The Letcher County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will sponsor the only candidate forum for city of Whitesburg mayoral and city council candidates. The event will be held next Tuesday, October 28, at 6 p.m. at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in the Belinda Mason Auditorium.
The forum will cover the subjects of downtown revitalization, commitment to local foods, job creation, water quality and infrastructure improvement and youth leadership opportunities. Forum questions were created by citizens who are often unable to have a voice in the democratic process.
Students from Letcher Middle School, Letcher Central, SKCTC, and the Appalachian Media Institute of Appalshop have developed the questions for the forum, along with entrepreneurs and business owners.
Local business owner Joel Beverly said, “This is such a useful and needed event because it gives the public an opportunity to hear the candidates’ stances on the issues that will effect them over the next number of years.”