10:51am

Thu October 27, 2011
Education

Wounded State Lawmaker Resigns

Whitley County state lawmaker Dwayne Bunch resigned his seat in the state legislature.  The high school teacher suffered a serious head injury last spring while attempting to break up a fight between students.  Dwayne Bunch's wife Regina released a statement Wednesday.  It said, "After much soul searching and prayer, we, as a family, decided it is in the best interest of his constituency if he resigned as state representative. 

 The statement concluded saying Bunch continues to recover and hopes to return to Kentucky soon.  Governor Steve Beshear will set a special election date which will determine who will finish Bunch's unexpired term.