Former President Bill Clinton Visits Kentucky

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Former President Bill Clinton will make four stops while in Kentucky Tuesday.

It all starts Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center on Mero Street. He'll then head to Paris for a visit scheduled for 12:15 at the American Legion building at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds.

Next, Clinton will make a stop in northeastern Kentucky.

President Clinton will be in Morehead Tuesday to stump for votes on his wife's behalf.

Now workers are busy preparing the conference center for his arrival.

Clinton campaign representatives spent the day with Morehead Conference Center employees, going over every single detail, from where the former President will walk and stand, to how the lights will look, to the rally's order of events, and everything else that's involved.

“It's been a whirlwind, the whole event has been a whirlwind, trying to get everything squared away,” Conference Center Manager Joy Brown said

They haven't had much time.

Center Manager Joy Brown just got word Friday morning former President Clinton was coming on Tuesday.

“That's been interesting. I don't think any of us have slept since then,” Brown said.

They've cleaned the entire building and now they're adding the finishing touches, but they're not putting up chairs.

Instead, it will be standing room only.

“That way we can get more people in here to. The more the merrier, they want a large crowd for this rally,” Brown said.

Preparations are also going on outside.

“Security is paramount in this particular situation,” Trooper Ralph Lockard said.

Police, FBI Agents, and Secret Service are scoping out the building and making their plans to ensure nothing goes wrong.

“Kinda looking out for any suspicious activity and being able to address that immediately. Safety and security of the president as well as safety and security of the public that's going to come out and view this event,” Trooper Lockard said.

Workers say they may not get anymore sleep tonight, but say it's worth it.

You don't need a ticket, it's first come first serve until the fire marshall says no one else can come inside.

All events are free and open to the public.

There are a few rules: obviously no weapons, but also no umbrellas, sticks, or anything else that could be used to hit someone. Cameras are allowed.

Clinton is scheduled to visit Morehead at 5:45pm.

We'll have coverage of Clinton's stop in Morehead Tuesday night at 6pm and 11pm.


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  • by Neil Location: Pikeville on Mar 25, 2008 at 05:20 AM
    Maybe you would rather see that "Yes Iraq has WMD's " and we are not in a recession lying George Bush come to Ky. And yes she is coming to KY later . I think she would make a great President. She certainly has more experience than any one else.
  • by sandra Location: leslie on Mar 24, 2008 at 11:38 PM
    O' my not the " I did not have sexual relations with that women".Lying president thats endorsing his poor wife for president. If she cant control her cheating husband, what makes her think she can be a leader to the U.S.
  • by OH on Mar 24, 2008 at 09:23 PM
    Just found out on the video it is at or around 5:30 pm. Hope to see you there and thanks Mountain News. OH
  • by Anonymous Location: whitesburg, ky on Mar 24, 2008 at 08:50 PM
    I think that it is great that Bill Clinton is coming to KY. I can't wait for Hillary to come also. He was a GREAT president and so will she be
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2008 at 07:22 PM
    hmmm wonder why his wife didnt come to ky?guess shes to good for ky.owell
  • by wc on Mar 24, 2008 at 03:33 PM
    Sounds like that place will fill up in a hurry. Hopefully it wont be as hot as it was when President Clinton visited Hazard back in 99.

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