Charles Wells died in a Georgetown fire in February.
He was well-known for his roles in government and Democratic politics.
Now his wife is suing the makers of a space heater, being used at the time.
According to the Herald-Leader, she says it was defective and caused the fire.
Sheila Wells is suing the makers of the 'Comfort Zone' heater, plus its distributor, the Howard Berger Company and Big Lots in Frankfort, where the heater was sold.