The Distribution of the Powers of Government
article of the Kentucky Constitution
divides the government into three branches.
|| Text of Section 27:
The powers of the government of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of
them be confined to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which
are legislative, to one; those which are executive, to another; and those
which are judicial, to another.
|| Text of Section 28:
No person or collection of persons, being of one of those
departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the
others, except in the instances hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.
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- Kleber, John E. (1992). "Constitutions" in The Kentucky Encyclopedia, eds. Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter, Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky
- McQueen, Keven (2001). "William Goebel: Assassinated Governor," in Offbeat Kentuckians: Legends to Lunatics, ed. by Keven McQueen, Kuttawa, Kentucky: McClanahan Publishing House