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      Louisville

      24/7 Voicemail Reception

      9 – 5 Live Answering

      24/7 Custom Solutions

      Starts at $20/month

  • LOUISVILLE

  • ABERDEEN

  • ADAIRVILLE

  • ADAMS

  • ADOLPHUS

  • AGES BROOKSIDE

  • ALBANY

  • ALEXANDRIA

  • ALLEN

  • ALLENSVILLE

  • ALMO

  • ALPHA

  • ALVATON

  • ANNVILLE

  • ARGILLITE

  • ARJAY

  • ARLINGTON

  • ARTEMUS

  • ARY

  • ASHCAMP

  • ASHER

  • ASHLAND

  • ATHOL

  • AUBURN

  • AUGUSTA

  • AUSTIN

  • AUXIER

  • AVAWAM

  • BAGDAD

  • BANDANA

  • BANNER

  • BARBOURVILLE

  • BARDSTOWN

  • BARDWELL

  • BARLOW

  • BASKETT

  • BATTLETOWN

  • BAXTER

  • BAYS

  • BEAR BRANCH

  • BEATTYVILLE

  • BEAUMONT

  • BEAUTY

  • BEAVER

  • BEAVER DAM

  • BEDFORD

  • BEE SPRING

  • BEECH CREEK

  • BEECH GROVE

  • BEECHMONT

  • BELCHER

  • BELFRY

  • BELLEVUE

  • BELTON

  • BENHAM

  • BENTON

  • BEREA

  • BERRY

  • BETHANY

  • BETHELRIDGE

  • BETHLEHEM

  • BETSY LAYNE

  • BEVERLY

  • BEVINSVILLE

  • BIG CLIFTY

  • BIG CREEK

  • BIG LAUREL

  • BIGHILL

  • BIMBLE

  • BLACKEY

  • BLACKFORD

  • BLAINE

  • BLEDSOE

  • BLOOMFIELD

  • BLUE RIVER

  • BOAZ

  • BONNIEVILLE

  • BONNYMAN

  • BOONEVILLE

  • BOONS CAMP

  • BOSTON

  • BOWLING GREEN

  • BRADFORDSVILLE

  • BRANDENBURG

  • BREEDING

  • BREMEN

  • BRODHEAD

  • BRONSTON

  • BROOKS

  • BROOKSVILLE

  • BROWDER

  • BROWNSVILLE

  • BRYANTS STORE

  • BRYANTSVILLE

  • BUCKHORN

  • BUCKNER

  • BUFFALO

  • BULAN

  • BURDINE

  • BURGIN

  • BURKESVILLE

  • BURLINGTON

  • BURNA

  • BURNSIDE

  • BUSH

  • BUSY

  • BUTLER

  • BYPRO

  • CADIZ

  • CALHOUN

  • CALIFORNIA

  • CALVERT CITY

  • CALVIN

  • CAMPBELLSBURG

  • CAMPBELLSVILLE

  • CAMPTON

  • CANADA

  • CANE VALLEY

  • CANEYVILLE

  • CANMER

  • CANNEL CITY

  • CANNON

  • CARLISLE

  • CARRIE

  • CARROLLTON

  • CARTER

  • CATLETTSBURG

  • CAVE CITY

  • CAWOOD

  • CECILIA

  • CENTER

  • CENTERTOWN

  • CENTRAL CITY

  • CERULEAN

  • CHAPLIN

  • CHAPPELL

  • CHAVIES

  • CLARKSON

  • CLAY

  • CLAY CITY

  • CLAYHOLE

  • CLEARFIELD

  • CLEATON

  • CLERMONT

  • CLIFTY

  • CLINTON

  • CLOSPLINT

  • CLOVERPORT

  • COALGOOD

  • COLDIRON

  • COLUMBIA

  • COLUMBUS

  • COMBS

  • CORBIN

  • CORINTH

  • CORNETTSVILLE

  • CORYDON

  • COVINGTON

  • COXS CREEK

  • CRAB ORCHARD

  • CRANKS

  • CRAYNE

  • CRESTWOOD

  • CRITTENDEN

  • CROCKETT

  • CROFTON

  • CROMONA

  • CROMWELL

  • CUB RUN

  • CUMBERLAND

  • CUNNINGHAM

  • CURDSVILLE

  • CUSTER

  • CYNTHIANA

  • DANA

  • DANVILLE

  • DAVID

  • DAWSON SPRINGS

  • DAYHOIT

  • DAYTON

  • DE MOSSVILLE

  • DEANE

  • DEBORD

  • DELPHIA

  • DEMA

  • DENNISTON

  • DENTON

  • DEWITT

  • DEXTER

  • DICE

  • DIXON

  • DORTON

  • DOVER

