Bevin removes ABC commissioner, citing ‘lost confidence’
Gov. Matt Bevin has removed the commissioner of the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission that he appointed just five months ago.
In an executive order filed Monday, Bevin removed Steven Edwards from his post because he "lost confidence" in his ability to lead. Bevin said "matters have been brought to my attention" that caused him to question Edwards, but he did not say what those matters were.
Edwards is an attorney and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Before he was commissioner, he served on the ABC board and was the distilled spirits administrator. He is also the former division chief for claims at Fort Knox.
Edwards replaced former commissioner Freddie Higdon, who resigned.