Former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones To Lie in State at Capitol


Former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones To Lie in State at Capitol

Gov. Beshear has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Jones

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2023) – Gov. Andy Beshear invites the public to pay their respects to former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones, who will lie in state in the State Capitol Rotunda on Monday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. EDT.

Jones’ family will host a public visitation in the Rotunda from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

Jones was the 58th Governor of the commonwealth, serving from 1991 to 1995, and served as Lieutenant Governor from 1987 to 1991. He was 84 years old when he passed away Monday.

“Gov. Jones was a dedicated leader and a distinguished thoroughbred owner who worked to strengthen Kentucky for our families,” Gov. Beshear said. “Please join Britainy and me in praying for Libby and his family.”

A funeral service will be held in Midway on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with private burial to follow.

On Tuesday, Gov. Beshear directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in Jones’ honor until sunset on Sept. 26. Individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth are encouraged to join in this tribute. Flag status information is available at

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