  • DRAKE

  • DRAKESBORO

  • DRIFT

  • DRY RIDGE

  • DUBRE

  • DUNBAR

  • DUNDEE

  • DUNMOR

  • DUNNVILLE

  • DWALE

  • DWARF

  • DYCUSBURG

  • EARLINGTON

  • EAST BERNSTADT

  • EAST POINT

  • EASTERN

  • EASTVIEW

  • EASTWOOD

  • EDDYVILLE

  • EDMONTON

  • EIGHTY EIGHT

  • EKRON

  • ELIZABETHTOWN

  • ELIZAVILLE

  • ELK HORN

  • ELKFORK

  • ELKHORN CITY

  • ELKTON

  • ELLIOTTVILLE

  • EMERSON

  • EMINENCE

  • EMLYN

  • EMMALENA

  • EOLIA

  • ERILINE

  • ERLANGER

  • ERMINE

  • ESSIE

  • ETOILE

  • EUBANK

  • EVARTS

  • EWING

  • EZEL

  • FAIRDALE

  • FAIRFIELD

  • FAIRVIEW

  • FALCON

  • FALL ROCK

  • FALLS OF ROUGH

  • FALMOUTH

  • FANCY FARM

  • FARMERS

  • FARMINGTON

  • FEDSCREEK

  • FERGUSON

  • FINCHVILLE

  • FISHERVILLE

  • FISTY

  • FLAT LICK

  • FLATGAP

  • FLATWOODS

  • FLEMINGSBURG

  • FLORENCE

  • FORDS BRANCH

  • FORDSVILLE

  • FOREST HILLS

  • FORT CAMPBELL

  • FORT KNOX

  • FORT THOMAS

  • FOSTER

  • FOUNTAIN RUN

  • FOURMILE

  • FRAKES

  • FRANKFORT

  • FRANKLIN

  • FREDONIA

  • FREEBURN

  • FRENCHBURG

  • FT MITCHELL

  • FULTON

  • GAMALIEL

  • GAPVILLE

  • GARFIELD

  • GARNER

  • GARRARD

  • GARRETT

  • GARRISON

  • GAYS CREEK

  • GEORGETOWN

  • GERMANTOWN

  • GHENT

  • GILBERTSVILLE

  • GIRDLER

  • GLASGOW

  • GLENCOE

  • GLENDALE

  • GLENS FORK

  • GLENVIEW

  • GOOSE ROCK

  • GORDON

  • GOSHEN

  • GRACEY

  • GRADYVILLE

  • GRAHAM

  • GRAHN

  • GRAND RIVERS

  • GRAVEL SWITCH

  • GRAY

  • GRAY HAWK

  • GRAYS KNOB

  • GRAYSON

  • GREEN ROAD

  • GREENSBURG

  • GREENUP

  • GREENVILLE

  • GRETHEL

  • GULSTON

  • GUNLOCK

  • GUSTON

  • GUTHRIE

  • HAGERHILL

  • HALLIE

  • HAMPTON

  • HANSON

  • HAPPY

  • HARDBURLY

  • HARDIN

  • HARDINSBURG

  • HARDY

  • HARDYVILLE

  • HARLAN

  • HARNED

  • HAROLD

  • HARRODS CREEK

  • HARRODSBURG

  • HARTFORD

  • HAWESVILLE

  • HAZARD

  • HAZEL

  • HAZEL GREEN

  • HEBRON

  • HEIDELBERG

  • HEIDRICK

  • HELLIER

  • HELTON

  • HENDERSON

  • HERNDON

  • HESTAND

  • HI HAT

  • HICKMAN

  • HICKORY

  • HILLSBORO

  • HILLVIEW

  • HIMA

  • HINDMAN

  • HINKLE

  • HISEVILLE

  • HITCHINS

  • HODGENVILLE

  • HOLLAND

  • HOLMES MILL

  • HOPE

  • HOPKINSVILLE

  • HORSE BRANCH

  • HORSE CAVE

  • HOSKINSTON

  • HUDDY

  • HUDSON

  • HUEYSVILLE

  • HULEN

  • HUSTONVILLE

  • HYDEN

  • INDEPENDENCE

  • INEZ

  • INGRAM

  • IRVINE

  • IRVINGTON

  • ISLAND

  • ISLAND CITY

  • ISOM

  • ISONVILLE

  • IVEL

  • JACKHORN

  • JACKSON

  • JAMESTOWN

  • JEFF

  • JEFFERSONVILLE

  • JENKINS

  • JEREMIAH

  • JETSON

  • JONANCY

  • JONESVILLE

  • JUNCTION CITY

  • KEATON

  • KEAVY

  • KEENE

  • KENTON

  • KENVIR

  • KETTLE ISLAND

  • KEVIL

  • KIMPER

  • KINGS MOUNTAIN

  • KIRKSEY

  • KITE

