Wendell Ford Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

Published 07/18 2014 06:20PM

Updated 07/18 2014 06:22PM

We're learning a former U.S. Senator and former Kentucky governor is diagnosed with lung cancer.

Wendell Ford released a statement today saying he has started chemotherapy treatments in his hometown of Owensboro.

Ford, who turns 90 in September, was a powerful figure in Kentucky politics for many years.

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