Just after noon Tuesday, a traveling anti-democrat group — a father and four sons — set up a full band of electric guitars, bass and drums outside of Owensboro’s City Hall.
In what the patriarch referred to as “whistle stops,” Randall Terry and his four sons, age 13 to 16, make brief 45-minute stops to show support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump aboard a wrapped bus he calls Terry Train. Images on the bus include Democratic leaders and graphic photos of abortion.
“I am teaching my boys how to perform, how to be courageous,” Terry said.
Owensboro was the fifth Kentucky city visited by the group. They stopped in Louisville, Fort Wright and Lexington on Monday and had already visited Bowling Green on Tuesday.
Owensboro Police Department received several calls about a noise disturbance and the group blocking the sidewalk. The protest coincided with an Owensboro City Commission meeting and could be heard for much of the proceeding. Terry said the timing was just a coincidence.
Once OPD arrived on scene, officers told Terry that he must have a permit to play at such a loud volume. Officers said the group complied with the request to stop playing and were cooperative during their exchange.
Terry Train has traveled to other cities including Cincinnati and as far north as Detroit.
They promote songs titled “CNN Sucks,” “Trump’s Gonna Thump Them” and “Year of the Hag.”
Terry Train will visit Paducah before traveling home to Memphis, Tenn., today.