Linda Blackford, Deborah Yetter featured
Two female reporters, a former reporter who is now a State Representative, the head of KPA’s lobbying firm, Top Shelf Lobby, and a member of the KPA Freedom of Information Hotline team are among the top 50 women in politics and government, according to The Kentucky Gazette.
Linda Blackford of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Deborah Yetter with the Louisville Courier-Journal are both highlighted by the Gazette as well as State Rep. Angie Hatton, who worked at the Herald-Leader, Frankfort State Journal and Kentucky Gazette before entering law school and then running for the House of Representatives.
Leigh Ann Thacker with Top Shelf Lobby, the lobbying firm hired by KPA to work with the association on legislation and other state government relationships throughout the year, is recognized.
Cassie Chambers, an attorney with KPA’s law firm, Kaplan Johnson Abate and Bird, and vice chair of the State Democratic Party made the list. KPA members may end up talking with Cassie when they call the Freedom of Information Hotline that’s set up with the law firm.
And Amye Bensenhaver, a former assistant attorney general, is also included on the list.
See the complete list and their bios at: https://kygazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/The-Kentucky-Gazettes-2019-Notable-Women.pdf