Alvarado: With election over, fix attention on what matters 

Published 9:30 am Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Now that election season is over, we can return our attention to the important things in life: family, friends and our communities.

With the advent of blustery winds and light snow, it is clear the holiday season is quickly approaching.

While we prepare to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with our loved ones, please remember those who are not as fortunate as ourselves. I encourage you to donate your time and resources to local food banks and shelters as we enter the holiday season. This is the time of year when communities should come together to help one another, especially those who are most in need.

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We also recently finished celebrating Veterans Day. So, it is important we not forget our men and women in uniform, many of whom will be without their families as they serve our country. Keep these families in your prayers, and offer them support if the opportunity arises. Fisher House Foundation and the USO are among several great organizations that serve military families.

As you begin your holiday shopping, please consider supporting your small local businesses, especially on Nov. 24, Small Business Saturday. You can purchase great gifts while contributing to the backbone of our local economy at the same time.

Lastly, I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you for another term in Frankfort. I also would ask you please convey your legislative questions and concerns. I always appreciate the feedback and look forward to continuing our dialogue in how best to move Kentucky forward.

I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with delicious food, lasting memories and, of course, football.

If you want to speak with me about any issue, please reach out to my office, and we will schedule a visit in Frankfort or in the district. You can also leave me messages by calling 800-372-7181 or email me at

Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester) represents the 28th State Senate District including Clark and Montgomery Counties and the eastern portion of Fayette County.