Governor Steve Beshear

Government
8:09 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Tax Reform Panel to Make Recommendations to Beshear

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The Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform meets today to share its recommendations with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Beshear appointed the commission earlier this year to suggest ways to simplify the tax code and generate enough revenue to meet state needs and carry Kentuckians through the recession.

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Politics
7:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Beshear Rules Himself Out As McConnell Challenger

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ruled himself out as a potential challenger to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014. Beshear says he has no interest in running against McConnell but he expects a credible Democratic challenger will step forward.

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Politics
7:13 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Mongiardo Considers Running for Governor

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Former Kentucky Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo says he's considering a run to become the Commonwealth’s governor. Mongiardo is a Democrat who served under Gov. Steve Beshear during his first term. The 52-year-old Hazard physician served in the state Senate from 2001 to 2007.

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Government
7:56 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Beshear's Administration Gave Away $31K in Olympic Tickets

Officials with Kentucky’s tourism department say they gave away Olympic tickets worth more than $31,000 after canceling plans to send a delegation. The state's 20 tickets were nonrefundable and couldn't easily be resold under Olympics rules. So tourism officials gave them to two British tour companies that sometimes do business in Kentucky.

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Politics
8:12 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Former Kentucky Official Investigated for Pressuring Employees to Donate to Beshear Campaign

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A former Kentucky state official is under investigation for allegedly pressuring workers to contribute to Governor Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign.  The Courier-Journal reports the FBI and two state agencies are interviewing Department of Juvenile Justice employees about calls made in 2010 by deputy secretary Charles Geveden.

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Politics
7:50 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Prescription Drug Abuse Law Facing Criticism

While Governor Steve Beshear is touting Kentucky’s new prescription drug abuse law, critics complain that the law's negative effects are being ignored. House Bill 1 requires doctors to meet stringent medical standards before prescribing controlled substances and mandates use of the KASPER drug tracking system.

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Business
2:22 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Berry Plastics to Reopen in Madisonville

Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the reopening of Berry Plastics Corporation in Madisonville. The move creates more than 400 full-time jobs. Beshear says nearly $100 million is being invested in the plastic packaging manufacturer.

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Society
4:21 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Half-Staff Flags Honor Fallen Soldier

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Governor Steve Beshear has ordered all Kentucky state buildings to fly flags at half staff tomorrow in honor of a fallen Fort Campbell soldier. Twenty-year-old Shane Wilson of Kuna, Idaho, died Oct. 18 in Afghanistan. He was a private first class in the 101st Airborne Division.

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Government
8:19 am
Thu October 25, 2012

David Williams Possible Nominee for Judgeship

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Senate President David Williams could be among the nominees that a panel is expected to recommend to Gov. Steve Beshear for an open judgeship in southern Kentucky on today. The Judicial Nominating Commission is set to meet in Burkesville at 10 a.m. today. 

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Government
8:12 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Judicial Nominating Commission Meets Next Week

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The Judicial Nominating Commission that could recommend the Commonwealth’s Republican Senate President David Williams for a southern Kentucky circuit judgeship is set to meet next week in Burkesville. Williams says he’s interested in the position. The appointment will ultimately fall to Democratic Governor Steve Beshear who says being a lawyer, Williams is qualified to be a circuit judge. Beshear has appointed his Republican foes to high-paying jobs to pull them out of the Senate in the past. The Judicial Nominating Commission meeting is set for Oct. 25.

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