TOP PHOTO: State Senator Ken Yager and State Representative Dennis Powers attended Tuesday’s South Campbell County Rotary Club luncheon on Tuesday at the LaFollette Methodist Church.
By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Senator Ken Yager and State Representative Dennis Powers attended Tuesday’s South Campbell County Rotary Club luncheon.
At Rotary, Yager spoke very briefly, reporting that he would be attending the upcoming Tennessee special legislative session on public safety on August 21st in Nashville.
During that special session, Governor Bill Lee will present legislative and budget priorities “to keep Tennessee communities safe, and support law enforcement and address mental health, all while preserving constitutional rights,” according to the office of the governor.
Senator Yager assured Rotarians that at that special session, he “would not be voting for any bill that takes guns away from law abiding citizens.”
Yager also said he thought some “good mental health bills and reform” could come out of the session.
Other stops on the Senator and State Representative’s Tuesday itinerary included a visit to the Campbell County Courthouse Offices with Campbell County Mayor Jack Lynch at 1:30 pm, followed by a short ceremony for the restored pews in the Campbell County Courtroom at 2 pm. Senator Yager also spent a portion of the day driving Hwy 63 with Campbell County Highway Department Supervisor Ron Dilbeck, before heading to Jellico for the evening where he and Representative Dennis Powers planned to present a proclamation to the family of Jerry Neal and the Jellico City Council
The pair finished the evening by speaking to the Campbell County Republican Women’s Club at 6pm at the Jellico Rescue Squad Building.
“I love coming to Campbell County and I’m happy to be here for the day,” Senator Yager said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/16/2023-6AM)