Lieutenant governor candidates to speak in Paducah forum

Both candidates for Kentucky lieutenant governor will participate in a candidate forum in Paducah on Oct. 1, the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday. 

The chamber said it will move its monthly breakfast to a luncheon for the forum. The Power in Partnership luncheon will be held in the Julian Carroll Convention Center, with a buffet beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the Chamber program beginning around noon. 

“We are thrilled to be able to host this event so voters in western Kentucky will have the opportunity to meet these two candidates,” Paducah Chamber President Sandra Wilson said in Tuesday’s announcement. “Our local citizens are eager to hear their thoughts on issues important to our community and the state.”

Republican nominee Jenean Hampton and Democratic nominee State Rep. Sannie Overly will each make opening comments before a question and answer session with a local media panel, and concluding remarks by each candidate. 

Local 6 anchor Jennifer Horbelt will be on the media panel, and fellow anchor Todd Faulkner will serve as moderator. Local 6 will broadcast the forum live during the noon newscast for roughly 40 minutes and stream it live on this website.

WPSD Vice President of News & Operations Bill Evans said Local 6 is excited to broadcast and stream the forum, and it “should give voters who cannot attend the luncheon access, whether in front of a TV, desktop computer, or on their mobile smart phone.” 

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