Republican Governor Ernie Fletcher made a stop in Bowling Green on Friday. His challenger, Democrat Steve Beshear was in South-Central Kentucky Wednesday. This week, both candidates spoke to WBKO about their plans for the state and our city.
It was the third stop on today's Victory 2007 bus tour, and Governor Ernie Fletcher says, the development of Bowling Green is a priority.
"Our motto is healthy people and strong communities, and that's probably why we've poured several hundred million dollars into this county and into the city," says Fletcher. "We've seen so much economic growth here."
On a state scale, Fletcher believes strongly that there will be more coal to gas plants arriving in Kentucky.
"We believe it will be billions more of investment," he explains. "And that's billions of dollars and thousands of jobs."
But he says his administration has also focused on the current problems in the state. He says that there's been a 50-percent reduction of meth labs in recent years.
"We've put drug recovery centers all across the state, the drug courts," Fletcher says. "We're getting tough on the drugs, if you will. But we're also going into the schools and teaching our children, which I think is extremely important."
And now Fletcher is asking voters to help him continue what he calls a steady momentum in improving the state.
"We're out of the bottom ten in health; we're out of the bottom ten in education. We're ranked 8th in a place to do business in the United States now. I ask for four more years and I ask for their vote November 6," says Fletcher.