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Kentucky

Kentucky
US State
NicknameBluegrass State
MottoUnited we stand, divided we fall
Official languagesEnglish
DemonymKentuckian
CapitalFrankfort
Largest cityLouisville
Largest metro areaLouisville metropolitan area
Area
Area Ranked37th
Total40409 sq mi 104659 km2
Width140 mi 225 km
Length379 mi 610 km
% water1.7
Population
Pop. Rank26th
Total4,339,367 (2010 Census)
Density109.9 /sq mi 41.46 /km2
Elevation
Highest pointBlack Mountain
4145 ft 1263 m
Mean755 ft 230 m
Lowest pointKentucky Bend
257 ft 78 m
Other information
Admission to UnionJune 1, 1792 (15th)
GovernorSteve Beshear (D)
Lieutenant GovernorDaniel Mongiardo (D)
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
Upper houseSenate
Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsMitch McConnell (R)
Rand Paul (R)
U.S. House delegation4 Republicans, 2 Democrats
Timezone
- eastern half - Eastern: UTC-5/DST-4
- western half - Central: UTC-6/DST-5
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/DST-4

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The Commonwealth of Kentucky c-enaudio=en-us-Kentucky.oggkɨnˈtʌki is a state located in the East Central United States of America. As classified by the United States Census Bureau, Kentucky is a Southern state, more specifically in the East South Central region. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 it became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th largest state in terms of total area, the 36th largest in land area, and ranks 26th in population.

Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the fact that bluegrass is present in many of the pastures throughout the state, based on the fertile soil. It made possible the breeding of high-quality livestock, especially thoroughbred racing horses. It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world's longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park; the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States; and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. It is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the United States, the largest free-ranging elk herd east of Montana, and the nation's most productive coalfield. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music, automobile manufacturing, tobacco and college basketball.

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Derby Kitten wins Lexington Stakes - msnbc.com Tweet this news
msnbc.com--The longtime owner, a -Kentucky- native, has long dreamed of winning the Run for the Roses. Turns out, he'll have to wait at least another year thanks to Derby Kitten's slow development. Then again, Ramsey says Preakness Kitten has a - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 04:54:14 GMT+00:00
Newton, Cats pass final test - Louisville Courier-Journal Tweet this news
Louisville Courier-Journal---Kentucky- football head coach Joker Phillips, left, looks on as White squad quarterback Morgan Newton throws a pass during -Kentucky's- annual scrimmage in Lexington. (By James Crisp, Special to the Courier-Journal) April - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:32:59 GMT+00:00
Shackleford getting ready just in case he gets into Kentucky Derby 2011 - Louisville Courier-Journal Tweet this news
Louisville Courier-Journal--Trainer Dale Romans hopes to start Florida Derby runner-up Shackleford in the May 7 -Kentucky- Derby, but the son of Forestry will need some help making the race. He's No. 22 on the graded earnings list, and only the top 2 - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:14:38 GMT+00:00
EF2 Tornado Causes Extensive Damage - Tristatehomepage.com Tweet this news
Tristatehomepage.com--Residents of Poole, -Kentucky- were still recounting the horrifying events of Friday night's storm as they started to clean up the mess this morning. Numerous trees were down and several homes were destroyed. Robby Sutton was ho - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:53:51 GMT+00:00
QB Newton shines in Kentucky football's Blue-White Spring Game - Lexington Herald Leader Tweet this news
Lexington Herald Leader--During a rainfall Saturday, fans at the University of -Kentucky's- Blue-White spring football game got out rain gear while others headed for shelter at Commonwealth Stadium. Game story, Page C1 -Kentucky- football ... - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:04:05 GMT+00:00
Kentucky standout picks Purdue - Journal and Courier Tweet this news
Journal and Courier--Willis, a four-star recruit according to ESPN.com, averaged 13.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.4 blocked shots during the 2010-2011 season, when Bullitt East finished 30-6 and lost in the -Kentucky- state tournament semifinals by two poi - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:05:20 GMT+00:00
Kentucky Speedway bulking up for first Sprint Cup race - Dayton Daily News Tweet this news
Dayton Daily News---Kentucky- Speedway officials are making sure their facility is ready when it hosts its first NASCAR Sprint Cup race in early July. Improvements to the facility have been ongoing since September in anticipation of the Quaker State 400 o - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:15:11 GMT+00:00
Hutchison Drives in Two, WKU Drops Game Two 11-3 at Troy - WKU Athletics Tweet this news
WKU Athletics--by Western -Kentucky- University TROY, Ala. - Troy scored a combined seven runs in the second and third innings Saturday night to win its weekend series against the Western -Kentucky- University baseball team with a 9-1 victory at Riddle-Pa - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:12:33 GMT+00:00
NWS: EF2 tornado hit Poole, Kentucky - 14WFIE.com Tweet this news
14WFIE.com---Kentucky- Utility was able to restore power to all of their customers, except for a handful of those whose houses were destroyed. Kenergy is working on restoring power to about 50 more customers. You must be logged in to rate this story. ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:49:42 GMT+00:00
WKU academy for teachers enhancing ways to teach math, use more technology in ... - Greenfield Daily Reporter Tweet this news
Greenfield Daily Reporter--A program at Western -Kentucky- University is helping some elementary school teachers enhance how they teach math and use more technology in the classroom. The three-year Math and Technology Leadership Academy is winding up its - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:09:15 GMT+00:00

