Paul currently serves on the following committees: Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Homeland Security and Government Affairs; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Paul has also kept the issues facing Kentucky specifically high on his agenda. On Wednesday, Paul commended the Kentucky General Assembly for passing a bill to regulate industrial hemp, a potential financial boon in this state.
Despite Paul’s national profile, it’s this close-to-home focus that Clue said would be key to today’s discussion.
“(The participants) are going to want to talk about things relevant to their respective fields, not just how (Paul’s views) affect national policy but how they affect things locally here in Lake Cumberland,” said Clue. “Sometimes we get lost in seeing him as this larger-than-life person, but he is our Kentucky Junior Senator.”
Clue said that a “collection of business leaders, a cross-section of different people in the community, from education to health care and everything in between” will be participating in the roundtable. Some names expected to be there include County Attorney Martin Hatfield, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital CEO Mark Brenzel, Somerset Community College President Dr. Jo Marshall, Adanta Group president Jamie Burton, and many more.
“The Chamber helps facilitate information for this community, especially with our elected officials,” said Clue. “We’re very fortunate to have good partners. Pulaski County government is the sponsor of the event, and Hendrickson Commercial Trailer will be the site location. They were very kind to set it up for us.”
The event — held in Hendrickson building no. 2 — will be free and open to the public, although seating is limited, likely to the first 220 individuals through the door. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, said Clue.
Earlier in the day at 10:30 a.m., Paul will be touring the Lineman Training Center at Somerset Community College, as hosted by Lake Cumberland Area District Development, and at 1:45 p.m., he will join local Christian community leaders at Somerset Christian School for another roundtable event.