Longtime Hal Rogers' aide Bob Mitchell retiring

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - One of the best-known political figures in
Kentucky's mountain region has announced his plans to retire.

Bob Mitchell, the longtime aide to U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, said
Monday his retirement as district director will be effective June
1. The 68-year-old Mitchell has worked alongside Rogers for more
than 30 years.

Mitchell said he still will continue to serve as Rogers'
campaign manager and chief fundraiser. Mitchell's wife, Nancy, also
is retiring from her Corbin accounting business.

Rogers praised Mitchell for his work on a litany of projects
that have improved the quality of life in impoverished mountain
communities, including widening highways, building flood-control
levees, cleaning up pollution and most recently fighting
prescription drug abuse.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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