President Barack Obama set to talk economy in Louisville on Thursday

03/30/2015 06:08 PM

President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in Louisville Thursday, the White House announced on Monday.

Obama will visit Indatus, a communications and software development company, to discuss the economy, according to the White House.

Kentucky has proven infertile ground in Obama’s two presidential campaigns, twice losing handily to Republican candidates U.S. Sen John McCain of Arizona and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Thursday will mark the first time Obama has visited the state since 2011, when the president stopped in Covington en route to Cincinnati for a press conference on the Brent Spence Bridge. His last presidential visit to the state came earlier that year, when he and Vice President Joe Biden greeted troops returning from Afghanistan, some of whom were involved in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, at Fort Campbell.

The Wall Street Journal notes that with trips on the economy to Kentucky on Thursday and Hill Air Force Base in Utah on Friday, South Dakota remains the only state yet to receive a presidential visit during Obama’s administration.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a reporter for Pure Politics. He joined cn|2 in September 2014 after five years at The State Journal in Frankfort, where he covered Kentucky government and politics. You can reach him at or 502-792-1135 and follow him on Twitter at @KWheatley_cn2.


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