Seems like it was yesterday that Francene Cucinello was boasting of a prominent Democrat asking her to consider a bid for elected office. Seems like it was yesterday that we were having coffee while gossiping about Jack Conway’s bear arms. Seems like it was yesterday she was working with us to uncover the Robert Felner scandal. Seems like it was yesterday she was changing Louisville and Kentucky for the better with her glaring voice of reason and intoxicating personality.
January 15 marks the anniversary of her untimely death. Can’t believe it’s been a year since her passing. A year since her earth-shattering memorial service. A year since the State House and Senate adjourned in her honor.
Francene’s one of the few people in this community who worked hard to keep elected officials honest, the press legitimate and life good for those who needed her.
Hope you’ll help me honor her by remembering that being oneself is important. In politics. In media. In everyday life.
I miss her.