Two Central Kentucky state senators lose committee chairmanships


Two veteran Kentucky Republican senators — Alice Forgy Kerr of Lexington and Tom Buford of Nicholasville — have lost their committee chairmanships, Kerr as chair of the Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee and Buford as chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee.

Sen. Danny Carroll of Paducah will replace Kerr. Sen. Jared Carpenter of Berea will succeed Buford.

Asked why Kerr and Buford are being replaced as committee chairs, Senate GOP leadership said in an email without elaboration, “The selection of committee chairmen and members for the 2019 General Assembly was a collective decision. We examined our caucus and determined which senator would be the best fit for each of the standing committees in order to benefit the caucus as a whole.”

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