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Sara Beth Gregory to speak at SCC Constitution Day

Sara Beth Gregory, unopposed candidate for State Representative in the 52nd House District, will be the guest speaker at the Somerset Community College Constitution Day Celebration on Friday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m. The event will be held in the Citizens National Bank Community Room of the Harold Rogers Student Commons on the SCC Somerset Campus North.

The public is invited to attend and there is no charge for admission. This is the sixth year that SCC has celebrated Constitution Day.

What is Constitution Day? In 2004, Congress passed a law establishing September 17 as Constitution or Citizenship Day. The signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, by our Founding Fathers is one of the most important and influential events in American history, establishing the many rights and freedoms We the People enjoy today.

Gregory will begin in January 2011 representing 52nd House District in the Kentucky Legislature which includes Wayne County, McCreary County and part of Pulaski County.

Gregory graduated from Monticello High School in May 2000. She attended the University of Kentucky as a National Merit Scholar and graduated summa cum laude in December 2003 with a B.A. in political science.

In the spring of 2004, Gregory worked as a legislative assistant for the House Republican Caucus in Frankfort. Thereafter, she enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Kentucky Law Journal. In May 2007, Gregory graduated summa cum laude from the College of Law and was elected into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.

After taking the bar exam, Gregory served a one-year term as a law clerk for Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in October 2007. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Gregory currently works as an associate with the law firm Carroll amp; Turner, P.S.C. in Monticello, Kentucky. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello and is actively involved in the community as a member of The Center for Rural Development Full Board, Wayne County Fair amp; Horse Show Board of Directors, Wayne Republican Women, and Kiwanis Club. She has also volunteered as a coach for the Monticello Middle and High School mock trial teams.