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Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of World War II Casualty
Flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, July 29, in honor of a Kentucky Marine killed during World War II and whose remains were recently identified.
Bluegrass State Games Turn 30!
Governor Steve Beshear recognizes event's impact on Commonwealth. Video Video
Governor, Mayor Defend Rupp Renovations on Radio
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Governor Steve Beshear talked about plans for the Rupp Renovation Project on the radio Friday morning but there still aren’t a lot of answers. Video Video
Grieving Mother Wants Special Session To Fight Heroin Epidemic
22 people died in Fayette County in 2012 from heroin overdoses. This year, already 13 people have died with 11 more cases pending. Video Video
Governor & First Lady Celebrate Ford Mustang's 50th Birthday
Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear were just two of the numerous guests that showed up at Paul Miller Ford Thursday to celebrate 50 years of Ford's iconic Mustang. Video Video
Beshear Says Kentucky Deserves Rupp Arena Money
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear made another public push for Rupp Arena before getting on a plane to Dallas to watch Kentucky play for the national championship.
Beshear Announces Automotive Industry Trade Group
Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday he wants Kentucky to be as synonymous with the auto industry as Detroit.
Snow Days Bill Heads to Governor's Desk
A bill relaxing Kentucky's school attendance laws is awaiting Gov. Steve Beshear's signature.
Governor, Lexington Mayor Hope for a Colorful Weekend
With UK's men and women headed to the Sweet 16 and a brewing storm between the Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals coming up, Governor Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray encourage everyone to show off their "colorful" spirit this weekend.
House Speaker Supports Local Option Sales Tax
A proposal to let local governments charge a 1 percent sales tax is still alive in the Kentucky legislature after Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear convinced House Speaker Greg Stumbo to support it.
Ky Man Charged with Threatening Governor, Family
A Kentucky man has been charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first lady and their family in a series of Facebook postings.
Governor Hires Private Firm in Gay Marriage Case
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has hired a private law firm from Ashland to represent him in appealing a judge's decision allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages.
Conway And Beshear Discuss Opposing Same Sex Marriage Decisions
Conway and Beshear speak about their divergent views. Video Video
Governor Plans to Make Kentucky Healthier
Gov. Steve Beshear has rolled out a wide-ranging plan aimed at improving Kentucky's overall health.
Education Rally Held In Lexington
Parents, students, and teachers pushed for higher education Thursday night in Lexington. They held a rally at E.J. Hayes Middle School. Video Video
UK Weighing its Options After Governor's Budget Proposal
In a memo sent to college faculty, staff and students, the University of Kentucky's administration said they will need to develop a new strategic plan under Governor Steve Beshear's two-year budget proposal for the state.
Beshear Offers Tax Overhaul Plan
Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed sweeping changes to Kentucky's tax code that include lowering tax rates for individuals and businesses and expanding the sales tax to more services.
Beshear to Roll Out Tax Reform Plan Tuesday
Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky lawmakers will be well-acquainted with most of the proposals featured in his plan to overhaul the state's tax system.
Ky. Governor and Attorney General Address Propane Delivery Concerns
Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway have both said they are working to make sure propane is supplied to residential and commercial customers during the bitterly cold weather.
Gov. Beshear Gets Presidential Invite to State of the Union Address
Kentucky's performance with health care sign-ups through its state-run website has earned Gov. Steve Beshear a White House invitation to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.
Lawmakers Push To Make Kentucky Smoke-Free
It was 50 years ago this month that the first U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking and health was issued. To mark the occasion, two lawmakers are pushing to make the Commonwealth smoke-free. Video Video
Budget Tops Issues Awaiting Kentucky Lawmakers
Kentucky lawmakers have begun a legislative session to be dominated by work on a new state budget.
Beshear, Conway Urge Kentuckians To Avoid Scams
Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are warning consumers to beware of scam artists who might try to dupe them into divulging personal information on websites that mimic those where people can sign up for insurance policies.
Beshear Says Medicaid Complaints Are Down
Gov. Steve Beshear says complaints about Kentucky's Medicaid managed-care system have dropped and claims are being processed more quickly.
