Governor Steve Beshear http://wvxu.org en Ky Gov and lawmakers to tackle heroin in 2014 http://wvxu.org/post/ky-gov-and-lawmakers-tackle-heroin-2014 <p>Tackling the skyrocketing problem of heroin is still on the front burner for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and area lawmakers.</p><p>A <a href="http://[CutID: &lt;Cuts&gt; 121613amtbeshear3.wav" target="_blank">study</a> released in November said drug overdose deaths have quadrupled in Kentucky since 1999 and now the number is higher than all other states except for West Virginia and New Mexico. Northern Kentucky is seeing more emergency room visits from overdoses and more people dying from overdoses.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 20767 at http://wvxu.org Ky Gov and lawmakers to tackle heroin in 2014 Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear http://wvxu.org/post/kentucky-governor-steve-beshear <p>Howard Wilkinson and Jay Hanselman talk with Kentucky Governor <a href="http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Steve Beshear</a> about the state of Kentucky, the Brent Spence, pension reform, legalized gambling and more.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 16411 at http://wvxu.org Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear Ky Governor to expand Medicaid http://wvxu.org/post/ky-governor-expand-medicaid <p>After months of deliberations, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-expanding-medicaid-under-affordable-care-act-gov-steve-beshear-says" target="_blank">&nbsp;decided to expand Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act,&nbsp;</a>also known as Obamacare—a move that's won praise from Democrats and health advocacy groups.<br><br>Beshear said Thursday that expansion benefits Kentucky in many ways.<br><br>"This move makes sense not only for our health but also for our pocketbook. More important it makes sense for our future," he says.<br> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:09:13 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio 12387 at http://wvxu.org Kentucky Supreme Court vacancy being filled by judge from Northern Kentucky http://wvxu.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-vacancy-being-filled-judge-northern-kentucky <p>In a historic appointment, Governor Steve Beshear has named Court of Appeals Judge Michelle M. Keller of Fort Mitchell to the Kentucky Supreme Court.</p><p>The appointment increases the number of women on the state's highest court to three. It is the first time the state Supreme Court has had three female justices on the bench.</p><p>Keller replaces Justice Wil Schroder, who resigned January 17 due to health reasons.</p><p>In a statement, Keller said her appointment is bittersweet.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:19:25 +0000 Kenny Colston & Kentucky Public Radio 11044 at http://wvxu.org Newly Weds latest example of job creation in Kentucky http://wvxu.org/post/newly-weds-latest-example-job-creation-kentucky <P align=left>Northern Kentucky is touting its ability to attract new companies and create jobs.&nbsp; The latest jobs announcement involves a food breading company.</P> <P align=left>Governor Steve Beshear has been spending a lot of time in Northern Kentucky talking about job creation.</P> <P align=left>"It seems we were just here a couple of months ago making one such announcement."</P> <P align=left>Beshear was referencing the November&nbsp;L’Oréal expansion in Florence. He was back to welcome <A href="http://www.newlywedsfoods.com">Newly Weds Foods</A>, to Erlanger. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:11:59 +0000 Ann Thompson 8797 at http://wvxu.org Newly Weds latest example of job creation in Kentucky