Mayor Scottie Ernst Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Scottie Ernst Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Scottie Ernst.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
People in Stanford are in shock and deeply saddened over the sudden death of Mayor Scottie Ernst. He was asphyxiated this morning in a mowing accident while cutting grass on city property, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
People in Stanford are in shock and deeply saddened over the sudden death of Mayor Scottie Ernst. He was asphyxiated this morning in a mowing accident while cutting grass on city property, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. https://t.co/66ZYDc2C6r
— ABC 36 News (@ABC36News) July 15, 2020
Stanford Mayor Scottie Ernst has died as the result of a mowing accident. We have lost not only a great leader; but also a good friend. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Stanford Mayor Scottie Ernst died today in a mowing accident.
The City’s newly issued Executive Order, detailing succession, makes Fire Chief Scott Maples the acting Mayor for the next thirty days, until a Mayor can be appointed who will then serve until an election to fill Scottie’s term.
Scottie won the 2018 three-way Mayoral race over Tim Lair and Eddie Carter. He had served several terms as a council member before that. He was a well-known and well-liked public servant.
Sadly, this is the second time since 2014 that Stanford is replacing a deceased Mayor. T.J. Hill won the Mayor’s race on November 4, 2014, and died unexpectedly 16 days later on November 20th, before even taking office.
We will have more details but like everyone else, this tragic news has shook us. Scottie was on the air this morning with Tim, and as always, was positive and encouraging about our community.
Scottie was a dear personal friend to us at the radio station, and he was an asset to our town and county. This will leave a void for us all
We are saddened to share that Stanford’s Mayor Scottie Ernst passed this afternoon in a mowing accident at Logan’s Fort. He had been working hard to make improvements at the fort and all over the city. He had so much more that he wanted to do and will be deeply missed.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.