Chamber of Commerce to Hear from State Legislators
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will hear from State Senator Danny Carroll and State Representative Gerald Watkins at their next "Power in Partnership" breakfast. The event is Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 am at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. 

Senator Carroll was elected in 2014 and represents the 2nd District, encompassing Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall and McCracken counties. A Murray State University graduate, Carroll served 24 years in the Paducah Police Department and retired as Assistant Chief in 2010. Since then, he has served as President and CEO of Easter Seals West Kentucky, a position he holds today. 

In the state legislature he serves as a member of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, Education Committee, Health and Welfare Committee, Judiciary Committee, Medicaid Oversight Committee and the Budget Review Sub-Committee on Education. On a national level, Sen. Carroll serves as a member of the Nuclear Legislative Working Group, with the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL).

Representative Watkins was elected in 2013 as the 3rd District State Representative. Rep. Watkins graduated from Paducah Community College and Murray State University. He is a Professor of Political Science at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

He previously served three terms on the Paducah City Commission and is in his third term as state representative. He serves on the Judiciary, Education and Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committees.    

Tickets to attend the breakfast are $15 for Chamber members and $25 for non-Chamber members. Anyone who is not a "Power Card" holder should reserve their seat at the breakfast before August 1 by calling the Chamber at 443-1746 or emailing

Published 01:25 PM, Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
Updated 12:09 PM, Saturday Jul. 29, 2017

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