Governor Steve Beshear

Politics
4:42 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Beshear names Luallen to succeed Abramson

Crit Luallen
Credit critluallen.com

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has chosen former state Auditor Crit Luallen to serve as his lieutenant governor in his final year in office.

Luallen will replace Jerry Abramson, the former longtime Louisville mayor who is stepping down as lieutenant governor to accept a job in President Barack Obama's administration.

She worked for several governors dating back to the 1970s, and rose through the ranks to become secretary of the executive cabinet in then-Gov. Paul Patton's administration.

Luallen said she quickly accepted Beshear’s invitation to be Lt. Governor.

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heroin
6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Ky Gov and lawmakers to tackle heroin in 2014

DEA

Tackling the skyrocketing problem of heroin is still on the front burner for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and area lawmakers.

A study 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.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
Credit Office of the Governor of Kentucky

Howard Wilkinson and Jay Hanselman talk with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear about the state of Kentucky, the Brent Spence, pension reform, legalized gambling and more.

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Medicaid expansion
5:09 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Ky Governor to expand Medicaid

After months of deliberations, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has decided to expand Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare—a move that's won praise from Democrats and health advocacy groups.

Beshear said Thursday that expansion benefits Kentucky in many ways.

"This move makes sense not only for our health but also for our pocketbook. More important it makes sense for our future," he says.

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Kentucky Supreme Court
2:19 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court vacancy being filled by judge from Northern Kentucky

In a historic appointment, Governor Steve Beshear has named Court of Appeals Judge Michelle M. Keller of Fort Mitchell to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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.

Keller replaces Justice Wil Schroder, who resigned January 17 due to health reasons.

In a statement, Keller said her appointment is bittersweet.

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