Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s chief of staff has died.  Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says Mike Haydon passed away Sunday. The cause of death was uncertain.  Haydon became Beshear's chief of staff in 2010 after Adam Edelen resigned from the position. Before that, Haydon, who was also once the mayor of Springfield, served as Beshear's legislative director.  House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover tells the Lexington Herald-Leader Haydon was a "very good friend" and says he will be missed.

State Flags Ordered to Half Staff July 27

Jul 25, 2012

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ordered flags at all state office building to half staff on Friday in honor of last week’s Colorado shooting victims. A presidential order last week placed all federal building flags at half staff.

NPR reports many high dollar superPAC donors, as big as they are, don't want the attention that can come along with writing big political checks.

Beshear Promotes Mine Worker Drug and Alcohol Law

Jun 20, 2012

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is promoting a newly passed law that permanently revokes the credentials of miners who fail drug tests. 

Lawmakers Return Special Session Pay

Jun 19, 2012

Two Kentucky lawmakers are refusing pay for a weeklong special legislative session held earlier this year. 

Hopkinsville Company to Expand

Jun 6, 2012

A company with operations in Hopkinsville has announced it will invest almost eleven million dollars for upgrades.

A US Supreme Court ruling is expected by the end of the month on the constitutionality of the federal health care overhaul.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear attended a ceremony in Paducah yesterday to sign House Bill 559- legislation clarifying the types of nuclear-based technologies that can be developed and used in the Commonwealth. 

Governor Steve Beshear has signed legislation requiring vehicles carrying 15 passengers or less to be equipped with seat belts and passengers must wear them. 

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is in Hopkinsville today to sign into law legislation aimed at curbing the use of synthetic drugs.