At Ky. League of Cities conference, Beshear says better financial days are ahead

10/06/2011 05:22 PM

LEXINGTON — Speaking to mayors, city administrators and council members, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear praised cities abilities to weather the recession and predicted better days for Kentucky are ahead.

Beshear, who is running for re-election, told the crowd that there is “light at the end of the tunnel” economically.

While not officially on the campaign trail, much of Beshear’s speech was about his record as governor. And he didn’t address any priorities or a platform for cities if he is elected for a second term.

Beshear said he based his optimistic forecast on certain rankings by the media, such as Forbes Magazine, that indicate Kentucky is out-performing other states.

But Beshear cautioned that he does believe the economy is still fragile.

This was one of three official events for Beshear on Thursday. He announced reforms proposals aimed at prescription pill abuse with Attorney General Jack Conway and House Speaker Greg Stumbo. And he made an announcement regarding college credits for high schoolers with education officials in Lexington.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston


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