Edmonson Voice Staff
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There were lots of laughs, corny jokes, and outlandish stories shared this morning at the Dairy Queen, but that was before any politicians arrived. The local restaurant had a good number of coffee drinkers in attendance this morning as Congressman Brett Guthrie stopped in to chat with Edmonson County citizens.
Guthrie moved from table to table, answering various questions and discussing upcoming elections with voters. "We're visiting 21 counties and I want to make sure that anyone who has a question has a chance to let their voice be heard," the Congressman said. "The overall theme of what I'm hearing is simply, concern. They know that ISIL is gaining ground, the air strikes don't seem to be working, people are disappointed how the Ebola situation has been handled, the economy is drifting, and people are still worried about the (President's) healthcare bill," he said. "People just have a unease in the general direction that the country's going."
Both democrats and republicans were on hand and shared many lighthearted moments with the Congressman. Everything from college football to favorite Sunday School teachers was discussed, as the coffee makers were pushed to the limit.
Kaylee Carnahan, a spokesperson for Guthrie's campaign also attended the stop. "With some stops we make, like this one, we just want to have a cup of coffee with people and chat about what's going on in the district," she said.
The congressman was asked by Bill Canty about his relationship with the soon-to-be-retired Judge Executive, N.E. Reed. "Judge Reed has been great," Guthrie said. "Because Mammoth Cave National Park is in Edmonson County, Judge Reed has had a number of federal issues to deal with as well as the county issues. We've always had a good working relationship with Judge Reed and wish him nothing but the best."