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Encyclopedia > Commonwealth of Kentucky
Commonwealth of Kentucky
State flag of Kentucky State seal of Kentucky
(Flag of Kentucky) (Seal of Kentucky)
State nickname: Bluegrass State
Map of the U.S. with Kentucky highlighted
Other U.S. States
Capital Frankfort
Largest city Louisville
Governor Ernie Fletcher
Official languages English
Area 104,749 km² (37th)
 - Land 102,989 km²
 - Water 1,760 km² (1.7%)
Population (2000)
 - Population 4,041,769 (25th)
 - Density 39.28 /km² (23rd)
Admission into Union
 - Date June 1, 1792
 - Order 15th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/DST-4 (eastern)
Central: UTC-6/DST-5 (western)
Latitude 36°30'N to 39°9'N
Longitude 81°58'W to 89°34'W
Width 225 km
Length 610 km
Elevation
 - Highest 1263 m
 - Mean 230 m
 - Lowest 78 m
Abbreviations
 - USPS KY
 - ISO 3166-2 US-KY
Web site www.kentucky.gov

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is a state of the United States of America and was the 15th state admitted to the Union. The state is a "Border State", with a mixture of midwestern/northern and Southern cultures. State Flag of Kentucky Ratio 10:19 491 × 260 pixels 7518 bytes File links The following pages link to this file: Kentucky Jim Bunning Mitch McConnell Ed Whitfield Ron Lewis Anne Northup Hal Rogers Flags of the U.S. states Flag of Kentucky Ben Chandler 2004 Little League World Series... Kentucky state seal Source http://usa. ... The flag of Kentucky consists of the Commonwealths seal on a navy blue field, surrounded by the words Commonwealth of Kentucky above and sprigs of goldenrod, the state flower, below. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames: (official state nicknames in bold) See also Lists of U.S. state insignia External link Information about U.S. State Nicknames Categories: U.S. state insignia ... 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The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Ernie Fletcher Ernest Lee Fletcher (born November 12, 1952) has served as governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 2003. ... The United States is (as of 2004) the home of approximately 336 languages (spoken or signed) of which 176 are indigenous to the area. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Here are three lists of the U.S. states in order of their area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... The United States 2000 census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 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Kentucky and its residents are probably most well known for thoroughbred horses and horse racing, local whiskey distilleries, and enthusiasm for basketball (The two principal basketball rivals in the state are the University of Kentucky (blue, Wildcats) and the University of Louisville (red, Cardinals)). The Thoroughbred is a horse breed developed in 18th century England when English mares were bred with imported Arabian stallions to create a distance racer. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... and Black Home page www. ...

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History

Kentucky is one of four states to call itself a commonwealth. Before the American War of Independence, this land was called Transylvania with its capital at Boonesborough. It was a major gateway for early migration to the west through the Cumberland Gap, and was the first major frontier developed west of the Appalachian Mountains. Guns enabled this movement westward, and even the term shotgun was first coined in Kentucky in 1776. After the war, it became Kentucky County, Virginia and ten constitutional conventions took place at the courthouse of Constitution Square in Danville between 1784 and 1792. In 1790, Kentucky delegates accepted Virginia's terms for separation and the state constitution was drafted at the final convention in April 1792. On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state in the union and Isaac Shelby, a Revolutionary War hero, was named the first Governor of the Commonwealth Of Kentucky. // Definition and linguistics The original phrase common wealth or the common weal is a calque translation of the Latin term res publica (public matters), from which the word republic comes, which was itself used as a synonym for the greek politeia as well as for the republican (i. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Transylvania was an attempt in the 1770s by the Transylvania Company to found a new American colony by buying land from Native Americans. ... Boonesborough, Kentucky is an unincorporated community of Kentucky located in the central part of the state along the Kentucky River. ... The Cumberland Gap was the chief passageway through the Appalachian Mountains in early American history. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a system of North American mountains running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Alabama in the United States, although the northernmost mainland portion ends at the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... Remington model 870 pump-action shotgun held by a Florida Highway Patrol cadet shotgun, see: Shotgun (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year 1776. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Danville is a city located in Boyle County, Kentucky. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... Isaac Shelby Isaac Shelby (December 11, 1750-July 18, 1826) was an officer in the American Revolutionary War and the first Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1792 to 1796 and from 1812 to 1816. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ...


