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Evenings Upstairs – Governor Ned Breathitt: Class Act

Portrait of Governor Ned Breathitt

Led by Justice Bill Cunningham.

In the 20th Century, Kentucky had many great Governors. Perhaps none however possessed the courage and the class of West Kentuckian Ned Breathitt of Hopkinsville.

Justice Bill Cunningham spent hours with Governor Breathitt in several interviews and relates an inspiring portrait of the man who, for a while at least, gave politics a good name.

About Bill Cunningham

Before serving  on Kentucky’s Supreme Court from 2006 – February 2019, Cunningham served as a circuit court judge for 15 years. He was the Eddyville city attorney from 1974 to 1991 and public defender for the Kentucky State Penitentiary from 1974 to 1976. He served as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 56th Judicial District from 1976 to 1988. During his tenure in that position, he was voted the Outstanding Commonwealth Attorney of Kentucky by his peers.

Cunningham is the author of the acclaimed best seller, On Bended Knees. He has written six books on regional history, all of which chronicle the struggles for justice in western Kentucky since the Civil War.


September 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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2nd Floor Meeting Room