The steps, setbacks and hope for former Rep. Dewayne Bunch

12/26/2011 05:06 PM

Regina Bunch still isn’t sure how an errant swing by a high school student felled her husband, a solidly-built former Kentucky National Guardsman who served in Iraq.

It was rainy on April 12. Perhaps the floor was slick.

Dewayne Bunch had just finished his first General Assembly session as a Republican state representative. He was back to his day job teaching math and science at Whitley County High School when he rushed to break up a fight between two boys in the cafeteria.

He was knocked back by one of the boys’ punches and hit his head on the concrete floor. The next eight months would be a storm of medical strides and setbacks then baby steps for the Bunches.

As Regina Bunch prepares to take her husband’s place in Frankfort after winning a special election last week, she spoke about her husband’s ordeal at length for the first time on camera:

- Video and interview 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


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