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Andy Beshear officially sworn in as Kentucky's next governor

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle M. Keller, left, gives the oath of office to Andy Beshear to become Kentucky's governor in Frankfort, Ky., early Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Holding the Bible is Beshear's wife, Britainy. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool)
Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle M. Keller, left, gives the oath of office to Andy Beshear to become Kentucky's governor in Frankfort, Ky., early Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Holding the Bible is Beshear's wife, Britainy. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool)(WKYT)
Published: Dec. 9, 2019 at 6:35 PM EST
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Andy Beshear is officially the 63rd governor of Kentucky.

Beshear was sworn into the new position at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 in a private ceremony.

He swore to be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and promised he had never fought a duel within or outside of the state.

Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman made a similar oath to Kentucky.

You can watch the full private swearing-in ceremony below.

Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman stopped by the inaugural breakfast Tuesday morning to talk to teachers.

“We are excited that we will soon be calling Frankfort home. Thank you all so much for welcoming us this morning thank you for everything you’ve done to make this inauguration as wonderful as it could be," said Coleman.

Teachers who attended the breakfast said they're ready for the day, no matter what the weather brings, and what their role entails as grand marshals of the traditional parade.

Gov. Beshear then attended the inaugural worship service at First Christian Church.

First Christian Church Inaugural Worship Service - December 10, 2019

First Christian Church Inaugural Worship Service - December 10, 2019

Posted by First Christian Church Frankfort on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Later, at the public swearing-in ceremony, Gov. Beshear fulfilled some campaign promises he made to voters.

Beshear announced one of his first executive orders to reorganize the state board of education. The governor said another executive order would follow to restore voting rights to non-violent felons.

The common message in speeches from Beshear, Coleman, and newly-appointed senior advisor Rocky Adkins, all focused on the new administration being one for all Kentuckians.

Many former governors, both Democrat and Republican, attended the ceremony including Matt Bevin.

You can watch the full ceremony below.

The public swearing-in ceremony for Gov. Andy Beshear begins now. READ MORE: https://bit.ly/2EgZjx3

Posted by WKYT on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

After Beshear's public swearing-in, there will be a new event called the Capitol Open House.

Teachers joined many in a welcoming ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda. They say they feel like they're part of this process.

"Just so happy to see Governor Beshear in office, to know that he stands behind public education. He stands behind teachers, stands behind the children and the people of Kentucky,” said Julia Baird, a teacher.

Into the evening, two inaugural balls will kick off on the Capitol grounds.

WKYT will have full coverage of Inauguration Day on-air and online.

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