Governor Beshear

Politics
1:15 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Expanded Gambling Issue May be Addressed in 2013

Is now the time for the General Assembly to address expanded gambling? (Again.) With just more than a month before the 2013  session begins, observers of the Kentucky legislature are wondering. A few new factors are at play: First is the governor’s continued interest in the topic. Second expanded gambling's chief opponent, David Williams, is gone.

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Politics
7:32 am
Sun November 11, 2012

Three Kentucky Agencies Probe Requests for Political Contributions

A published report says three agencies are investigating allegations that a former state official pressured workers to contribute to the re-election campaign of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. The Courier-Journal reports the FBI, the state attorney general's office and the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission have interviewed current or former employees of the Department of Juvenile Justice about calls made in 2010 by former deputy secretary Charles Geveden.

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Elections
6:25 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Opponents of Expanded Gaming in Kentucky Claim Election Victories

Anti-gambling forces were heartened by an election that ousted a handful of legislative incumbents who had voted for failed casino and slots bills in recent years.

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Health
3:39 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Gov. Beshear Undergoes Surgery for Detached Retina

Gov. Steve Beshear has undergone minor outpatient surgery to repair a detached retina. Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says the problem developed over the weekend and that Beshear woke and had trouble seeing out of one eye.

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Business
7:35 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Kentucky Pledges $1 Million to Develop New Air Service

Gov. Steve Beshear has pledged $1 million in coal severance revenue to be used in Pikeville's push to get an airline to serve far eastern Kentucky. Pikeville officials have been trying to get passenger air service to their local airport for more than two years.

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Regional
12:43 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Ohio Man Sentenced for Threatening Kentucky Governor

The U.S. Attorney's Office says an Ohio man has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after admitting that he sent a threat to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves handed down the sentence Tuesday to 45-year-old Thomas Hargreaves, who pleaded guilty in July to transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce.

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Regional
7:48 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Beshear Signs Order Expediting Emergency Relief

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transportation of emergency supplies to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The order directs the cabinet to waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying relief supplies such as food, water and medicine.

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Health
8:13 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Beshear Says Kentucky Seeing Successes in Fighting Pill Abuse

Kentucky has made inroads in its fight against illegal drug abuse, and the momentum against drug pushers has gained steam thanks to a new law aimed at reversing a trend in which the state became a "prescription drug playground," Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday night.

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Politics
1:22 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

David Williams Open to Circuit Judgeship Idea

Sen. David Williams (R)-Burkesville

A spokesman for Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Williams would consider a judicial appointment if Governor Steve Beshear offered the position. Williams and Beshear are bitter rivals. And rumors have been swirling in Frankfort that Beshear is planning to offer Williams an open circuit court seat in his southern Kentucky district. Williams is a trial lawyer by trade.

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Politics
1:51 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

If Beshear Appoints Williams to Judgeship, Stivers Will Likely Lead Senate

Kentucky Senate Republicans have established a succession plan in the case their current leader, David Williams, is appointed into an open judgeship in his district. Williams is considered a leading candidate for the open circuit court judgeship that covers his home county.

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