Kentucky State Government


Kentucky is yet another state named for the river running through it, inspired by the Shawnee word for on the meadow.

Capital: Frankfort

Largest Cities: Bowling Green, Covington, Danville, Fort Knox, Grand Rivers, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Jeffersonville, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah, Richmond

Present Constitution Drafted: 1891

Entered Union: June 1, 1792 (15)

Motto: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”

State Flower: Goldenrod

State Tree: Tulip Poplar

State Bird: Kentucky Cardinal

State Dog: Not Specified

State Agricultural Insect: Honeybee

State Song: “My Old Kentucky Home”

Nickname: Bluegrass State