Kentucky (/kənˈtʌki/ ( listen ) kən-TUK-ee ), officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it, (because in Kentucky's first constitution, the term "state" was used), Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts ). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky split from it and became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.
Louisville (/ˈluːəvəl/ ( listen ) LOO-ə-vəl, /ˈluːivɪl/ ( listen ) LOO-ee-vil, /ˈlʊvəl/ ( listen ) LUUV-əl ) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being Lexington, the state's second-largest city. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County, on the Indiana border.
Wallins Creek is a former home rule-class city in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. It is now an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP). The population was 156 at the 2010 census, when it was still a city, having dropped from 257 at the 2000 census.
Nippa is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, Kentucky, United States. It is located at an elevation of 636 feet (194 meters). Nippa is located in the ZIP Code Tabulation Area for ZIP code 41240.
The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the six U.S. Representatives from the state of Kentucky, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on May 17.
The 2001 Kentucky Derby was the 127th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 5, 2001. There was a crowd of 154,210 in attendance. The 127th Kentucky Derby was the first to be broadcast on NBC, garnering a Nielsen rating of 8.1.
There are more than 145 public schools in Louisville, Kentucky, servicing nearly 100,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) education. The primary public education provider is Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS).