Monday, June 9, 2003

Political notes

Ky. treasurer one of '100 Dems to watch'

The Washington-based Democratic Leadership Council has named Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller, a Lexington Democrat, one of the "100 Democrats to Watch."

The council said the list "casts a spotlight on elected leaders who are making a difference in their states and communities."

Miller is running for re-election this year against Villa Hills Republican Adam Koenig, a Kenton County commissioner. He is also considering a race against U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Southgate Republican, in the 2004 election.


Two Democrats running for statewide office are scheduled to attend tonight's meeting of the Kenton County Democrat Club.

Crit Luallen, who is running for state auditor, and agriculture commissioner candidate Alice Baesler are scheduled to speak at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at Walt's Hitching Post at the corner of 3L and Kyles Lane in Fort Wright.

For more information, contact Steve Hoffman, (859) 292-8883 by phone or email at


The Campbell County Republican Party will host an ice cream social Tuesday at the Cold Spring Municipal Park from 7 to 9 p.m.

The park is next to the Cold Spring City Building, 120 E. Alexandria Pike. The event is open to the public.

Republican office holders, elected officials and candidates are expected to attend.

For more information, call 859-441-9100 or visit the party's Web site,


The Boone County Democrat Party will meet June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd.

For more information, contact party Chairman Howard Tankersley at (859) 282-8054, or visit the party's Web site,


Kentucky State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has been named co-chairman of the Horse Farming Subcommittee of the Interim Committee of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Thayer, who represents southern Kenton County, is vice president of Breeder's Cup Marketing for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association in Lexington.

"My goal is to educate the legislature as to the benefit and impact of horse farming on our economy," Thayer said in a statement.

The subcommittee studies issues involving the horse racing industry, including investigating its financial contributions to the state and tracking other states' initiatives for their horse racing industry.

To submit an item for consideration in Political Notes, contact Patrick Crowley by phone, 859-578-5581, email,, fax 859-578-5581 or mail in care of the Kentucky Enquirer, 226 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, Ky., 41017.

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