Bourbon County Democrats are sponsoring a Meet and Greet for Agriculture Commissioner candidate Robert Haley Conway on Monday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Paris-Bourbon County Library in the first floor conference room.
Conway is a native Kentuckian, a point he emphasized last Saturday at Fancy Farm while mentioning the out-of-state origins of nearly all of the Republican candidates for office. He is a Scott County farmer who served 11 years on the Scott County Board of Education, the last two as Chairman. He gave a special nod to the teachers of Kentucky for having prepared him to be the first in his family to graduate from college. He also serves on the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation Board.
In his speech Saturday, he emphasized four key points in his campaign platform: Kentucky has lost 10,000 family farms in the last 12 years; young people are not engaging in farming enough; a resurgent hemp program should be available to all farmers, and he supports the legalization of medical marijuana.
Bourbon County Democrats invite everyone to come to the P-BC Library August 12 at 6 p.m. to meet Robert Haley Conway, hear his ideas, and ask questions about his plans for the future of Kentucky agriculture.