Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Statement From Governor Ernie Fletcher

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, July 18, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

“I am glad the House Democratic leadership has come back to the table. This urgent legislation is very important – if enacted this summer it will bring thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to the Commonwealth.

“As I have said previously, I am happy to meet with Peabody executives again, along with any members of the legislature Peabody deems appropriate. I do believe a better location for this meeting would be at the Cabinet for Economic Development in Frankfort, with our Economic Development secretary in attendance. In the interest of the people of Kentucky, however, if the Speaker is unable to come to Frankfort, I will be glad to change my schedule and meet in Louisville, if Peabody is in agreement.”