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

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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