Gov. Beshear Sets Special Election To Fill Stein's State Senate Seat
Governor Beshear set a special election for December 10th to fill Kathy Stein's seat in the State Senate.
Governer Beshear Announces Kindergarten Screening
Governor Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear, and Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announced a new screening tool would be used in Kentucky kindergartens.
General Dynamics Corp. To Create Jobs
1,300 new positions on the way to London and Winchester
Beshear Announces Medicaid Expansion; Hospital Worries
Medicaid will be available to Kentuckians within 138% of the federal poverty level. Harrison Memorial Hospital says it's not getting paid for treating Medicaid patients now, and worries what will happen when there are more patients. Video Video
Medicaid Announcement
Governor Beshear Expected To Make Announcement On Medicaid Video Video
Governor Beshear Signs School Emergency Allergy Medication Bill
Gov. Beshear has signed a new bill that encourages schools to possess at least two stock epinephrine auto-injectors on campus to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Video Video
100 New Jobs Coming To Frankfort
Governor Beshear announced that a Japanese manufacturing company will hire 100 people in Frankfort.
Governor Beshear Vetoes House Bill 279
The bill would have allowed an individual to disregard any state or local law that places a substantial burden on his or her sincerely held religious beliefs.
Gov. Beshear Signs Bill To Implement Pension Reform For Lexington Police And Firefighters
Agreement saves $140 million over 30 years
Flemingsburg To Get New Fire Station
Flemingsburg will get a new fire station. On Tuesday the Governor announced a $500,000 grant.
Preschoolers Give Kentucky's Government A Failing Grade
About 75 Preschool students marched into the Capitol, and delivered report cards with an F to the Governor's office. Video Video
Update: Gov. Beshear To Sign Bill For University Projects
Governor Beshear will sign a bill Thursday that means renovations to Commonwealth Stadium. Video Video
Governor Asks Kentuckians To Honor Shooting Victims Friday
Governor Beshear is asking people to take part in a moment of silence Friday to honor the victims of the Connecticut school shootings.
KY Death Penalty Opponents Send Governor 15,000 Postcards
Governor Steve Beshear was on the receiving end of 15,000 postcards.
Update: Speculation On Next Senate President
Republican Senator Tom Buford says the Legislative Research Commission will probably meet next week to discuss the Senate President Vacancy. Video Video
Beshear sets up Health Benefit Exchange
Governor Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday setting up the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, the online marketplace which is supposed to offer one-stop shopping for health plans under the reform law. Video Video
Flags To Fly At Half Staff To Honor Former Representative
Governor Steve Beshear has ordered flags to fly at half staff tomorrow as a tribute to former State Representative Dewayne Bunch. Video Video
KY Flags To Be Flown At Half Staff To Honor State Lawmaker Dewayne Bunch
Governor Steve Beshear has ordered flags to fly at half staff Sunday.
Politicians Invited To Fancy Farm Picnic
It's almost time for the Fancy Farm Picnic in Western Kentucky. This is the 132nd year for the event, which brings out some of the biggest names in Kentucky Politics. Video Video
Governor Authorizes Drought Assistance For Kentucky
Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transport of emergency supplies to Kentucky counties struggling with drought.
Cats Win Brings Kansas Beef To Lexington Shelter
Some Kansas beef is headed to a Lexington Shelter.
Governor Beshear Signs 'Pill Mill Bill' Into Law
Strong words from Governor Steve Beshear Tuesday as he signed the 'Pill Mill Bill'. Video Video
Special Session Could End Friday
The Kentucky Senate is expected to vote on the road bill. Video Video
Governor Beshear Signs Amish Buggy Bill
Governor Beshear signed a bill Wednesday to allow the state's Amish to use reflective silver or gray tape on their buggies. Video Video
Beshear Calls For Cooperation To Drop RX Drug Abuse
Kentucky's governor spoke Tuesday at the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando.
Beshear Claims Tuesday Championship Day
Gov. Steve Beshear today proclaimed Tuesday, April 3, as “Championship Day” in Kentucky. Video Video
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