Climate :
Event Death Toll
Louisville Tornado of 1890 est. 76 120+
Ohio River flood of 1937 ?
April 3, 1974 Tornado Outbreak 72
April 7, 1977 Flooding (Cumberland River toppled Pineville floodwall) ?
Flooding 18
North American blizzard of 2003 ?
2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak Weather.com reported 17 deaths
September 2008 Windstorm 1
January 2009 ice storm 24+

Climate :
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lexington 40/24 45/28 55/36 65/44 74/54 82/62 86/66 85/65 78/58 67/46 54/37 44/28
Louisville 41/25 47/28 57/37 67/46 75/56 83/65 87/70 86/68 79/61 68/48 56/39 45/30
Paducah 42/24 48/28 58/37 68/46 77/55 85/64 89/68 87/65 81/57 71/45 57/36 46/28
Pikeville 46/23 50/25 60/32 69/39 77/49 84/58 87/63 86/62 80/56 71/42 60/33 49/26
Ashland 42/19 47/21 57/29 68/37 77/47 84/56 88/61 87/59 80/52 69/40 57/31 46/23

Presidential elections results
Politics :
Year Republicans Democrats
2008 57.37% 1,048,462 41.15% 751,985
2004 59.55% 1,069,439 39.69% 712,733
2000 56.50% 872,492 41.37% 638,898
1996 44.88% 623,283 45.84% 636,614
1992 41.34% 617,178 44.55% 665,104
1988 55.52% 734,281 43.88% 580,368
1984 60.04% 822,782 39.37% 539,589
1980 49.07% 635,274 47.61% 616,417
1976 45.57% 531,852 52.75% 615,717
1972 63.37% 676,446 34.77% 371,159
1968 43.79% 462,411 37.65% 397,541
1964 35.65% 372,977 64.01% 669,659
1960 53.59% 602,607 46.41% 521,855

Politics :
Party Number of Voters Percentage
Total 2,861,792 100%

Cities and towns :
Rank City 2010 Pop 2000 Pop Δ Current Pop
1 Louisville 566,503 551,299 566,503
2 Lexington 295,803 260,512 295,803
3 Bowling Green 58,067 49,296 58,067
4 Owensboro 57,265 54,067 57,265
5 Covington 40,640 43,370 40,640
6 Hopkinsville 31,577 30,089 31,577
7 Richmond 31,364 27,152 31,364
8 Florence 29,951 23,551 29,951
9 Georgetown 29,098 18,080 29,098
10 Henderson 28,757 27,373 28,757
11 Elizabethtown 28,531 22,542 28,531
12 Nicholasville 28,015 19,680 28,015
13 Jeffersontown 26,595 26,442 26,595
14 Frankfort 25,527 27,741 25,527
15 Paducah 25,024 26,442 25,024

Cuisine :
Insignia Symbol Binomial nomenclature Year Adopted
Official State Bird Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 1926
Official State Butterfly Viceroy Butterfly Limenitis archippus 1990
Official State Dance Clogging 2001
Official State Beverage Milk 2005
Official State Fish Kentucky Spotted Bass Micropterus punctulatus 2005
Official State Fossil Brachiopod undetermined 1986
Official State Flower Goldenrod Soldiago gigantea 1926
Official State Fruit Blackberry Rubus allegheniensis 2004
Official State Gemstone Freshwater Pearl 1986
State Grass Kentucky Bluegrass Poa pratensis Traditional
Official State Motto "United we stand, divided we fall" 1942
Official State Latin Motto "Deo gratiam habeamus" ("Let us be grateful to God") 2002
Official State Horse Thoroughbred Equus caballus 1996
Official State Mineral Coal 1998
Official State Outdoor Musical "The Stephen Foster Story" (now called "Stephen Foster - The Musical") 2002
Official State Instrument Appalachian Dulcimer 2001
State Nickname "The Bluegrass State" Traditional
Official State Rock Kentucky Agate 2000
Official State Slogan "Kentucky: Unbridled Spirit" 2004
Official State Soil Crider Soil Series 1990
Official State Tree Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera 1994
Official Wild Animal Game Species Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis 1968
Official State Song "My Old Kentucky Home" 1986
Official State Silverware Pattern Old Kentucky Blue Grass: The Georgetown Pattern 1996
Official State Music Bluegrass music 2007
Official State Automobile Chevrolet Corvette 2010

Commonwealth of Kentucky

State capital: Frankfort
TopicsHistory * Education * Music * Cuisine * Sports * Flag * Seal * People * Geography * Demographics * Economy * Transportation * Culture * Symbols * Visitor Attractions * Portal
RegionsAllegheny Plateau * The Bluegrass * Central Kentucky * Cumberland Plateau * Cumberland Mountains * Eastern Mountain Coal Fields * Highland Rim * The Knobs * Mississippi Plain * Northern Kentucky Region * Pennyroyal Plateau * South Central Kentucky * The Purchase * Ridge and Valley * Tennessee Valley * Western Coal Fields
25 Largest citiesLouisville * Lexington * Owensboro * Bowling Green * Covington * Richmond * Hopkinsville * Florence * Henderson * Frankfort * Nicholasville * Jeffersontown * Paducah * Elizabethtown * Radcliff * Independence * Georgetown * Ashland * Madisonville * St. Matthews * Erlanger * Winchester * Murray * Shively * Newport
Metropolitan areasAshland * Bowling Green * Clarksville * Elizabethtown * Evansville * Lexington-Fayette * Louisville-Jefferson County * Northern Kentucky * Owensboro
CountiesAdair * 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



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