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Beshear reports gifts in latest financial disclosure form

April 29, 2010 | | Comments 0

Gov. Steve BeshearFRANKFORT –Gov. Steve Beshear accepted three gifts last year worth more than $200 each, according to his financial disclosure form with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.

They were University of Kentucky men’s basketball and football season tickets, a membership to the Frankfort Country Club and a framed print of Abraham Lincoln from the Lincoln Trail Area Development District in Elizabethtown.

State law requires all executive branch officials to file financial disclosure forms with the ethics agency by April 15.

The statements require officials to list all sources of gross income exceeding $1,000, creditors owed more than $10,000, gifts received that have a retail value of $200 or more, and businesses in which they own an interest of more than $10,000 or 5 percent of the business.

Beshear reported receiving income of more than $1,000 each from an investment account with Schwab One in Lexington, two accounts with Hilliard Lyons in Hopkinsville and Hourglass Farm, which he and his wife, Jane Beshear, own near the Fayette and Clark county line.

The Democratic governor listed Farm Credit Services of Mid-America in Louisville as a creditor of more than $10,000 and claimed ownership in Hourglass Farm and Advalorum Investment Club in Lexington.

Unlike on last year’s form, Beshear did not claim ownership in The Brickland Team, a horse-eventing farm in Somerset, Va., run by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Emily Beshear.

Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson said Beshear no longer has a financial interest in The Brickland Team.

Other constitutional officers have filed their disclosure forms.

State Auditor Crit Luallen reported income from a 155-acre Franklin County farm owned by her and husband. She listed a Frankfort bank as a creditor.

State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach reported being a member with Hollenbach Group LLC and Pinnacle Partners LLC. He had several investments.

Hollenbach said he and his wife owned property in Louisville and had two creditors.

Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer reported in business with Two R Inc. in Manchester and owning rental property in Manchester and property in Manchester and Frankfort.

Farmer listed a Manchester bank as a creditor.

–Jack Brammer

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