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Publisher of ForwardKY to speak in Owensboro

If you’re in the area, come on by!

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FYI for all members and readers: I’ll be on a panel Thursday night in Owensboro.

The event is the Legislation Report Card Forum, and is being put on by the Daviess County Democratic Party. The forum kicks off at 6:30 PM Central at the Holiday Inn Riverfront at 701 West 1st Street in Owensboro.

Larry Miller, the former vice-president of development for Owensboro Community and Technical College, will be the emcee. Panelists include:

  • Lori Thurman, Coordinator of Equity & Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator at Kentucky Wesleyan College and an experienced teacher
  • Kevin Walton, recording secretary for KY AFL-CIO, a registered lobbyist for them and an electrician
  • Bruce Maples, publisher of Forward Kentucky

Each of us will focus on certain aspects of the recent legislative session. According to the McLean County News:

  • Maples will discuss bills the legislature either discussed or passed during the season. Those bills include state budget bills and a bill to make sleeping outside in public places a crime.
  • Walton will discuss several workers’ rights bills such as extended child labor hours and the proposal to eliminate required lunch and break periods, along with a new law allowing driverless semi-trucks on Kentucky highways.
  • Thurman will talk about the legislature’s attempt to prohibit diversity programs in state agencies or at schools and universities.

The event will last until about 8 PM, and is free and open to the public.


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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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