Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 16, 2013

Gov. Beshear: Shutdown ‘devastating to Ky. families’

By RONNIE ELLIS
CNHI

FRANKFORT —

Kentucky’s Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell apparently worked out a deal with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, on Wednesday to end the federal government shutdown.

That deal couldn’t come soon enough, according to a visibly frustrated Kentucky Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who pilloried national lawmakers for allowing the shutdown which he said has been “devastating to Kentucky families.”

“Hopefully we will have a deal today,” Beshear told reporters after listing examples of the damage done by the shutdown, including the new Glasgow Nursing Facility. which sits empty just yards from the aging, unsafe facility it was to replace.

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