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  • DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Kentucky

    Despite the fact that there were no battles fought within the state, more than half of all Americans killed in action during the War of 1812 were from Kentucky.

    In late August of 1888, nine members of the Hatfield family were tried and convicted at the Pike County Courthouse in Kentucky for a raid on Randall McCoy’s home, in which his son and daughter were killed, his wife was beaten unconscious and his home was burned to the ground. The long-running feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky claimed a dozen members of the two clans. In 2003, the families signed a formal truce, putting an official end to the hostilities.

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    The “Happy Birthday to You” melody was the creation of sisters Mildred and Patty Hill in 1893. While working at Louisville Experimental Kindergarten School, the duo created a song for teachers to sing to students entitled “Good Morning to All.” In 1924, Robert Coleman first published the “Happy Birthday to You” lyrics along with the tune. It is now one of the most popular songs in the English language.

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    The United States Bullion Depository in Fort Knox contains the largest gold reserve in the world. In 2011, the holdings were worth more than $260 billion.

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    The annual three-day Hillbilly Days Festival attracts more than 100,000 people to Pikeville. The event began in 1977 as a way to celebrate Appalachian culture while raising money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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    Although he is more closely associated with Illinois, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

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    Kentucky has the longest cave system in the world — the Mammoth cave system has over 200 miles of caves.

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    State of Kentucky Quick Facts
    • Current Population:4,425,092
    • Voter Registration Deadline: 29 days before an election
    • Election Day Voter Registration: No
    • Early Voting: No
    • Absentee Voting: Yes
    • Voter ID: Yes
    • Electoral Colleges: 8
    • Congressional Districts: 6
    • Date of Statehood: June 1, 1792
    • Size: 40,411 square miles
    • Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
    • Tree: Tulip Poplar
    • Flower: Goldenrod
    • Bird: Cardinal

    Kentucky State Government

    Kentucky Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We, the People of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy, and invoking the continuance of these blessings, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

    Rights of life, liberty, worship, pursuit of safety and happiness, free speech, acquiring and protecting property, peaceable assembly, redress of grievances, bearing arms.

    All men, when they form a social compact, are equal; and no grant of exclusive, separate public emoluments or privileges shall be made to any man or set of men, except in consideration of public services; but no property shall be exempt from taxation except as provided in this Constitution, and every grant of a franchise, privilege or exemption, shall remain subject to revocation, alteration or amendment.

    The Executive Branch
    State Capitol: in Frankfort and is the house of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the state government

    Executive Power

    The supreme executive power of the Commonwealth shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate, who shall be styled the “Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

    The executive branch of Kentucky's state government includes appointed and elected officials.

    Kentucky Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    Kentucky State Capitol: in Frankfort and is the house of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the state government

    Legislative Power

    The legislative power shall be vested in a House of Representatives and a Senate, which, together, shall be styled the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    The powers of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them be confined to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which are legislative, to one; those which are executive, to another; and those which are judicial, to another.

    No person or collection of persons, being of one of those departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except in the instances hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.

    Judicial Branch
    State Capitol: in Frankfort and is the house of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the state government

    Judicial Power

    The judicia power of the Commonwealth shall be vested exclusively in one Court of Justice which shall be divided into a Supreme Court, a Court of Appeals, a trial court of general jurisdiction known as the Circuit Court and a trial court of limited jurisdiction known as the District Court. The court shall constitute a unified judicial system for operation and administration. The impeachment powers of the General Assembly shall remain inviolate

    The Supreme Court shall consist of the Chief Justice of the Commonwealth and six associate Justices.

    Kentucky Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(100)
    (36)(64)
    State Senators(38)
    (11)(27)
    US Representatives(6)
    (1)(5)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Kentucky Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The supreme executive power of the Commonwealth shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate, who shall be styled the "Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

    Qualifications

    The Governor and the Lieutenant Governor shall be at least thirty years of age, and have been citizens and residents of Kentucky for at least six years next preceding their election. The duties of the Lieutenant Governor shall be prescribed by law, and he shall have such other duties as delegated by the Governor.

    Election

    The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected for the term of four years by the qualified voters of the State

    Term of Office

    For the term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Kentucky governors are restricted to two consecutive terms in office, after which they must wait four years before being eligible to run again.

    Salary

    $140,070

    Qualification age

    at least 30 years old.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected for the term of four years by the qualified voters of the State..

