Governor Beshear

Agriculture
8:24 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Dozens More Kentucky Counties Added to Primary Drought Area

The ongoing drought in Kentucky largely destroyed this year's corn crop.
Kevin Willis

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office says another 68 counties have been declared primary disaster areas due to damage from drought. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the declaration, which also qualifies 22 contiguous counties for assistance.

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Regional
8:47 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Beshear Floating Idea of "Hybrid" Pension Plans for State/County Workers

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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Politics
3:52 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Mike Haydon Remembered as Dedicated Kentucky Public Servant

Gubernatorial chief of staff Mike Haydon was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated public servant and a genuine character during a memorial service at the Capitol. Haydon died Sunday from a pulmonary embolism at his home in Springfield.

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Health
3:54 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Kentucky Physicians Worried About New Prescription Pill Law

Some doctors are expressing concerns about new regulations that require them to meet tougher prescription standards in an effort to stop drug abuse.

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Regional
5:41 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Governor Beshear's Chief of Staff Dies Suddenly in Frankfort

Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says Mike Haydon passed away Sunday afternoon. The cause of Haydon's death was uncertain but thought to be a massive heart attack.

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Politics
1:38 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Kentucky's Democratic Big Guns will Be Absent this Weekend at Fancy Farm

Most of Kentucky's elected Democrats will skip this weekend's annual Fancy Farm picnic. As of Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the only high profile Democrat scheduled to speak.

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Health
9:30 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Forum in Pulaski County Offers Chance to Learn about Kentucky's Insurance Exchange

The next public forum over Kentucky's upcoming health insurance exchange is being held Wednesday in Somerset. The federal healthcare overhaul calls on each state to create its own marketplace in which residents can compare and purchase insurance plans, or sign up for Medicaid.

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Politics
8:53 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Next Week's Fancy Farm Missing Some Big Kentucky Political Names

It appears many of the big political names won't head to West Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic in a little more than a week. The annual  political picnic is usually a great place for the state’s biggest political names to gather and sling mud.

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Economy
1:17 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Beshear to Skip Fancy Farm in Favor of Overseas Economic Trip

An overseas economic trip will prevent Governor Steve Beshear from participating in this year’s Fancy Farm political speaking. The governor’s office announced that Beshear will be in Germany and France for the next few weeks to encourage companies there to bring business to Kentucky.

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Health
8:31 am
Tue July 24, 2012

New Rules Require Kentucky Doctors to Do More to Combat Pill Abuse

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has signed emergency regulations that require doctors to meet tougher prescription standards in an effort to stop drug abuse. The rules, which were given to given to state boards that oversee the medical industry on Friday, were presented to lawmakers this week and will remain in effect until permanent regulations are adopted.

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