Beshear enjoys festive first day as Governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Governor Beshear had a full day of activities to coincide with his inauguration.

The new governor's long day wrapped up with a series of balls that lasted well into the night.

Hundreds of people gathered in the Capitol last night for the traditional "grand march" down the marble stairway on the west end of the Capitol.

Beshear was officially sworn in just after midnight, then attended a morning religious service and was ceremonially sworn in in front of the Capitol in the afternoon.

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