Migration From Soapblox To WordPress


With the invaluable help from Warecorp we have migrated our Soapbox site to WordPress. It’s not perfect and there is still work to do, but the hard part is done and our 5000+ post have been saved and migrated. Soapbox … Continue reading →

Matt Bevin’s MO: declare, deny, declaim the media


By BERRY CRAIG I don’t know if Matt Bevin, the GOP candidate for governor, ever took a history course on ancient Greece. If he did, he ought to know about hubris, what the Greeks of antiquity called too much pride. … Continue reading →

Sunday Train: The New Gulf Wind, NOLA to Orlando


In this September’s Trains magazine{+}, Bob Johnston looks at the history and current state of play of the eastern section of the Sunset Limited route, running from New Orleans through to, most of the time, Orlando Florida. This is a live topic since both houses have passed Amtrak funding bills, which are currently awaiting reconciliation, and both include language setting up a group to study re-establishing intercity rail service on the Gulf Coast.

This also ties into three issues previously examined on the Sunday Train. The Orlando terminus offers the possibility of connecting rail services, which include the Carolina services, some of which extend through to Florida, and also the planned Rapid Rail All Aboard Florida hourly daytime passenger services between Orlando and Miami. And the western connection ties this into the previous Congress-mandated study of upgrades to the existing Sunset Limited, which proposed to replace the current route by extending the Texas Eagle through to Los Angeles, connecting to a New Orleans corridor service at San Antonio.

{+: Note that online access to Trains! magazine is mostly paywalled for subscribers to the print edition.}

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Western Kentucky Bernie Sanders Grassroots Digital Meetup Party


By BERRY CRAIG “I’ve been looking for a ‘Bernie-ite’ for 30 years,” said a grinning Charles Tubbs, who packs an IBEW card. “Now I’ve found one.” Tubbs, who belongs to Paducah-based IBEW Local 816, was in a crowd of about … Continue reading →

PRESS RELEASE: Independent Drew Curtis responds to Kentucky Farm Bureau debate


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2015 – Earlier today, gubernatorial candidates Matt Bevin and Jack Conway debated agriculture issues at the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Measure the Candidates forum. As an Independent candidate, Drew Curtis was refused an invitation. However, in … Continue reading →