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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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Berry Craig

Berry Craig is a professor emeritus of history at West KY Community College, and an author of seven books and co-author of two more. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

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Aaron Smith

Aaron grew up in Eastern KY before attending UK, where dozens of his editorial cartoons were published by the Kentucky Kernal. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Marshall Ward

Marshall taught history and economics for twenty years in Charleston, SC, then moved to Murray, KY, where he taught AP history for seventeen years. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Neal Turpin

Dr. Neal Turpin is a City Planner, and also part-time faculty in U of L's Department of Political Science. He lives in Louisville with his wife and children. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Robert Kahne

Robert is a graduate of UK's Martin School for Public Policy. He works as a data scientist in Louisville, where he lives w/ wife Kelsey and their daughter. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Jazmin Smith

Jazmin holds a J.D. from the UK College of Law and is now a public defender in Louisville. She is also a member of the Louisville Bar Association. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Ivonne Rovira

Ivonne is the research director for Save Our Schools Kentucky. She previously worked for The Miami Herald, the Miami News, and The Associated Press. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Amye Bensenhaver

Amye is a retired assistant AG who specialized in open records laws. She is the co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition. (Read the rest of her bio on the Contributors page.)

Greg Leichty

Dr. Greg Leichty is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Louisville, in conflict management, argumentation, and qualitative research methods. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Ken Wolf

Ken Wolf spent 40 years teaching European and World History, punctuated by several administrative chores, at Murray State University, retiring in 2008. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Ariana Velasquez

Ariana is an Appalachian activist, writer, and musician originally from Pikeville. She is currently a senior Political Science student at U of L. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Progress Kentucky

Progress Kentucky works to educate and engage voters across our commonwealth in order to advance a progressive political agenda at the state and national level.

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Paul Wesslund

Paul Wesslund writes on energy issues and is an organizer of the REAL Good News environmental forums. He blogs on how decency succeeds in business and in life at paulwesslund.com.

Anora Marie Morton

Anora Marie Morton came to Louisville chasing her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer. She is currently studying law at the Brandeis School of Law. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Teri Carter

Teri Carter writes about rural Kentucky politics for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Washington Post, and The Daily Yonder. She lives in Anderson County.

Mark Heinz

Mark Heinz served as an Army journalist, and is now a freelance writer who has written eight novels. He lives at Nolin Lake with his wife Carrie. (Read the full bio on the Contributors page.)

Christina Conover

Christina Conover is a retired teacher and lifelong Ohioan until two years ago when she and her husband moved across the Ohio River to Northern KY. (Read the rest of her bio on the Contributors page.)

Del Ramey

Dr. Del Ramey has a doctorate in electrical engineering, and is now the retired old guy with a camera who shows up at any happening that interests him. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Catherine Hill

Cathy is a Louisville writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Insider Louisville, Business First, and Valeo Magazine. (Read the rest of her bio on the Contributors page.)

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