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Gov. Bevin opens up on Fidel Castro and violence in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says violence in Louisville and across the state needs to be addressed.

In a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Bevin talked about his first year in office and his accomplishments like pension reform. But also on his mind is the violence in Louisville.

"You saw what happened at the park the other day," Gov. Bevin said. "That's insane to me. That's heartbreaking."

Shots rang out on Thanksgiving Day at Shawnee Park, killing two people.

"This has to be addressed ... one way or the other," Gov. Bevin said. "I've had conversations with our mayors to varying degrees. This is a responsibility they take seriously, because it's happening in our urban cores."

There have been 107 murders in Metro Louisville, the most in decades.

"You have a cultural problem, a spiritual problem. You have an economic problem, that's what you have, period," Gov. Bevin said. "And people who want to pretend that's it's something that can be legislated, that some more government rules are gonna fix, they are delusional."

Gov. Bevin also spoke candidly about his thoughts on the death of Fidel Castro. This tweet from Bevin has been liked nearly 200 times: 

All of the people who are tripping themselves to sing the praises of this dictator are idiots, literally," Gov. Bevin said. "It is foolish. It's like people lining up to praise Adolph Hitler for his vision and his leadership skills."

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