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The largest city in Kentucky, with 700,000 people and another million or so in the surrounding suburbs. You know that you're from Louisville if any of the following apply to you:
*Your "International" airport has only one passenger flight that actually leaves the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

*The in-state sports rivalry is paid more attention to than the national championship.

*You live in an area that occasionally gets considerable snowfalls, floods, and tornadoes... but has no real capacity to deal with any of the above.

*You pronounce the name of your city different than anyone else you've heard.

*You think the rest of the people in Kentucky sound like hicks.

*When you think "Kentucky" you don't automatically think horse racing or fried chicken.

*You ask your doctor for an allergy cure and he tells you to move.

*You've shovelled 10+ inches of snow and worn shorts in the same week.

*When people ask what school you went to, they don't mean Vanderbilt, Yale, or Harvard; they mean Ballard, Male, Manual, Trinity, St. X., Assumption, Sacred Heart...

*You know what the Bambi Walk is.

*You say let them have their Starbucks; you've got Highland Coffee.

*Your last ten vacations were in Panama City or Destin.

*You make an emergency run to Kroger for bread and milk at the first sighting of a snowflake.

*You've lived here for years and know the place like the back of your hand, yet somehow you get hopelessly lost each time you attempt a shortcut through Cherokee Park.

*You hold up traffic to let a motorist you don't know into your lane.

*You give directions based on landmarks that no longer exist or street names that have changed, but your directions never confuse any of the other Louisvillians.

*You have never been to the Derby, but wouldn't miss the Oaks.

*You think all the REAL hicks live in New Albany.

*You think the only thing Southern Indiana is good for is buying pumpkins.

*When introduced to another life-long Louisvillian, you spend the first part of the conversation finding out how you are connected. It's never as many as six degrees of separation - usually two or three will do it.

*You think a pervert is someone who would rather have sex than watch basketball.

*You can read about Rick Pitino in at least three different sections of your newspaper, and you either love or hate this fact with a passion.

*You think the rest of the world knows what Benedictine spread is.

*You think the rest of the world knows what a Hot Brown is.

*You want another bridge built over the Ohio River, just so long as it doesn't cut through YOUR neighborhood.

*Whenever an out-of-towner makes a comment about Louisville being small, you immediately jump on them with, "It's the 16th biggest city in the country!"
by Loo-uh-ville April 05, 2005
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Where sobriety goes to die.

(I.E. Bardstown road, 4th street Live, the infield at Derby.)
Conveniently located in the state that gave the world bourbon, Louisville's bars stay open till 4:00-- Unlike its faceless neighbor to the north, where they mostly drink smirnoff at crappy local shows until everyone goes home at 2.
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A major metropolis of about 690,000 located along the Ohio River in the Lower Midwest. This is also the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is the "Most Southern of Northern Cities."
We pass through and see the incredible skyline of Louisville on my way back to college in northern Kentucky.
by Ryan The Bush-Supporter February 06, 2005
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Largest city in Kentucky. Well known for Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Louisville Slugger and Bourbon. Has a great art scene~ including Louisville Ballet, Mellwood Art Center, Speed Museum, Trolley Hop and more. CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER has named 21c Museum and hotel #1 in the United States (#6 in the world) twice!
What is Louisville?

Located in Kentucky~ Medium sized city, with tons to offer :-)
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a town on the Ohio River, home of the Lousiville Sluggar Museum. University of Louisville, Jefferson Community College, and other colleges share this lovely city. Located in The Great Commonwealth.
I live in Lousiville, Kentucky. I am a fan of the University of Lousiville Cardnals, winner of the 2005 Liberty Bowl.
by uofl_rocks January 30, 2005
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Louisville, Kentucky!!!!!

Where to begin, Oh well I would first like to say that Louisville AKA Gateway City to the South is a Southern city always has been and always will be. It's the nations 16th largest city, with a black population of 140k (23RD LARGEST). It's most known for the Kentucky Derby attracted over 100K each year, which does not include the MASSIVE party in the West End off Broadway (the black hang out). It's also known for fried chicken hence Connel Sanders KFC. So don't hate on my city if it's not liberal enough or what ever else please go North of the Mason Dixon Line (The Ohio River).
Louisville is a redneck mecca especially in the Portland area and other residential areas downtown.
by Chris Boxley November 20, 2006
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The BEST dame place u could ever be.We got Portland Shively PRP....All u hatas can shove it ^ ur ass bkuz u know we kick ass. fried chicken and Derby, we betta than u hatas nd bitches, jus kuz we aint punks or preps dont mean nothin.
I was ^ in Louisville and I was n heaven
by looeyville October 10, 2006
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