Sunday, August 27, 2006

Plane crashes in Kentucky

This statement from State Treasurer Jonathan Miller was posted over at Bluegrass Report on the tragic plane crash in the Lexington area.
Today's tragedy will leave no Lexingtonian, indeed no Kentuckian, untouched.

While we mourn for all of the victims and their families, Lisa and I suffer particularly by the loss of a good friend, Priscilla Johnson. Priscilla spent her life in service to others, and she was a passionate advocate for our country to fulfill its promise that all men and women are created equal. But like most of her friends, what we will miss most about Priscilla is her vibrance, her warmth, and her genuine love for all of her neighbors. May God bless her soul, and the souls of all of her fellow passengers.
This just in:
I just spoke with my friend, Priscilla Johnson. She is alive and well: another woman with her same name perished in the flight. While I still deeply mourn for all of the victims and their families, I wanted to be sure that the friends of the Priscilla Johnson who has served with honor on the Human Rights Commission, know that she is doing fine.

Please join me in my thoughts and prayers for the late Priscilla Johnson and her family.
My condolences to all the families and friends of the victims.Here's a writeup from the C-J. One of the victims included a a just-married former UK pitcher who played in the Chicago White Sox organization.
Hooker and Parsley both were graduates of North Laurel High School. He attended the University of Kentucky, where he pitched for the baseball team before competing professionally with the Chicago White Sox organization. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, according to the Sentinel-Echo announcement, and was employed as a counselor for Cumberland River Comprehensive Care.
The complete list can be found here

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