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Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas

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In accordance with the proclamation by United States President Donald Trump, and with respect for those who lost their lives in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Governor Matt Bevin has directed both American and state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Nov. 9 to honor the victims and their families.

“I am heartbroken for the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas," said Gov. Bevin.

"America is losing its moral compass and we are seeing the tragic result. We mourn, with the rest of the nation, lives lost in this horrific tragedy. Our prayers are lifted for the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones, and for healing for this community,” added Gov. Bevin.

Gov. Bevin encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag to honor the victims and families of the Sutherland Springs shooting.

(provided by Office of the Governor for Kentucky)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."