Kentucky Representative Bam Carney dies at age 51

Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – Kentucky Representative and former House Majority Leader Bam Carney has died. He was 51.

Carney returned home last month after being hospitalized for more than a year with a severe case of pancreatitis.

Carney, a Republican, began representing the 51st district, which includes Taylor and Adair County, in 2009.

His background was in education, and he served as Vice Chair of the House Education Committee.

Scroll down for reaction and condolences from state lawmakers and leaders on both sides of the aisle.

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