Governor Steve Beshear

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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3:12 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Kentucky Officials Say House Bill 1 Already Having Positive Impact

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The number of accounts registered with Kentucky’s prescription monitoring program has more than doubled since the passage of a state law requiring doctors, nurses, and dentists to use KASPER before prescribing a controlled substance. 

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11:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange Will be Online

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear recently signed an executive order to create an insurance exchange for Kentucky. Under the Affordable Care Act, states must create marketplaces in which residents can purchase insurance, or else the federal government will do so for them.

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2:32 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Beshear Creates State Health Exchange

Governor Steve Beshear has followed through on his promise to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky.

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Child Abuse
10:20 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Beshear Creates Child Abuse Panel to Investigate Child Deaths and Near Deaths

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A new panel created by Governor Steve Beshear will review child death and near-death cases in Kentucky. Beshear’s executive order is being called a step in the right direction.

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2:21 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beshear Considering Medicaid Expansion Despite Republicans' Calls for Repeal

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not joining other Kentucky  officials in calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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Kentucky Law
6:49 am
Mon July 9, 2012

New Kentucky Laws Take Effect Thursday

A long list of new laws are set to take effect in Kentucky this week, including one that will allow the state to offer extra tax incentives to encourage automobile manufacturers and parts suppliers to expand production in the state.

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3:22 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Republican Leader Calls On Beshear to Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion

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The highest-ranking Republican in the Kentucky state House is calling on Governor Steve Beshear to reject an expansion of Medicaid set forth in the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare law allows states to opt out of the expansion of the program. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover wants Beshear to follow other states that have opted out.

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8:24 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Not So Backed Up at Kentucky Speedway This Year

Governor Steve Beshear says a smooth traffic flow into and out of the Kentucky Motor Speedway over the weekend shows improvements designed to prevent a repeat of last year's heavy congestion were successful. 

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