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Former Parks director Kendall Grant dies at 44

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By The Staff

    PLEASANT GROVE - Kendall Scott Grant, long-time director of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department, died on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

    The Bullitt County native had been fighting a lengthy battle with cancer and two months ago resigned as parks director, a position he held since 1996.

    Grant earned his bachelor's degree with a special concentration in sports administration. He also enjoyed coaching youth sports teams.

    In his letter of resignation, Grant said that Oct. 16, 1996, was a very proud day as it was his first on the job as the parks director. He followed his grandfather, Tommy, in serving the county citizens. His grandfather was the longtime director of the road department.

    "I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 13-plus years. I had the opportunity to meet and work with numerous colleagues, coaches, patrons, etc., that have turned into lifelong friends," Grant wrote.

    He is survived by his daughter, Kendra Grant; his best friend, Jodi Grant; his mother, Linda (Robert) McGehee;  his father, Kenny (Martha) Grant; grandmother, Ray Grant; two stepsisters, Jennifer Robertson and Tina Sexton; his beloved dog, Dipstick.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

    Visitation was at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home in Mount Washington from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Expressions of sympathy may go to Hosparus or the American Cancer Society.