By Joe Biesk
The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Gov. Paul Patton said Monday he was "a little bit surprised" by a newspaper editorial over the weekend that called for his resignation.
Patton spoke to reporters after an afternoon awards ceremony. "I do not plan to resign," he said.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville called for Patton's resignation in an editorial published Sunday. It was the second formal call for Patton's resignation within a week. Last Thursday, WDRB-TV in Louisville also said Patton should resign.
Patton has admitted having an extramarital affair with western Kentucky businesswoman Tina Conner. Conner has alleged in a lawsuit that he helped and harmed her business as a result of their affair.
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