On Thursday morning, at the Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Rooster Booster breakfast, Senator Joe Bowen was presented with the Chamber MVP award, a Louisville Slugger bat personally engraved with the senator’s name.
The award was presented by Dave Adkisson, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, as a token of appreciation for the manner in which Senator Bowen handled the Kentucky pension reform issue. An issue, Adkisson says, was “the issue of the 2018 legislature.”
Senator Bowen, who will be retiring at the end of this year, has served the public for one decade, including his time in the House of Representatives. KET Public Affairs Managing Producer, Renee Shaw, commended Bowen for serving this “district so willingly and valiantly.”
Shaw said it was Bowen’s “decorum and restraint” during a time of intense pressure and scrutiny that set him apart from other legislators.
Although Bowen was humbled by the award, he said, “You don’t set out to win a bat — you set out to promote good public policy.”