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The times? Well, for all that they change, you can bet that a few things aren't all that different.

Take people trying to rip you off. Scammers.

By BEN TOBIN

ROGERS, Ky. — In Eastern Kentucky's Red River Gorge area, an 18-foot replica of President Donald Trump's border wall is being scaled not only by experienced mountain climbers, but by novices and young children.

One climber even scaled it while juggling.

"You don't tell a climber that something can't be climbed or that it's impossible," said Rick Weber, the 75-year-old mountain climber who built the replica. "That's just a challenge."

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Greg Stumbo wants his old job back, but his campaign is going to the dogs.

Okay, just one--a pup named Theo. "He's a good dog, and he knows a good candidate when he sees one," said Meredith Scalos, Stumbo-for-attorney-general campaign director of operations and spokesperson.   

Team Stumbo knows a good prop, too. Theo's picture is featured in a fund-raising email for Stumbo, who was AG in 2004-2008.

A political science professor at the University of Louisville is telling the Courier-Journal: "Education will play a prominent role in this upcoming election. There's no doubt about that."

From the STUMBO FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL CAMPAIGN 

LEXINGTON, KY, October 10, 2019— A lawyer for the Greg Stumbo for Attorney General campaign sent out a Cease & Desist letter to television stations who are airing  false and defamatory information.  The letter demands that the stations immediately cease airing the ad since the public record shows that the claims made in the ad are false.

The ad was paid for by Kentucky Freedom Fund, the PAC controlled by the Republican Attorneys General Association.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO endorsed Miller and Blair. 

KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

In less than a month, we have some pretty important races on the ballot. 

But I want to highlight two of them you may not be familiar with -- special elections for House District 18 and House District 63. 

Kentucky State Board of Education and Commissioner Lewis must find out what organization or campaign might be behind the improper use of school email

KENTUCKY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Democrat Jacqueline Coleman, the ex-high school basketball coach who's running for lieutenant governor, made a slam-dunk of Gov. Matt Bevin's Uber slur.

In a brand new Beshear-Coleman campaign videoshe rides shotgun with Lexington schoolteacher Laura Hartke who moonlights as an Uber driver.