The following is a press release from the Governor's office.
Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from Wednesday, Aug. 15 until sundown on Friday Aug. 17, in honor of his chief of staff, Mike Haydon, who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday.
“Mike Haydon was not only an invaluable person in my administration, he was a man who devoted decades of his life to public service in Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “This flag tribute honors Mike for the many years he dedicated to working in state and local governments, and is a symbol of our appreciation for his service to the people of this state.”
Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.
Flag status information is available at www.governor.ky.gov/flagstatus.htm.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda, with a memorial service beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Another visitation will be held at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home at 221 East Main Street in Springfield from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Dominic Church in Springfield, but because of the small size of the church, friends are encouraged to pay respects at the visitations if possible.