The longest economic recovery on record and a state unemployment rate of 4.3% sounds like a strong foundation for Kentuckians’ prosperity. But a close look at the numbers this Labor Day shows an economy where many Kentucky communities still lack jobs, especially the quality jobs families need to thrive.

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Bevin Tries to Duck Responsibility For Failing to Enforce Law That Protects Coal Miners With False Claim 

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Bevin’s Excuse For Failing Coal Miners is False Claim that His Administration Didn’t Know About A Law That They Actively Tried to Eliminate 


Attendance at a campaign rally for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin that featured Donald Trump Jr. was so poor on Thursday afternoon that the few people there were asked to leave their seats and crowd around the stage.

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From the Beshear-Coleman campaign

Andy Beshear is taking to social media to weigh in on today's court ruling, which allows Matt Bevin to intervene to try and stop the Attorney General's ongoing fight to hold big drug companies accountable for the opioid crisis and rising drug prices: 

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United Mine Workers of America Official: “Governor Bevin and his administration made things worse by failing to enforce this vital protection for workers.”

From the Beshear-Coleman campaign

The UMWA is weighing in on the major news report from the Lexington Herald-Leader that: "Not a single coal company formed in Kentucky within the past five years has posted a bond required by state law to protect miner’s wages if their employer suddenly shuts down... In addition, officials in Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration urged lawmakers last year to pass a bill that would have eliminated the requirement."

Forward Kentucky has obtained a copy of a poll of the Kentucky governor’s race that shows Andy Beshear leading Matt Bevin 48-39 among likely voters.

The poll of 501 likely voters was conducted August 19-22 by Hart Research. The party split of those polled was 37% Democrat and 43% Republican. And, among those polled, only 22% would self-identify as liberal, while 48% self-identified as conservative.


Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones is forming an exploratory committee for a potential U.S. Senate bid against Mitch McConnell in 2020.

Jones, a Democrat, told the Courier Journal he expects to come to a final decision on such a run after the election for statewide offices this November.