On May 20, 1861 during the American Civil War, Kentucky proclaimed its neutrality in the conflict but was forced to take the side of the Union on September 3 when Confederate forces under General Leonidas Polk invaded. The state was nearly equally divided in the war, with literal 'brother against brother' divisions occurring in families and nearly as many Confederate as Yankee soldiers. Kentucky sent representatives to both the Confederate and Union Congresses. May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Neutral means balanced between two or more opposites. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... Leonidas Polk (1804 - June 14, 1864) was a Confederate general who was once a planter in Maury County, Tennessee and a cousin of President James K. Polk. ...


Kentucky's name is possibly derived from the Cherokee word for "meadowland" after the bluegrass pastures that lured early pioneers to the state. A different version of the name is from the Indian word meaning "dark and bloody hunting ground" which is believed to be due to the fact that many Native American tribes went there to hunt the game-rich forests and often fought each other there.


Law and government

The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort and its governor is Ernie Fletcher (Republican). Kentucky's two U.S. Senators are Jim Bunning (Republican) and Mitch McConnell (Republican). The Kentucky Constitution provides for three branches of government: the legislative, the judicial, and the executive. Kentucky's General Assembly has two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives. See List of Kentucky Governors. The judicial branch of Kentucky is made up of trial courts, called District and Circuit Courts, an intermediate appellate court, called the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and a court of last resort, the Kentucky Supreme Court. In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... The Kentucky State Capitol Building Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... Ernie Fletcher Ernest Lee Fletcher (born November 12, 1952) has served as governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 2003. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ... Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. ... The term general assembly can refer to The largest unit of organisation in the polity of a (national) Presbyterian church, containing several synods or presbyteries. ... A coq is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... The Kentucky Court of Appeals is the lower of Kentuckys two appellate courts, under the Kentucky Supreme Court. ... The Kentucky Supreme Court was created by a 1975 constitutional amendment. ...


Geography

See also: List of Kentucky counties Kentucky has 120 counties, the most numerous amount of counties of any state. ...

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Kentucky, also known as The Bluegrass State, borders the Midwest and Deep South. It touches West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Download high resolution version (801x620, 80 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Kentucky Categories: National Atlas images | Kentucky maps ... Download high resolution version (801x620, 80 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Kentucky Categories: National Atlas images | Kentucky maps ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... The Deep South is a subregion of the American South, differentiated from the Old South as being the post colonial expansion of Southern States in the antebellum period. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state of the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ...


Its northern border is the low-water mark on the north side of the Ohio River. Its western border is the Mississippi River. Other major rivers in Kentucky include the Tennessee River, the Cumberland River, the Green River and the Licking River. Carl D. Perkins Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right. ...


There are five main regions, the Cumberland Mountains and Cumberland Plateau in the southeast, the north-central Bluegrass Region, the south-central and western Pennyroyal Plateau, also sometimes termed "Pennyrile", the western coal-fields area, and the far-west Jackson Purchase. Cumberland Mountains is a region in the southeastern section of the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... Bluegrass and stone wall of local limestone in central Kentucky. ... The Pennyroyal Plateau, or, as its more commonly called in Kentucky, the Pennyrile, is a large area of the state that features rolling hills, caves, and karst topography in general. ... The Jackson Purchase is a region in the state of Kentucky bounded by the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers. ...

Rural Bluegrass scene
Rural Bluegrass scene

The largest cities in Kentucky in terms of geographic area are the two merged city/county governments of Lexington-Fayette and Louisville Metro, although Louisville and its metropolitan area both have a much larger population than Lexington and its metro area. Northern Kentucky, an assemblage of smaller cities across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio, also has a large metropolitan population. Stone wall in central Kentucky Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 04:58, Aug 23, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Stone wall in central Kentucky Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 04:58, Aug 23, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... City nickname: Horse Capital of the World Location in the state of Kentucky County Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac Area  - Land  - Water 285. ... The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... Northern Kentucky is generally agreed to consist of Kentuckys three northernmost counties: Boone, Kenton and Campbell. ... Carl D. Perkins Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River in Kentucky. ...


