Retiring state Rep. Leslie Combs had a parting gift for her colleagues in the Kentucky House — a card that included a bullet and a Kentucky-shaped pin.
The bullet was a reference to an incident two years ago that drew widespread attention when Combs accidentally fired a gun in her Capitol Annex office. No one was hurt. The Pikeville Democrat said Friday the gift was a good-natured gesture to put the incident behind her.
Before her gift was handed out, Combs says she checked with the legislature's state police security unit and Legislative Research Commission officials to make sure it was OK.
Combs capped her legislative career this year by winning passage of legislation authorizing the use of public-private partnerships for big-ticket transportation work and other projects.