    Qualifications

    The Governor and the Lieutenant Governor shall be at least thirty years of age, and have been citizens and residents of Kentucky for at least six years next preceding their election. The duties of the Lieutenant Governor shall be prescribed by law, and he shall have such other duties as delegated by the Governor.

    Election

    The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected for the term of four years by the qualified voters of the State

    Term of Office

    For the term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Second consecutive term for which he shall have been elected.

    Salary

    $119,080

    Qualification age

    Be at least 30 years old.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The attorney general's authority derives from Kentucky statute, which provides that, "The Attorney General is head of the Department of Law."

    Qualifications

    A Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Commissioner of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics, Secretary of State, and Attorney-General, shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State at the same time the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected, for the term of four years, each of whom shall be at least thirty years of age at the time of his election, and shall have been a resident citizen of the State at least two years next before his election.The Attorney-General shall have been a practicing lawyer eight years before his election.

    Election

    The attorney general, like all Kentucky executive officers, is chosen in the year preceding a presidential election.

    Term of Office

    The attorney general is elected for a four-year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    An attorney general only be elected to two consecutive terms and is ineligible to run for the four years following his second term.

    Salary

    $119,080

    Qualification age

    Be at least 30 years old.

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    A Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Commissioner of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics, Secretary of State, and Attorney-General, shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State... The duties of all these officers shall be such as may be prescribed by law, and the Secretary of State shall keep a fair register of and attest all the official acts of the Governor, and shall, when required, lay the same and all papers, minutes and vouchers relative thereto before either House of the General Assembly.

    Qualifications

    A ... Secretary of State ... shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State at the same time the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected for the term of four years, [who] shall be at least thirty years of age at the time of his election, and shall have been a resident citizen of the State at least two years next before his election.

    Election

    The secretary of state, like all Kentucky executive officers, is chosen in the year preceding a presidential election.

    Term of Office

    Four years, he is free to run again.

    Limit on Tenure

    A secretary of state in Kentucky may only be elected to two consecutive terms and is ineligible to run for the four years following his second term.

    Salary

    $119,080

    Qualification age

    Be at least thirty years old.

    Kentucky State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. Duties of the Speaker include preserving order and decorum, deciding points of order, and signing all writs, warrants, subpoenas and other processes. The House elects a Speaker Pro Tempore to preside over the body when the Speaker is absent.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a Representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of Kentucky, has not attained the age of twenty-four years, and who has not resided in this State two years next preceding his election, and the last year thereof in the county, town or city for which he may be chosen.

    Election

    Members of the House of Representatives and Senators shall be elected at the general election in even-numbered years for terms of four years for Senators

    Term of Office

    two years for members of the House of Representatives.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limits.

    Salary

    $188.22/day + per diem.

    Qualification age

    as not attained the age of twenty-four years.

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The President and President Pro Tempore are elected by the full Senate. The majority and minority parties select a floor leader, whip and caucus leader.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a Senator who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of Kentucky, has not attained the age of thirty years, and has not resided in this State six years next preceding his election, and the last year thereof in the district for which he may be chosen.

    Election

    Members of the House of Representatives and Senators shall be elected at the general election in even-numbered years for terms of four years for Senators.

    Term of Office

    there shall be elected for four years one Senator in each Senatorial District in which the term of his predecessor in office will then expire.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limits.

    Salary

    188.22/day + per diem.

    Qualification age

    Attained the age of thirty years.

    Kentucky State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The justices of the Kentucky Supreme Court issue the final interpretations of state law in Kentucky.

    Qualifications

    A candidate for the supreme court must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of both the Commonwealth and the district from which he or she is elected for at least two years immediately prior to taking office. He or she must be licensed to practice law in the courts of the Commonwealth for at least eight years before becoming eligible to serve on the court

    Election

    Justices are elected to eight-year terms in nonpartisan elections

    Term of Office

    They serve eight-year terms and also establish the "rules of practice and procedure for all Kentucky judges and attorneys.

    Limit on Tenure

    Associates alary

    $136,000

    Chief salry

    $141,000

    Qualification age

    The Court Appeals
    Authority

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals hears appeals from the Kentucky Circuit Courts, with the exception of criminal cases involving sentences of death, life imprisonment, or imprisonment of twenty years or more, in which appeals are taken directly to the Kentucky Supreme Court

    Qualifications

    Election

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals judges are elected from districts that mirror the seven districts which elect the seven justices of the Supreme Court of Kentucky.

    Term of Office

    serve eight-year terms of office.

    Limit on Tenure

    Cheif Judge

    $133,044

    Judge salary

    $130,044

    Qualification age

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