Jerry Abramson makes stop in eastern Kentucky

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Democrat Lieutenant Governor candidate Jerry Abramson visited parts of Floyd and Martin counties on Monday to campaign for Governor Steve Beshear's Re-election.

He chatted with voters on issues ranging from education to coal to the drug problem.

Lt. Governor candidate Jerry Abramson walked the streets of Prestonsburg and talked to people.

He visited a barber shop, and met county officials at Billy Ray's Restaurant.

The running mate for Governor Steve Beshear discussed his stance on issues for Kentucky's future.

"The bottom line is we've got to create economic opportunities for our young people. We've got to get them through high school, get them to a community college or a four year university, and we've got to keep them in Kentucky because they are our seed corn. They're the best we've got," said Abramson.

The former mayor of Louisville told voters he knows coal is important to Eastern Kentucky.

He pointed to Governor Beshear and the Attorney General's lawsuit against the EPA regarding mining permits. "To get the EPA's attention, give us the rules and everybody in Eastern Kentucky will play by the rules, but don't keep moving the goal line," Abramson said.

He also discussed the region's prescription pill epidemic and the current administration's new initiative to use Kasper to find what he calls "drug dealers in white coats." Abramson said, "That's a new approach of trying to shut these places down which are ruining the lives of people throughout this area of the commonwealth."

Abramson said he will keep meeting with voters until election day.

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