State Rep. Matt Koch looks at the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument outside the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. Matt, a Marine veteran, always starts school tours of the Capitol at the monument.
Pelt, a horse born and raised at Shawhan Place, Matt's farm, is shown to potential buyers at Fasig-Tipton as part of the 2023 Kentucky October Yearlings Sale. The horse sold for $2,000.
Matt laughs as Maj. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton makes a joke about Marines during a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection at the Kentucky State Capitol Annex.
Cory Meadows (left) and Dr. Michael Kuduk (right) speak to Matt during a "Lunch and Learn" sponsored by the Kentucky Medical Association. The session encouraged lawmakers to support reform for prior authorization, which requires doctors to wait for approval from insurance companies to perform certain medical procedures.
On his farm, Matt clears water out of a hole he dug to fix an underground water line that had sprung a leak.
Matt (second from right) takes part in a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the Bourbon County Community and Recreation Complex.
Matt clears an abscess from the hoof of a horse named Day is Done.
As part of his daily routine, Matt walks a young horse to a pasture.
After bringing young horses back into their barn at dawn, Matt closes the pasture gate.