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EDITOR'S NOTE: Kudos to our new president for immediately sacking Peter Robb. We weren't surprised. Up and down the campaign trail, Joe Biden made it plain that he'd be in our corner.

(Lexington, KY) – Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) has announced Jeff Wiggins, the Secretary-Treasurer for the KY State AFL-CIO, and a resident of Paducah, has been appointed to their Board of Directors. As a newly appointed member of the Board, Wiggins will help guide the statewide organization in its mission of preventing the abuse and neglect of Kentucky’s children through advocacy, awareness, education and training.  

KDP Statement On New Legislative Members Refusing to Wear Masks at Orientation, GOP Leadership’s Unacceptable Response

The following is a statement from Colmon Elridge, Chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party:

With hundreds of thousands across the Ohio Valley struggling to make ends meet, a suite of coronavirus aid packages — including rent and utility relief funding, eviction moratoriums, and expanded unemployment benefits — is set to expire at the end of December.

Written by Sydney Boles of the Ohio Valley Resource

By MARSHALL WARD

The form of government known as a “republic” has been around for thousands of years.

A republic is a type of government where citizens vote to elect representative leaders of their personal interests and political beliefs.

Modern republics are founded on the idea that sovereignty rests with the people (“demo” + “cracy” = “people rule”) because citizens do not govern the state themselves but through representatives.

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By LINDA BLACKFORD

Darren Hardy is in a bind.

He’s the finance manager at a Chevrolet dealership in Manchester, and thanks to COVID-19 and general worries about the world, people are not buying many cars. Like 40-50 percent less than usual.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kirk Gillenwaters is counting Andy Beshear among his blessings this Thanksgiving.

“Hundreds of Kentuckians are alive today because of the actions the governor has taken to fight COVID-19,” said Gillenwaters, a veteran Louisville labor activist and president of the Kentucky Alliance for Retired Americans.