Beshear and Coleman’s inauguration to blend new and traditional events

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Courtesy: Andy Beshear's Twitter page

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Expect to see a mixture of the traditional and the new at Tuesday’s inauguration of Governor-elect Andy Beshear.

Beshear says he and Lieutenant Governor-elect Jacqueline Coleman are adding some new events to the inauguration festivities, while also embracing many of the Commonwealth’s historic traditions.

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The theme for the 61st inauguration is “Team Kentucky,” which Beshear says aims to celebrate the “common good and working together to build a better Commonwealth for every Kentucky family.”

A new event will include a 7:30 a.m. breakfast for educators and inauguration guests at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

Kentucky teachers will serve as Grand Marshals for the inaugural parade, which will begin at 10 a.m.

In line with tradition, Beshear and Coleman will take Kentucky’s historic oath of office during their public swearing-in ceremony.

The events are free and open to the public. They are as follows:

7:30 a.m. Inaugural Breakfast Reception

8:30 a.m. Inaugural Worship Service

10 a.m. Inaugural Parade

1 p.m. Inaugural Prelude

2 p.m. Swearing-in Ceremony, immediately followed by State Capitol Open House

8 p.m. The Grand March

9 p.m. Inaugural Balls

To learn more about the 61st Inauguration, including complete details of both new and traditional events, designated parking areas, a Frankfort tourist map, the order of parade participants and an entertainment schedule, visit the inauguration website at kentucky.gov/inauguration.