Steve Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- New science education standards that call for greater focus on teaching the theories of evolution and climate change in Kentucky classrooms will be implemented despite a finding by a legislative panel that they're deficient, a spokesman for Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday.

The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee found the Next Generation Science Standards lacking and voted 5-1 Wednesday to send them back to the Department of Education for revamping.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear acknowledged Tuesday he wasn't given a heads-up before fellow Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her U.S. Senate bid last week, but said he didn't see the lack of a courtesy call or an invitation to the event as a slight.

Beshear Still Considering Hemp Bill, Massie Pushing Federal Legislation

Apr 2, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky.  Gov. Steve Beshear has until Saturday to sign or veto a bill that would open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky. So far, he hasn't said what he'll do.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - State lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday for the start of the 2013 legislative session, and Governor Steve Beshear is already predicting the need to go past the 30 days scheduled for work.

Beshear Not Optimistic Over Gambling Bill

Jan 4, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- After years of pushing to legalize casino-style gambling in Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear sounds less than optimistic just days before the start of the next legislative session.

"I'm in conversations with legislators about the expanded gaming issue to see what, if anything, might be possible during the upcoming session," Beshear told The Associated Press in an interview this week. "We're faced with a short session and a lot of tough issues, and that may affect people's thinking about what we should do on that issue."

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Customers waiting in the pharmacy lines across the state will soon see a new warning posted on the walls.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky is on track to meet federal deadlines to create and manage its own health exchange, as mandated by the new health care reform law. That’s despite heated debate inside the joint Health and Welfare committee last month over the legality of the governor’s executive order creating the exchange.

Josh James

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Ten years ago, a tax amnesty program in Kentucky added about $41 million dollars to state coffers. Now, as the state deals with the lasting effects of the recession, state officials are hoping a similar offer will once again generate some much-needed revenue.

LRC Public Information

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has not ruled out longtime political opponent Senate President David Williams for an open judicial seat in Williams’ district.

Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A group of kids at The Nest Child Care Center in Lexington welcomed a special storyteller Monday – Governor Steve Beshear. Beshear spoke to WUKY after the event about the effect Kentucky’s new health care exchange could have on children in the Bluegrass.  

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