Lacey Putney's five decade political partnership - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Lacey Putney's five decade political partnership

Posted: Updated:
BEDFORD -

The 2013 Virginia General Assembly was the end of an era, but not because of any new bill or amendment.

Next year will be the first time since the 1960's Lacey Putney will not be in Richmond representing Central and Southwest Virginia.

The Bedford delegate announced his retirement from politics this spring.

We sat down with Putney to talk about his career including some of the relationships he's developed in five plus decades.

One of those is with his assistant Betty Lou Layne, who worked for attorney Lacey Putney before he became Delegate Putney.

"I cannot imagine a secretary for 54 years but she's been working for me since 1959," Putney said.

"It's been quite an adventure for both of us I think," Layne said, reflecting on her time working with Virginia's longest serving legislator. "We always say that we don't know if he's put up with me all of these years or if I've put up with him all of these years."

Coming up later today on www.wsls.com we'll have more from our interview with Delegate Putney including why he decided to step away from politics after 52 years.

  • Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:26:58 GMT
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

  • Wytheville man charged with murder of sisters

    Wytheville man charged with murder of sisters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:55:00 GMT
    (source: Wytheville Sheriff's Office)(source: Wytheville Sheriff's Office)
    A suspect has been charged with two counts of felony homicide for the deaths of two women in Wytheville.
    A suspect has been charged with two counts of felony homicide for the deaths of two women in Wytheville.
  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:34:04 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.