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Governor orders flags to half-staff Thurs for Carney and Buford

By Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday, July 22, in honor of two state legislators who passed away this month:
  • Rep. John "Bam" Carney of Campbellsville passed away July 17 at age 51. He represented Adair and Taylor counties. Rep. Carney will be interred Thursday in Campbellsville.

  • Sen. Tom Buford of Nicholasville passed away July 6 at age 72. He represented Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer and Washington counties, along with part of Fayette.


The U.S. Flag Code provides that a governor may lower the U.S. flag in the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of that state. All individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute.

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