A memorial service for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s chief of staff Mike Haydon will be held tomorrow afternoon in the state Capitol Rotunda. Haydon died Sunday at his Springfield home. The governor says it’s appropriate to hold the service in the rotunda. The governor calls the Capitol Haydon’s home away from home. Haydon’s funeral will be Friday morning at St. Dominic Church in Springfield.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s chief of staff has died. Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says Mike Haydon passed away Sunday. The cause of death was uncertain. Haydon became Beshear's chief of staff in 2010 after Adam Edelen resigned from the position. Before that, Haydon, who was also once the mayor of Springfield, served as Beshear's legislative director. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover tells the Lexington Herald-Leader Haydon was a "very good friend" and says he will be missed.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ordered flags at all state office building to half staff on Friday in honor of last week’s Colorado shooting victims. A presidential order last week placed all federal building flags at half staff.