Democratic candidates have been making their way through Eastern Kentucky the past week in anticipation of Tuesday’s election. Andy Beshear for Attourney General, stopped at the Hazard Perry County Senior Citizens Center on Oct. 28 alongside Adam Edelen for State Auditor, to speak to the residents of Perry County as to their plan of action if elected to office. Beshear acknowledged his three goals for Kentucky: preventing child abuse, protecting seniors from scams, and ending Kentucky’s drug epidemic.
Beshear says, “I will implement a dedicated senior protection hotline designed for both reporting and preventing scams, abuse, or other crimes against seniors. If a senior has fallen victim to a scam, or even just received a suspicious phone call or email seeking money or personal information, this hotline will provide resources on how best to respond and take next steps. It will also serve as an early warning system for new illegal schemes so seniors can be notified before they are targeted.”
Current Attorney General Jack Conway for Governor also paid Hazard a visit, speaking at Circle T Restaurant explaining topics such as his lawsuit against the EPA. Avid democratic supporter Payton Jackson says, “He is the only Attorney General that sued the EPA for the regulations that they passed that put our hardworking miners out of work. He knows that Kentucky runs on coal, and he will keep it running that way.”
Breonna Douglas was also in attendance and says, “We all know that coal is an issue that has been plastered on media outlets throughout the election, and we all understand it’s importance to Eastern Kentucky; however, other issues that people aren’t talking about will have a great impact on the place we call home as well. Things like broadband, something that could bring thousands of jobs to our area, healthcare reform, something that has already brought jobs into our area, and teacher retirement are all issues that are on the table as well. Eastern Kentucky needs infrastructure, new industry, and protection for our best asset; our teachers.”
Election held Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Erin Joseph can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.