Governor Honors Local Airman

July 24, 2014

A Corbin resident’s service has been recognized by Kentucky’s highest official. Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, Thursday, July 24, 2014 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., and  his funeral services are today,  at Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church in Knox County.