Rogers becomes Kentucky’s longest-serving congressman

Senate President Robert Stivers, right, and House Speaker David Osborne, left, present U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers with citations honoring his service to the country. Rogers became Kentucky's longest-serving congressman on Thursday. Senate President Robert Stivers, right, and House Speaker David Osborne, left, present U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers with citations honoring his service to the country. Rogers became Kentucky's longest-serving congressman on Thursday.
Senate President Robert Stivers, right, and House Speaker David Osborne, left, present U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers with citations honoring his service to the country. Rogers became Kentucky's longest-serving congressman on Thursday.
Senate President Robert Stivers, right, and House Speaker David Osborne, left, present U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers with citations honoring his service to the country. Rogers became Kentucky’s longest-serving congressman on Thursday. (photo courtesy LEX18)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Congressman Hal Rogers is now Kentucky’s longest serving Congressman.

On Thursday, Rogers reached 14,852 days in office, surpassing late Congressman Bill Natcher by one day.

A celebration was held in the state Capitol on Thursday to mark the occasion, with Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker David Osborne paying tribute to Rogers.

Rogers was first elected in 1980 and is now in his 21st term in office. And he apparently plans to add to his lead. He has already announced that he plans to run for a 22nd term next year.