September 2, 2014

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Former Falmouth Mayor Flaugher laid to rest

Black ribbons were placed on all city buildings last week honoring former Falmouth Mayor Gene Flaugher. Photo by Jackie Vaughn.

By Debbie Dennie, Editor

Former Falmouth Mayor Elbert "Gene" Flaugher, 82, of Falmouth passed away on January 21, 2013. Black bows were placed on all city buildings this past week in his honor.

Flaugher served as mayor from 1999 through 2005. When he came in there was still much destruction caused by the flood. He had his work cut out for him. "I laugh sometimes when I think of Gene as mayor," said Terry England. "I say he was kind of a cosmetic mayor. In that he was very meticulous about every thing in the city looking pretty and nice. He was responsible for the city welcome sign on KY 22 East coming into the city. He had the city workers to keep flowers at both welcome signs to the city. He just wanted everything kept clean.