Five Things to Know Today
Is Matt Bevin inviting pastors to a meeting at the governor’s mansion?
A revival preacher has posted an invitation to Kentucky pastors to meet with Governor Bevin at the official governor’s mansion at 11 AM today. (Forward Kentucky)
Lexington Herald-Leader endorses Greg Stumbo for Kentucky Attorney General
In an editorial posted over the weekend, the Herald-Leader said “The office of Attorney General is too important to be in the hands of a McConnell proxy.” They proceeded to outline why they were endorsing Stumbo. (Forward Kentucky)
President Trump to hold rally in Lexington on the eve of the Kentucky election
The night before polls open for the Kentucky gubernatorial election, President Donald Trump will make a stop in Lexington. (Courier-Journal)
McConnell rebukes Trump administration: Syria withdrawal is a ‘grave strategic mistake’
Sen. Mitch McConnell has published a stern rebuke of the Trump administration’s decision to pull military forces out of Syria, saying the decision “will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies and weaken important alliances.”
The Senate majority leader never mentions President Donald Trump by name in his op-ed for the Washington Post. (Courier-Journal)
Advocates, critics voice their views on Owensboro fairness ordinance
Members of the Daviess Fiscal Court heard testimony from community members both in favor of and in opposition to a fairness ordinance. (Forward Kentucky)
Did you miss any of these?
Featured Content on Forward Kentucky
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[new] Senate committee OKs Trump’s Kentucky judicial nominee despite claim he lacks experience – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of U of L professor Justin Walker, whom President Trump has tapped to become a federal judge. (read)
[new] Top Republicans pledge to block expanded gambling in KY Senate, undercutting Beshear – Ranking Republicans in the KY Senate said that expanded gambling is “off the table,” undercutting a Beshear campaign pledge. (read)
[new] Lawyer accuses Board of Elections of not following court order – In a letter sent to both the State Board of Elections and their legal counsel, the lawyer representing the KY Democratic Party has accused the board of ignoring the judge’s ruling handed down on Monday. (read)
[new] House passes bi-partisan condemnation of Trump withdrawal; Comer and Massie stay with Trump – The U.S. House passed a resolution condemning President Trump’s withdrawal from Syria. 129 Republicans joined all the Democrats in voting for it – but Comer and Massie voted against it. (read)
Anderson County school board told ‘You have failed students of color’ – Both a board member and a local resident leveled racial accusations against the school district for allowing a Trump-themed banner at a football game. 🔥(read)
Have you seen this Pander Bear anywhere in the state? It appears that as we get closer to the election, a new creature has been observed in various location across our state. He gets around by hitching rides on state equipment, we think, and always seems to bring large amounts contracts with him, which he gives to local elected officials. Then he is whisked off to another part of the state to do it all again. (view)
[new podcast] Rep. Patti Minter, fundraising reports, election lawsuits, & Medicaid oral arguments – In this week’s show, we’ve got Rep. Patti Minter, talking about her campaign and her first year in Frankfort. Plus fund-raising, lawsuits, and more! (listen)
[new photo gallery] UMWA prexy, entire Dem slate speak at state AFL-CIO convention – UMWA President Cecil Roberts was joined by this year’s Dem slate at the KY AFL-CIO’s recent convention in Lexington. Here are pix from the event. (view)
[photo gallery] #ImpeachNow rally in Danville – Indivisible Danville joined the nationwide call urging Congress to follow the path laid out in the Constitution. Nick Lacy was there, and sent these pics. (view)
Posts with Most Social Media Shares in Past Fourteen Days
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- Trump says his border wall is ‘impenetrable.’ It took climbers in Kentucky mere seconds. (2,000 shares)
- In campaign ad, Mitch McConnell says impeachment will fail ‘with me as majority leader’ (524 shares)
- As Maine goes, so goes Kentucky? (484 shares)
- “My opponent has never even prosecuted a traffic ticket.” (404 shares)
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