Injured Ky lawmaker resigns state House seat

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Posted: Oct 26, 2011 5:15 PM
Injured Ky lawmaker resigns state House seat

A southeastern Kentucky lawmaker who was severely injured earlier this year is resigning his state House seat.

Republican Rep. Dewayne Bunch is a public school teacher. He suffered a head injury while breaking up a fight at a high school in April.

House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover said in a statement Wednesday that the 49-year-old freshman lawmaker's family had decided that it was best for Bunch and his constituents to resign.

Bunch of Williamsburg was hospitalized for a month and then transferred to a center in Atlanta for long-term care. Two teenage boys face charges in the fight.

Regina Bunch says her husband is continuing to recover and hopes to be back in Kentucky soon.