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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.
When someone is injured in an accident in Kentucky, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.
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