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The Real South/Dirty South is bigger than most realize.
The true borders of the Dirty South extend from Parts of Delaware and Maryland down through W.V. (if you've been in Charleston, not doubt you know). All of Kentucky (except around Cinci), Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois and the Southern half of Missouri. Most of Oklahoma and down through Texas. If you live anywhere South of there, fear not, you live in the Dirty South. If you've ever been to any of the above, it's absolutely indisputible that this is a fact.
by Real South April 09, 2010
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Kentucky was the first state in the American West. Explorers were enthralled by the beauty of the countryside, which they often compared to the Garden of Eden. We Kentuckians are proud of our state and its people. I, for one, think it is ironic that the derogatory comments written here by others are filled with misspellings and non-grammatical constructions. Their stupidity is monumental.
One 18th-century preacher, when asked to describe Heaven, responded, "Oh, my honeys. Heaven is a Kentucky of a place."
by Daniel Boone March 06, 2004
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Louisville and Kentucky are Southern.
Kentucky is officailly defined by the U.S. CENSUS BURERU as a southern state. Also the majority of Kentucky was occupied by the Confederacy.
There is no way anyone can group Kentucky with Minnesota over Alabama culturally Kentucky has way!! more in common with the South. Also if you compare Kentucky with Indiana and Ohio to Tennessee and Viriginia Kentucky is like Tennessee's and Virginia's twin.
Louisville is also a Southern city with a little midwestern culture.
Some people get the term Midwestern and River city confused. The definition of a midwestern city is Minneanpolis (not St. Louis or Cincy which have southern influence which is why they are the only cities in the midwest that Louisville has alittle in common with). Then when you look at it like that Louisville has alot more in common with river cities like Memphis and New Orleans than STL and Cincy.
But the only midwestern influences that Louisville has is White Castles (midwestern stable) grippos, and a sizable Catholic population (The vast majority of Louisvillians are southern baptist, Kentucky has the third largest "Southern Baptist" population in the Nation) Yes Louisville was a major Industrial area ahundred years ago, But not b/c some people say we're midwestern, But b/c we were a major shipping port. Memphis, and New Orleans were also major southern shipping ports that had industry, But that doesn't make tham midwestern. Also Birmingham was a major industrial center for the South that isn't located on a river. That's the reason all those industrial cities I just list (ncluding midwestern cities) are declining in their cities. Then think about L&N (Louisville& Nashville) it isn't L&C (Louisville and chicago) that goes to show you unlike midwestern cities that closed all trade with the South Louisville kept it's ties with the South.
Plus if you take Louisville's culture and compare it with Minneanpolis (a hardcore midwestern city) and New Orleans (a hardcore southern city). Or compare Louisville to Nashville (a Southern city with close proximity to Louisville ) and to Indianapolis(a midwestern city with close proximity to Louisville) Louisville undoubtibly has 3x more in common with New Orleans and Nashville, And yall know that.
Kentucky is a PURELY Southern state along with Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina.
by Micheal J. March 03, 2006
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a relatively small state situated in the upper south, Kentucky is known for bourbon whiskey, horse racing, tobacco production, and college basketball. The vast majority of the state, other than northern Kentucky/Cincinnatti suburbs and parts of Louisville, shares cultural ties with Tennessee in cuisine, dialect, and many other aspects of culture.

Most of Kentucky's residents are friendly and hospitable, and many outsiders will find that Kentucky can be a very enjoyable place to visit. Along with its natural beauty, there are many other unique attractions for people to enjoy.
Kentucky: home to bluegrass, tobacco, bourbon, horses, and the most winningest college basketball program of all time.
by JimothyWilson December 29, 2009
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the finest state in this fine country. i live there, there isnt a place like it. i love the accents, the food, the hills, and the people are so damn friendly. you idiots have never walked up a holler in fall have you? looked out your window at roads slicing through the hills after winter and seen waterfalls everywhere. in my town, i know everyone and everyone knows me.
i'm from kentucky. i am intelligent. you can kiss my COUNTRY ass
sweet home kentucky, where the grass is blue.
by elysiatheamazing November 15, 2007
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A state which, contrary to popular belief, contains many very intelligant people as well as a large number of excellent musicians, actors, and many other types of people. Most people are of average intelligence or above, live in fully modern homes WITH electricity, running water, and indoor bathrooms, and are not Hicks (although there are a few, but they still live in modern homes)
Kentucky is a great place to live.
by Keegster August 17, 2003
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One of the greatest states in the Union, ranking up there easily with Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, and California. The majority of Kentucky's people are very friendly, religious or with a strong sense of morals and values, and many are also quite diverse. For example there are plenty of Kentucky natives that are composed of two races.
The imbreeding stereotype is also a load of crap, as it only exists in very sparse, few areas deep in Appalachia.

In addition, Kentucky is not entirely as Southern as people claim it is. The Bluegrass State is actually quite different with Northern/Midwestern qualities and heritage that mix with the Southern heritage and characteristics. Not everyone has thick drawls either; many more people actually have Midwest nasal twang, while a few Northern "migrants" actually talk in strong brogues or other different accents.
Bluegrass and Country are not the only forms of music, as there is also Christian, Metal, and Rock bands, as well as a very few rappers even! Countrified "Southern" food is not the only thing to eat either. Almost every known restaurant in the Nation is located somewhere in Kentucky, and some immigrants have even brought their own ethnic cuisine with them and made a business out of it!

Kentucky was also a pivotal battleground border state during the Civil War. Also see Perryville. The state was roughly 75-78% Unionist, with some being anti-slavery, while there where no more than 22-25% supporting the South and the Confederacy. Kentucky was actually quite crucial in winning the Civil War, which depresses me to realize that so many people overlook it entirely and that classes only seem to teach about the Eastern Theatre.
Kentucky is an awesome state with a rich heritage and history, great people, strong family values and morals, and so much more.
by A Hoosier December 16, 2004
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