Mike Haydon http://wfpl.org en Beshear Names Larry Bond as New Chief of Staff http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-names-larry-bond-new-chief-staff <p>Governor Steve Beshear has promoted his deputy chief of staff to the top spot.</p><p>Louisville native Larry Bond was named chief of staff today. He replaces Mike Haydon, who died unexpectedly earlier this month.</p><p>Bond was named to the deputy spot two years ago, after spending years in various roles in state government. He also worked in Louisville city government for years, including time as the city’s chief administrative officer.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:48:03 +0000 Kenny Colston 1494 at http://wfpl.org Beshear Will Name New Chief of Staff Soon http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-will-name-new-chief-staff-soon <p>Governor Steve Beshear says he will appoint a new chief of staff soon, despite still being saddened by the sudden loss of his former chief of staff, Mike Haydon.</p><p>Haydon died suddenly of a heart attack earlier this month. Haydon worked in government for more than three decades, and had been Beshear's chief of staff since 2010.</p><p>Beshear called Haydon his “right arm,” but says the position needs to be filled.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:01:01 +0000 Kenny Colston 1426 at http://wfpl.org Beshear Will Name New Chief of Staff Soon Capitol Memorial To Be Held Wednesday For Mike Haydon http://wfpl.org/post/capitol-memorial-be-held-wednesday-mike-haydon <p>State officials are remembering Mike Haydon, Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s chief of staff, <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?pid=159167869#fbLoggedOut">who died&nbsp;suddenly </a>Sunday.</p><p>A memorial service for Haydon will be held tomorrow at the state Capitol.</p><p>Beshear said in a statement he and his wife are devastated by Haydon&rsquo;s&nbsp;passing.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The 62 year old Haydon had served in state and local government for over three decades in various capacities and earned the respect of colleagues on both sides of the aisle.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:39:48 +0000 Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio and Rick Howlett 1314 at http://wfpl.org Capitol Memorial To Be Held Wednesday For Mike Haydon