Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today in honor of a Kentucky airman who recently died as a result of non-combat related injuries.
Staff Sgt. Dirk Shelton, 29, of Corbin, died July 16 in Washington D.C., from injuries sustained from a training mission in Fairfax, Va. He was assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Funeral services for Staff Sgt. Shelton will be held today in Corbin. Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.