Governor Steve Beshear

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Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd has been in the news a lot lately. He’s the judge who will decide a handful of lawsuits that deal with the scope of the governor’s powers.


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Governor Matt Bevin says he did not order officials to remove the name of former first lady Jane Beshear from the Capitol Education Center.  

Bevin says he has "no idea" why the sign was removed.  

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared in Hopkinsville with prominent members of the Kentucky Democratic Party by her side as she took to the stage Monday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Former Governor Steve Beshear and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined in their support of Clinton and her aspirations to lead the Democratic ticket against Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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Kentucky House members will consider a constitutional amendment measure this session that would restore voting rights to nonviolent former felons.

It won the approval of the Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Monday. 

  As his term ends, Gov. Steve Beshear has issued 201 pardons to people convicted in Kentucky of a variety of offenses, including several sent to prison for drug crimes or for committing crimes against abusive partners.

Beshear also granted six commutations, reducing a sentence to time already served in jail.

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After eight years, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear leaves office on Tuesday. In this interview with WKU Public Radio’s Lisa Autry, the two-term Democrat talks about his accomplishments, regrets, and future plans.

Child care centers taking part in Kentucky’s subsidy program for low-income families will soon get a higher reimbursement rate, but advocates say more needs to be done to improve the quality of centers.

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear announced late last week he would dedicate a federal fund surplus of $15 million to the Child Care Assistance Program, which offers subsidies for low-income parents who work. The change takes effect Jan. 1.

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A stalled Paducah riverfront project is being revitalized thanks to more than a million dollars in state funds.  

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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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  Election Day is just over a week away and candidates are working right up to the wire to win over voters. Veteran democratic state representative and budget committee chair Rick Rand says the never ending drive for campaign funding likely plays a role in the lack of interest in this election.  

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