Gov. Bevin says he has "lost confidence" in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner he appointed

08/17/2016 03:09 PM

FRANKFORT – Governor Matt Bevin is using an executive order to remove an appointee, but this time he is dismissing one of his own. Steven Edwards was appointed five months ago as the Commissioner of the Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Bevin says that he filed the executive order to remove Edwards from the position on Monday because he had “lost confidence” in his ability to lead.

Edwards was announced as the replacement for the previous commissioner in March, when Freddie Higdon resigned from the post. Bevin confirmed Edwards’ appointment through an executive order in June.

Madeline Janicki

Madeline is a producer for Spectrum News. You can watch her work on Pure Politics, the only statewide nightly show dedicated solely to Kentucky Politics. Madeline is an Indiana native and received her degree in Communications from Indiana University. Her background is as a news producer but her passion for civic engagement and drive to bring voters information on issues that impact their lives brought her to Pure Politics. Here she gets to work on projects like her multi-part digital series on how the national group Teach For America is working in Eastern Kentucky Schools. If you have a story idea, email her at


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