Governor Matt Bevin says he did not order officials to remove the name of former first lady Jane Beshear from the Capitol Education Center.
Bevin says he has "no idea" why the sign was removed.
A spokeswoman for Bevin's Finance and Administration Cabinet said last week the administration plans to rename the center to honor Kentucky's military heritage.
Bevin said he did not wish to be disrespectful but said the center is "not even on my radar screen."
Bevin said he would be willing to put a plaque in the center acknowledging the private donations Jane Beshear raised.
Bevin has been feuding with former Governor Steve Beshear. Beshear launched a nonprofit group to oppose Bevin's health care policies while Bevin has accused Beshear of corruption and launched an internal investigation.