Regina Bunch prepares to carry on her injured husband's work in Frankfort

12/19/2011 08:51 PM

Tuesday’s special election ballot for the 82nd state House district in the Corbin area will have just one candidate’s name on it.

But while Regina Bunch’s election is all but a foregone conclusion, her path to the General Assembly has been anything but easy.

It was supposed to be another Bunch heading to Frankfort for the General Assembly in January. It would have been Dewayne Bunch’s second session. But on April 12, Bunch was back at his regular job teaching math and science at Whitley County High School when he stepped in to break up a fight.

Bunch got hit, fell backwards and hit his head on the concrete floor of the cafeteria. He sustained serious brain injuries, and after a series of medical setbacks, Regina Bunch resigned the seat on behalf of her husband in October.

That created an open seat — one that Regina Bunch will fill after Tuesday’s election.

- Reporting and video by Don Weber

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at


Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest political intelligence delivered to your inbox.