Governor Steve Beshear made a stop in Corbin on Tuesday to accept an award for his leadership as governor.
Dozens of county and city officials attended the event as Southern Business and Development named Beshear "the 2012 person of the year."
The mayor of Corbin says Governor Beshear was titled the "person of the year" because he not only wear his title, he works for it.
Beshear's speech covered everything from education to improving Kentucky's economy.
Those who work with Beshear say he's paving the way for political bi-partisanship.
Beshear hopes that Republicans and Democrats will work together to write the future for Kentucky.