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Forward Kentucky: Paul protested in deep-red Western Kentucky

Berry Craig
01 Sep, 2022
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By BERRY CRAIG

Sen. Rand Paul, who is pursuing a third term, probably didn’t expect protesters when he stopped in Republican Red Bardwell, almost as far west as Kentucky goes.

But a half dozen activists from Four Rivers Indivisible, a branch of the national organization, showed up at the Denver Hudgens Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5409, where the Bowling Green Republican was slated to speak Wednesday morning.

The sextet brought printed and hand-made signs challenging Paul’s vote against the PACT Act, which provides funding and greater access to health care for veterans who were made ill by exposure to toxic waste pits in Iraq and to Agent Orange, a chemical widely used to defoliate jungles during the Vietnam War.

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