U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell said Friday that it is not his responsibility to bring jobs to Kentucky. Appearing in Beattyville, McConnell was asked by The Beattyville Enterprise what he was going to do to bring jobs to Lee County. "Economic development is a Frankfort issue," McConnell said. "That is not my job. It is the primary responsibility of the state Commerce Cabinet." Asked about public works projects McConnell said he is interested in bringing public works to the state. "Most comes from the state, though," he said.
...Edmund Shelby, the editor and general manager of the Beattyville Enterprise who wrote the story, said he "100 percent, completely" stands behind the story as it appeared on his paper's front page on Thursday. He said his published account represented his conversation with McConnell "word for word."