From the Mansion

‘Our Future Is Now,’ Gov. Beshear Tells Kentucky Calling for Big Investments

In a sparsely attended speech before the joint House and Senate, Gov. Andy Beshear once again laid out his budget priorities telling legislators it is time to spend big to move Kentucky forward. My budget is titled: ‘Our Future Is Now.’ Because now is when we must make bold investments,” Beshear said in his address...

GOP Stepped on Beshear’s Budget Toes, But the Governor is Getting a Week of Media Attention

Gov. Andy Beshear may have had his toes stepped on by Republicans in the House of Representatives when they broke with protocol introducing their version of the two-year state budget last week, but the Democratic governor is making this a week of the press – introducing his budget bit-by-bit before he unveils the full plan...

Gov. Beshear Calls for $2 Billion in Pre-K through 12th Grade Education

In a Monday morning press conference the week after House Republicans unveiled their full budget and days before he will unveil his full budget request to the state, Gov. Andy Beshear called on the legislature to put billions into Kentucky’s public education system. Beshear pointed to record investments in the state from outside companies as...

Mayfield Tornado Clean Up Awarded to Company Involved in Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit for Hiring Mexican Nationals as Security While Building Border Wall

The clock is ticking to have the federal government cover 100 percent of tornado cleanup, and in Mayfield, Kentucky, that contract is in the hands of a company tied to a federal whistleblower lawsuit for practices used while building the U.S. Mexico border wall under the Trump Administration. Last week, President Joe Biden promised 100...

Emergency Management Dir. Michael Dossett Postpones Retirement

One week before the worst tornadoes to rip through Kentucky hit Emergency Management Director Michael Dossett announced his impending retirement, he is now putting those plans on hold as Kentucky moves forward from deadly storms and tornadoes that have killed 74. In a news conference on Tuesday, Dossett said he would not be taking his...

Gov. Beshear Orders KY Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Bob Dole

Flags in the bluegrass state will fly at half-staff until sunset on Thursday, Dec. 9, in honor of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, who died Sunday. Gov. Andy Beshear’s order comes after a proclamation from the White House ordering flags lowered at all public places, military posts, and naval stations as a mark of respect...

Gov. Beshear’s Northern KY Play: The Brent Spence Bridge

Politicians of all stripes have been making promises and trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube that is the Brent Spence Bridge for years. President Joe Biden’s signing of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill on Monday could present the opportunity and leave Kentucky’s Governor, Andy Beshear a political beneficiary. The bridge, which carries Interstates 71 and...

Gov. Beshear Supporters Face Stream of E-Mail Fundraising Requests

When Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, officially filed for office on October 1 his campaign kicked into high gear with a torrent of fundraising requests, emailing online supporters nearly every other day for the first month. With a re-election looming and Republicans looking tough in other places around the country Beshear is looking to fill his...

KY Dems Name New Executive Director

Gov. Beshear, Chairman Elridge Announce New KDP Executive Director Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Colmon Elridge announced a new party executive director replacing former Executive Director Mary Nishimuta. Sebastian Kitchen, who has worked as deputy communications director for Gov. Beshear became executive director on Monday, Oct. 4.  “Sebastian brings a wealth of...