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    The Districts of Kentucky Almost every US citizen over the age of 25 has the right to become a member of the House of Representatives. But, only two or three people usually run in an election. Why is that? In today's elections, the influence of the media and parties have caused many more factors than just the formal constrains to influence who runs for office. The "recruitment funnel" is a way of describing the process in which we select candidates to run for public office. This idea is one

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    Kentucky Stereotypes

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    from Kentucky if your house is mobile and your three cars aren't" This is a joke my younger brother recited to me when I returned to my Yankee home from the University of Kentucky for Thanksgiving break. He went on to ask, "If a Kentucky couple gets divorced are they still brother and sister?" The lists of redneck jokes surrounding Kentucky stereotypes are endless. Many people get a good laugh out of the jokes, but they don't realize that they are portraying a crude message about all Kentucky folk

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    The Kentucky Derby

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    Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. The first racecourse was laid out in 1789 in Lexington, Kentucky. 100 years later, in 1875, Churchill Downs became the official home of the Kentucky Derby. The first Kentucky Derby race was run at one and a half miles in front of a 10,000 person crowd. Of the fifteen horses that competed in this race, the first winner was a horse named Aristides (Kentucky Derby History). Aristides jockey

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    California To The Hills of Kentucky Jose used to live in Los Angeles California. He lived there for the first ten years of his life. Los Angeles was all Jose ever knew. He had many friends and he loved everything about the state he lived in. When Jose was ten his family decided to move to Florence, Kentucky. Jose had to leave everything in Los Angeles and start a new life in Florence. Kentucky is different from California in many ways. There are less Hispanics in Kentucky than in California. Hardly

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    The History of White-Tailed Deer in Kentucky When our ancestors first reached Kentucky they found a great abundance of game, including deer. Early settlers utilized deer for food and clothing. Due to all the killing of the white-tail deer, around 1925 they were virtually eliminated in Kentucky. A few survived in areas such as, between the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers in western Kentucky, and a few survived in eastern Kentucky. In most places, though deer simply no longer occurred. When the deer

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    A Case Study of Campbell County, Kentucky

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    Government and Politics: A Case Study of Campbell County, Kentucky Campbell County, Kentucky offers a very interesting case study of politics at work. The many different variables that can possibly affect how counties as a whole vote are present in Campbell County, and the interplay between all these variables is the topic of this paper. In order to accurately predict the outcome of the election, it is important to be familiar with all the different socio-economic factors that influence the

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    The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports On the first Saturday in May, Louisville, Kentucky hosts one of the most traditional events in history. Dating back to 1875, the Kentucky Derby brings in about 170,000 people a year. This past year, I had the privilege of being one of those 170,000 people at the 142nd Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. My mom, step-dad, sister and I all arrived in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, May 5th. We stayed at The Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville. When we arrived

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    The county seat for Warren County is Bowling Green. The area is 546 square miles. It became the one of the wealthiest counties in Kentucky in the 1870s. It is the 24th county in the order of county formations. Warren County was created December 14th, 1796 from part of Logan County. Warren County was named after General Joseph Warren. He was a distinguished patriot who died in a battle at Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. Warren County is bordered by Edmonson, Barren, Allen, Simpson

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    and Indian War, and four other men. Under Boone's leadership, the team of explorers discovered a trail to the far west though the Cumberland Gap.By 1788, Boone left the Kentucky settlement he had

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    The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow

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    Gertie Nevels, a tall, big-boned woman raised in the Appalacian region of Kentucky is creative, self-sufficient, strong, and resourceful. In her native home, Gertie creates for herself an atmosphere where she is able to survive any situation and has everything under control. As Wilton Eckley states in “From Kentucky to Detroit“, a chapter in his novel, Harriette Arnow, “Certainly while the family is living in Kentucky, she [Gertie] is self-sufficient and has no fear that she will be unable to

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