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Listen to Kentucky- born 
The Judds sing 
"Love Can Build A Bridge." 

Wynonna Judd
May 30, 1964 (age 58 years)
 Ashland, KY
Click on the peacock to listen to Neil Diamond sing "Kentucky Woman."
"Be the person your dog thinks you are. "
~ George Clooney    
    (May 6, 1961)             
 born in Lexington, Kentucky 
Pictured with Einstein, his rescue dog)
Jesse Stuart

Jesse Hilton Stuart was an American writer, school teacher, and school administrator who is known for his short stories, poetry, and novels as well as non-fiction autobiographical works set in central Appalachia​

"If these United States can be called a body, then Kentucky can be called its heart." 
~ Jesse Stuart
August 8, 1906, Kentucky
Click here on bird to listen to 
"Take Me Home" by Phil Collins.
Kentucky Week for the Animals 
is for everyone!
"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. "

 ~William Shakespeare, Henry V
Click lamb to listen to sweet 
Kentucky-born Loretta Lynn.
Click fish to hear 
popular Kentucky songs.
Click  bird' to hear KY born Chris Stapleton sing.
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” 

   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Click here to hear Flatwoods, Kentucky-born Billy Ray Cyrus sing 
"Some Gave All."
Click horses to hear 
"The Way You Do the Things You Do."  
 by UB40.
Click bunny to hear  
The Everly Brothers. 
Don Everly was born in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky 1937.
Muhammad Ali- Cassius Clay

Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in all of  sport's history. 
Born: January 17, 1942  Louisville, KY
Full name: Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
Click on the horse to listen to "Wildfire,"
by Michael Martin Murphey.
“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.” 

      ― Wendell Berry,  The Unforeseen Wilderness: Kentucky's Red River Gorge
                                           Poet, Author, Environmentalist, Visionary
Born: August 5, 1934 (age 81), Henry County, Kentucky
  ~Influenced by: William Shakespeare, Henry David Thoreau ~
Chris Stapleton
born April 15, 1978     
 in Lexington, KY

American country and bluegrass awesome
musician (Click Chris)
My Old Kentucky Home
What USA President was born in a Kentucky log cabin, oved animals... disliked hunting? 
 President Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln founded the Dept of Agriculture in 1862. Calling it the "People's Department."

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” 
                               ― Josh Billings
Thomas Merton

(January 1, 1915-December 10, 1968)  Essayist on spiritual and social issues. He wrote more than 70 books. He was a Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky.

 He was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis.
KY State Bird...Cardinal
Click Cardinal 

Kentucky Week for the Animals
2024 Celebration TBA!
Post COVID  : 12th Annual KY Week Dates TBA. 

John James Audubon
 (born Jean Rabin) 

(April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats

In 1808,  Audubon moved to Kentucky, which was rapidly being settled. Six months later, he married Lucy Bakewell. 

Though their finances were tenuous, the Audubons started a family. They had two sons: Victor Gifford (1809–1860) and John Woodhouse Audubon (1812–1862); and two daughters who died while young: Lucy at two years (1815–1817) and Rose at nine months (1819–1820).[29] Both sons would eventually help publish their father's works. 

John W. Audubon became a naturalist, writer, and painter in his own right, receiving his own obituary in an 1862 yearbook.
George Graham Vest (1830-1904) 

Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, he was known for his skills in oration and debate and became one of the leading orators and debaters of his time. This delightful speech is from an earlier period in his life when he practiced law in a small Missouri town. It was given in court while representing a man who sued another for the killing of his dog. During the trial, Vest ignored the testimony, and when his turn came to present a summation to the jury, he made the following speech and won the case. It was called "Eulogy of the Dog."

"Gentlemen of the Jury: 
The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us, may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death."

~George Graham Vest - 
(December 6, 1830 – August 9, 1904
Frankfort, KY)
 United States Senate for twenty-four years, from 
1879 to 1903,
Crystal Gayle
Born: Jan 9, 1951 Paintsville, KY

Country music singer. Best known for her 1977 hit song, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", she had 20 #1 country hits during the 1970s! 

