WASHINGTON-Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Wendell Ford:

“As a Governor and U.S. Senator, Wendell Ford always upheld the highest ideals of public service.  His love of the Commonwealth was evident in his life’s work and he leaves a proud legacy of service to its people.

“Today, Carol and I honor the many years of service of Wendell Ford to the people of Kentucky, and we extend our sincere condolences to the Ford family.”