Kentucky’s four Republican candidates for governor will participate in a forum at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce meeting on Friday.
Northern Kentucky is strongly conservative and figures to play a prominent role in the May 19 Republican primary. Scheduled participants include former U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott.
The candidates will likely address efforts to replace the Brent Spence Bridge, a decaying artery for Interstates 71 and 75 that has sparked a political debate about tolls. Concern about tolling was one of the reasons state lawmakers did not pass a bill this year that would have allowed the state to partner with private companies to pay for transportation projects.