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Western Ky. legislators to weigh in on historic 2017 Kentucky General Assembly

HENDERSON, Ky. — Western Kentucky legislators will share their views and expectations on the Kentucky General Assembly at the Kyndle 2017 Legislative Preview Breakfast next Monday.

For the first time in Kentucky’s 225-year history, Republicans control both the state House of Representatives and Senate, creating expectations that an array of legislation favored by business interests will be on the table. Issues will range from making Kentucky a right-to-work state and the elimination of the prevailing wage to creation of charter schools. Also on the horizon are tax, public pension and criminal justice reform, among other initiatives.

“This will surely be a historic session,” Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Adkisson said at a conference of business and legislative leaders last month.

“Anyone with an interest in Kentucky’s future should make plans to attend this Legislative Preview Breakfast,” Kyndle CEO Tony Iriti said.

All of the legislators who represent portions of the four Kyndle counties — Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster — have been invited to speak at the breakfast. They include state Sens. Dorsey Ridley and Joe Bowen as well as state Reps. Robby Mills, Suzanne Miles and Jim Gooch.

The Kyndle breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, in the Big Rivers Electric Corp. Training Center, located adjacent to the Big Rivers parking lot at Third and Main streets. The entrance will be on the Main Street side of the Training Center. Attendees are asked to park on Third or Main streets or on the Water Street portion of the parking lot.

The cost is $13 for Kyndle stakeholders with reservations or $18 for others. Reservations can be made by contacting Kyndle at [email protected] or 270-826-7505 by noon this Friday.

The Kyndle 2017 Legislative Preview Breakfast is sponsored by Big Rivers Electric and Kyndle Corp.