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Wife Of Former Gov. Julian Carroll Dies

Charlann Harting Carroll, the wife of former Kentucky Gov. and current state Sen. Julian Carroll, has died.

Mrs. Carroll passed away at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was 81.

Dave Cobb, an executive assistant to Julian Carroll, says Mrs. Carroll died early Wednesday. He says Mrs. Carroll became ill Monday and was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center and later transferred to UK, where she had been undergoing tests to determine her illness.

The Carrolls were married for more than 60 years and had four children.

Mrs. Carroll was born in McCracken County in western Kentucky. Cobb says the Carrolls went to school together from the second grade through high school. The Carrolls have lived on their family farm in Franklin County since 1984.

Cobb says funeral arrangements are pending.