Guthrie visits LaRue schools

2nd District U.S. State Representative Brett Guthrie speaks Monday to fifth-grade students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville.

Congressman Brett Guth­rie paid a visit Mon­day to the fifth-grade classes at Hod­gen­ville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School to talk about how the U.S. Gov­ern­ment works and answer their questions.

“I was invited to a class when I was in the State Senate and spoke to a group. I came up with a way to relate the government we have in a way they understand, and I enjoy doing it,” Guthrie said.

Guthrie went on to explain that when he visits a community in the 2nd District, he almost always visits organizations such as the Rotary Club or the Chamber of Commerce and sees the same people.

“Which is wonderful, but when you come to a school, teachers can’t go to meetings in the middle of the day,” he said. “You see the superintendent and maybe the principal, but not teachers or lunch room workers. So I get a chance to talk to young people, but I also get to see constituents. People who I represent who I don’t usually get to see.”

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