The Kentucky River is a tributary of the Ohio River, 260 miles (418 km) long, in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The river and its tributaries drain much of the central region of the state, with its upper course passing through the coal-mining regions of the Cumberland Mountains, and its lower course passing through the Bluegrass region in the north central part of the state. Its watershed encompasses about 7,000 square miles (18,000 km2). It supplies drinking water to about one-sixth of the population of the state.
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... Todd's remains are reinterred at historic Frankfort Cemetery, overlooking the Kentucky River and the capitol of Kentucky ... real property, particularly in Frankfort, Kentucky ... He was a charter member of the Kentucky River Company, the first business formed to promote Kentucky waterway navigation ...
... The largest goldeye ever taken in the state of Kentucky (2 lbs.64 oz.) was caught in the Kentucky River ...
... It was one of the best known forts of Kentucky ... aided by the British in Detroit, had raided from Boonesborough past Estill's Station along the Kentucky River ... Following orders, Captain Estill reached the Kentucky River a few miles below the mouth of Station Camp Creek and camped that night at Sweet Lick, now known as Estill Springs ...
... Region is a geographic region in the state of Kentucky, United States ... The name "Kentucky" itself means "meadow lands" in several different Indian languages and was specifically applied to this region, only becoming a name for the entire state much later ... The Kentucky Bluegrass is bounded on the east by the Cumberland Plateau, with the Pottsville Escarpment forming the boundary ...
... In Kentucky, the Americans went on the defensive while Caldwell, Elliott, and McKee with their Indian allies prepared a major offensive ... aided by the British in Detroit, had raided from Boonsborough past Estill's Station along the Kentucky River ... Following orders, Captain Estill reached the Kentucky River a few miles below the mouth of Station Camp Creek and camped that night at Sweet Lick, now known as Estill Springs ...
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“It is impossible to step into the same river twice.”
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“The head must bow, and the back will have to bend,
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A few more days, and the trouble all will end,
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