McCracken Women November Meeting

The next McCracken County Women’s meeting will be Thursday, November 9, at noon at Chong’s, 5136 Hinkleville Rd. The speaker is to be determined.

Kentucky Voter Registration

Data from the Kentucky State Board of Elections shows a consistent increase in the number of Republican party registrations.

Party 2008 General Election October 16, 2017
Democrats 1,053,871 57.2% 1,680,811 50.4%
Republican 1,053,871 36.3% 1,371,085 41.1%
Others 190,845 6.6% 283,728 8.5%
Total 2,906,809 3,335,626

 

Growth since President Obama’s election in 2008…

Democrats 18,718
Republicans 317,214
Others 92,883

 

Growth since Governor Bevin’s Inauguration in Dec 2015…

Democrats -791
Republicans 102,480
Others 25,588

 

Growth from October 19, 2016 to October 19, 2017  (1 year)…

Democrats -12,967
Republicans 33,031
Others 9,442

 

Growth from September 18, 2017 to October 16, 2017   (1 month)…

Democrats -281
Republicans 2,814
Others 952

 

McCracken Women September Meeting

Our next McCracken County Republican Women’s lunch will be on Thursday, September 7th. As you might remember, we usually meet on the 2nd Thursday, but in September, the 2nd Thursday happens to be Fall QuiltWeek in Paducah, which might mean very busy restaurants, lots of traffic, etc. So, we will meet on Thursday, September 7th, at noon at Chongs, 5136 Hinkleville Road. In October, we will return to the 2nd Thursday.

Open Meeting – Sep 7

Carroll Announces Re-Election Plans

Danny Carroll

Local state Senator Danny Carroll announced his plan to run for re-election with more than 100 supporters present at the home of Dr Kyle and Nicole Turnbow.

Carroll said “We laid some great foundations” during his first three years in the Kentucky legislature.

US Representative James Comer was present and said “I’ve come to support my friend Danny Carroll. He hit the found running, has represented Paducah very well and deserves to the re-elected.”

Carroll was elected in 2014, replacing outgoing state Senator Bob Leeper who ran for McCracken County Judge Executive.

“Pension and tax reform are the gorillas in the room,” Carroll said. “I’ve immersed myself in tax and pension issues, and last week I met with a group of local CPAs to learn more about taxes.” adding “We’ll have to get our pension system more in line with the private sector. We need a sustainable balance.”

 

Pre-Fancy Farm Picnic Events

There are a couple of popular events leading up to the Fancy Farm Picnic. Here are links to obtain tickets and get event details.

  • Night Before Fancy Farm – Friday, August 4, 5pm to 8pm, $25 / person – EventBrite
  • Graves County Breakfast – Saturday, August 5, 8am to 11:30am, $25 / person – EventBrite

Comer to Speak at Chamber Luncheon

Congressman James Comer to Speak at Paducah Chamber Luncheon

Congressman James Comer

(Paducah, KY, August 2, 2017) – First District Congressman James Comer will be the featured speaker for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Luncheon on Thursday, August 17. The event, sponsored by Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership and Swift & Staley, will be held at Walker Hall Events Center, 229 Madison Street in Paducah, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The Paducah Chamber’s Public Policy Series gives the business community access to legislative leaders, issues and information.

Congressman Comer was elected to Congress in November of 2016. He grew up in rural Monroe County and graduated from Western Kentucky University where he studied his life long passion of agriculture. Prior to his election to Congress, he served as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture having been elected in 2011. He also served six terms as a member of the Kentucky State House, where he was lauded for his success as a legislator and was named the National Republican Freshman Legislator of the Year during his first term.

Congressman Comer is a fierce advocate for rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, balancing the federal budget, and implementing business-friendly policies, including regulatory reform. These are his chief priorities in the 115th Congress.

Comer is married to TJ Comer, and father to Reagan, 12, Harlan, 9, and Aniston, 5. In addition to providing an update on the top issues before  Congress, Congressman Comer will spend time answering questions pertinent to the business community in the area.

The cost is $20 and open to the public. Those interested in attending should register on line, www.paducahchamber.org, email info@paducahchamber.org or call 270-443- 1746. The deadline to register is August 14.

Fancy Farm Picnic – August 5

Don’t forget Fancy Farm is Saturday, August 5th. The Graves County Republican Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. at the Graves County High School. The buffet is $20. The speaking starts at Fancy Farm at 2 p.m.

Graves County Republican Breakfast

This year we are celebrating the accomplishments we have made as a party in Kentucky and Washington DC.

Invited Speakers

  • Governor Matt Bevin
  • KY Representative Richard Heath
  • KY Senator Stan Humphries
  • Senator Mitch McConnell
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • US Representative James Comer

WHEN

Sat, August 5, 2017
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

LOCATION

Graves County High School
1220 Eagles Way
Mayfield, KY 42066

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graves-county-republican-breakfast-tickets-35191280066

 

Night Before Fancy Farm

117 South 2nd Street, Paducah, KY