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Legislative breakfast set for Saturday

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Legislators to address recent session in Frankfort

By Marty Finley

Local legislators will engage their constituents over a hearty morning meal this weekend.

A legislative breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday at The Cecilian Bank's location at 3460 Leitchfield Road in Cecilia. From 8:30 to 10 a.m., legislators will meet with attendees and provide updates from a recent session in Frankfort, which ended in a deadlock over how to balance the Medicaid budget. Gov. Steve Beshear called a special session to work out the differences between the House and Senate, ultimately resulting in a compromise proposal that passed both houses last month.

Legislators also are expected to field questions from the crowd.

The free breakfast is co-sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and Hardin County Farm Bureau.

Brad Richardson, chamber executive director, said he is hopeful for a good turnout and anxious to hear thoughts on the outcome of the session from those who serve the area.

Richardson also wants to thank legislators for support and active involvement to secure millions of dollars for road and sewer projects in response to the Base Realignment and Closure initiative’s impact on Fort Knox.

Sen. Dennis Parrett and Reps. Jimmie Lee and Tim Moore have confirmed plans to attend the breakfast, as has Rep. Dwight Butler of Harned, Richardson said. Butler’s district includes a small portion of Hardin County.

Richardson said guests do not have to RSVP to attend and donations are welcome during the breakfast. Proceeds benefit local Future Farmers of America clubs.

Richardson said the chamber plans to schedule its next legislative breakfast at Colvin Community Center as a convenience for northern Hardin County residents.

Marty Finley can be reached at (270) 505-1762 or mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com.