Governor Andy Beshear

Mike Harmon

  State Auditor Mike Harmon says at least 10 workers in the state unemployment office improperly filed for benefits last year and used their official positions to access their accounts.


  Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear urged people to use the more than 400,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments available as the trend of new infections skewed toward younger people. Beshear reported a dramatic difference in vaccination rates among age groups. People between ages 20 to 49 make up the majority of new COVID-19 cases, but have much lower vaccination rates than those 50 and older. 


  Gov. Andy Beshear is challenging a new law that shifts control over the State Fair Board from his office to Republican Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.

Vaccine Hesitancy Hovers Over Ohio Valley Efforts To Get To Herd Immunity

Apr 19, 2021
Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley Resource

Phyllis Gibbs wasn’t sure until recently that she’d be here, just a few moments away from receiving a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Protesters Take To Capitol Grounds To Oppose Beshear’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 18, 2021
John Boyle / WFPL

  Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the Kentucky State Capitol on Sunday to oppose Gov. Andy Beshear’s coronavirus restrictions, and claimed his vaccination goals amounted to a mandate.

Corinne Boyer / Ohio Valley Resource

  Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the state’s positivity rate is the highest it’s been in approximately a month — 3.16%.

Beshear Signs Law Limiting No-Knock Warrants

Apr 10, 2021
Governor's Communications Office

  Bills limiting no-knock warrants, increasing support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and investing in west Louisville became law in Kentucky on Friday.

Lisa Autry

  Mitch McConnell is acknowledging his hand in restricting Gov. Andy Beshear’s ability to fill a vacancy in the event that one of the state’s U.S. Senators dies or leaves office early. 

Fons Cervera

  Future public school teachers will have less generous retirement benefits, and families in some counties will soon be able to apply for private-school scholarships funded through tax credits after Kentucky state lawmakers overrode Gov. Andy Beshear’s vetoes of two controversial education bills Monday.

Kyeland Jackson / WFPL

  The Kentucky Department of Agriculture plans to host a series of roundtable discussions next month across the state to hear from restaurant owners and chefs about challenges they’ve faced during the coronavirus pandemic, along with thanking restaurants that have relied on local food.