PADUCAH, Ky. (WEHT) – Republican Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and his Democratic opponent in the 2019 race for governor, Attorney General Andy Beshear, had their first debate in Paducah on Thursday.
One of the issues they discussed was the new I-69 bridge between Henderson and Evansville.
The planned bridge came up in Beshear’s opening statement and during a question, Gov. Bevin answered regarding airport improvements in Paducah.
Beshear repeated a promise from the campaign trail, saying he will get the new bridge built in his first term and promising to make rural roads safer.
Gov. Bevin said the bridge will get built, not because of campaign promises, but because of planning done in the last three years.
This was the first of five debates between now and Election Day.
Other debates are scheduled in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky University.
(This story was originally published on October 3, 2019)