FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2023) – Gov. Andy Beshear yesterday announced the death of former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones. The 58th Governor of the commonwealth, Jones served from 1991 to 1995. Prior to becoming Governor, he served as Lieutenant Governor from 1987 to 1991. He was 84 years old.
“I was sad to learn that former Governor and Lieutenant Governor Brereton Jones has passed away,” said Gov. Beshear. “Gov. Jones was a dedicated leader and a distinguished thoroughbred owner who worked to strengthen Kentucky for our families. Please join Britainy and me in praying for Libby and his family.”
Gov. Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in Jones’ honor until sunset on the day of interment. The former Governor will lie in state in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol. Additional arrangements will be forthcoming.
Individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth are encouraged to join in this tribute. Flag status information is available at governor.ky.gov/flag-status.