Saint Catharine College Clock Tower photo


Michael Breeding, left, received the first-ever Hometown Heroes Award from the Springfield Tourism Commission on April 22.


Governor Steve Beshear posed for a photo with Washington County High School students.

Governor Beshear among dignitaries at documentary premier

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and his wife, First Lady Jane Beshear, were on the campus of St. Catharine College on Monday, April 21 for the premiere of Springfield native Michael Breeding’s documentary about the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion.

The Beshears, Breeding and other dignitaries were on hand for a pre-premiere wine and cheese reception on the mezzanine of the Emily W. Hundley Library. Following the reception, the Jack and Jill Pettus Auditorium was filled to capacity for the debut of Breeding’s documentary, “Kentucky Governor’s Mansion: A Century of Reflection.” The film is narrated by Kentucky native Diane Sawyer and will make its public premier on KET.

Breeding was also presented with the first-ever Hometown Hero Award from the Springfield Tourism Commission. Breeding has produced a long line of documentaries and other works through his company, Michael Breeding Media.

Founded in the Dominican tradition in 1931 and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Catharine College, a Catholic Dominican college inspired by its founders, welcomes all to the pursuit of truth, preparing them to become critical thinkers, ethical leaders and engaged citizens.