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Kentucky – Cultural crossroads connecting the southeastern U.S. Early in its history Kentucky gained recognition for its excellent farming conditions, but the state’s economy has grown to include much more than just agriculture. Kentucky ranks 4th among U.S. states for number of cars and trucks assembled, and also has a substantial energy fuel production industry. Due to it's location between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, Kentucky serves as a hub for many major roadways traveling all over the U.S.
- Interstate 24 passes over the Ohio River and west of the city of Paducah, passing through the southwest area of the state before entering Tennessee near Hopkinsville.
- Interstate 64 serves the major population centers of Louisville, Frankfort, Lexington and Ashland and runs for 191 miles.
- Interstate 65 runs through Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, and Louisville before exiting the state.
- Interstate 69 is a recently built freeway that runs from Calvert City to Nortonville.
- Interstate 71 is a highway that begins in Cleveland, Ohio, enters the state from the northeast and ends in Louisville.
- Interstate 75 enters Kentucky from Tennessee and travels north through Lexington before entering Ohio.
- Kentucky also has four bypasses and spurs (I-264, I-265, I-275, and I-471).
Kentucky weather varies greatly, making driving conditions unpredictable. Kentucky is known to experience four distinct seasons and an average precipitation of 46 inches a year. The highest recorded temperature was 114 °F (46 °C) at Greensburg on July 28, 1930 while the lowest recorded temperature was −37 °F (−38 °C) at Shelbyville on January 19, 1994. To find high-quality maps and the latest news about Kentucky roadways visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Up-to-the-minute information about Kentucky weather can be found here.
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Bowling Green: The third most populous city in Kentucky and home of General Motors, as well as the state’s second largest public university, Western Kentucky University. Louisville: The largest city in Kentucky and the 28th most populous city in the U.S. Most accidents in Kentucky happen in and around Louisville. Lexington: Known as the "Horse Capital of the World" and located in the heart of the state’s Bluegrass region. Evansville: The largest city in the area of the Illinois/Kentucky/Indiana border.
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Slick roads have caused a traffic death in western Kentucky.
79-year-old Paul A. Davis of Salem in Livingston County died Thursday when his car collided with another vehicle.
Police arrested a juvenile and were searching for two men on Sunday after a police pursuit and car wreck in Trimble County. Kentucky State Police said a car was pulled over for speeding in Henry County, then the driver fled and was chased by police.
A pedestrian was killed on Dixie Highway early Sunday after being hit by a taxi, said a Louisville Metro Police spokesman.
The accident happened at about 1 a.m. on Dixie Highway near Katherine Station Road, he said.
One person is dead after a car hit a rock wall in Christian County Thursday evening.
Officials say the single-vehicle wreck happened on the Hopkinsville Bypass between Cadiz Road and Princeton Road at 5:47 p.m.
The person's name has not been released at this time.
Lanes were closed Wednesday night south of the Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky.
Police said a SUV and van were involved in a fiery crash along I-71 and I-75 near the 12th Street exit ramp.
The SUV ended up on its side and the van flipped and caught fire.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle as he tried to direct traffic on Dixie Highway Monday night.
A 19-year-old was killed and another person was critically injured after a UPS delivery truck struck their car on South Third Street Monday night.
Kendall Daub, who was a passenger in a black Chevrolet Impala, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Three people were transported to a hospital on Tuesday night after a car struck a semi-truck’s gas tank, causing both vehicles to catch fire.
A man had to be removed from his car and transported to a hospital after a train struck the vehicle in southeastern Jefferson County shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman has identified the person killed in a single-car accident early Thursday morning. Spencer Thomas Jones, 23, of Lexington, lost control of his vehicle while traveling west on Beechwood Road in Lexington and struck a power pole.