Significant natural attractions

The Cumberland Gap was the chief passageway through the Appalachian Mountains in early American history. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Cumberland Falls is a large waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky that is the central feature of Cumberland Falls State Park. ... This article is about the optical and meteorological phenomenon. ... Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in south-central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the most-extensive cave system known in the world. ... The Red River Gorge is a canyon system on the Red River in east-central Kentucky. ... The Daniel Boone National Forest is the only national forest completely within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. ... Land Between the Lakes is a U.S. National Recreation Area located in Kentucky and Tennessee. ... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ...

Economy

The total gross state product for 2003 was $129 billion. Its Per Capita Personal Income was $26,575, 41st in the nation. Kentucky's agricultural outputs are horses, cattle, tobacco, dairy products, hogs, soybeans, and corn. Its industrial outputs are transportation equipment, chemical products, electric equipment, machinery, food processing, tobacco products, coal, and tourism.


Demographics

As of 2003, there were 4,117,827 people living in Kentucky.


Racially, the population is:

The five largest ancestries in the state are: American (20.9%), German (12.7%), Irish (10.5%), English (9.7%), African American (7.3%). For other uses, see White (disambiguation). ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... The terms multiracial, biracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestors are not of a single race. ... British Americans are citizens of the British or partial British ancestry. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ...


Blacks, who once represented a quarter of the state's population during the height of the tobacco, cotton, and hemp plantation era, are most concentrated in the southwest (notably Christian county), the Bluegrass, and the city of Louisville. Kentuckians of American ancestry dominate most of the state. Residents of British ancestry are prominent in the Pennyroyal and Bluegrass with German-Americans dominant in Louisville and suburban Cincinnati.


Religion

Religiously, Kentucky is mostly Protestant. The religious affiliations of the state are as follows: Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...

Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an Evangelical, Protestant denomination. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... The churches of Christ are a body of autonomous Christian congregations. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...

Important cities and towns

Population > 100,000 (urbanized areas)

The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... City nickname: Horse Capital of the World Location in the state of Kentucky County Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac Area  - Land  - Water 285. ...

Population > 10,000 (urbanized areas)

Ashland is a city located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Bardstown is a city located in Nelson County, Kentucky. ... Bowling Green is a city located in Warren County, Kentucky. ... Campbellsville is a city located in Taylor County, Kentucky. ... Corbin is a city located in Kentucky. ... Covington is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Danville is a city located in Boyle County, Kentucky. ... Elizabethtown is a city located in Hardin County, Kentucky. ... The Kentucky State Capitol Building Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... Georgetown is a city located in Scott County, Kentucky. ... Glasgow is a city located in Barren County, Kentucky. ... Hopkinsville is a city located in Christian County, Kentucky. ... Madisonville is a city located in Hopkins County, Kentucky of the Western Coal Field region. ... Mayfield is a city located in Graves County, Kentucky. ... Middlesborough, also spelled Middlesboro, is a city located in Bell County, Kentucky. ... Murray is a city located in Calloway County, Kentucky. ... The Campbell County Courthouse in Newport, Kentucky Newport is a city located in Campbell County, Kentucky. ... Owensboro is a city located in Daviess County, Kentucky on U.S. Highway 60 about 30 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana. ... Paducah is a city located in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... Radcliff is a city located in Hardin County, Kentucky. ... Richmond is a city located in Madison County, Kentucky, United States named after Richmond, Virginia. ... Shelbyville is a city located in Shelby County, Kentucky. ... Somerset is a city located in Pulaski County, Kentucky. ... Winchester is a city located in Clark County, Kentucky. ...

