Gov. Bevin: Put flags at half-staff to honor former Sen. Bunning

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Bevin has directed that flags across Kentucky be flown at half-staff starting at 2 p.m. Friday until sunset on Saturday.

Officials say this will be a way to honor the memory of former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning.

Governor Bevin released the following statement:

“Kentucky lost a true gem. Jim Bunning, baseball Hall of Famer turned public servant, was a champion of conservatism and the embodiment of Kentuckys tenacious spirit. Bunnings unique sense of humor and outlook on life often drew attention, but he was never one to back down. He understood that difficult times require difficult decisions, a philosophy that guided him well as he served our state and country. His absence will be felt in the years to come, but we are thankful for what he left behind: an incredible legacy of hard work, determination, and selflessness.”

Visitation for former Senator Bunning will be held from 2-8 p.m., Friday at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Ft. Thomas.

A mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturdayat the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.

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