- state of the EC U.S.: admitted 1792; 39,728 sq mi (102,896 sq km); cap. Frankfort: abbrev. KY or Ky
- river in E Ky., flowing northwest into the Ohio: 259 mi (417 km)
Origin of Kentuckyearlier (18th circa ) Kentucke (River), of Iroquois or Shawnee origin, originally
Abbr. KY or Ky. or Ken.