Category Archives: Gov. Beshear

Beshear urges Florida governor to save anti-’pill mill’ system

Believing a monitoring system could help clog up the illegal prescription drug pipeline between Kentucky and Florida, Gov. Steve Beshear sent a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott that asks him to reconsider a decision to cancel a state drug-monitoring program. “I implore you to reconsider your decision, and implement this life-saving program,” Beshear wrote. […]

In defense of Kentucky mountains

A few days after hundreds of protestors marched on the state capitol and camped out at Gov. Steve Beshear’s capitol office in a demonstration against mountaintop removal, members of Congress passed a spending bill that significantly weakens the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate the mining practice. The legislation cuts $61 billion from the federal […]

Big Four Bridge set for completion

In a project that officials say will further unite the region, the governors of Kentucky and Indiana announced that along with the city of Jeffersonville, the two states will allocate $22 million to complete the Big Four Bridge pedestrian and bicycle pathway to link Louisville and Southern Indiana. The agreement will turn the unused and […]

“I’m about to pull an Egypt,” anti-MTR protester tells Mother Jones

Led by Kentucky author and poet Wendell Berry, a group of environmentalists opposed to mountain top removal have staged a sit-in in Frankfort that has gained a bit of national attention. From Mother Jones: The fight over MTR has been heating up at the national level since last month, when the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed a […]

Beshear ignores advice, appoints Democrat to replace Grayson

Well, that didn’t take long. From Gov. Beshear’s office: Governor Steve Beshear today announced that he will appoint Elaine Walker, the current mayor of Bowling Green, as Kentucky’s new Secretary of State.  Current Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced earlier today that he will resign shortly to accept a job at Harvard University. “This constitutional […]

Ford to bring new vehicles, jobs

The Ford Motor Company plans to invest $600 million to renovate its Louisville Assembly Plant, and will eventually employ 2,900 workers at the refurbished site. The automaker’s new facility will build the next-generation of vehicles starting late next year and will require an additional shift, creating 1,800 new jobs on top of the 1,100 employees […]

Anti-toll group demands Bridges Authority disclose conflicts of interest

Before the Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Authority votes on a financial plan to pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, an anti-tolling organization is calling for its members to reveal any potential conflicts of interest. “The public needs to know if ‘Tolling’ Authority members or their families have ties to Wall Street banks or […]

Beshear stars in ‘Failures of the lost ark’

The national embarrassment attention surrounding Gov. Steve Beshear embracing the use of tax dollars to help fund a $150 million creationist-themed water park in Grant County continues to grow. Last week, Beshear stood with representatives from Ark Encounters LLC and Answers in Genesis, a religious group that operates the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., to […]

Two key judicial races will be recanvassed

Across Kentucky, different county clerk offices will be rechecking election results this Friday, including two hotly contested judicial races in Jefferson County that could have ramifications on the benches racial makeup. On Election Night, three of the four African-American judges in Jefferson County retained their seats and two of those races were decided by razor-thin […]

HUD optimistic about Musuem Plaza loan

The movement to restart the Museum Plaza project took another step today with Congressman John Yarmuth and Gov. Steve Beshear announcing that significant progress has been made regarding the state’s application for a $100 million federal loan from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In a letter addressed to Yarmuth from HUD Assistant […]