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ForwardKY Weekly Update

The Weekly Update for 6/26/22

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Good morning! Hope your weekend is going well – or as well as can be expected, given the week we’ve had. There are stories on the site about all the events of the week, and there will be more – but for now, I want to set that aside and share some things about the site.

Welcome new members! – We’ve had a spate of sign-ups this week, at all three levels: Friend (free), Patron ($5 a month), and Partner ($9 a month). Really glad to have you all with us. As they say, “Tell your friends!”

Sharing ForwardKY with others – And speaking of telling your friends, one subscriber wrote an email to family members (and CCed me), telling them they should sign up ... and a number of them did! The best advertisement is always word of mouth, so if you appreciate what we are doing, tell others.

And don’t forget the sharing buttons at the top of each story. There are the normal social media buttons, but there is also an email button, for sending a link to a particular story. You can include the “you should subscribe” message in that email as well.

A note to Partners – I introduced a new perk for you, the Daily Take newsletter – a M-F email with my take on the news. Only about 20% of you are signed up to get it in your inbox each morning. If you want it, go to your profile and opt in under Newsletters.


Okay, that’s all for this week. Thanks for reading, and more important, thanks for being members of Forward Kentucky. Your interest and support keep us going.


Most-viewed post this week

SCOTUS: Moving us closer to Gilead
The Supreme Court is moving us closer to Gilead – led by a woman who believes all women should be subservient to men.

Media this week

Is the KY GOP governor’s race OVER?
Doug looks at KY’s school safety efforts (are they really a model?). Then, an ACTUAL Colonel, Pam Stevenson, joins the show for a Q&A. And, Megan Brannon is in the Campaign Corner.
Pam Dossett interview; Trump endorses Daniel Cameron
Robert and Jazmin welcome Pam Dossett, candidate for KY House, to the show. And, they discuss Trump’s endorsement of Daniel Cameron, incl who is the most upset about it, and whether it’s going to matter.

Stories this week

A coup looking for a legal theory
Trump followed a 7-point plan to try to overturn the 2020 election – in other words, to carry out a coup. And the coup attempt is still happening, and still a threat.
Time to “Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time”
The committee investigating the Trump coup attempt is laying out how it happened. David Brooks says they should instead explore WHY it happened. Ken Wolf says, why not both?
Time to indict Donald Trump
There are more hearings, there are more witnesses, there are more facts to put forward. But after watching and absorbing all of this so far, I have only one reaction: It’s time to indict Donald Trump.
The coming War Between the States ... but not what you think
If SCOTUS throws out Roe, get ready for a new War Between the States – the individual states, that is.
Quarles gets 52 new endorsements; Cameron gets one – Trump’s
The simmering GOP feud over who gets to run against Andy Beshear next year took another step toward “Boil” over the past few days.
Yay! Even MORE guns, and more death! Three cheers for SCOTUS!
Another right-wing dream come to pass, courtesy of our right-wing Supreme Court.
What could happen if Republicans win?
What kind of government might we have if the Republicans win control of both Houses of Congress this Fall, and then win the Presidency in 2024?
KY Dem reactions to SCOTUS ruling
Statements by seemingly every elected official in Kentucky are pouring into the ForwardKY inbox. Here are a few from KY Dems in office.
KDP chair Colmon Elridge on overturning Roe
Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Colmon Elridge released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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All results from Tuesday’s primary

All results from Tuesday’s primary

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