What is Kentucky?

  • (noun): A state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses.
    Synonyms: Bluegrass State, KY


Kentucky (i/kɪnˈtʌki/), officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located between the Midwest and South of the United States. 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 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.

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University Of Kentucky - History - Coeducational School: Modern Period
... was changed to the "State University, Lexington, Kentucky" upon reaching university status, and then to the "University of Kentucky" in 1916 ... In 1912, the University of Kentucky's graduate school opened, offering degrees including Master of arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy, followed by the ... Chandler Hospital in 1955, when Governor of Kentucky A ...
Kentucky - Gallery
... The world famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat is made in Kentucky ... It holds the Guinness World Record for the largest bat Kentucky's 2001 commemorative quarter Thunder Over Louisville is the largest annual fireworks show in the world Kentucky's horse farms are world renowned The ...
Wilder, Kentucky
... Wilder is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States ... The population was 3,035 at the 2010 census.It is part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area ...
University Of Kentucky - Campus - Campus Landmarks
... The University of Kentucky has several noteworthy landmarks Commonwealth Stadium Haggin Hall Memorial Coliseum Memorial Hall University of Kentucky/Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum ... Young Library University of Kentucky Art Museum The Commons Singletary Center for the Arts ...

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    The head must bow, and the back will have to bend,
    Wherever the darkey may go;
    A few more days, and the trouble all will end,
    In the field where the sugar-canes grow.
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    No matter, ‘t will never be light;
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    Then my old Kentucky home, good-night!
    Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1884)

    He believes without reservation that Kentucky is the garden spot of the world, and is ready to dispute with anyone who questions his claim. In his enthusiasm for his State he compares with the Methodist preacher whom Timothy Flint heard tell a congregation that “Heaven is a Kentucky of a place.”
    —For the State of Kentucky, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    The pure products of America go crazy—mountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves.
    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)