The Kentucky Green Party was officially founded on July 23, 2011 during the Founding Statewide Convention in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Though the Kentucky Green Party was officially established in 2011, two candidates had competed in state elections as Green Party members in years prior.
In September 2012, the Kentucky Green Party succeeded in attaining enough signatures to have Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala appear on the ballot in Kentucky for President and Vice President.
On Saturday August 8, 2015 the Kentucky Green Party held its third statewide convention in Lexington, Kentucky and elected new officers for its Executive Committee.
The second Green Party candidate in Kentucky was Don Pratt who ran for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council in 2002 and came in second with 43% of the vote.
Geoff Young, a retired engineer who worked on energy policies for the state, ran as a Green Party candidate in the 2012 election for the Kentucky House of Representatives 45th District. Young came in third place with 8.73% of the vote.