Steve Beshear

George Atkins, former Kentucky auditor and Hopkinsville mayor, dies

BY: - April 17, 2024

George L. Atkins Jr., 82, a Hopkinsville native and former mayor, died Sunday, April 14. Atkins was born July 10, 1941, the son of George L. Atkins Sr. and Frances Shaver Atkins. His family owned and ran Atkins Dairy next door to their Walnut Street residence and across the street from the old Hopkinsville High […]

Beshear’s In This Together PAC brings in almost $100,000 in latest report

BY: - March 21, 2024

FRANKFORT — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s parents and several longtime donors to his political committees gave to his new political action committee in February. The new Beshear PAC is called In This Together, and it raised nearly $100,000 in contributions last month, according to a report it filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission. Beshear […]

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A new day in abortion politics, even in deep red Kentucky?

BY: - November 10, 2023

Standing before cheering supporters on election night, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, wrapped up his reelection celebration with a round of thanks. “First to my parents,” he said, embracing Jane and Steve Beshear — his father himself a former, two-term governor. Andy Beshear, who defeated his Republican opponent, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, with about […]

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Andy Beshear’s success is not a fluke

BY: - November 10, 2023

When Democrat Andy Beshear won the 2019 gubernatorial contest, election observers both inside and outside Kentucky passed off his success as a fluke.  Usually, they didn’t even give Beshear credit for his own victory. Instead, they attributed Beshear’s win to his opponent, combative Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear won because Bevin was “a jerk.” Now […]

Beshear and Cameron launch star-studded bus tours to make final pitch to voters

BY: - November 2, 2023

With mere days left before Kentucky’s general election and as early voting begins, both Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Daniel Cameron are making final-hour pleas to voters across the commonwealth.  As they embarked on their respective bus tours, both candidates were joined by special guests to drum up support. […]

Mike Johnson defended Noah’s Ark attraction in Kentucky before becoming U.S. House speaker

BY: - October 26, 2023

New U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson successfully took Kentucky to court to regain tax incentives for the Ark Encounter, a 510-foot wooden replica of the biblical Noah’s Ark located off Interstate 75 in Grant County. The state tourism cabinet had awarded the project a sales-tax rebate worth up to $18 million, but Gov. Steve Beshear’s […]

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Republican legislature overdoes it trying to trip up Democrat Beshear

BY: - March 24, 2023

For a few minutes on the ides of March, it seemed the legislature was really legislating. Faced with a transgender-youth bill that ignored medical advice, the state Senate did a rare thing in this era of tight partisan control: It voted on a substantive floor amendment, and wonder of wonders, narrowly passed it. The amendment […]