Beshear orders flag to half-staff in honor of flood victims

Andy Beshear
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FRANKFOR, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear ordered Monday that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of Kentuckians lost to or impacted by the historic eastern Kentucky floods that began July 26.

Flags at state office buildings should be lowered to half-staff beginning at sunrise Tuesday, Aug. 2, and remain at half-staff until sundown Monday, Aug. 8. According to a release by Beshear’s office, the governor is encouraging people, businesses and organizations throughout Kentucky to participate.

The governor also asked Kentuckians to light their homes and businesses in green, the color of compassion, to honor flood victims, according to the release.

“Let’s pull out those green lights again and let the people of eastern Kentucky know we love them,” said Beshear.