FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is looking to be
`economical' in planning the Dec. 13 inauguration that will mark
the start of his second term.
The Kentucky Democrat said he wants to be thrifty in planning
the privately funded inaugural celebration that traditionally lasts
a full day, beginning with a parade through Frankfort and ending
with an elaborate ball at the Capitol.
Beshear overwhelmingly defeated Republican David Williams and
independent Gatewood Galbraith in Tuesday's election despite a
first term marked by an ailing economy and widespread job losses.
A more modest celebration sends the message to Kentuckians that the Beshear administration is mindful of the financial woes many of them are dealing with.
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