Brown to lie in state until 7 p.m. Tuesday, private memorial service on Wednesday
The body of former Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. will lie in state until 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Capitol.
Governor Andy Beshear’s office says Brown’s family will host a public visitation in the Rotunda from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. A private Capitol memorial service on Wednesday will be livestreamed on Kentucky Educational Television. Brown died last week at the age of 88. The former Democratic governor served from 1979 to 1983 after building empires in business and sports. Kentucky Fried Chicken was a string of small-town restaurants before he turned it into a global enterprise. He also owned three professional basketball teams, including the Boston Celtics. Brown’s family said in a Nov. 22 news release that “every day was an exciting adventure” for him.