Andy Beshear

Jess Clark

A federal district judge heard arguments Tuesday in a case brought by several Kentucky Board of Education members ousted by Gov. Andy Beshear.

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State lawmakers from west Kentucky say a potentially tight state budget next year will make priorities on both sides of the aisle difficult to manage.

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A Graves County man will serve as the grand marshal in Governor-Elect Andy Beshear’s inaugural parade.

Matt Powell will ride in the lead car as the parade makes its way to the Capitol building. Powell is the custodial supervisor at Central Elementary School in Graves County. He is a member of the board of directors of both the Kentucky Education Association and the Kentucky Education School Professionals Association. Powell received state and national awards last year as Education Support Professional of the Year.

Ryland Barton

Andy Beshear will be sworn in as Kentucky’s 63rd governor on Tuesday, five weeks after he defeated incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin by a little more than 5,000 votes.

Ryland Barton

If Gov.-elect Andy Beshear fulfills his campaign promise to replace the members of the Kentucky Board of Education, he would be the first governor to do so since lawmakers tried to insulate the board from political pressures in 1990 as part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

Ryland Barton

With a little more than a week until his inauguration, on Monday Gov.-elect Andy Beshear appointed five more officials to help run his incoming administration.

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Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear is set to make some key appointments in his new administration.

Kentucky’s incoming governor and attorney general promised a united front Monday to combat the state’s drug epidemic as they celebrated new recovery efforts in a region hard hit by addiction woes.

Ryland Barton

Calling it “a time for all Kentuckians to come together on one team,” Gov.-elect Andy Beshear announced details of his December 10 inauguration.

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This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin said he’s going to return to the private sector after losing his race for reelection. Gov.-elect Andy Beshear named the first appointees of his administration. And incoming Secretary of State Michael Adams says he wants to clean Kentucky’s voter rolls and get a voter ID bill passed before next year’s elections. Jonese Franklin from member station WFPL talked to Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.