Governor Steve Beshear

3:12 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

KY on Track to Meet Health Exchange Guidelines Despite Heated Debate

Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky is on track to meet federal deadlines to create and manage its own health exchange, as mandated by the new health care reform law. That's despite heated debate inside the joint Health and Welfare committee last month over the legality of the governor's executive order creating the exchange.

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8:33 am
Wed September 12, 2012

the morning cram [tragedy in Libya edition]

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Today on NPR:

  • The U.S. Ambassador to Libya is among four Americans killed in an attack on an Libyan consulate.

In Kentucky:

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7:57 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Beshear on economic development trip to India

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is on a seven-day trip to India to promote the state to business owners who would like to locate in the U.S.  Beshear arrived in India Tuesday for his third trip to the world's second most populous nation.  Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes will join Beshear on the trip.  Beshear's office says an India-based packaging company, Flex Films, is investing $180 million in Kentucky as a result of his previous visit to the country.  Beshear also made economic development trips to Taiwan and Japan in May and Germany and France in July.

3:23 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Beshear Appoints Team to Evaluate Veteran Health Policies

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Over the past three years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has reported a dramatic jump in the number of veterans in search of mental health services. In Kentucky, the outbreak of prescription drug abuse is also taking a toll. To better coordinate local, state, and federal agencies that deal with veteran’s health, Governor Beshear has appointed a team of health and military specialists to reevaluate the state’s policies. Retired Col. David Thompson heads up the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.

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9:34 am
Fri August 24, 2012

New Limestone Processing Plant Comes to Lyon County

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined other state, local and business officials in Eddyville yesterday to announce H-and-G Limestone Products’ plans to begin operations in Lyon County. The company will invest almost one and a half million dollars to build a 22-thousand-500-square-foot processing plant employing 10 full-time workers. H&G Limestone produces material for roofing shingles and makes a calcium supplement used in animal food.

9:48 am
Thu August 23, 2012

KY Governor to Make Eddyville Announcement Today

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear visits Eddyville today. The governor’s office says he will make an announcement at noon on economic development in the Lakes Region. 

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6:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Gov. Beshear Advocates for "Hybrid Approach" to Pension Reform

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Governor Steve Beshear says he's interested in a so-called hybrid approach to pension reform.

Lawmakers are discussing how to fix the flailing public pension plans for state and county employees. They'll make recommendations at the end of the year.

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2:16 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Rocky Adkins Remembers Mike Haydon

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Kentucky House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins says Mike Haydon was a wise and thoughtful man. Haydon was Governor Steve Beshear’s chief of staff. He died unexpectedly Sunday an apparent heart attack at his Springfield home. He was 62. Haydon was also chief of staff to Adkins before coming to work for Beshear’s office in 2007.

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10:10 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Governor’s Ambassador Awards

Nominations are open for Kentucky’s Governor’s Ambassador Awards.  The awards honor government employees who’ve made differences in the lives of others.  Private citizens and government employees can nominate co-workers based on customer service, courage, leadership, community service or volunteerism. A selection committee

Co-chaired by First Lady Jane Beshear and Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer the committee will choose finalists for the awards. The governor will then select winners.

2:43 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Beshear will miss Fancy Farm for economic trip

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Governor Steve Beshear is on his way to Germany and France to help economic development in Kentucky.

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