LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) — Kentucky’s former House Majority Leader John “Bam” Carney has died, at 51, after battling an illness since late 2019.
According to a family statement posted by Mark Carney on Facebook, John Carney “passed peacefully” Saturday at the University of Kentucky medical center.
Carney was a Republican from Taylor County and had served in the Kentucky House of Representatives since 2009. In late 2019, Carney began receiving treatment for a severe case of pancreatitis and infection. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas.