Beshear Hires Preston As Senior Adviser

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Incoming Governor Steve Beshear has tapped a Lexington business leader to be his senior adviser.

Thomas Preston founded a Lexington public relations firm. He will report directly to the governor. Preston will also be a liaison between Beshear and state agencies during emergencies and disasters.

Preston has been involved in state government during his career, including a stint as a top assistant to former Gov. Wendell Ford.

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