Kathy Doench, of Cadiz, is in the process of designing a bill to be presented to the Kentucky Legislature during this General Assembly. The goal of the bill however is still unclear, as the details cannot be unveiled until the bill is officially presented.
The wife of Daniel Doench, a volunteer firefighter with the Linton Volunteer Fire Department who was injured and now is permanently disabled, has authored a bill that intends to provide some sort of support from the state government, something Doench says, is a much-needed thing.
"There’s just nothing we say ‘thank you’ with," Doench said.
Kathy Doench said she has been through financial straits while paying her husband’s medical bills with his retirement and not being able to work for the care she must give. She took it upon herself to gain support and make her voice heard among politicians.
And after a little dedication, her efforts paid off as Senator Joey Pendleton (D-Hopkinsville), co-authored the bill she is due to present to the General Assembly.
Doench and Pendleton prepared a statement together that Doench presented to the volunteer firefighters in Trigg County Tuesday evening at the Cadiz Fire Department. Pendleton worked along side the commonwealth’s Fire Fighter’s Association in designing the bill and will use their services in lobbying the literature.
Doench and her supporters still have a large hill to climb as the General Assembly will not reconvene until the beginning of February. They will have 30 days to then accomplish the numerous tasks on the agenda.