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Life of Alben W. Barkley has lessons to teach
Judge Shea Nickell discusses the life of Alben W. Barkley
Life of Alben W. Barkley has lessons to teach

Judge Shea Nickell brings life of a Purchase favorite son to life in courthouse presentation

(Clinton, KY) - Those who watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus' misadventures as Vice President Selena Meyer in "Veep" don't question the short hand designation for her. That's too bad because the man behind the name is a classic American success story, rising from poverty to the halls of power.

Vice President Alben W. Barkley, the first "Veep," created the name because his grandson liked it. The media picked it up and as the cliché goes, the rest is history.

Barkley was a towering figure in American politics from the Great Depression of the 1930s through the Cold War in the 1950s...

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Did leadership gig go to Rep. Rudy's head?
Did leadership gig go to Rep. Rudy's head?

Great men and women in the recent history of writing state budgets worked hard to seek the higher path of balancing taxation and securing more revenue for the state. Initiative Economic strategies, better use of state resources, sound moral leadership and the willingness to work under great pressure was their calling cards that kept state budgets on level basis.

Now, with the Republicans owning the Kentucky House of Representatives as well the Senate, political leadership became lost in shadows of sex charges, cronyism, and downright malfeasance of official duties.

In walks Steve Rudy, (R )1st House District representative...

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