Beshear's 2nd inauguration will involve the public more on a budget of $400,000, director says

12/12/2011 06:01 AM

Tuesday’s inauguration will feature a streamlined series of events that will be open to the public, from the non-denominational worship service in the morning to a single inaugural ball at the Frankfort Convention Center that night.

And the goal for the total bill for the day-long series of events is to be less than $400,000, said Bob Stewart, executive director of Beshear’s second inaugural.

That money will come from private donors, as the last two inauguration’s have. In 2007, Beshear spent about $900,000 on the inaugural events while his predecessor, Gov. Ernie Fletcher, spent about $4,000 more.

One of the big areas the committee saved money was not renting large heated tents.

Find out what’s in store for Tuesday in the video:

This is the eighth inauguration that Stewart has worked on.

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