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.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.


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