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By KELLY RICHARDSON
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice will be at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to celebrate Constitution Day on Wednesday.
John D. Minton Jr. will speak about the Constitution at 7 p.m. at the Science Auditorium in the Science Building. The event is free and open to the public.
ECTC president and CEO Dr. Thelma White said in a news release that she was honored to have Minton speak for Constitution Day.
“Constitution Day is designated to honor and study the document that shaped the history of our country and guides us today,” she said in the release. “Chief Justice Minton is a perfect person to lead us in a discussion of Constitutional issues.”
Higher education institutions are mandated by federal law to observe Constitution Day.
Retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice William S. Cooper spoke on the separation of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government last year on Constitution Day.
Minton was sworn in June 27 as chief justice , after two years on the Supreme Court. He is serving an eight-year term. He represents the 2nd Supreme Court District, made up of 14 counties, including Hardin.
Minton lives in Bowling Green.
Kelly Richardson can be
reached at (270) 505-1747.