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Flags to Be Lowered to Half-Staff Wednesday in Observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

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In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump, both American and state flags at public office buildings will be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

"Law enforcement officers protect and serve the lives in their communities; they are often the heroes among us," said Gov. Matt Bevin. "There is no greater sacrifice than that of a person willing to lay down their life for another, and we are deeply grateful for those who have served and sacrificed so much on our behalf."

All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute of lowering the flag in honor of local, state, and federal peace officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.

(provided by Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor's Office)

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."