With time running out Senate panel approves 'Day of the Cowboy'

03/11/2015 09:30 AM

Mark your calendars for the fourth Saturday in July as the commonwealth is primed to join other states in recognizing the National Day of the Cowboy.

“Mr. Chairman there is a little cowboy – cowgirl in all of us,” said Rep. Tom Mckee, D-Cynthiana on Tuesday.

The legislation, Mckee said is a national movement amongst states to honor the buckaroo’s across the country by preserving pioneer heritage and cowboy culture.

Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, offered a sarcastic nod to the bill’s vital significance in the legislative session.

The bill passed the full House with a 92-0 vote in late February and now has been placed on the Senate’s consent calendar for approval.

Meanwhile, major legislation is still waiting to make it before the chambers on Wednesday, before a 10-day veto break. Lawmakers will reconvene on Monday, March 23 for the final two days of session.

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