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 (kən-tŭk′ē) Abbr. KY or Ky. or Ken.
A state of the east-central United States. It was admitted as the 15th state in 1792. Daniel Boone's Transylvania Company made the first permanent settlement in the area in 1775. By the Treaty of Paris (1783) the territory became part of the United States. Frankfort is the capital and Louisville the largest city.

Ken·tuck′i·an adj. & n.


1. (Placename) a state of the S central US: consists of an undulating plain in the west, the Bluegrass region in the centre, the Tennessee and Ohio River basins in the southwest, and the Appalachians in the east. Capital: Frankfort. Pop: 4 117 827 (2003 est). Area: 102 693 sq km (39 650 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ken., Ky. or KY (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in central Kentucky, rising in the Cumberland Mountains and flowing northwest to the Ohio River. Length: 417 km (259 miles)


(kənˈtʌk i)

1. a state in the E central United States. 4,041,769; 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km). Cap.: Frankfort.Abbr.: KY, Ken., Ky.
2. a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 mi. (415 km) long.
Ken•tuck′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Kentucky - a state in east central United StatesKentucky - a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
Mammoth Cave National Park - a national park in Kentucky having a large cavern and an underground river
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Bowling Green - a town in southern Kentucky
capital of Kentucky, Frankfort - the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
Lexington - a city in eastern Kentucky; noted for raising thoroughbred horses
Louisville - the largest city in Kentucky; located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio river; site of the Kentucky Derby
Owensboro - a town in northwestern Kentucky on the Ohio River; a tobacco market
Paducah - a town in western Kentucky on the Ohio River
Cumberland River, Cumberland - a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
Tennessee River, Tennessee - a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky
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Countries around the globe are quickly discovering that the products made in the Bluegrass State are second to none.
If you lived in northern Kentucky, you could make a beeline for Noah's Ark, which recently washed up in the Bluegrass State.
Builder's son McPeek - "I'm not blue-blood roots" - grew up in the Bluegrass State, host to the Kentucky Derby and the home of US horseracing.
While not exactly a surge, Kentucky's slight increase in coal production during the first quarter of 2017 perhaps was a sign the prolonged output decline that saw the Bluegrass state slip to fifth nationally in 2016--behind even Illinois and Pennsylvania, as well as Wyoming and West Virginia--finally may be over.
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But appealing locations aside, producers also come to the Bluegrass State for its 30%-35% refundable tax credit.
An impressively well written, organized and presented car-camping guide to the scenic beauty, nature sounds, and general escape from civilization, "Best Tent Camping: Kentucky" by travel writer Johnny Molloy will leads the Kentucky visitor to the very best tent camping destinations within the Bluegrass State.
In Born of Water & Spirit, Richard Traylor provides an excellent account of these first Kentucky Baptists, how their Baptistic beliefs (impulses) laid a lasting foundation, and how this foundation helped shape what would become and remain the largest and most influential denomination in the Bluegrass State.
And if the Kentucky House follows the lead of the Kentucky Senate, the Bluegrass State will become #25.
But Prohibition cut the number of distilleries from more than two hundred to sixty-one, stranding scores of warehouses, grain hoppers, barrel rooms, boiler houses, and other grand relics that dot the Bluegrass State even today.