Bevin removes Jane Beshear’s name from education center
The name of former first lady Jane K. Beshear has been removed from the Capitol Education Center on the grounds of the Kentucky Capitol less than a year after it was added.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the sign with Jane Beshear’s name has been removed from in front of the building, which Gov. Steve Beshear had renamed in his wife’s honor in November shortly before leaving office.
The building serves as an education and welcoming facility for over 60,000 guests to the Capitol campus every year.
State Finance and Administration Cabinet spokeswoman Pamela Trautner says Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration plans to rename the center to honor Kentucky’s military heritage and recognize Kentucky’s "Gold Star" families who lost a loved one in combat.
Trautner didn’t elaborate on the name change.