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Welcome to Kentucky on Ballotpedia!


Officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state the Kentucky was originally part of the state of Virginia. Having been admitted into the Union in 1782 as its 15th state, Kentucky boasts two major cities: Louisville and Lexington. Nicknamed the “Bluegrass State” because of its vast pastures, Kentucky is famous for its bourbon distilleries, horse racing, automobile making and bluegrass music. Currently, Kentucky has two Republican members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 100 members of the Kentucky House of Representatives and 35 members of the Kentucky State Senate. As of September 2013, Kentucky is one of 13 states that is under divided government and does not have a state government trifecta.

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National politics in Kentucky


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Mitch McConnell
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Kentucky 1985January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014Link
Rand Paul
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Kentucky 2011January 3, 2017November 2016Link


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Andy Barr
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Brett Guthrie
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Ed Whitfield
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 1995January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Hal Rogers
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 1981January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
John A. Yarmuth
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Thomas Massie
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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The structure of the Kentucky judicial system is laid out in the Kentucky Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Kentucky Supreme Court, the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Circuit Courts, the Kentucky Family Court and the Kentucky District Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the Eastern District Court of Kentucky, the Western District Court of Kentucky, the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court of Kentucky and the Western District Bankruptcy Court of Kentucky. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Kentucky
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The Bluegrass State
Capital:   Frankfort
Motto:   United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Population:   4.35 million
Area of state:   40,409 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1792
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