... Kentucky is regarded as the horse capital of the world.
... The "Happy Birthday" song was written by two sisters from Louisville, Kentucky.
Kentucky is nicknamed the Bluegrass State, and it doesn’t look like the 4.5 million people that call the place home are ready to argue about it. Instead, they’re living, working, and playing in a state that’s practically saturated with things to do. The median household income in the state is $52,295, putting it in 44th place.
The state is at the intersection of history, sports, agriculture, and even high-tech, with a diverse economy. Major automobile manufacturers like General Motors, Ford, and Toyota all have facilities in Kentucky. Other major employers include Humana, UPS, and the University of Louisville.
Now, no guide about Kentucky would be complete without mentioning the whiskey industry; bourbon is at the heart of the state. What would the famous Kentucky Derby be without the classic bourbon to go with it? Plan a trip to the state to check out the Forecastle Festival, a huge three-day music adventure in Louisville that also features environmental activism.