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Stories with person: Steve Beshear
  • Bridge reopens to traffic between Milton, Madison 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:06 am
  • MILTON, Kentucky - Traffic is crossing the Ohio River between Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana, again, thanks to the reopening of the U.S. 421 bridge a week after the span was slid into place from temporary supports.

  • New Pikeville office to help entrepreneurs 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:08 am
  • PIKEVILLE, Kentucky - A new office is opening in Pikeville to help startup companies in Appalachia.

  • Senate leaders ask for special session 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:53 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The support of the governor, attorney general and leaders of both parties in the state legislature was not enough to pass a bill strengthening sentences for serious heroin dealers and expanding the state's substance abuse treatment programs.

  • Lawmakers fail to approve bonding for Rupp project 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:57 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena.

  • Gov. clears way for broader projects at colleges 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:52 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday that he vetoed language in the state budget bill that threatened to scale back an ambitious round of construction projects at community and technical college campuses in Kentucky.

  • Pitino, ex-teammate sought mercy for Farmer 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:06 am
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino asked a federal judge to show mercy when sentencing former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and allow him to "become a productive citizen again" after the basketball star's political and personal fall from grace.

  • Kentucky distillery expands its visitor center 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:23 am
  • VERSAILLES, Kentucky - The Woodford Reserve Distillery is greeting tourists with an expanded and renovated visitor center in central Kentucky.

  • Economic issues on agenda at leadership conference 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:13 am
  • SOMERSET, Kentucky - Leaders from southern and eastern Kentucky are planning to discuss key economic issues facing the Appalachian region at the 27th annual East Kentucky Leadership Conference.

  • Kentucky distillery expands its visitor center 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:10 am
  • VERSAILLES, Kentucky - The Woodford Reserve Distillery is greeting tourists with an expanded and renovated visitor center in central Kentucky.

  • Beshear raised $1 million for attorney general 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:48 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Andy Beshear says he has raised more than $1 million in his bid to become Kentucky's next attorney general.

  • Ky, Conn., governors betting on title game 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:07 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy are wagering local delicacies on their home teams in the NCAA Championship men's basketball game.

  • Ky. Lawmakers vote to offer bourbon tax credit 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:23 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky has more barrels of bourbon than it does people - and soon those barrels could be aging tax free.

  • 370,000 Kentuckians sign up for health insurance 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:28 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - More than 370,000 people have signed up for health insurance through the state's marketplace, a project that has come to define Democrat Steve Beshear's term as governor.

  • Wisconsin, Kentucky governors bet over game 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:13 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin and Kentucky's governors are putting their state's best beer and bourbon on the line in a friendly wager over the outcome of Saturday's Final Four game.

  • Kentucky legislature finishing work for 2014 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:47 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky General Assembly on Monday banned electronic cigarette sales to minors and approved the state's first use of a medicinal marijuana product, among other measures, on the legislature's last day before the upcoming veto session.

  • In Kentucky, redistricting changes little 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:04 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Despite a contentious lawsuit and dramatic regional population shifts, Kentucky's 2013 congressional and legislative redistricting processes have resulted in political stasis.

  • Kentucky lawmakers battle over cancer funding 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:25 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Earlier this month Kentucky lawmakers Dan Seum and Rocky Adkins - both cancer survivors - spoke at a news conference advocating for an extra $1 million to expand a state colon cancer screening program.

  • Ohio gov says will keep spending on bridge project 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:44 pm
  • CINCINNATI - Ohio's governor says the state will keep moving ahead on a major Ohio River bridge project that's in funding trouble on the Kentucky side.

  • SOAR leadership announced 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:54 am
  • HAZARD, Kentucky - Officials have announced the leaders of an initiative to expand and diversify the economy in eastern Kentucky.

  • 5 ex-state officials assessed with ethics fines 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 4:00 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Five current or former state officials - including a former lawmaker and agency chief - must pay a combined $21,500 inethics fines for offenses that include pressuring state workers for campaign donations and using a state contract to ship a privately owned alligator skin to a Georgia taxidermist.

  • Ky. lawmakers wrap up work on alcohol-related bill 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:10 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers wrapped up work Thursday on a long-sought measure that would allow local voters to decide whether to legalize alcohol sales at more state parks and golf courses.

  • House speaker supports local option sales tax 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 3:35 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A proposal to let local governments charge a 1 percent sales tax is still alive in the Kentucky legislature after Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear convinced House Speaker Greg Stumbo to support it.