Governor Steve Beshear admits there isn't anything he can do to lower record high gas prices. But he has a couple of ideas to help state workers cope with gas costs.

55% of state employees who work in Frankfort live elsewhere.  Many drive from Louisville each work day, and their commutes to and from work have gotten a lot more expensive as gas prices have skyrocketed.

In June, Wes Swarner and sixteen other employees of the state Government Services Center switched to a four-day work week.  That means only four commutes a week to Frankfort.

Governor Steve Beshear was surprised to find only about 2% of state workers currently work flex schedules.

He's ordered his cabinet secretaries to determine how many of their employees could switch to four-day work weeks and how many are interested.