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Kentucky governor appoints deputy cabinet secretaries

Posted at 4:40 PM, Jan 03, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed four deputy cabinet secretaries and a new state police commissioner.

Mary Pat Regan of Louisville was named deputy secretary of Education and Workforce Development. Regan was recently national vice president for regulatory at AT&T and the Kentucky state president of AT&T Communications. Beshear named former Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin as Justice and Public Safety Cabinet deputy secretary, and Mike Hancock, a native of Princeton, will be deputy secretary for the Transportation Cabinet.

Beshear named former teacher and state senator Lindy Casebier, of Louisville, as deputy Personnel Cabinet secretary.

Rodney Brewer, of Ballardsville, was appointed to his second term as Kentucky State Police commissioner. Brewer is a 33-year veteran of the agency, and was formerly the commissioner from 2007 to 2016.

Beshear also named Hazard native Lisa Lee as the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Commissioner for the Department of Medicaid Services; Jeff Taylor, of Hopkinsville, as commissioner for Business Development at the Cabinet for Economic Development; and Allyson Taylor, of Frankfort, as commissioner for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.