For a while, we’ve only allowed members to comment on stories. Starting today, we’ve switched to allowing non-members to comment.

There were a couple of reasons we only allowed members to comment: (1) We wanted membership to have some perks, and (2) we didn’t want to deal with comment spam. As it turned out, we didn’t have to deal with comment spam at all, because we had no comments at all. (insert frowney face here)

So, we’re going to turn on the “anyone can comment” feature, and see what happens.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs ( and He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.