Luallen to become 56th lieutenant governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former state Auditor Crit Luallen will become Kentucky’s 56th lieutenant governor during a private ceremony this afternoon in the state’s capital.

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear chose Luallen to replace outgoing Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, who is resigning to take a job in the White House.

Luallen will have a public swearing-in ceremony on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Kentucky Capitol. But Abramson’s resignation is effective at 5 p.m. Thursday, so officials are having a private swearing-in ceremony on Thursday to ensure there are no gaps in the office.

Kentucky, which became a state in 1792, did not have a lieutenant governor until 1800, one year after the state’s second constitution created the office. The lieutenant governor is elected with the governor and has no constitutional duties.

 

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