Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

May 9, 2014

Ashland set for Grimes’ schedule

ASHLAND — Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes will make stops in Morehead, Ashland and Paintsville on Tuesday as part of her 50-county bus tour to discuss job creation.

Grimes’ jobs plan was previously discussed during her presentation in Prestonsburg and consists of suggestions to increase job growth tailored to the different regions of the state.

In Rowan County, she will stop at the Zane Collins Community Park, located at 2190 Flemingsburg Road in Morehead at 3:30 p.m.

In Boyd County, Grimes will speak at the United Steelworkers Hall located at 734 Carter Ave. in Ashland at 5:30 p.m.

In Johnson County, she will be at Dairy Queen, located at 906 Broadway, Ky. Route 40, in Paintsville at 7:30 p.m.

Along with the three local counties, Grimes will also be stopping in Bath, Montgomery, Powell and Magoffin, which will make Tuesday one of her most expansive visits on the tour.

“Unemployment and under-employment are the heartbreaking stories of real people, tens of thousands of our fellow Kentuckians, good people, hard-working people, unable to support themselves and their families because of devastating circumstances beyond their control,” she said in her jobs plan.

Charly Norton, Grimes’ spokeswoman, said Grimes spent much of last year traveling the state to talk to individuals of varying capacities, like business owners, teachers and other to discuss the best ways to create jobs in their areas.

The product of her roundtable discussions is this jobs plan that she said will “get Kentuckians back to work.”

“This will be an opportunity to take her jobs plan on the road and talk about it with Kentuckians, and talk about the plan, as well as her vision for Kentucky and how to grow the middle class and move the commonwealth forward.”

Main priorities of the plan include making sure investment in businesses is localized, increasing corporate competitiveness, how to compete on a level playing field and ensuring fair wages for Kentuckians.

Grimes Political Director Elizabeth Cantrell said in a release, “The overwhelming enthusiasm around Alison’s candidacy is unmatched as her action plan is the only one in this race that will encourage businesses to grow, take full advantage of our natural resources, expand education opportunities, and most importantly, invest in what’s best about the Commonwealth: the people.”

To read more about Grimes’ jobs plan, go to action.alisonforkentucky.com.

LANA BELLAMY can be reached at lbellamy@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2653.

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