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What I Love About Kentucky

There is a wealth of beauty, style and culture here in the Bluegrass State.

Keeneland Bloody Mary recipe

The Alternative Derby Cocktail

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Marvin Gaye, native of Lexington, Ky, was one of the top artists of the twentieth century and highly influential in the music industry. After years of battling substance abuse, Gaye moved in with is parents to work on some personal and business issues. During a severe altercation, Marvin Gaye was killed by his father on April 1, 1984, at his home in Lexington, KY.

Marvin Gaye Short Biography by [Musi Curmudgeon]

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Clogging is the official state dance of Kentucky and North Carolina and was the social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 18th century.

Hopkinsville, Kentucky Trail of Tears

Big Bone Lick State Park. Salt springs attracted Ice Age mammals, including bison, giant mastodons, and woolly mammoths, to the area.

Kentucky is the "Bluegrass State". It is home to the world's longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park; the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States; and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. It is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the US, the largest free-ranging elk herd east of Montana, and the nation's most productive coalfield.

The Jif plant in Lexington, Ky. is the largest peanut butter producing facility in the world.

Helen Thomas- Born in Winchester, Kentucky.American author and former news service reporter, member of the White House press corps and opinion columnist. She worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later as White House bureau manager. She was a columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. She covered the administrations of ten U.S. presidents.

American history: October 19, 1810 Abolitionist Cassius Macellus Clay was born in Kentucky as a southern aristocrat who ironically became a prominent anti-slavery crusader.

Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park