Democratic http://wkms.org en On 'The Rise and Fall of West Ky Democratic Politics' http://wkms.org/post/rise-and-fall-west-ky-democratic-politics <p>There are those of us, of sufficient vintage, who can recall people saying, “If you want to vote in Kentucky, you register as a Democrat.” &nbsp;That always seemed to be a little bit more true here in western Kentucky, the birthplace of Alben Barkley, Wendell Ford, Ned Breathitt, Ruby Laffoon, and Julian Carroll.&nbsp;Of course, western Kentucky is more competitive today politically, but one has to wonder how our part of the Commonwealth became a Democratic bastion in the first place.&nbsp;Dr. George Humphreys is the director of Madisonville Community College’s Muhlenberg campus and an alumnus of Murray State’s History Department. &nbsp;He’s the author of <em>The Democratic Rock of Gibraltar: The Rise and Fall of Western Kentucky Democratic Politics Since the New Deal</em>, slated to come out next spring. &nbsp;He’s on the line today to speak with us about it.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:01:19 +0000 Todd Hatton 34722 at http://wkms.org On 'The Rise and Fall of West Ky Democratic Politics' Comer Upset Over Abramson's Dismissal of Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/comer-upset-over-abramsons-dismissal-fancy-farm-picnic <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson&#39;s assertion that the Fancy Farm picnic is no longer a relevant political event has inspired a growing backlash.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:56:15 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 20693 at http://wkms.org Comer Upset Over Abramson's Dismissal of Fancy Farm Picnic