Driving in to Boone National Guard Center today you will notice the flags in front of the Emergency Operations Center have been lowered to half staff. Gov. Beshear has ordered the flags lowered to half staff in honor of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) who passed away Wednesday morning after succumbing to terminal brain cancer.
“Our hearts go out to the Kennedy family today as we mourn the passing of legendary Senator Ted Kennedy,” Gov. Beshear said. “Sen. Kennedy will long be remembered for his role as a strong, vocal advocate for the improvement of healthcare, education and beyond. The passion, dedication and perseverance that truly made him the “Lion of the Senate” will be sorely missed.” (Governor's website)