Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bevin inauguration to feature parade of 300 veterans

(AP) — Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin will lead a parade of about 300 veterans of the Vietnam and Korean wars on Tuesday to help celebrate his inauguration as Kentucky's next governor.

Bevin's inauguration committee detailed the parade and other events on Thursday. Bevin and Lt. Gov.-elect Jenean Hampton were both in the military and have decided to dedicate their inaugural festivities to veterans.

Kentucky native and gospel recording artist Larnelle Harris and Heather Payne from the contemporary Christian music group Point of Grace will perform at the church service. Country singer Lee Greenwood and tenor Gregory Turay will perform at the public swearing-in ceremony.

Bevin will end the day with an invitation-only concert for about 2,000 of his supporters. The committee would not say who would perform, citing contractual obligations.