Kentucky state Senator Tom Buford dies

Tom Buford
FRANKFORT, March 5 -- Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, presents Senate Bill 125, a bill regarding athletic trainers.

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentucky state Sen. Tom Buford has died, the Kentucky Senate Majority Office said Tuesday. He was 72 years old. Buford, of Nicholasville, represented the 22nd district for over 30 years. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle mourned Buford’s passing, expressing condolences for his family members. In a statement, Senate President Pro Tempore David Givens said Buford’s “wit, intellect, and zest for life will be missed by all who knew him.” The Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus remembered Buford as a “true public servant who was full of life, laughter, and had a contagious laughter that could light up any room.”