Rep. Guthrie visiting Boyle County July 7

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie will be in Boyle County for “office hours” next Friday, July 7.

Guthrie represents Kentucky’s Second Congressional District, including Boyle, Garrard and Mercer counties. The district extends westward to Owensboro and south to Bowling Green, where the Republican is from.

“We’ve had people say, ‘with you being so far away from Boyle County, you need to make sure we are getting service,’” Guthrie said.

The representative said he intends to visit each of the 21 counties his district covers during the summer. He’s visiting 10 counties currently, and will visit the other 11 in August.

Guthrie will be at Inter-County Energy’s community room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 7, during which time residents are welcome to meet with him to discuss any issue. Members of Guthrie’s staff will also be available to help with “constituent services,” such as questions or problems with passports; or health care issues related to the Veterans Administration, among others.

Guthrie said he has been hearing from some of his constituents who are supportive of President Donald Trump, “who ask, ‘why is the media treating him this way?’” He has also met with constituents who have “specific concerns” about things going on in Washington, D.C.

“Most of the last time, it was more on health care than anything else,” he said. “… I’m not there to give a speech; I’m there to listen.”

Guthrie said while the event is planned to end at 12 p.m., that’s flexible. If anyone wants to speak with him but can’t make it until 12 p.m., they’re welcome to contact his office to see if arrangements can be made.

Guthrie said if a constituent has records or documents that would be useful in helping with a problem, they should bring copies — not the originals.

Constituents may register for the event at guthrie.house.gov/events, but registration is not required.