Important suburbs and small towns

Berea is a city located in Madison County, Kentucky. ... Central City is a city located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. ... Erlanger is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Florence is a city located in Boone County, Kentucky. ... Fort Thomas is a city located in Campbell County, Kentucky. ... Hazard is a city located in Perry County, Kentucky. ... Henderson is a city located in Henderson County, Kentucky. ... Horse Cave is a city located in Hart County, Kentucky. ... Leitchfield is a city located in Grayson County, Kentucky. ... London is a city located in Laurel County, Kentucky. ... Maysville is a city located in Mason County, Kentucky. ... Morehead is a city located in Rowan County, Kentucky. ... Nicholasville is a city located in Jessamine County, Kentucky. ... The Campbell County Courthouse in Newport, Kentucky Newport is a city located in Campbell County, Kentucky. ... Paris is a city located in Bourbon County, Kentucky. ... Pikeville is a city located in Pike County, Kentucky. ... Versailles is a city located in Woodford County, Kentucky. ... Williamsburg is a city located in Whitley County, Kentucky. ...

Education

Colleges and universities

Private

Alice Lloyd College is a four-year liberal arts work college in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. ... Asbury College is a small Christian liberal arts institution located in Wilmore, Kentucky. ... Bellarmine University is a Roman Catholic liberal arts school located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Berea College is a small liberal arts work college in Berea, Kentucky, south of Lexington, Kentucky with a full-time enrollment of about 1500 students. ... Campbellsville University (formerly Campbellsville College) is a small, private Christian university located in Campbellsville, Kentucky. ... Centre College Seal Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA. Centre was founded by Presbyterian leaders in 1819 and ranks 42nd nationally among top liberal arts schools in the 2005 US News & World Report list, and is the highest-ranking private... Note: Georgetown University is a separate and unaffiliated institution located in Washington, DC. Georgetown College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Kentucky. ... Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private Methodist college in Owensboro, Kentucky. ... Lindsey Wilson College is a private four-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Pikeville College is a small private college located in Pikeville, Kentucky. ... fuck this shiat!!!!! ... Sullivan University is located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... The Kentucky State Capitol Building Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... City nickname: Horse Capital of the World Location in the state of Kentucky County Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac Area  - Land  - Water 285. ... Transylvania University is a private liberal arts college located in Lexington, Kentucky with approximately 1,100 students. ... This article is about the college in New York; there are also Union Colleges in Barbourville, Kentucky and Lincoln, Nebraska and a Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. ... This institutition is unrelated, other than by similarity of name, to Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee or Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. ...

Public

Eastern Kentucky University, commonly referred to as Eastern or by the acronym EKU by local residents, is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution located in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S.A.. It has extension campus locations in Corbin, Danville, and Manchester. ... Kentucky State logo Kentucky State University (KSU, or less commonly, KYSU, to differentiate from Kansas State University) is a four-year institution of higher learning, located in Frankfort, Kentucky, the states capital. ... Morehead State University has more than 9,000 students from 100 Kentucky counties, 42 states and 37 nations. ... Murray State University, located in the town of Murray in Kentuckys far-western Jackson Purchase, is an approximately 10,000-student, four-year public university. ... Northern Kentucky University is a state university located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, seven miles (11 km) southeast of Cincinnati. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... and Black Home page www. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ...

Community colleges

  • Ashland Community & Technical College
  • Bowling Green Technical College
  • Central Kentucky Technical College
  • Elizabethtown Community College
  • Elizabethtown Technical College
  • Gateway Community and Technical Colleges
  • Hazard Community College
  • Maysville Community College
  • Owensboro Community College
  • Owensboro Technical College
  • Prestonsburg Community College
  • Rowan Technical College
  • Somerset Community College
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Jefferson Community College could refer to: Jefferson Community College, a two-year Kentucky college comprised of four campuses, located in Louisville, Shelbyville, and Carrollton. ... Lexington Community College is commonly referred to by the acronym LCC by local residents and Last Chance College by students who choose to attend a community college instead of the University of Kentucky. ...

Professional sports teams

The Minor league baseball teams are: A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and generally play in smaller cities and towns than Major League Baseball. ...

