Kentucky (US: / k ə n ˈ t ʌ k i / kən-TUK-ee, UK: / k ɛ n-/ ken-), officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state in the Southern region of the United States, bordered by Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio to the north; West Virginia and Virginia to the east; Tennessee to the south; and Missouri to the west.
Kentucky was the 15th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on June 1, 1792, after the American Revolutionary War. Kentucky was initially neutral in the American Civil War, but joined the Union side after a Confederate invasion in 1861. The state remained under Union control for most of the war.
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The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the U.S. state of Kentucky on March 6, 2020, when Governor Andy Beshear's office announced the first confirmed case in Cynthiana and declared a state of emergency to ensure all entities have the necessary response resources.
Kentucky is a 1938 Technicolor film with Loretta Young, Richard Greene, and Walter Brennan.It was directed by David Butler. It is a Romeo and Juliet story of lovers Jack and Sally, set amidst Kentucky horseracing, in which a family feud goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by Sally's Uncle Peter.
A ^ All but two of Kentucky's county seats are cities. The exceptions are Whitley City (McCreary Co.) and Burlington ().Two Kentucky counties have dual seats of government: the seats of Campbell Co. are Alexandria and Newport and the seats of Kenton Co. are Independence and Covington.
John Breckinridge (1760–1806), Kentucky statesman and U.S. Senator: 20,059 572 sq mi (1,481 km 2) Bullitt County: 029: Shepherdsville: 1796: Jefferson County and Nelson County: Alexander Scott Bullitt, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1800–1804) 74,319
Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States.It is the fourth-largest city in the state by population. Owensboro is located on U.S. Route 60 and Interstate 165 about 107 miles (172 km) southwest of Louisville, and is the principal city of the Owensboro metropolitan area.
The University of Kentucky (UK or UKY) is a public land-grant research university in Lexington, Kentucky.Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky State University) and the institution with the highest enrollment in the state, with 30,545 students as of ...