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Berry Craig

Berry Craig
Berry Craig of Mayfield is a professor emeritus of history at West Kentucky Community College in Paducah and an author of five books on the Civil War in Kentucky. The last one, published by the University Press of Kentucky, is Kentucky’s Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media in the Civil War. His critically-acclaimed Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase, also from the University Press, has been reprinted in paperback.
Major Richard Ojeda

Dear 2020 field: Underestimate Richard Ojeda at your peril

Richard Ojeda is a WVA state senator who's running for President. Think that's a really long shot? People who've watched him say "don't count him out."
Teachers Had Enough Rally

“I beg you – underestimate us”

Nema Brewer has a message for anybody who thinks the November election means teachers are political paper tigers heading into next year's governor's race.
KY AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan, speaking at the Unity Dinner (photo by Berry Craig)

Londrigan earns Kentucky Alliance’s Braden Award

“Civil rights are workers’ rights. You can’t have one without the other," said KY AFL-CIO president Bill Londrigan at the KY Alliance's Unity Dinner.
The goddess Nemesis, by Alfred Rethel (public domain)

Is Bevin’s Nemesis named Adkins or Beshear?

It seems that Governor Bevin has a problem with Hubris. If that is true, then he needs to watch out for his Nemesis – who could be named Adkins or Beshear.
(drawing by Tkgd2007 [GPL] via Wikimedia Commons)

KDP petition to “gavel out” – plus Self and Adkins reactions

The KY Democratic Party is circulating a petition calling on Kentuckians to tell their legislators to adjourn the special session of the General Assembly.
The Flush Float with another candidate for "flushing" in November (photo by Berry Craig)

Statements on pension bill ruling

Here are statements on the pension bill ruling by leaders across the state, from Berry Craig's story "High court flushes 'sewer' bill."

Year-End Wrap – Bests, worsts, ins, maybes, likelys

Berry Craig gives us some "best of times, worst of times" comparisons for KY Dems as we wrap up 2018. He also gives us some possibles for the 2019 races!
Rocky Adkins speaking in Paducah (photo by Berry Craig)

Adkins-Horne hit the campaign trail in Paducah

Rocky Adkins and Stephanie Horne brought their campaign for Kentucky governor and lieutenant governor to Paducah, and got a strong reception.
The three Gs that Republicans run on

Republicans win on the Three Gs – plus an L for...

Republicans in Kentucky have been running on the Three Gs for decades. This year they added another letter – an L for Lying about the Dems.
Mountain rock pile (photo by Rad Dougall [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

Gibraltar crumbles

Kentucky’s “Democratic Gibraltar” has crumbled. Jackson Purchase voters have defeated the region's last two Democratic lawmakers.
Candidate Joe Cunningham (campaign photo)

Joe Cunningham, Kentucky’s “extra” Congressman

Joe Cunningham, the son of Justice Bill Cunningham, won an upset victory in South Carolina's first district, and becomes our "extra" congressman.

GOP attack mailer ‘not Rotary-worthy’

Whoops! A Republican mass-mailer might nudge Martha Emmons to victory in the close third state House district race tomorrow. She’s the DEMOCRAT in the race.

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