It’s the last day of January, and we’ve been doing a push for membership throughout the month. We’ve gained a number of new members, which is great – but we still need more people to join in order to be on a solid financial footing for 2019.

We moved to a flexible paywall in November, where we let anyone read a certain number of stories a month without being a paying member. Once they have hit their limit, they can either join and get unlimited content, or wait till the next month to read more stories.

Since the flexible paywall went into place, we’ve had new people join regularly. But, since we don’t put up ads, the only source of funding for the work is our membership dues. And in order to do the job we want to do in 2019, we need some more members.

So, if you’ve been thinking of joining, now would be a good time. We’re revising our budget for 2019 based on our membership base, and we will have to cut back some activities if our numbers stay where they are. Help us be the progressive voice we all want – become a member today. Thanks!


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.