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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“We’ve got a lot to celebrate in this state today and many good days to come, I believe," Sue Foster said on inauguration day. She's president of Louisville AFSCME Local 4011.

Union-endorsed Gov. Andy Beshear is already three-for-three and batting .1000 on some big campaign promises. 

By CHRIS KENNINGTON and JONATHAN BULLINGTON

FRANKFORT — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday signed an executive order to automatically restore the right to vote to more than 140,000 convicted felons with completed sentences, cutting down one of the nation’s highest rates of voter disenfranchisement.

We took this Gov. Andy Beshear inauguration day photo of ex-Gov. Matt Bevin, former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, who was also Steve Beshear's lieutenant governor in 2011-2014, and a woman we don't recognize.

The photo needs a caption. So study the faces and come up with one. Make it funny, but watch the language. This is a family friendly website.

Send your entries to [email protected]. We'll post the funniest ones. Pseudonyms are accepted. 

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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Sue Foster’s cup runneth over.

In a statement, Kentucky Education Association President Eddie Campbell said: “The KEA supports Governor Beshear’s decision to reconstitute the Kentucky Board of Education. Under the previous Administration, board appointees were based more on political pedigree than on their experience and knowledge of educational issues. We have confidence that the Beshear Administration will make appointments based on merit, and choose board members who possess a foundational understanding of the challenges facing public education in the Commonwealth.

By BEN SELF

Kentucky Democratic Party chair

After four long years, a Kentucky Democrat is back in the governor’s office, and ready to restore decency and civility to the Governor’s Mansion.

Congratulations to our new Governor, Andy Beshear! 

No more name-calling. No more bullying. The people’s house is once again open to everyone. It was a beautiful sight to see. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Larry Roberts won't need a guide to show him around the state labor cabinet.

"I've been there before," grinned Gov. Andy Beshear's brand new labor secretary. The veteran trade unionist had the job in the administration of Gov. Steve Beshear, Andy's dad.

By JOSEPH GERTH

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, former Gov. Matthew Griswold Bevin, who never even lived in the Governor’s Mansion, waited until the last minute to turn the stately old building over to his successor.