Wendell Ford
'He was Kentucky to us'

By Keith Lawrence
The Messenger-Inquirer/Kentucky Press News Service

They came from the seats of power in Frankfort and Washington and from homes across Kentucky to pay their final respects Tuesday to Wendell Hampton Ford, former governor and U.S. senator, who had touched their lives in different ways.

They filled the 800-seat sanctuary of historic First Baptist Church, a sanctuary built in 1924, the year Ford was born.