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Memorial service for Phyllis George, former Kentucky First Lady, to be livestreamed on KET Monday

KET will livestream the memorial service for Phyllis George, the former Kentucky First Lady, Miss America and pioneering female sportscaster, on Monday (May 25) at 3/2 p.m. at KET.org. George, who died May 14 of complications from a rare blood disorder, became one of the first women to have a prominent role in televised sports when she was hired by CBS Sports in the 1970s. In 1979, George married John...

Phyllis George, former Miss America and First Lady of Kentucky, dies of rare blood disease at age 70

Staff report Phyllis George, Miss America of 1971, a broadcast television pioneer and former First Lady of Kentucky, died Thursday at the University of Kentucky medical center of a rare blood disorder. She was 70. George, who lived in Lexington, was married to former Gov. John Y. Brown who served as governor from 1979-1983. They divorced in 1998. She is survived by her two children, Lincoln Tyler George...

From ‘baby in the Governor’s Mansion’ to mom-to-be, Pamela Brown stories are among KYF’s most popular

Pamela Brown — now Pamela Brown Wright — was born when her parents, John Y. Brown and Phyllis George Brown, occupied Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion in 1983. She is all grown up these days, having distinguished herself as a journalist as an on-screen, hard-working correspondent for CNN. And this summer she married Adam Wright in a back-home wedding at her old homeplace, Cave...