Patrick James "Pat" Riley 
 (March 20, 1945 -)
  UK Graduate 

As a student at the University of Kentucky, Riley participated in both basketball and football.

Through it all, Riley remembers what he learned at Kentucky:

"Discipline," he said. "Organization. Being a competitor. That's what it was all about.. "That's what Adolph and Harry Lancaster and Joe Hall, all of those men when I was there, taught me, that there was another level of competition."

Rumer Glenn Willis
Born August 16, 1988 
Paducah, Kentucky
Transport Saves Lives.
George Graham Vest 
A chronological timeline of important dates, events, and milestones in Kentucky history.

Christina Claire Ciminella- 
Also known asWynonna
with children Grace Pauline Kelley and
 Elijah Judd
Queen Elizabeth
President Abraham Lincoln 
Born: February 12, 1809, Hodgenville, KY
Assassinated: April 15, 1865, Petersen House, Washington, DC
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

-Abraham Lincoln 
"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." 
– Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Kentucky-southeastern state bounded by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east, with Frankfort the state capital. 

The state's largest city, Louisville, is home to the Kentucky Derby, the renowned horse race held at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. The race is preceded by a 2-week festival and celebrated in the Kentucky Derby Museum year-round.

 Nickname:  "Bluegrass State"
State bird:  Northern cardinal    
Population: 4.468 million (2019)

Admission: June 1, 1792
Kentucky-born cover artist 
Ashley Cecil!
Horse Riding 
Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles

During the Great Depression, a New Deal program brought books to Kentuckians living in remote areas. Click horse to learn more! 
Thomas Merton
American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion. 

On May 26, 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name 
"Father Louis"
Born: January 31, 1915, Prades, France  December 10, 1968, Thailand
Buried: Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist, KY
Kentucky Week for the Animals
There is something odd about chickens. Globally they number more than 19 billion, making them one of the most abundant vertebrate species on the planet. 

Yet many people have little or no contact with the birds – at least, not while they are alive. Click on chickens. 
Yellow fields of Goldenrod appear across Kentucky...
 the flowers bloom in late summer and early fall. 

While many species of the plant are celebrated, state lawmakers singled out the Solidago Gigantea species as the Kentucky state flower. 

The species grows to up to eight feet tall, twice the height of other Goldenrods!
Naomi Judd
January 11, 1946, 
Ashland, KY
 April 30, 2022
 Leipers Fork, TN
“A life lived in love will never be dull.”
"If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you."

~Louis D. Brandeis
~Judge Louis Brandeis, associate justice
1st Jewish SCOTUS judge 
SCOTUS from 1916 - 1939. 

Brandeis’s parents, members of cultivated Bohemian Jewish families, had emigrated from Prague to the United States in 1849. Brandeis attended the public schools of Louisville, KY and the Annen Realschule in Dresden, Germany., before entering the Harvard Law School, from which he graduated at the head of his class in 1877. 

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, 
November 13, 1856, Louisville, KY
Died: October 5, 1941, Washington, D.C.
 "At home, I love reaching out into that absolute silence, when you can hear the owl or the wind."

- Amanda Harlech
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find 
reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
― Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
 Lila Diane Sawyer
 December 22, 1945 
 Glasgow, Kentucky

Beloved Newscaster
Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) 

 American singer and actress. 
Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky,
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

– Orhan Pamuk
“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”

― Albert Einstein
“Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.” 

– Daniel Boone
Jennifer Lawrence
Born August 15, 1990 
 Indian Hills, Kentucky
8 Reasons Why Kentucky Is An Amazing Place For Outdoor Lovers
President Lincoln on horseback in front of his residence later in life in Illinois. 
Churchill Downs
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books.

...In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back....

These 11 Incredible Farmers Markets In Kentucky Are A Must Visit
Adopt and Save a Life!
Be their Hero. 
List of colleges and universities in Kentucky.
University of Kentucky