Governor Steve Beshear

Ethics Panel Says Ex-Personnel Official Violated Ethics Code

Sep 19, 2017
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A Kentucky ethics commission says a former Personnel Cabinet official used his position to solicit campaign contributions from co-workers to support then-Gov. Steve Beshear.

Associated Press

A $500,000 contract awarded by the state's Republican governor to investigate his Democratic predecessor has survived a challenge in a state legislative committee.


Departing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has boosted reimbursement rates for child care providers as his final term comes to a close.

Josh James / WUKY

At one of their final joint public appearances in office, Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear unveiled a new Horses and Hope mobile cancer screening unit in Lexington Friday.


While Gov. Beshear paints an optimistic picture of the state’s progress under his two-term administration, the soon-to-be top executive says he’s entering office amidst a “financial crisis.”

Governor's Travels: Beshear Took 33 Trips While In Office

Nov 25, 2015

Outgoing Kentucky Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear took 33 out-of-state trips during his eight-year term for a total cost to taxpayers of nearly $500,000.

Beshears To Promote Kentucky Tourism In England

Jun 15, 2015

Gov. Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane, are headed to England this week to promote tourism in Kentucky.

LRC Public Information

While employees making minimum wage in the executive branch of state government are cheering Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to bump their pay to $10.10 an hour through executive order Monday, the change could be short-lived if the next governor decides to scrap the action.


Taking a page from President Obama’s playbook, Gov. Steve Beshear is raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for some state employees through executive order. Beshear signed the order Monday during a ceremony at the Kentucky Horse Park.


Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky is strengthening its ties with the country's neighbor to the north.