Moriah Peterson, story and photo:
U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie (R) held a public visit at the Edmonson County Public Library Friday morning June 29, 2018 to discuss current topics from the federal to local level.
Topics covered included Social Security, Medicare, DACA, Net Neutrality, and the Prosper Act. Veterans Affairs, veteran suicide and the legalization of marijuana were also discussed. Guthrie stated “I’m not for legalizing recreational use of marijuana, it needs to be studied more before legalizing.” In regards to veteran healthcare Guthrie mentioned that any veteran whose health plan hasn’t been working for them needs to inform him.
On a local level, Houchin Ferry and Mammoth Cave National Park where also among topics discussed. Congressman Guthrie stated that he is for the development of a National Park class hotel or lodge being built in this area. He believes it will greatly increase tourism to the Mammoth Cave area. He has invited United States Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke to visit the area and they are setting up a date at this time.
At the end of the meeting Guthrie thanked all that attend. “This was great experience, good questions were asked and when we visit, I want make sure to address local issues."