State AbbreviationKY
StatehoodJune 1, 1792
State CapitalFrankfort
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 40,409 sq miles; Land Only: 39,728 sq miles
Number of Counties120
State Population (2010)4,339,367
Electoral Votes8
State Quarter Issue Date15-Oct-01
State MottoUnited we stand, divided we fall
State FlowerGoldenrod
State BirdCardinal
NicknameBluegrass State
Area Codes270, 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 TeamsNone
Federal PrisonsUnited States Penitentiary, Big Sandy
United States Penitentiary, McCreary
Federal Correctional InstitutionFederal Correctional Institution, Ashland
Federal Correctional Institution, Manchester
State PrisonsBell County Forestry CampPineville, KentuckyMinimum1962280
Blackburn Correctional ComplexLexington, KentuckyMinimum1972594
Eastern Kentucky Correctional ComplexWest Liberty, KentuckyMedium19901,689
Green River Correctional ComplexCentral City, KentuckyMinimum/Medium1994982
Kentucky Correctional Institute for WomenPewee Valley, KentuckyAll1938721
Kentucky State PenitentiaryEddyville, KentuckyMaximum/Supermax1886856
Kentucky State ReformatoryLa Grange, KentuckyMedium19361998
Lee Adjustment CenterBeattyville, KentuckyMedium1990390
Little Sandy Correctional ComplexSandy Hook, KentuckyMedium/Maximum2005976
Luther Luckett Correctional ComplexLa Grange, KentuckyMedium/Maximum19811073
Marion Adjustment CenterSt. Mary, KentuckyMinimum826
Northpoint Training CenterBurgin, KentuckyMedium19831256
Otter Creek Correctional ComplexWheelwright, KentuckyMedium/Minimum1,048
Roederer Correctional ComplexLa Grange, KentuckyMedium/Minimum1976997
Western Kentucky Correctional ComplexFredonia, KentuckyMedium/Minimum1977650

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