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The only state where bourbon is made. If it's made somewhere else, it's just whiskey--not bourbon.
Kentucky whiskey is bourbon. Other whiskey is just whiskey.
by Jessica & Daniel February 23, 2006
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I tell you what, if your lookin' for a synonym for awesome, Kentucky's the word for you. This state's got it all. Did you ever hear of Ft. Knox? In Kentucky. How about the Alamo? Okay that's in Texas, but, there's a lot of killer stuff in Kentucky, anyway. I-64, I-65, I-75. Got the idea, there are a bunch of Interstate Highways in Kentucky. We like 'em so much that we built some of our own limited access highways. Education...did I mention the extensive network of highways? In Eastern Kentucky there's a buttload of coal and, let's just say, plenty of Kentucky's number one cash crop (weed). Western Kentucky has the Corvette factory and is part of the New Madrid Fault Zone. Louisville thinks they're better than everybody else and Northern Kentucky is basically a suburb of Cincinnati. Central Kentucky is a vast wasteland predominated by hyena and the occasional antelope. Kentucky offers a broad range of experiences to the person who is willing to set aside preconceived notions that this state is a backwater inhabited by inbred heathens.
Civil War General, "Coloniel" Harlan Sanders invented fried chicken.

Kentucky is landlocked, so if the shit goes down, we're in a great defensive position (and pretty well armed).

Most of the Ohio River lies within the borders of Kentucky. I swear to God.
by MC Stig January 09, 2010
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A place where the word holler rightfully exists; a place of wonder; a place where children can dig their fingers in the dirt, use their imagination, and dream; a place where parents want more for their children and do everything possible for their wishes to come true; a place where most people in the united states like to underestimate and pretend that the only thing that exists there is 'inbreds'; a place that a teenage girl tries her whole life to leave and when she settles elsewhere, she can't wait to see the mountains again;a place that also uses the word hick, but in a slightly different way everyone else does; a slightly poor place; a place where,yes, horse racing exists and people are actually in touch with nature; home cooked meals are to die for!; a great place to think or write a book; AND its fun to use words without a 'g' in the end!
stereotypes should not even exist in this day and age
by Attera March 29, 2004
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1.The Commonwealth of Kentucky is a southern border state. Many famous artists, writers and media celebrities hail from Kentucky. It is known for horses, bourbon, basketball and southern hospitality. People are friendly and polite. In areas such as Lexington and Louisville a metropolitan, artsy culture prevails. In rural areas a friendly down-home culture produces delicious cooking.
2.A state that knows how to party.
3.Home to a college basketball dynasty.
George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze and Diane Sawyer are all from Kentucky.

Kentucky in the springtime is awesome. Keeneland is running, Derby parties are going, and the bourbon flows like water.
by w00tgirl April 19, 2006
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The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home
Tis summer, the darkies are gay
The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in bloom
While the birds make music all the day
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor
All merry, all happy and bright
By 'n by hard times come a-knocking at the door
Then my old Kentucky home good night

Weep no more, my lady
Oh, weep no more, today
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home
For the old Kentucky home far away.

They hunt no more for the 'possum and the coon,
On meadow, the hill and the shore,
They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,
On the bench by that old cabin door.

The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart,

With sorrow where all was delight.

The time has come when the darkies have to part,

Then my old Kentucky home, good night.

The head must bow and the back will have to bend,
Wherever the poor folks may go
A few more days and the trouble will end,
In the field where sugar-canes may grow.
A few more days for to tote the weary load,
No matter, 'twill never be light
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night.

My Old Kentucky Home -Stephen Foster
by bluegrasscat March 02, 2010
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As a young woman that was born and raised in Kentucky i can honestly say there arent many other places like it. I live in Paducah, Ky and this is in my opinion one of the best places to live. Its peaceful, the scenery is amazing, and the people are wonderful. I have never been discriminated against (Im african-american) and this has got to be by far one of the most diverse places I know of. We even have a community of belly dancers here in kentucky. And as several other people have mentioned before me Kentucky has produced several celebrities (including Johnny Depp- he was born in Owensboro, Ky). We have a rich culture and heritage and there is plenty to learn about this great state! And Kentucky is not a part of the midwest, we're one state away from the east coast so technically Kentucky is a South-eastern state (yes I also consider Ky to be southern)
Paducah, Kentucky is Quilt City USA (exciting I know, lol) and our population actually doubles every year (from 30,000 to 60,000) with people from all over the world who come together to buy/make/sell quilts! :)
by KyandProud May 11, 2007
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