  • KNIFLEY

  • KNOB LICK

  • KRYPTON

  • KUTTAWA

  • LA CENTER

  • LA FAYETTE

  • LA GRANGE

  • LACKEY

  • LANCASTER

  • LANGLEY

  • LATONIA

  • LAWRENCEBURG

  • LEBANON

  • LEBANON JUNCTION

  • LEBURN

  • LEDBETTER

  • LEITCHFIELD

  • LEJUNIOR

  • LETCHER

  • LEWISBURG

  • LEWISPORT

  • LEXINGTON

  • LIBERTY

  • LICK CREEK

  • LILY

  • LINEFORK

  • LITTCARR

  • LIVERMORE

  • LIVINGSTON

  • LOCKPORT

  • LONDON

  • LONE

  • LOOKOUT

  • LORETTO

  • LOST CREEK

  • LOUISA

  • LOVELACEVILLE

  • LOVELY

  • LOWES

  • LOWMANSVILLE

  • LOYALL

  • LUCAS

  • LYNCH

  • LYNNVILLE

  • MACEO

  • MACKVILLE

  • MADISONVILLE

  • MAGNOLIA

  • MAJESTIC

  • MALLIE

  • MALONE

  • MAMMOTH CAVE

  • MANCHESTER

  • MANITOU

  • MANNSVILLE

  • MAPLE MOUNT

  • MARION

  • MARROWBONE

  • MARSHES SIDING

  • MARTHA

  • MARTIN

  • MARY ALICE

  • MASON

  • MASONIC HOME

  • MAYFIELD

  • MAYKING

  • MAYSLICK

  • MAYSVILLE

  • MAZIE

  • MC ANDREWS

  • MC CARR

  • MC DANIELS

  • MC DOWELL

  • MC HENRY

  • MC KEE

  • MC KINNEY

  • MC QUADY

  • MC ROBERTS

  • MEALLY

  • MEANS

  • MELBER

  • MELBOURNE

  • MELVIN

  • MIDDLEBURG

  • MIDDLESBORO

  • MIDWAY

  • MILBURN

  • MILFORD

  • MILLERSBURG

  • MILLSTONE

  • MILLWOOD

  • MILTON

  • MINERVA

  • MINNIE

  • MIRACLE

  • MISTLETOE

  • MITCHELLSBURG

  • MIZE

  • MONTICELLO

  • MOOREFIELD

  • MOREHEAD

  • MORGANFIELD

  • MORGANTOWN

  • MORNING VIEW

  • MORTONS GAP

  • MOUNT EDEN

  • MOUNT HERMON

  • MOUNT OLIVET

  • MOUNT SHERMAN

  • MOUNT STERLING

  • MOUNT VERNON

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON

  • MOUSIE

  • MOUTHCARD

  • MOZELLE

  • MULDRAUGH

  • MUNFORDVILLE

  • MURRAY

  • MUSES MILLS

  • MYRA

  • NANCY

  • NAZARETH

  • NEBO

  • NEON

  • NERINX

  • NEVISDALE

  • NEW CASTLE

  • NEW CONCORD

  • NEW HAVEN

  • NEW HOPE

  • NEW LIBERTY

  • NEWPORT

  • NICHOLASVILLE

  • NORTH MIDDLETOWN

  • NORTONVILLE

  • OAK GROVE

  • OAKLAND

  • OIL SPRINGS

  • OLATON

  • OLIVE HILL

  • OLMSTEAD

  • OLYMPIA

  • ONEIDA

  • OPHIR

  • ORLANDO

  • OWENSBORO

  • OWENTON

  • OWINGSVILLE

  • PADUCAH

  • PAINT LICK

  • PAINTSVILLE

  • PARIS

  • PARK CITY

  • PARKERS LAKE

  • PARKSVILLE

  • PARTRIDGE

  • PATHFORK

  • PAYNEVILLE

  • PELLVILLE

  • PEMBROKE

  • PENDLETON

  • PERRY PARK

  • PERRYVILLE

  • PETERSBURG

  • PEWEE VALLEY

  • PHELPS

  • PHILPOT

  • PHYLLIS

  • PIKEVILLE

  • PILGRIM

  • PINE KNOT

  • PINE RIDGE

  • PINE TOP

  • PINEVILLE

  • PINSONFORK

  • PIPPA PASSES

  • PITTSBURG

  • PLEASUREVILLE

  • PLUMMERS LANDING

  • POOLE

  • PORT ROYAL

  • POWDERLY

  • PREMIUM

  • PRESTON

  • PRESTONSBURG

  • PRIMROSE

  • PRINCETON

  • PRINTER

  • PROSPECT

  • PROVIDENCE

  • PUTNEY

  • QUINCY

  • RACCOON

  • RADCLIFF

