Globe-trotting Gov. Beshear announces trip to India next month

08/20/2012 04:39 PM

Gov. Steve Beshear, who is fresh off an economic development trip to Germany and France, announced Monday that he will soon make a similar trip to India in the coming weeks.

Beshear spoke at the Kentucky World Trade Day in Lexington promoting Kentucky exports and economic job creation with the group. Among those attending the event was the Korean ambassador to the U.S.

Last week, Beshear praised a deal for anIndian electricity company to buy 9 million tons of Kentucky coal a year for the next quarter century.

Beshear’s administration still hasn’t released any information on what came out of the governor’s European trip earlier this summer. Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson told Ryan Alessi last week that it was a productive trip but disclosed little else:

Beshear’s trip to India will be his second.

Last year, Beshear announced 250 new jobs in Elizabethtown at an India-based company, Flex Films. The announcement made headlines when Beshear’s Republican opponent in the election – David Williams criticized him for participating in a Hindu ceremony to bless the ground of a new manufacturing facility.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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