Paul Prather

Paul Prather

Haggard’s songs offer insight to Trump, anger

When Merle Haggard died, I did what fans do in such times: I broke out his recordings and relistened. I heard something I hadn’t noticed before: Merle prophesied the rise of Donald Trump and the Tea Party. It’s all in his songs. Through the 1960s and then beyond, he showed us a worsening disenfranchisement among the working class, and more particularly, among blue-collar white men.

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Lexington police Lt. Andrew Daugherty and fire Battalion Chief Jeff Nantz discuss a crash on Man O' War Boulevard near Nichols Park Drive that involved a fire engine and a passenger car.
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