Clay Wade Bailey
Clay Wade Bailey (September 22, 1905 - February 19, 1974) gained his fame as a political reporter for the Kentucky Post. It's said he made hundred of calls daily from his Frankfort office before making the rounds of government offices, befriending everyone from janitors to the Governor's office. His knowledge of Kentucky history, and prior political episodes in Frankfort was encyclopedic, and he was sought out for his advice and knowledge.
Hearing they were naming a bridge after him, he said, “I just hope with a name like that, it won't fall into the Ohio River.”