Today the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) board of directors unanimously passed a resolution to honor the late Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning.
“We continue to grieve with the Bunning family who is mourning the loss of a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather,” said KIA Board Chairman and DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “We also grieve as Kentuckians who lost a native son that devoted so much of his life to leadership and public service. We want to both honor and celebrate his memory and the indelible mark he made on Kentucky.”
After a remarkable career as a Hall of Fame pitcher and strikeout leader, Bunning devoted much of his life to public service as, city council member, Kentucky State Senator, U.S. Congressman, and U.S. Senator. The resolution passed read, in part, “[Jim Bunning] will always be remembered for his lasting contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and his service to the people throughout Kentucky.”
“We’re honored to pass a resolution on behalf of Jim Bunning who served the Commonwealth of Kentucky with distinction for over 30 years,” said KIA Director Donna McNeil. “He will forever be remembered as a man who fearlessly faced down Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra at Yankee Stadium, and a stalwart Kentucky lawmaker who was firm to the end in his commitment to principle, even in the face of opposition.”
The KIA is responsible for funding in Kentucky communities that do not have basic water, sewer, or solid waste facilities along with other costly infrastructure needs. Founded in 1988, KIA provides the mechanism for construction of local public works that provide a necessary function to public water, health, and safety.
For more information about the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, please follow the link: http://kia.ky.gov/