Kentucky House of Representative District 1
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Kentucky State AFL-CIO leadership selected their political battles for 2008 this past weekend. Most of their choices were predictable. Some were surprising. One was shocking. The shocking one was in the House District 1 comprising the counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton, and parts of West McCracken. In this race, the powerful union is supporting Mike Lawrence D-Paducah over the two term incumbent Steve Rudy R-Paducah.
PADUCAH, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a $40,000 Kentucky Office of Homeland Security grant to be awarded to McCracken County Fiscal Court. Part of the funds will be used for Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) for the Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office. MDCs allow officers to receive and transmit data while in their assigned vehicle, as well as compose their reports electronically.
PADUCAH, Ky. (March 19, 2008) – Adam Edelen, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) today announced the opening of a KOHS Field Office in Paducah. The office will be located in McCracken County ’s newly-acquired National Guard Building on Clarks Street in Paducah .
AFL-CIO Steelworker Leader Jeff Wiggins
America will keep turning right if McCain gets elected, Hari wrote. American journalist Peter Dreier agrees that you wouldn't know that from the American media.
“…With some exceptions, the mainstream media have given McCain a free pass, allowing his right-wing opponents [like Rush Limbaugh and religious conservatives] to define him as a moderate, without scrutinizing his record,” he wrote on the Huffington Post Internet website. “Perhaps because McCain is a somewhat avuncular, charming, grandfatherly guy with a sense of humor who occasionally shows up on 'The Daily Show,' he doesn't come off as an angry right-wing curmudgeon.”
Kentucky State AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education - COPE
Announces Endorsements For May Primary Elections
Frankfort – The Kentucky State AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), representing twenty-eight international unions, nine central labor councils, six building trade councils and hundreds of local unions across Kentucky, met in Frankfort on Saturday, March 15th, to consider candidate endorsements for the May Primary Elections.