For Immediate Release
Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce officials, director Judy Cox, and president Chris Kidwell, in front, are shown with political leaders from left in back: State Rep. John Bam Carney; Taylor County Judge Executive Eddie Rogers; Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young; luncheon speaker Congressman Ed Whitfield; and Senator Jimmy Higdon. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)
By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – U. S. Rep. Ed Whitfield from Kentucky’s First Congressional District was interviewed by John Chowning, CU vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, for his show Dialogue on Public Issues, at Campbellsville University Aug. 8 after which he was guest speaker at the monthly Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
In both settings, Whitfield (R-Hopkinsville, Ky.), a candidate for reelection in November, shared his concerns for Kentucky’s and America’s budget woes and joblessness of citizens. He said that he is especially concerned for jobs in Kentucky’s coal industry should proposed EPA regulations actually go into effect and vowed to do everything possible to protect the jobs and the coal industry.
Chowning’s weekly DPI show, produced at the university’s WLCU studios, invites leaders from all walks of life to discuss and educate viewers on issues that affect local, regional and state matters.
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Congressman Ed Whitfield visited with friends after speaking at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. From left are: Benji Kelly, Campbellsville University vice president for development; John Chowning, CU vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president; Whitfield; and Ron McMahan, executive director of Team Taylor County. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)