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EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't?

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By MANDY McCLAREN

Sarah Jordan wants you to know her father’s name.

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

EDITOR'S NOTE: We received this statement from Don Thrasher, Nelson County GOP chair: "As a Committee we were compelled to pass the Resolution because Mr. McCoy has engaged in advocating legislation that is contrary to the values of the Republican Party platform.  The County Committee will no longer stand by and watch our Republican State Representative not act in the best interest of the very people that trusted him to do so.  

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article appeared on our website and on the national AFL-CIO website in 2016. We believe it's appropriate to repost it this Memorial Day weekend as more proof--as if more proof were needed--that thousands of our war heroes were also union heroes. I was honored and privileged to know Brother Hack and to speak at his funeral. He died at age 95 on Sept. 25, 2016.   

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear worked a small room of union leaders at the Capital Plaza Hotel Thursday afternoon. With his white shirt sleeves rolled up, he shook everyone’s hand and asked if they were ready for November’s election.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Andy Beshear is out today with a fund-raising email that starts with praise for Rocky Adkins and Adam Edelen, the two Democrats he bested in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary. 

Adkins, the House minority leader; and Edelen, a former auditor, announced their support for Beshear on election night.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Andy Beshear didn’t mince words about the guy whose job he wants.

“Matt Bevin is the most disastrous force I’ve ever seen in that governor’s office, but together we’re going to make him a one-term governor.”

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board loved it. The members cheered and applauded the brand new Democratic candidate for governor.  

The election is Nov. 5. 

The 10th annual Golf Scramble to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is set for Monday June 10 at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course, 2240 Mt. Eden Rd. in Shelbyville.

Tee time is 8:30 a.m. EDT.

The event hosts are the Greater Louisville Building & Construction Trades Council and Teamsters 783.

"Please consider participating with a team or a sponsorship or just a donation," said Bill Londrigan, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Gov. Matt Bevin told the truth when he said his race for reelection will feature "a very clear contrast on issues."

Nowhere will the contrast be clearer than on union issues. 

Bevin fended off a strong challenge from state Rep. Robert Goforth in the GOP primary. In the Democratic primary, Beshear, the outgoing attorney general, finished ahead of House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and former auditor Adam Edelen.