The Web Site is Dead. Long Live the Web Site!
A few days ago, the official Web site of the governor of Kentucky looked like this. There were more than 50 buttons total on the sides ...
A few days ago, the official Web site of the governor of Kentucky looked like this. There were more than 50 buttons total on the sides of the page and tons of news down the middle. You could find out the governor's public schedule, learn the state flag status, request a proclamation, etc.
Now? Poof! As of this writing, the Web site has three things: a welcome from the governor, his biography and his inaugural speech.
The reason for the new digital austerity is that Kentucky has a new governor. Steve Beshear was sworn in at midnight Monday night.
Occasionally, I've wondered what happens to a gubernatorial Web site at the moment a transition takes place. Although I wasn't clicking refresh at 12:01, it does seem as though Kentucky updated it fairly quickly.
I'll be interested to see how quickly the site returns to something closer to its more robust former self. After all, where else would Kentuckians go to request a proclamation?
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Appeals Court Gives Doctors Free Range to Discuss Guns in Florida5 hours ago
North Dakota Governor Kicked Off Senate Floor for Wearing Jeans4 hours ago
D.C.'s Generous Paid Family Leave Law Heads to Congress for Approval3 days ago
Florist Broke Law in Refusing Service to Gay Couple, Rules Washington Supreme Court3 days ago
Women Can Ignore Abortion Waiting Period, Rules Florida Supreme Court3 days ago
Amid 2 Years of No Budget in Illinois, 1 Thing Is Certain: State Workers' Paychecks3 days ago