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Temple History

The Louisville Kentucky Temple is the 76th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Louisville Kentucky Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Adelaide Australia Temple and Veracruz Mexico Temple.

Elder John K. Carmack of the Seventy and president of the North America East Area who presided over the groundbreaking services for the Louisville Kentucky Temple, spoke on the importance of temples in the life of the eternal family. Joseph Smith was intensely interested in the work of temples in the later years of his life, he noted. Having built the Kirtland Temple, laid the groundwork for two temples in Missouri, and nearly completed the Nauvoo Temple, the Prophet was "preoccupied" with temples and seeing that the Quorum of the Twelve had received the ordinances. Elder Carmack pointed out that "the way we live here has consequences in the next life." He then quoted Hugh Nibley in saying that ordinances create order from chaos, and that like an observatory, the temple helps one get a bearing on the universe (Church News, 5 June 1999).

Temple District

The Louisville Kentucky Temple serves members from 9 stakes headquartered in Kentucky, Indiana, Southwestern Ohio, and Southwestern West Virginia:

Kentucky

  1. Crestwood Kentucky Stake
  2. Elizabethtown Kentucky Stake
  3. Lexington Kentucky North Stake
  4. Lexington Kentucky Stake
  5. Louisville Kentucky Stake

Indiana

  1. Evansville Indiana Stake
  2. New Albany Indiana Stake

Southwestern Ohio

  1. Cincinnati Ohio Stake

Southwestern West Virginia

  1. Huntington West Virginia Stake

Presidents

  1. Edward P. Daetwyler 2017–
  2. John F. Cotton 2014–2017
  3. Larry V. Lunt 2011–2014
  4. Dale R. Hettinger 2008–2011
  5. Robert F. Lowe 2007–2008
  6. James W. Hansen 2004–2007
  7. Curtis H. Ault 2000–2004

Access

Temple access is available to church members who hold a current temple recommend, as is the case with all operating Latter-day Saints temples.

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Louisville Kentucky Temple

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The Louisville Kentucky Temple is the 76th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It serves members from 9 stakes headquartered in Kentucky, Indiana, Southwestern Ohio, and Southwestern West Virginia:

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