Your CWP permit *IS* good in Kentucky.
But that isn't because SC has a reciprocity agreement signed with KY.
It is because KENTUCKY honors SC permits even though we don't yet honor theirs!
I think you may be confusing "Reciprocity" with "Recognition."
"Recognition" is a one-way street. Its where state A honors state B, but the reverse is not true. That is the current situation with KY & VA. They honor SC permits, but SC doesn't (yet) honor theirs.
"Reciprocity" is a two-way street. Its where state A and state B have signed a document agreeing to honor each other's permits. SC currently has such signed agreements with 12 states.
SC residents (you & me) are still good to carry in KY or VA. But residents from KY & VA are not good to carry here in our state.
States like KY have their laws written in such a way that they will respect other states who meet certain criteria, even if the other state doesn't honor theirs. SC law isn't like that. Our state does not honor any other states unless there is a signed agreement between the two states. SLED gets to 'interpret' which states meet our criteria and which ones don't.
That's why it was so important to keep H. 3212 from being amended. In its original form, it would have changed SC law so that we will just plain honor EVERY state's permits. SC would have become a 'Recognition' state.
Sen. Knotts and SLED fought tooth & nail to prevent that. Knotts amended the bill to keep SC a 'Reciprocity' state.
Thanks to Knotts, SLED is still in control of interpreting which states we will sign agreements with and which we will not.