Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones dies at 84

BY: - September 18, 2023

Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones has died.  Jones, a Democrat, served one term as governor from 1991 to 1995. He was also lieutenant governor from 1987 to 1991.  Jones was 84.  Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed his death on social media Monday afternoon. In addition to his political career, Jones and his wife Elizabeth Lloyd “Libby” […]

‘A hard person not to like.’ Kentuckians remember Gov. Brereton Jones.

BY: - September 18, 2023

Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones, who emphasized health care reform and government ethics in his administration from 1991 to 1995 and who was a major figure in the state’s horse industry, has died at 84. Gov. Andy Beshear announced the death late Monday on social media. “I was sad to learn that former Governor and […]

Joe Wright, a leader in Kentucky legislative independence movement, dies at 82

BY: - July 17, 2023

Former state Sen. Joe Wright, a leader in the Kentucky General Assembly’s fight to become independent from the control of the governor more than four decades ago, died Saturday at Louisville’s Baptist East Hospital. He was 82. Joseph “Joe” Richard Wright of Breckinridge County served in the state Senate from 1976 to 1992. From 1981 […]

Celebration of life for Virginia Moore June 11

BY: - May 10, 2023

A “Celebration of Life” for Kentucky’s Virginia Moore is set for June 11 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.  The service will be from 1 p.m. to 5  p.m. that day, a Sunday, in View Pointe Hall on the top level of the Ali Center at 144 North Sixth Street in Louisville.  Moore, 61, […]

‘Practice tolerance and grace’: Kentucky senator says her transgender son has died

BY: - December 20, 2022

This article mentions suicide. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 988. A Kentucky state senator announced Tuesday her transgender son, who fought for LGBTQ rights, has died by suicide.  Sen. Karen Berg, D-Louisville, in a statement shared on social media by Kentucky Senate Democrats, said 24-year-old Henry Berg-Bousseau was “a beloved son, brother, […]