Murray State University: ‘Give ‘em hell’ Bernie Sanders


By BERRY CRAIG Jeanie Embry doesn’t mince words about why she’s backing Bernie Sanders for president: “He’s the ‘give ‘em hell Harry’ candidate I’ve been waiting for.” Embry, from Paducah, and 19 more Bernie Sanders supporters marched, waved to the … Continue reading →

PRESS RELEASE: Drew Curtis campaign statement on Kentucky Coal Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2015 – The Kentucky Coal Association invited the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor to make presentations during its annual meeting today. As the only candidate for governor who has not accepted money from the … Continue reading →

Matt Bevin And Seniors On The Draw

By BERRY CRAIG In the gubernatorial candidate debate at Centre College, Republican Matt Bevin deviated slightly from his campaign MO: — He says something pretty strong. — He walks it back or claims he didn’t say it. — A reporter calls … Continue reading →

Capt. Matt Bevin’s white whale?

By BERRY CRAIG Somebody at Kentucky Democratic Party headquarters in Frankfort changed that sign that drives Matt Bevin batty. “MATT BEVIN, NEXT TIME BRING YOUR TAX RETURNS,” is the new message. Bevin is the GOP gubernatorial hopeful. His Democratic opponent … Continue reading →

Congressman Ed Whitfield Retiring

Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) is calling it quits aka retiring. Reckon he’s calling it quits because he’s not a Kentucky resident? Or could it be he’s quitting because of an ethics investigation? Lexington Herald- Leader Whitfield has been the … Continue reading →

Dems sign still drives Matt Bevin bonkers

By BERRY CRAIG “WE STILL CAN’T TRUST MATT BEVIN,” the Kentucky Democratic Party headquarters sign still says.  Bevin still can’t trust himself with the sign. The GOP gubernatorial hopeful got miffed at the message again today. This time he stormed … Continue reading →

China, Climate Change And Cap-And-Trade

The Guardian China, the world’s biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017, the White House said on Thursday.China, the world’s biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017, the White House said on … Continue reading →

I’m glad Jack Conway is topping our ticket

By BERRY CRAIG I’m an old reporter. So I know it’s unwise to argue with folks who buy their ink in barrels. But Lexington Herald-Leader scribe Larry Dale Keeling is tad off base in his column about the recent gubernatorial candidate debate–or forum, or … Continue reading →

Flip-Flopper Matt Bevin

By BERRY CRAIG AFT Local 1360 Matt Bevin was, well, Matt Bevin in the recent three-way gubernatorial candidate debate. Again, he flat contradicted himself. By now, Bevin has got to know some reporter will call his hand on his flip-flops. … Continue reading →

Paducah, Ky. Labor Day and Bernie Sanders

The biggest political contingent in Paducah’s Labor Day parade was for Bernie Sanders.   By BERRY CRAIG Eight-year-old Megan Tapp of Paducah cut to the chase when asked why she’s for Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. “He’s a good man.” … Continue reading →