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Steve Henry were inaugurated inaugurated for another four years. Despite 50,000 invitations and a last-minute last-minute last-minute round of privately funded radio commercials commercials to boost the crowd, only a few thousand people lined the streets of Frankfort for the inaugural parade, and there were plenty of seats available for the mid-afternoon mid-afternoon mid-afternoon ceremony at the Capitol. The weather was sunny and chilly, but still warmer than at the inauguration four years ago. But that was the beginning of Patton's governorship, and he acknowledged acknowledged as he left the parade reviewing stand, "There's less interest in a continuing administration." While the 56th inaugural lacked some attendance, it was loaded with history. A millennial year is weeks away, and thanks to a change in the state constitution, constitution, Patton is the first governor governor in 199 years to win a second full term in succession succession and the first to win back-to-back back-to-back back-to-back back-to-back back-to-back terms by direct vote of the people. Henry is the first lieutenant governor to serve consecutive terms. To highlight history, Patton Patton invited all eight living former governors to sit on the front row of the plat- plat- W 'JO nO'M 1 ...... J fmmmmm-mm- fmmmmm-mm- fmmmmm-mm- fmmmmm-mm- " kvn 1 i BY DURELL HALL JR . THE COURIER-JOURNAL COURIER-JOURNAL COURIER-JOURNAL Judi and Paul Patton waved to the crowd during the grand march at last night's ball In the Capitol. form, and all did except his immediate predecessor, Brereton Jones, whose office said he was in West Virginia with his widowed and ailing mother. Patton's main historical point was negative that the middle century of Kentucky's Kentucky's history (1842-1942) (1842-1942) (1842-1942) "was an abysmal failure" because the state lost its sta tus as a leader in many areas, and that 100 years ago it was on "the very brink of civil war" with the assassination of Gov. William William Goebel. But he said that in the last half of this century, "I see a ray of hope . . . when we've been willing at times to face up to our responsibilities." And state historian laure ate Thomas Clark, who sat on the front row with the ex-governors, ex-governors, ex-governors, said in an interview interview afterward that Kentucky's Kentucky's prospects are "much brighter than when we started started this century. Kentucky has a good foundation on which to build." The audience interrupted Patton's speech with applause applause eight times, including when he said, "It is my determination determination that we will go further than we have ever gone before!" But he gave only general ideas about what he will ask the legislature legislature to do next month. "We will address the educational educational needs of all of our people, from our youngest children to our adult work force. We'll invest in more infrastructure, we'll seek solutions solutions in health care, we'll protect the environment, we'll punish criminals, we'll improve our economy, we'll make our tax system more fair and we'll address a hundred hundred other topics," he said. While Patton is coy about General Fund tax increases, he had money on his mind when asked what he remembered remembered about the Rev. Eddie Grigsby's remarks at the private inaugural worship worship service yesterday morning. morning. Recalling that Grigsby told a parable to show that "a lighted world costs more, Patton said, "I believe believe he said if you want something, you have to pay for it." See PATTON Page 3, col. 1, this section i Ill t - r k. 0 1 il' aiiL 'Hush flight among By The Courier-Journal People Louisville endure the offered on how to They sure that preferred "hush maintenance impact of neighboring The from about are part study their ideas Leigh Francisco, and come with abatement. The office Airport monitor Var-ela, head facilities new introduced study The could also or airport users abatement Setting that restrict landings to controversial Varela's that would areas in live. for BY MICHAEL CLEVENC.ER, THE COURIER-JOURNAL COURIER-JOURNAL COURIER-JOURNAL Gov. Patton Invited former governors to join him yesterday. From left were Julian Carroll; Patton; Judi Patton; Wendell Ford; Wallace Wilkinson; Jill Brown, wife of John Y. Brown Jr.; Brown; Martha Layne Collins; Louie B. Nunn and Edward "Ned" Breathitt. Former Gov. Brereton Jones did not attend. 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Clipped from The Courier-Journal08 Dec 1999, WedMETRO EDITIONPage 24

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)08 Dec 1999, WedMETRO EDITIONPage 24
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