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Ricky Skaggs to Perform at Inaugural Welcome Reception and Bluegrass Festival

Frankfort, KY - Renowned Kentucky musician, Ricky Skaggs, will be the featured performer at the Inaugural Welcome Party on December 8th at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. It is a tradition for Frankfort and Franklin County officials, along with the local tourism and convention commission, to welcome the incoming governor and his family to the community. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Kentucky History Center. Immediately following the welcome ceremony, guests will move to the Kentucky History Center’s beautiful and spacious Cralle Day Garden, where t...

Veterans to Play Key Role in Inaugural Parade

Vietnam and Korean Veterans, fallen Kentucky Officers and First Responders to be Honored Frankfort, KY - The Bevin-Hampton Inaugural Parade will honor Vietnam and Korean War veterans, as well as fallen Kentucky first responders, the Inaugural Committee announced today. A Fallen Officers Memorial Unit will pay special tribute to four Kentucky police officers who have died this year. Four lines will march in missing man formation behind a bagpiper and drummer. The formation will be in memory of: Officer Daniel Ellis, Richmond Police Department; Officer Burke Rhoads, Nicholasville Police Departme...

Bevin-Hampton Inauguration Committee Launches Inauguration Website

Frankfort, KY - The Bevin-Hampton Inaugural Committee today announced the launch of the official Inauguration website – www.governorbevin.com. InaugLogo.jpgThe site will detail information surrounding the Dec. 8th Inauguration of Governor-Elect Matt Bevin and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Jenean Hampton. “Excitement surrounding the inauguration of our new Governor and Lieutenant Governor is building across the state,” said Kelly Knight, Inauguration Chairwoman. “The website will be a portal for people to find out what we have planned for this special day and, in addition, to make donations to the...

Inaugural Church Service Moved to Convention Center, Opened to the Public

Frankfort, KY - Due to overwhelming response from the public, the church service preceding the December 8th Inauguration of Governor-Elect Matt Bevin and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Jenean Hampton has been moved to the Frankfort Convention Center. The service will now be open to the public. “We are humbled by the outpouring of support from across the state,” said Kelly Knight, Inaugural Chairwoman. “Inauguration Day is about a fresh start for Kentucky, and as such, we want as many Kentuckians as possible to attend. I’m pleased that we were able to move this event to accommodate a larger crowd.”...

Governor-Elect Bevin Announces Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer as Inaugural Parade Grand Marshall

Kelly Knight & Joe Craft to Serve as Inaugural Committee Co-Chairs Frankfort, KY - Governor-Elect Matt Bevin today announced that Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer will serve as Grand Marshall of the Inaugural Parade, to be held December 8 during day-long inauguration events. In 2011, Meyer – a native of Columbia, Ky., - became the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor –the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Government. He is only the third living recipient of the award since Vietnam, and the first living U.S. Marine in 41 years to be so honored. “It...

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