This year would have been Keith Whitley’s 66th birthday. Sadly, he died in 1989 from alcohol intoxication after a short life that began on July 1st, 1955,

Ferguson, editor of The Elliott County News and husband Elmer Whitley were from Ashland, Kentucky,

Lane Palmer, Whitley’s brother-in-law, visited him on May 9, 1989, less than two months before Whitley’s 35th birthday.

Keith Whitley Cause of Death