The Chatter: Congressman Chandler not attending National Convention; plus new Ky. license plates

07/12/2012 12:35 PM

Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler is joining the growing list of Democrats who will not be attending their party’s national convention.

The Chandler camp insisted the decision to miss the convention was not a political move, as reported by WFPL.

The U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s 6th District is up for re-election and cites a full schedule in his district as his reasoning for missing the convention this year.

Congressman Chandler attended the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and was a super delegate for President Obama.

Kentucky Democrats Congressman John Yarmuth and Governor Steve Beshear have announced they will be attending the convention the first week of September.

‘I Support Veterans’ Kentucky license plates now available

Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentuckians can now show their support for military veterans with new Kentucky license plates.

The plates have been available since July 2nd and are available to anyone- including people who are not veterans themselves.

A partial amount of the fee required to initially get the license plate, with an American flag design, and part of the renewal fee each year will go towards supporting veterans programs across the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas said in a press release from the Governor’s office the new license plates were designed in response to citizens’ interest in supporting veterans.

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