Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor (Lieutenant Governor ) in the U.S. state of Kentucky was first created by the State Constitution of 1797. Up to a constitutional amendment in 1992, the lieutenant governor acted as acting governor while the actual office holder was located outside of the state. He was also President of the State Senate, where he had at stalemates the deciding vote; this function was transferred to the newly created post of president of the Senate in the sequence.

The vice governor was, as well, vacant several times in other states across the United States over time, either because the incumbent himself prematurely retired from the office or the vice-governor had to take over the succession of an early departing governor. Since the occupation of the office is established by the Constitution of the State only by a popular choice, so could not be subsequently occupied the office of the new lieutenant governor. Early elections, such as in countries and member states with the parliamentary system of government, are excluded in the United States at both the federal level and at the vast majority of Federal government levels.