Kentucky became the 15th US state on June 1st, 1792. Kentucky is commonly known as the Bluegrass state due to the abundance of the grass in the sate. The bluegrass has a tiny blue bud which in spring gives fields a bluish color.
Capital City: Frankfort is the capital city for Kentucky and it is famous for it historical homes, sites and museums. The sate is surrounded by Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Tennessee.
Origin of state's name: Kentucky is named after the Indian word for "land of the future"
Population: The population of Kentucky is in excess of 4 million people based on the census of 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's website under the Driver's Licensing section.
Economy – The states economy is driven by horses which the state is famous for, cattle, dairy, corn and wheat. The main industries include coal mining, food processing, cigarette manufacture, chemical, electrical and heavy equipment production.
State Bird: The state bird is the Cardinal known for its robustness and distinctly colored plumage. The Cardinal is also the state bird for Illinois, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.
State Flower: The state flower is the "Golden Rod" which gets its name from its long stem which is covered with numerous small bright yellow flowers in the spring. The many different varieties of the Golden Rod grow wildly throughout the state.
State Song: The state song is "My Old Kentucky Home" which is really a love song to the state.