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Candidates To Speak At Gubernatorial Forums

Posted at 5:41 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 08:50:08-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Candidates vying for the Commonwealth’s top office will have the opportunity to share their views with voters Thursday evening.

Two different gubernatorial candidate forums are scheduled, one in Frankfort and one in Lexington.

The first forum, hosted by Community Action Kentucky, will begin around 1:15 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library’s downtown location.

Organizers say they invited all eight candidates to attend, and six will be there.

Of the confirmed participants, there are four Democrats — Geoff Young, Adam Edelen, Rocky Adkins, and Andy Beshear–as well as two Republicans — Ike Lawrence and Robert Goforth.

Organizers say each candidate will have 20 minutes to talk one-on-one with the moderator, answering questions that cover important human services issues impacting Kentucky’s low-income citizens.

That forum is scheduled to end around 4:45 p.m. It is not open to the public, however it will be live streamed on the Community Action Kentucky Facebook page.

The second forum, hosted by the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, will begin around 6 p.m. at Kentucky State University’s Bradford Auditorium.

Again, all eight candidates have been invited, but organizers have not yet released a confirmed list of participants.

That forum is scheduled to end around 8 p.m. A reception will be begin at 5 p.m., just prior to the event.