Ky. Chamber Vice Pres. Jacqueline Pitts; WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – In the latest episode of Kentucky Newsmakers, WKYT’s Bill Bryant speaks with WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey and Vice President of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Jacqueline Pitts.

Deadly and devastating storms swept the western part of the state. Bowling Green was badly hit, but much of Mayfield and Dawson Springs were destroyed.

President Biden was quick to declare a federal disaster and resources were rushing to the area. The Kentuckers got together to send help or go themselves, and the civil servants quickly left.

In the middle of the week, President Biden was in western Kentucky to tour the damage with Governor Beshear and promised an “ongoing” effort.

WKYT chief meteorologist Chris Bailey was on the air for hours that Saturday morning. As he worked to hear of more storms approaching, the destruction in western Kentucky became apparent. He comes to us to talk about the historic storm.

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has set its legislative priorities for 2022. The Chamber is the largest group of business owners in the state and has tremendous political power in the Capitol.

In just over two weeks, lawmakers will attempt to pass new district plans for parliament and congressional seats and a new biennial state budget.

But there are hundreds of other proposals and we are interested in what the Kentucky Chamber is willing to support and oppose. Jacqueline Pitts, Vice President of the Kentucky Chamber, joins us this week.

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