The United Indoor Football team is: Categories: Minor league baseball teams | Louisville sports | Baseball stubs ... The International League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... Cincinnati Reds National League AAA Louisville Bats AA Chattanooga Lookouts A Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons R Billings Mustangs GCL Reds The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Lexington Legends, which play in Lexington, Kentucky, are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Houston Astros, in the South Atlantic League. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... Houston Astros National League AAA Round Rock Express AA Corpus Christi Hooks A Salem Avalanche Lexington Legends Tri-City Valley Cats R Greeneville Astros The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Florence Freedom is a minor league baseball team which plays in Florence, Kentucky, in Cincinnatis Northern Kentucky suburbs. ... The Frontier League is a minor league baseball Independent league which operates in the Midwest and on the East Coast. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor football league starting in 2005. ...

The Lexington Horsemen are a professional arena football team. ...

State symbols

The state bird is the insignia of a province or a state of a country. ... Binomial name Cardinalis cardinalis (Linnaeus, 1758) The Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, is a member of the Cardinal family of birds in North America. ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: External link Juelies State Flower Garden of Gifs See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: Lists of flowers | U.S. state insignia ... Species See text The goldenrod is a flowering plant in the Family Asteraceae. ... This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia National Grove of State Trees External link USDA list of state trees and flowers Categories: U.S. state insignia | Lists of plants | Trees ... Species Liriodendron chinense (Hemsl. ... Binomial name Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K. Koch The Kentucky Coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus, is a tree in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the midwest of North America. ... The Thoroughbred is a horse breed developed in 18th century England when English mares were bred with imported Arabian stallions to create a distance racer. ... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Micropterus punctulatus (Rafinesque, 1819) The spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. ... This is a list of official U.S. state wild animals: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: Incomplete lists | U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin, 1788 The Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is a tree squirrel that is native to the eastern to midwestern United States and the eastern provinces of Canada. ... This is a list of official U.S. state butterflies: See also List of U.S. state insects Lists of U.S. state insignia External link State Insects of the United States Categories: U.S. state insignia ... The Viceroy is a butterfly that looks somewhat like a Monarch butterfly. ... List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones, and gemstones. ... Though every state in the United States has a State Bird and a State Flower, not every state in the United States has a State Fossil. ... Subphyla and classes See Classification Brachiopods (from Latin bracchium, arm + New Latin -poda, foot) make up one of the major animal phyla, Brachiopoda. ... Each state in the United States (except New Jersey) has a state song, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... For the short film, see My Old Kentucky Home (movie) My Old Kentucky Home written by Stephen Foster in 1853, is the state song of Kentucky. ... Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864) was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of his era. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911 - September 9, 1996) developed the style of country music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for his home state of Kentucky. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... The flag of Kentucky consists of the Commonwealths seal on a navy blue field, surrounded by the words Commonwealth of Kentucky above and sprigs of goldenrod, the state flower, below. ...

Trivia

Several US Navy ships have been named USS Kentucky in honor of the state. The USS Paducah also served as a naval vessel. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Two commissioned ships of the United States Navy (and one of the Confederate States Navy) have been named for the 15th state. ...


See also

List of people from Kentucky Following are people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in Kentucky: Shaun Alexander (1977-), NFL star (born and raised in Florence) Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) (1942-), boxing legend, activist (born and raised in Louisville) James Lane...

External links


Flag of Kentucky

Commonwealth of Kentucky
State Flag of Kentucky Ratio 10:19 491 × 260 pixels 7518 bytes File links The following pages link to this file: Kentucky Jim Bunning Mitch McConnell Ed Whitfield Ron Lewis Anne Northup Hal Rogers Flags of the U.S. states Flag of Kentucky Ben Chandler 2004 Little League World Series...

State capital:

Frankfort The Kentucky State Capitol Building Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ...

Regions:

Cumberland Plateau | The Bluegrass | Northern Kentucky | Pennyroyal Plateau | Cincinnati metropolitan area | Louisville metropolitan area | Western Coal Fields | The Purchase The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... Bluegrass and stone wall of local limestone in central Kentucky. ... Northern Kentucky is generally agreed to consist of Kentuckys three northernmost counties: Boone, Kenton and Campbell. ... The Pennyroyal Plateau, or, as its more commonly called in Kentucky, the Pennyrile, is a large area of the state that features rolling hills, caves, and karst topography in general. ... Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area is a metropolitan area that includes parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. ... The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... The Western Coal Fields of Kentucky compose an area in the west-central part of the state, bounded by the Dripping Springs Escarpment. ... The Jackson Purchase is a region in the state of Kentucky bounded by the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers. ...

