Presidential candidate Rand Paul visits Paducah

Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was in the Local 6 area on Friday.

Senator Paul was in the area to help local ophthalmologist Dr. Barbara Bowers celebrate her new eye care facility with a ribbon cutting, then they scrubbed and got ready for eye surgery.

Paul, by trade, is an eye surgeon and he tries to do pro-bono eye surgery for people in need every year. He’s a long-time friend of Dr. Bowers so he comes to Paducah and they do that surgery together.

He says that over the next several months his campaign will continue to target specific voters and that includes people in western Kentucky.

“I like coming back here to do the surgeries, but I also like coming back because Paducah is an important part of our state,” said Sen. Paul (R-KY).

Local 6’s Elizabeth Fields got to sit down and talk with Senator Paul. They spoke about the recent shootings in South Carolina, and the race for the nomination and which voters he is targeting.

You’ll get to hear what he has to say on Local 6 at Five.

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