State Abbreviation KY
Statehood June 1, 1792
State Capital Frankfort
State Size Total (Land + Water): 40,409 sq miles; Land Only: 39,728 sq miles
Number of Counties 120
State Population (2010) 4,339,367
Electoral Votes 8
State Quarter Issue Date 15-Oct-01
State Motto United we stand, divided we fall
State Flower Goldenrod
State Bird Cardinal
Nickname Bluegrass State
Area Codes 270, 364, 502, 606, 859
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Louisville (597,337)
Lexington (295,803)
Bowling Green (58,067)
Owensboro (57,265)
Covington (40,640)
Major Sports Teams None
Federal Prisons United States Penitentiary, Big Sandy
United States Penitentiary, McCreary
Federal Correctional Institution Federal Correctional Institution, Ashland
Federal Correctional Institution, Manchester
State Prisons Bell County Forestry Camp Pineville, Kentucky Minimum 1962 280
Blackburn Correctional Complex Lexington, Kentucky Minimum 1972 594
Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex West Liberty, Kentucky Medium 1990 1,689
Green River Correctional Complex Central City, Kentucky Minimum/Medium 1994 982
Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women Pewee Valley, Kentucky All 1938 721
Kentucky State Penitentiary Eddyville, Kentucky Maximum/Supermax 1886 856
Kentucky State Reformatory La Grange, Kentucky Medium 1936 1998
Lee Adjustment Center Beattyville, Kentucky Medium 1990 390
Little Sandy Correctional Complex Sandy Hook, Kentucky Medium/Maximum 2005 976
Luther Luckett Correctional Complex La Grange, Kentucky Medium/Maximum 1981 1073
Marion Adjustment Center St. Mary, Kentucky Minimum 826
Northpoint Training Center Burgin, Kentucky Medium 1983 1256
Otter Creek Correctional Complex Wheelwright, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 1,048
Roederer Correctional Complex La Grange, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 1976 997
Western Kentucky Correctional Complex Fredonia, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 1977 650

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