STEVE BESHEAR http://wkms.org en Gov. Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes http://wkms.org/post/gov-beshear-supports-prichard-committees-parent-institutes <p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday he’ll make a concerted effort to support the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership offered by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.</p><p>Prichard has hosted the program for several years, educating and mentoring hundreds of parents to become involved in their child’s education. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:05:53 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 24696 at http://wkms.org Gov. Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes Kentucky Chief of Staff Memorial Planned http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-chief-staff-memorial-planned <p></p><p>A memorial service for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s chief of staff Mike Haydon will be held tomorrow afternoon in the state Capitol Rotunda.&nbsp; Haydon died Sunday at his Springfield home. The governor says it&rsquo;s appropriate to hold the service in the rotunda. The governor calls the Capitol Haydon&rsquo;s home away from home. Haydon&rsquo;s funeral will be Friday morning at St. Dominic Church in Springfield.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:12:28 +0000 Dave Shinall 20734 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Chief of Staff Memorial Planned Governor's Chief of Staff Dies http://wkms.org/post/governors-chief-staff-dies <p></p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s chief of staff has died.&nbsp; Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says Mike Haydon passed away Sunday. The cause of death was uncertain.&nbsp; Haydon became Beshear&#39;s chief of staff in 2010 after Adam Edelen resigned from the position. Before that, Haydon, who was also once the mayor of Springfield, served as Beshear&#39;s legislative director.&nbsp; House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover tells the Lexington Herald-Leader Haydon was a &quot;very good friend&quot; and says he will be missed.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:53:13 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 20662 at http://wkms.org Governor's Chief of Staff Dies State Flags Ordered to Half Staff July 27 http://wkms.org/post/state-flags-ordered-half-staff-july-27 <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ordered flags at all state office building to half staff on Friday in honor of last week&rsquo;s Colorado shooting victims. A presidential order last week placed all federal building flags at half staff. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:21:57 +0000 Angela Hatton 19722 at http://wkms.org State Flags Ordered to Half Staff July 27 the morning cram [superSHY edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-supershy-edition <p><strong>NPR reports</strong> many high dollar <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/20/155306187/big-political-donors-shy-away-from-public-scrutiny">superPAC donors</a>, as big as they are, don&#39;t want the attention that can come along with writing big political checks.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:39:46 +0000 Gary Pitts 18449 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [superSHY edition] Beshear Promotes Mine Worker Drug and Alcohol Law http://wkms.org/post/beshear-promotes-mine-worker-drug-and-alcohol-law <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is promoting a newly passed law that permanently revokes the credentials of miners who fail drug tests.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:14:42 +0000 Associated Press 18447 at http://wkms.org Beshear Promotes Mine Worker Drug and Alcohol Law Lawmakers Return Special Session Pay http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-return-special-session-pay <p>Two Kentucky lawmakers are refusing pay for a weeklong special legislative session held earlier this year.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:46:46 +0000 Associated Press 18430 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Return Special Session Pay Hopkinsville Company to Expand http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-company-expand <p>A company with operations in Hopkinsville has announced it will invest almost eleven million dollars for upgrades.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 13:48:35 +0000 Associated Press 18254 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Company to Expand Kentucky Preps for Healthcare Overhaul http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-preps-healthcare-overhaul <p>A US Supreme Court ruling is expected by the end of the month on the constitutionality of the federal health care overhaul.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:09:20 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18212 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Preps for Healthcare Overhaul Beshear signs HB 559 in Paducah http://wkms.org/post/beshear-signs-hb-559-paducah <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear attended a ceremony in Paducah yesterday to sign House Bill 559- legislation clarifying the types of nuclear-based technologies that can be developed and used in the Commonwealth.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:18:39 +0000 Todd Hatton 18201 at http://wkms.org Beshear signs HB 559 in Paducah