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Larry Hicks

July 24, 1956 ~ September 16, 2018 (age 62)

Larry Hicks, 62, of Bardstown passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at his residence. He was CEO and President of Salt River Electric, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; he received a Graduate degree in Accounting from the University of Louisville, and graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Louisville.

Larry Hicks was the President and CEO of Salt River Electric, 2003 Bardstown Chambers of Commerce Man of the Year, Founder of Nelson County Community Clinic and NELCO Bardstown, Professor at Elizabeth Community College and St. Catherine Community College, and a member of several boards including Flaget Foundation, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Bardstown Industrial Development, Town and Country Bank, St. Catherine College, Nelson County Economic Development Association, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Rural Cooperative Credit, Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperative, Bethlehem High School, and Springfield Washington County Economic Development Authority.  While serving on these boards, Larry was instrumental in the development and building of Flaget Hospital in Nelson County and other industrial parks in Washington County.  Larry also served on the committee responsible for the purchase and development of a hydro facility serving the residents of Eastern Kentucky.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Betty Sue Hicks; and two sisters, Sue Ann Harmon, Dottie Mahaffey.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Hicks of Bardstown; two sons, Jim (Hannah) Hicks, David (Jessie) Hicks both of Bardstown; daughter, Mary Beth Hicks of New York; two grandchildren, Gracie Hicks, Carson Hicks both of Bardstown; six brothers and sisters, Janet Hicks of Bardstown, Len Hicks of Louisville, Mary Helen Bidwell of Louisville, Dan (Julie) Hicks of Bardstown, Michael (Tammy) Hicks of Bardstown, Jane Hicks of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Bishop Bill Medley will officiate. Visitation will be 2 - 8 pm Tuesday September 18 and 9 – 10:15 am Wednesday September 19 at Barlow Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Research House.

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