This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin conceded his race for reelection, paving the way for Governor-elect Andy Beshear to take office next month. Bevin had requested a recanvass of the results after losing by about 5,000 votes, but the process only produced one new vote.

Meanwhile, Andy Beshear has begun assembling his administration.

We talk about the concession and transition this week on Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol.

With Kentucky’s elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don’t miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We’ll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays.

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Ryland Barton is the Capitol bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio.