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London’s Living Treasure Tom Handy By Nita Johnson In 1995, Tom Handy, right, was the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of Kentucky with Guber- natorial nominee Larry Forgy. It was the infl u- ence of his parents' friends that con- vinced Tom Handy to pursue a career in law. That infl uence has led to the many convictions during his years as Com- monwealth's At- torney for the 27th Judicial Circuit, in which time only one guilty verdict was reversed. "I never had a guilty verdict re- versed in a capital (murder) case," Handy said of his 26-year career in London’s Living Treasures Banquet 2019 that role. That career be- gan in 1969 after he graduated college with a degree in law and became admin- istrative and legis- lative assistant for Congressman Tim Lee Carter in 1969. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 7