AP.com: Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear was sworn in as Kentucky’s governor early Tuesday during a private ceremony just after midnight in the Governor’s Mansion.

Beshear, 42, follows in the footsteps of his father, Steve Beshear, whose two terms as governor preceded the single four-year term of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. They are the first father-son duo to serve as governors in Kentucky history.

The middle-of-the-night swearing is customary in Kentucky, to ensure continuity at the head of state government. For more on this story, please go to: APnews.com.