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

Published 1:30 pm Friday, September 22, 2023

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Kentucky Lantern

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.

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Kentucky’s 58th governor, Jones served from 1991 to 1995 . He served as lieutenant governor from 1987 to 1991. He died Sept. 18 at 84.

“Gov. Jones was a dedicated leader and a distinguished thoroughbred owner who worked to strengthen Kentucky for our families,” Gov. Andy Beshear said.

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

On Tuesday, 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