FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ed Worley of
Richmond says he won't seek re-election this year, opting instead
to retire from the legislature after some 12 years.
Worley made the announcement on Wednesday, citing the stress of
serving in the Senate while running a small business. He serves
Madison, Lincoln and Rockcastle counties.
The former Richmond city manager was elected to the state Senate
in 1998, and was elected floor leader in 2003.
Worley said at 53 he simply can't work the long hours required
of a legislator and a construction contractor.