Brereton Jones

Gov. Brereton Jones will lie in state in Kentucky Capitol on Monday

BY: - September 22, 2023

The public is invited to pay respects to the late Gov. Brereton Jones who will lie in state in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 25. Jones’ family will host a public visitation in the Rotunda from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Kentucky’s 58th governor, Jones […]


Brereton Jones leaves lessons for reformist politicians

BY: - September 22, 2023

Kentucky never had a governor quite like Brereton Jones, who died Monday, and it may never again. His legacy is one of reform, with lessons for reformers. Jones wasn’t the first high-minded millionaire to use wealth to gain high office, but he did it with a most unusual pedigree. His political career began in West […]

‘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 […]