Friday, December 30, 2016

R.I.P.: Paducah KY Radio Broadcaster Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor
Well known  broadcaster William Ed Taylor died Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle near his home.

McCracken County Sheriff Deputies reports Taylor was struck Thursday evening while attempting to cross the street.

The vehicle struck Taylor in the right lane of Reidland Road. Several people reportedly stopped to render aid and perform CPR on Taylor, but he died at the scene.

Taylor had a long career in local broadcasting, and was an employee of Bristol Broadcasting Company. He was perhaps best known as the longtime voice of Paducah Tilghman sports.

Bristol Broadcasting Company General Manager Jamie Futrell released the following statement regarding Taylor's death:
"The entire Bristol Broadcasting family is grief stricken over the loss of Ed Taylor. Ed was a voice of radio for nearly 60 years. More than half of those years were spent as the voice of Paducah Tilghman high school sports. He was loved by many. It will not be the same without his legendary voice."

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