Kentucky is one of 50
states in the United
States, located in the
southeastern region of the
country. Its official name is
the Commonwealth of
The Kentucky located
within the eastern United
States. Its main sources of
income are the
Manufacturing of industrial
products and tourism
• The region is located where currently the
Kentucky was originally colonized by settlers
from the British colony of Pennsylvania in
1774, but was controlled by the Virginia
throughout the war of independence, and
became the fifteenth U.S. state to enter the
union in June 1, 1792.
The current Kentucky Constitution
was adopted in 1891.
The chief officer of the executive
power in the governor's Kentucky.
This is elected by the voters of the
state for a term of up to four
years duration. A given person
may hold office as governor only
The Kentucky legislature
consisting of the Senate and
House of Representatives.
The highest court in the judicial
branch of Kentucky is the
Kentucky Supreme Court,
composed of seven judges, one of
which is chosen by the group to
act as Chief Justice.
STATE CAPITAL: FRANKFORT
Frankfort is in the (inner) Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky.
The city is bisected by the Kentucky River, which makes an s-turn as it passes through the
center of town. The river valley widens at this point, which creates four distinct parts of
town. The valley within the city limits contains Downtown and South Frankfort districts,
which lie opposite one another on the river. A small neighborhood with its own distinct
identity, Bellepoint, is located on the west bank of the river to the north of Benson Creek,
opposite the river from the "downtown" district. The suburban areas on either side of the
valley are referred to as West Frankfort and East Frankfort, respectively.
The golden plumes of this wildflower line Kentucky's roadsides in the fall. Native to
all of Kentucky, 30 of nearly 100 species of this herb are found here.