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Kentuckiana delegates react to Hillary's history-making acceptance speech

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Hillary Clinton mad history Thursday night when she became the first woman to accept the nomination to become President of the United States. Hillary Clinton mad history Thursday night when she became the first woman to accept the nomination to become President of the United States.
Nathan Smith thought Hillary's speech was "awesome." Nathan Smith thought Hillary's speech was "awesome."
Senator Gerald Neal says Hillary's speech looked to the future as opposed to the past. Senator Gerald Neal says Hillary's speech looked to the future as opposed to the past.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says it's time for us "to come together as a country." Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says it's time for us "to come together as a country."

PHILADELPHIA (WDRB) -- Nearly 170 Kentucky and Indiana delegates were in the crowd for Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech Thursday night, and WDRB's Valerie Chinn was the only local reporter on hand to get their reaction.

Fireworks and thousands of red, white and blue balloons dropped from the Wells Fargo Center after Hillary's acceptance speech Thursday night, marking the end of the Democratic National Convention.

We spoke with delegates from Indiana and Kentucky for their reaction. 

"It was an awesome speech," said Nathan Smith. "This has been a great night for America. But it's especially great for the women of America. I have two daughters and my wife -- this has been something special for them that they have waited their whole life for." 43610

Senator Gerald Neal (D-Ky., District 33) says Hillary's speech was on point and avoided scare tactics. 

"She is demonstrating strength, she is looking to the future as opposed to the past," Neal said. "She is not appealing fear, but she is appealing to hope.... It just shows us that we're one country and this reflects that."

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says we must come together as a country. 

"I think people are going to look at this all over the country and say this is an inflection point for us now to come together, be a strong country, be a creative country, but we have got to move forward together," Fischer said. "This convention represents all the faces of our country. You can feel it coming together."

The night was full of speakers and star power. Katy Perry performed in front the packed crowd.

There were protesters holding signs and several outbursts against Hillary Clinton, but they were drowned out by supporters.

Kentucky delegate Jennifer Moore says "our delegation has unified throughout this week, seeing that transformation has been remarkable and we're now on board to make sure we elect the first woman president and defeat Donald Trump come this fall. 

The Indiana and Kentucky delegations say there is a lot of work ahead still but they are anxious to get back home and share the info they learned.

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