When I arrived at the state capitol this week for a conversation with Governor Beshear, I found a flurry of activity in preparation for Tuesday’s inauguration of him and Jerry Abramson.
Our KET crew had commandeered the governor’s suite of offices with cable, audio, and video equipment and cameras. His staff, always helpful and courteous, was unusually merry and looking forward to the holidays ahead. It helped that the rooms were decorated with poinsettias, greenery, and a silver tray laden with sweets and bagels.
I found Governor Beshear excited by the day-long inaugural ceremonies that will take place next Tuesday. Although optimistic about the next four years and the challenges his administration will face, I also found him somber and reflective about the job ahead. He’s fully aware of the challenges he’s already facing.
In a clip from the interview, Gov. Beshear tells me what you can anticipate in his inaugural address Tuesday afternoon.
The full interview will be on KET Monday evening at 8/7 pm central.
Beshear dashed out of the office after the interview and headed down the hallway to another meeting with administration budget officials. They’ve been meeting daily on state finances. I also ran into Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson, who has been at the capitol almost daily since the November election.