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.
Benton is a U.S. home rule-class city in Marshall County, Kentucky. The current mayor of this city is Rita Dotson. The population was 4,349 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County.
The Kentucky Wildcats football program represents the University of Kentucky in the sport of American football. The Wildcats compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Wildcats play their home games at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky and are currently led by head coach Mark Stoops.
Elizabethtown is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Hardin County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 28,531 at the 2010 census, and was estimated at 30,157 by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2018, making it the 11th-largest city in the state. It is included in (and the principal city of) the Elizabethtown–Fort Knox, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area which as of 2018 it’s metropolitan area had a population 155,495 making it the 5th largest metropolitan in the state and also the 5th largest population center when including Micropolitan areas. It is also included in the Louisville /Jefferson County –Elizabethtown–Madison, Kentucky-Indiana Combined Statistical Area.
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.