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Sturgill Simpson Named Colonel In Home State

Sturgill Simpson, center, listened while Sen. Morgan McGarvey left, spoke Tuesday on the floor of the state Senate in Frankfort. Christian Tyler Randolph

Kentucky Colonel

The governor of Kentucky is honoring Sturgill Simpson with the highest title of honor someone can receive.  The singer-songwriter from Jackson was named a Kentucky Colonel this week.  He was honored by both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate.  Representative James Kay called Simpson "a proud Kentuckian" and "a man of the people."

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