Many locals gathered Thursday evening at the Extension Office to eat, drink (coffee) and be merry. The attendees were regaled with a humorous yet inspirational talk by State Sen. Alice Kerr from Lexington. Her theme: America is great because Americans are good.
She even got the entire group to sing along... twice.
The ladies of the local GOP group are to be commended on the wonderful meal that they oversaw.
These Lincoln Day Dinners traditionally allow for candidates in an upcoming primary to get out and meet folks and that’s exactly what they did this time.
In 2011, the elections in our state will be for the statewide constitutional offices of governor/lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor, treasurer and agriculture commissioner.
The candidate for governor that came to introduce himself to Harrison Countians was Louisville businessman Phil Moffett. A representative for State Sen. David Williams was also in attendance.
Secretary of state hopefuls Bill Johnson and Hilda Legg were unable to attend and sent their spokesmen.
The auditor’s race had two candidates in attendance: Lexington businessman John Kemper and State Rep. Addia Wuchner.
The Commissioner of Agriculture candidate attending was State Rep. James Comer.
Two offices will not have primaries for the Republican Party: attorney general and state treasurer.
It is to your advantage to know the person for whom you are voting and to what principles that person holds.
Readers of the Cynthiana Democrat and all citizens of our state are encouraged to learn about the candidates in the upcoming primary and one of the most modern ways of doing this is by visiting the websites of the candidates. Another is to check out the voting records of those already holding office.
This can be seen at www.lrc.ky.gov. As always when the candidates come to town, they love to meet with people and answer any questions. There will be other opportunities to meet with the candidates and folks are encouraged to come when the office-seekers are visiting.
The Harrison County Republicans meet monthly at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Sheriff’s Office meeting room located on Pike Street. For further information, contact Martha Reno at 859-588-2529.