Facts about Kentucky
- Admitted to the Union in 1792
- State Bird: Kentucky Cardinal
- State Flower: Goldenrod
- State Tree: Kentucky Coffee Tree
- State Fish: Kentucky Bass
- State Wild Animal: Gray Squirrel
- State Song: "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!" by Stephen Foster
- Capitol: Frankfort (Franklin County)
- Largest City: Louisville (Jefferson County)
- Population: 3,685,296
- Land Area: 39,647 Square Miles
- Highest Point: Black
Famous Kentuckians past and present
- Both Civil War Presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, were
born in Kentucky
- Daniel Boone, although born in Pennsylvania was largely involved in
the settlement of Kentucky and is buried here in Frankfort
- A.B. "Happy" Chandler: On November 1st 1945 he left the Senate
to become the national commissioner of baseball. Over the next six years
black players entered the major leagues for the first time and a players
pension fund was established.
- Mohammed Ali: : arguably one of the greatest heavy-weight boxers to
ever live was born on January 17, 1942 in Lousville, Kentucky.
- Loretta Lynn: The Coal Miner's Daughter starring Sissy Spacek was
based on the life of this country music legend. She was born on April14,1935
at Butcher Holler in Johnson County.
- Crystal Gayle: Country Music Singer and sister to Loretta Lynn.
- Kate Mulgrew: Captain Janeway on the series Star Trek Voyager.
- Lee Majors: The Six Million Dollar Man.
- William (Bill) Monroe: The Father of Bluegrass Music. Born September
13,1911 near Rosine, Kentucky.
- Ricky Skaggs: Country/Bluegrass Singer. Born in Cordell, Kentucky.
- Rosemary Clooney : Star of radio, motion pictures, and television was
born on May 23,1928 in Maysville, Kentucky.
- The Everly Brothers: The Pop singers were born in Brownie, Kentucky.
- The Judds
- George Clooney: From the cast of ER and the latest Batman was born in Maysville and is the nephew of Rosemary Clooney.
- Kevin Richardson of the Back Street Boys is from my own little home town here in Kentucky.
- and many more to come!
.........and the infamous too.
- Larry Flynt : Publisher of Hustler Magazine. Born November 1, 1942
near Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky.
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