Former governor in Cynthiana for Lincoln Day Dinner March 9

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By Ben Hyatt

Former Gov. Ernie Fletcher will make an appearance at the March 9 Lincoln Day Dinner in Cynthiana to discuss national and state issues.

According to Avi Bear, co-coordinator of the Lincoln Day Dinner, Fletcher has not made many public appearances since his rein as Kentucky Governor.

“He has always been held in high respects in Harrison County when it came to voting time,” said Bear. “We are honored to have him come and join with us during a time when everyone can discuss the national and state level issues that effect all.”

During a phone interview on Monday, Fletcher confirmed that the purpose for his stop in Cynthiana is not politically tied, but more of a visit.

“Harrison County has always been very good to me,” said Fletcher. “So I decided to make a visit and discuss issues that concern us all.”

Fletcher said he plans to discuss issues such as national debt, health care reform, the current direction of the nation and some state level issues as well.

“These issues effect everyone and they deserve our attention to detail,” said Fletcher.

When asked if political plans were in Fletcher’s future, he declined to give an exact answer.

“Never say ‘no’ to anything in the future,” said Fletcher. “At this time though I have no ambitions on running for any office.”

The dinner, which will take place at the Harrison County Extension Office, will be held March 9. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a catered dinner at 7 p.m.

There is a $25 meal ticket charge. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by March 2 by calling Roger Brill at 859-234-8342, Jim Pinson at 859-234-5567, or Avi Bear at 859-234-4393. 

 “I hope this will be a time where all political parties can join together to enjoy the ability to discuss what is important for us now and for our future,” said Bear.