Gov. Steve Beshear

Ryland Barton

Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has accused Gov. Matt Bevin of coercing state employees into helping pay off his campaign debt.

The allegations come a week after Bevin claimed that members of Beshear’s administration coerced state employees into making campaign contributions to Democrats.

Governor Matt Bevin has appointed a former U.S. marshal to aid an investigation into what he says are potential illegal practices of former Governor Steve Beshear. Bevin appointed Kenneth F. Bohac as the inspector general for the Finance Cabinet. 


In the wake of former Kentucky official Tim Longmeyer’s admission of accepting bribes while running a state agency, one central question remains unanswered:

Who paid the bribes?


Former Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer has pleaded guilty to bribery charges in a deal with the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Longmeyer admitted to receiving nearly $200,000 in cash from a consulting firm in exchange for shepherding state business to the company over the course of 2014 and 2015.

Former Governor Steve Beshear is forming a new initiative to educate Kentuckians about the effects of dismantling Kynect and altering Medicaid expansion. 

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Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is returning to work at Stites & Harbison law firm. 

Beshear supervised the law firm’s Lexington office from 1987 until taking office as governor in 2007. The firm says the former governor will serve clients throughout the region and in Washington, D.C. Beshear previously handled complex business and bankruptcy litigation for the firm’s clients.

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In an hour-long end-of-term news conference on Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear reflected on his time as the state’s top public official, saying Kentuckians have been able to “make democracy work” and rely on their elected officials to work together despite partisan differences during his two terms.

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Kentucky’s current and future governors hold opposing views on whether Syrian refugees should be accepted into the commonwealth.

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Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday defended Kentucky’s health care exchange and Medicaid expansion, both of which are facing drastic reforms by his incoming successor.


Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Bill Summers IV to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, bringing the board in compliance with a state law that requires it to have a proportional representation of minorities.