Tag Archives: Andy Beshear

Biden To Visit Kentucky To Survey Tornado Damage

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: President Joe Biden is planning to come to the Bluegrass State in the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the commonwealth over the weekend. Biden is planning to travel to Fort Campbell on Wednesday for a storm briefing and will also visit Mayfield and Dawson Springs, two of the towns hit hardest by Friday’s …

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KY Gov: 64 Dead, 105 Unaccounted For In Tornadoes

Louisville’s CBS News affiliate reports: The tornadoes left massive devastation in at least eight Kentucky counties, and the death toll now stands at 64, but there are still 105 unaccounted for. The search and rescue process continues, but getting through what can best be described as a “mountain of debris” is no small feat. The governor believes the total death …

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KY Gov: Tornado Death Toll May Exceed 100 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Rescuers in an increasingly bleak search picked through the tornado-splintered ruins of Kentucky homes and businesses Sunday, including a candle factory that was bustling with night-shift employees when it was flattened, as the governor warned that the state’s death toll from the outbreak could top 100. Workers sought refuge in what was supposed to be the …

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KY Gov Declares Emergency Over Nursing Shortage

ABC News reports: Kentucky’s governor declared the state’s chronic nursing shortage to be an emergency Thursday, taking executive actions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to boost enrollment in nurse-training programs. Kentucky is projected to need more than 16,000 additional nurses by 2024, to help fill gaps caused by retirements and people leaving the profession, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Health leaders …

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KY Gov Calls Special Session Over “Dire” COVID Surge

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling for a special session of the General Assembly to address the commonwealth’s alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The session will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Beshear’s call comes two weeks after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled a lower court was wrong …

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National Guard Deployed To Assist Kentucky Hospitals

CNN reports: Kentucky hospital officials high-fived one another during a news conference Monday as they learned multiple National Guard teams would be deployed to hospitals across the state dealing with rising Covid-19 cases and hospital staffing shortages. Between 21 and 25 of the state’s regional hospitals are at a critical staffing shortage stage, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said in a …

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Kentucky Supreme Court Axes Gov’s COVID Powers

Louisville’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Kentucky governor’s efforts to aggressively combat COVID-19 suffered a landmark legal defeat Saturday as the state’s high court cleared the way for new laws to rein in his emergency powers. The state Supreme Court ordered a lower court to dissolve an injunction that temporarily blocked the Republican-backed laws strictly limiting Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s …

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Dem Kentucky Gov Signs Bill Making It Easier To Vote

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law Wednesday a significant election reform bill that will make it easier for Kentuckians to vote early, bucking a national trend of more restrictive election laws in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Even with the expansions included in the bill, the state’s voting laws in many ways remain more restrictive …

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Kentucky Republicans Override Governor’s Veto Of Bill Stripping His Authority To Fill Vacancies In US Senate

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: The Senate took little more than an hour to override Beshear’s vetoes of 11 Senate bills, including one that would strip the governor of his authority to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy. SB 228, sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers and supported by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, would replace the current process in which …

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Kentucky Lawmakers Limit Gov’s Power To Fill Senate Vacancies, Successors Must Now Be From Same Party

The Hill reports: The Kentucky legislature has passed a bill that would require a governor to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat with a member of the departed senator’s party in a move sure to spark the political rumor mill around Frankfort. The bill would require a sitting governor to choose a replacement for a vacant Senate seat from a …

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KY Gov Halts Indoor Dining And In-Person Learning

Frankfort’s Fox News affiliate reports: Gov. Andy Beshear unveiled new, targeted actions Wednesday to address the exponential growth of COVID-19 in Kentucky, including temporary halts to indoor dining and in-person learning. “When addressing COVID-19, action is unpopular,” Beshear acknowledged, “but inaction is deadly.” “The defeat of this virus, we can see it, we can almost taste it,” Beshear said, referring …

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Cultist Fired Over Effigy Hanging Of Kentucky Governor

Louisville’s Fox affiliate reports: An individual seen participating in the hanging of Gov. Andy Beshear’s effigy on Sunday at the Kentucky Capitol has been fired by their employer. The Neil Huffman Automotive Group announced the firing on Twitter Tuesday evening after an internal investigation. The identity of the individual has not been released and it is unclear which dealership he …

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KENTUCKY: Cultists Hang Democrat Gov In Effigy With Sign Quoting Lincoln’s Assassin, McConnell Condemns

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: What started out as a freedom-loving celebration of the Second Amendment ahead of Memorial Day turned into Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear being hanged in effigy and protesters chanting outside the governor’s mansion. The Second Amendment rally, meant to inspire people “about what it really means to be FREE,” according to Take Back Kentucky, attracted at least …

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Kentucky Gov Denounces “Callous” Coronavirus Parties

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky’s overall confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to 163 Tuesday with at least one case stemming from a “coronavirus party,” Gov. Andy Beshear said, admonishing the practice and calling for an immediate end to such gatherings. “This is the part where I, the person that tells everybody to be calm, have to remain calm myself,” Beshear said. …

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Dem KY Gov Is State’s First To Attend LGBT Rights Rally

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Andy Beshear spoke against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and supported a ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth during a historic appearance at a gay-rights rally Wednesday at Kentucky’s Capitol. Beshear became Kentucky’s first sitting governor to attend a rally staged by the Fairness Campaign in the Capitol Rotunda, a few …

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New Kentucky Gov Vows Voting Rights For Ex-Felons

The New York Times reports: A fast-growing movement among states to return voting rights to former felons is scheduled on Thursday to add a prominent convert: Kentucky, one of only two states that still strip all former felons of the right to cast a ballot. The state’s newly elected Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, promised in his inauguration speech on Tuesday …

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Finally Concedes Election

Kentucky’s PBS affiliate reports: More than a week after initial results showed him losing to Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes, Gov. Matt Bevin has conceded the election. Bevin’s concession means that Beshear will become the 64th governor of Kentucky on Dec. 10th, Inauguration Day. Bevin made the announcement during a press conference in the state …

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Kentucky Begins “Recanvass” Of Gov Election Votes

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: All 120 county boards of elections began a recanvass of the votes in Kentucky’s race for governor at 9 a.m. today. Gov. Matt Bevin requested the recanvass last week after he came up roughly 5,189 votes short of Democrat Andy Beshear. In a recanvass, a county reviews printouts of their vote totals to make sure they …

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GOP Kentucky Gov Requests Official Vote “Recanvass”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Citing “multiple reports of voting irregularities,” the campaign of Gov. Matt Bevin has formally requested an official recanvass of the results in Kentucky’s election for governor. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear led Bevin by 5,189 votes after 100% of precincts reported voting results Tuesday night, after which Beshear declared victory to a crowd of supporters. However, …

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BREAKING: Democrat Unseats Kentucky Governor

WOMP WOMP: As the polls closed Tuesday, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin repeated his prediction of a big victory over Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in their heated race for Kentucky governor. “We’re cleaning things up and I think you’re going to see that evidenced by the fact that people are turning out and they want better government, they want cleaner …

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