HENDERSON, Ky. - Henderson Mayor Steve Austin will be the featured speaker at the 2015 State of the City Luncheon, hosted jointly by Kyndle, the Rotary Club of Henderson and the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club at noon on July 23 at the Henderson Fine Arts Center.
Austin, a Henderson native who spent nearly his entire professional career working in the newspaper business before retiring, is now in his second term as mayor. The State of the City Luncheon will give Austin a chance to review highlights from the past year in city government and also offer a look ahead to future initiatives.
"I know Kyndle stakeholders and others in the community look forward to the State of the City event every year as a chance to hear from the mayor, ask questions and get insight on what's happening in Henderson," Kyndle CEO Brad Schneider said. "Mayor Austin always comes well-prepared, and there certainly is a lot to talk about considering what has transpired in our community in the past 12 months. It should be a very interesting address."
Tickets to the State of the City Luncheon cost $18 for Kyndle stakeholders, $23 for non-members and include a buffet lunch provided by Golden Corral. Contact Kyndle at (270) 826-7505 or info@Kyndle.us to RSVP or for more information. Rotary and Breakfast Lions members should make reservations through their respective clubs. The buffet will open at 11:45 a.m. and the program will start at around noon.
The luncheon is sponsored by Henderson Municipal Power & Light, Benton-Glunt Funeral Home and Hafer Associates.
The State of the County Luncheon, originally scheduled for July 30, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled again in the fall. Henderson County Judge-executive Hugh McCormick had recent back surgery and is still recovering.
"We asked Judge McCormick to have someone else deliver the State of the County message in his place, but he decided it was very important to make that presentation himself," Schneider said. "So we're working with his schedule to get a new date later this year so he can take part in the event when he's feeling 100 percent."