Barr welcomes Michelle Obama to Kentucky with a message on coal

May 10, 2013 | | Comments 2

U.S. Rep.-elect Andy Barr, R-Lexington

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington,is welcoming First Lady Michelle Obama to Central Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District with an expressed hope she learns more about coal.

Mrs. Obama is to be the commencement speaker Saturday at Eastern Kentucky University, which is be attended by Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear.

“Tomorrow, the 6th Congressional District hosts our nation’s First Lady,” Barr said in a statement Friday from his office.

“After last weekend where the spotlight was focused on our signature equine industry, and as we celebrate hometown hero Orb’s Kentucky Derby win, we welcome the opportunity to showcase the industries that are critical to our local economy.”

Barr added: “I hope First Lady will also take back with her to Washington a better understanding of the detrimental effects of the administration’s War on Coal that is raising energy prices and crippling the futures of many of the very graduates to whom she will speak.

“It is my sincere hope that she will benefit from her time in the 6th District and return with a new appreciation about the need to support policies that will get Kentuckians back to work.”

–Jack Brammer

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  1. michael w couch says:

    way to go mr barr,but i’m afraid your requests has fallen on deaf ears.we in eastern ky don’t want the obama’s vision for us(welfare,food stamps,government dependency)all obama has done is make a bad economy worse than it was before he came into office.on the current course we’re on she can come back in 10-15 yrs and she will have seen most working people transformed into government dependents with little hope of making a better life for ourselves.but i guess that’s the liber socialist democrat way.

  2. Ralph says:

    Political debts come in all shapes, don’t they, Andy? Sometimes they don’t fit anymore. Seriously, now, do you think anybody in the 6th hasn’t noticed you’re paying more attention to problems of the 5th (where you dug up all that coal money) than problems in the 6th, where you managed briefly to make Cat fans believe they were coal fans. Some polls now show they now wish they had Ben Chandler back. After this little display, maybe they will. Can you say: one-termer?