a sitting Republican state senator in his effort to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin.

Sen. Dan Seum of Fairdale appeared in a video with Beshear, the Democratic nominee for Kentucky governor, in which he criticized the Republican governor and said Beshear has his support in November.

This just in: The "Moscow Mitch" moniker is rattling Kentucky's senior senator who is famous for dismissing detrators with icy smugness.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Ta-ta, “Turtle Man.”

“Moscow Mitch,” is the Senate majority leader’s new moniker.

Doubtless, Democrats have plenty of homemade signs to greet Gov. Matt Bevin at Fancy Farm on Saturday. Meanwhile, it’ll probably be back to the store for more poster board and marker pens to welcome Moscow Mitch.

By DANA MILBANK

Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset.

This doesn’t mean he’s a spy, but neither is it a flip accusation. Russia attacked our country in 2016. It is attacking us today. Its attacks will intensify in 2020. Yet each time we try to raise our defenses to repel the attack, McConnell, the Senate majority leader, blocks us from defending ourselves.

Let’s call this what it is: unpatriotic. The Kentucky Republican is, arguably more than any other American, doing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bidding.

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J Smith — his first name is just one letter, his grandfather’s middle initial — earned $45,000 in 2004 as a shift coordinator at the Corning Inc. glass plant in Harrodsburg. But Smith’s degree was in public health. That’s what he wanted to do. So he took a pay cut to $31,000 to work as an inspector at the Garrard County Health Department, keeping area residents safe at their homes, schools and restaurants.