Major cities:

Ashland | Bowling Green | Covington | Elizabethtown | Florence | Frankfort | Georgetown | Henderson | Hopkinsville | Lexington | Louisville | Madisonville | Nicholasville | Owensboro | Paducah | Radcliff | Richmond Ashland is a city located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Bowling Green is a city located in Warren County, Kentucky. ... Covington is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Elizabethtown is a city located in Hardin County, Kentucky. ... Florence is a city located in Boone County, Kentucky. ... The Kentucky State Capitol Building Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... Georgetown is a city located in Scott County, Kentucky. ... Henderson is a city located in Henderson County, Kentucky. ... Hopkinsville is a city located in Christian County, Kentucky. ... City nickname: Horse Capital of the World Location in the state of Kentucky County Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac Area  - Land  - Water 285. ... The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... Madisonville is a city located in Hopkins County, Kentucky of the Western Coal Field region. ... Nicholasville is a city located in Jessamine County, Kentucky. ... Owensboro is a city located in Daviess County, Kentucky on U.S. Highway 60 about 30 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana. ... Paducah is a city located in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... Radcliff is a city located in Hardin County, Kentucky. ... Richmond is a city located in Madison County, Kentucky, United States named after Richmond, Virginia. ...

Counties:

Adair | Allen | Anderson | Ballard | Barren | Bath | Bell | Boone | Bourbon | Boyd | Boyle | Bracken | Breathitt | Breckinridge | Bullitt | Butler | Caldwell | Calloway | Campbell | Carlisle | Carroll | Carter | Casey | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Crittenden | Cumberland | Daviess | Edmonson | Elliott | Estill | Fayette | Fleming | Floyd | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Garrard | Grant | Graves | Grayson | Green | Greenup | Hancock | Hardin | Harlan | Harrison | Hart | Henderson | Henry | Hickman | Hopkins | Jackson | Jefferson | Jessamine | Johnson | Kenton | Knott | Knox | LaRue | Laurel | Lawrence | Lee | Leslie | Letcher | Lewis | Lincoln | Livingston | Logan | Lyon | Madison | Magoffin | Marion | Marshall | Martin | Mason | McCracken | McCreary | McLean | Meade | Menifee | Mercer | Metcalfe | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Muhlenberg | Nelson | Nicholas | Ohio | Oldham | Owen | Owsley | Pendleton | Perry | Pike | Powell | Pulaski | Robertson | Rockcastle | Rowan | Russell | Scott | Shelby | Simpson | Spencer | Taylor | Todd | Trigg | Trimble | Union | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Webster | Whitley | Wolfe | Woodford Adair County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Allen County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Anderson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Ballard County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Barren County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bath County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bourbon County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Boyd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Boyle County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bracken County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Breathitt County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Breckinridge County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bullitt County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Calloway County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Carlisle County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Casey County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Crittenden County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Daviess County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Edmonson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Elliott County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Estill County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Fleming County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Gallatin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Garrard County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Graves County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Grayson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Green County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Greenup County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hardin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Harlan County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hart County is a county located in the state, or more correctly, Commonwealth of Kentucky. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hickman County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hopkins County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Jessamine County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Kenton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Knott County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... LaRue County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Laurel County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Leslie County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Letcher County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lyon County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Magoffin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... McCracken County is a county located in the western end of the state of Kentucky. ... McCreary County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... McLean County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Meade County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Menifee County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Metcalfe County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Muhlenberg County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Nelson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Nicholas County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Ohio County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Oldham County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Owen County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Owsley County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Pendleton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Powell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Robertson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Rockcastle County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Rowan County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Russell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Simpson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Spencer County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Taylor County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Todd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Trigg County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Trimble County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Whitley County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Wolfe County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ...


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