In Kentucky, the maximum duration of most standard residential lease agreements is one (1) year. Written leases are required for any duration of a year or more.
Verbal leases are valid for periods shorter than one year, but it is recommended that all lease agreements be in writing. Oral agreements are more difficult to prove and enforce.
If there is no tenancy duration specified in the lease, the tenancy will be on a month-to-month basis (or a weekly basis if rent is paid weekly) (KY Rev Stat § 383.565 (2019)).
The information for this answer was found on our Kentucky Residential Lease Agreement answers.