Below is a story from WKYT on Dr. Rand Paul’s visit to the area.

U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul stayed busy on the campaign trail Thursday.

The Republican met with about several dozen supporters Thursday near the Adair County Courthouse in Columbia.

Most of his five minute speech centered on how he thinks President Obama is taking the country in the wrong direction.

He specifically mentioned the President’s Health Care Bill , the banking bill, and Cap and Trade, as to why he thinks new leadership is needed in Washington.

“Which would put 100,000 Kentuckians out of work,” said Paul, speaking of those in the coal mining industry.

Paul says government is not the answer to end the recession.

“Ronald Reagan said in 1981, government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem,” Paul said. “Unfortunately we now have an administration who thinks government is the answer to every problem.”

Paul also made stops in Russell Springs, Somerset and Albany.

While some of the polls indicate the race between Paul and Democrat Jack Conway is close, Paul says his momentum is building, and he thanks his supporters.

Read the story here: http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/hshjs_106139104.html?ref=104

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