  • RANSOM

  • RAVEN

  • RAVENNA

  • RAYWICK

  • REDFOX

  • REED

  • REGINA

  • RENFRO VALLEY

  • REVELO

  • REYNOLDS STATION

  • RHODELIA

  • RICETOWN

  • RICHMOND

  • RINEYVILLE

  • RIVER

  • ROARK

  • ROBARDS

  • ROBINSON CREEK

  • ROCHESTER

  • ROCKFIELD

  • ROCKHOLDS

  • ROCKHOUSE

  • ROCKPORT

  • ROCKY HILL

  • ROGERS

  • ROSINE

  • ROUNDHILL

  • ROUSSEAU

  • ROWDY

  • ROXANA

  • ROYALTON

  • RUMSEY

  • RUSH

  • RUSSELL

  • RUSSELL SPRINGS

  • RUSSELLVILLE

  • SACRAMENTO

  • SADIEVILLE

  • SAINT CATHARINE

  • SAINT CHARLES

  • SAINT FRANCIS

  • SAINT HELENS

  • SAINT MARY

  • SALEM

  • SALT LICK

  • SALVISA

  • SALYERSVILLE

  • SANDERS

  • SANDGAP

  • SANDY HOOK

  • SASSAFRAS

  • SAUL

  • SCALF

  • SCIENCE HILL

  • SCOTTSVILLE

  • SCUDDY

  • SEBREE

  • SECO

  • SEDALIA

  • SEXTONS CREEK

  • SHARON GROVE

  • SHARPSBURG

  • SHELBIANA

  • SHELBY GAP

  • SHELBYVILLE

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE

  • SIDNEY

  • SILER

  • SILVER GROVE

  • SIMPSONVILLE

  • SITKA

  • SIZEROCK

  • SLADE

  • SLAUGHTERS

  • SLEMP

  • SMILAX

  • SMITH MILLS

  • SMITHFIELD

  • SMITHLAND

  • SMITHS GROVE

  • SOLDIER

  • SOMERSET

  • SONORA

  • SOUTH CARROLLTON

  • SOUTH PORTSMOUTH

  • SOUTH SHORE

  • SOUTH UNION

  • SOUTH WILLIAMSON

  • SPARTA

  • SPOTTSVILLE

  • SPRINGFIELD

  • STAFFORDSVILLE

  • STAMBAUGH

  • STAMPING GROUND

  • STANFORD

  • STANLEY

  • STANTON

  • STANVILLE

  • STEARNS

  • STEELE

  • STEPHENSPORT

  • STINNETT

  • STONE

  • STONEY FORK

  • STOPOVER

  • STRUNK

  • STURGIS

  • SULLIVAN

  • SULPHUR

  • SUMMER SHADE

  • SUMMERSVILLE

  • SWEEDEN

  • SYMSONIA

  • TATEVILLE

  • TAYLORSVILLE

  • TEABERRY

  • THELMA

  • THORNTON

  • THOUSANDSTICKS

  • TILINE

  • TOLLESBORO

  • TOLU

  • TOMAHAWK

  • TOMPKINSVILLE

  • TOPMOST

  • TOTZ

  • TRAM

  • TRENTON

  • TROSPER

  • TURNERS STATION

  • TUTOR KEY

  • TYNER

  • ULYSSES

  • UNION

  • UNION STAR

  • UNIONTOWN

  • UPTON

  • UTICA

  • VAN LEAR

  • VANCEBURG

  • VANCLEVE

  • VARNEY

  • VERONA

  • VERSAILLES

  • VEST

  • VICCO

  • VINCENT

  • VINE GROVE

  • VIPER

  • VIRGIE

  • WACO

  • WADDY

  • WALKER

  • WALLINGFORD

  • WALLINS CREEK

  • WALTON

  • WANETA

  • WARBRANCH

  • WARFIELD

  • WARSAW

  • WASHINGTON

  • WATER VALLEY

  • WAVERLY

  • WAYLAND

  • WAYNESBURG

  • WEBBVILLE

  • WEBSTER

  • WEEKSBURY

  • WELCHS CREEK

  • WELLINGTON

  • WENDOVER

  • WEST LIBERTY

  • WEST LOUISVILLE

  • WEST PADUCAH

  • WEST POINT

  • WEST SOMERSET

  • WEST VAN LEAR

  • WESTPORT

  • WESTVIEW

  • WHEATCROFT

  • WHEELWRIGHT

  • WHICK

  • WHITE MILLS

  • WHITE PLAINS

  • WHITESBURG

  • WHITESVILLE

  • WHITLEY CITY

  • WICKLIFFE

  • WILDIE

  • WILLARD

  • WILLIAMSBURG

  • WILLIAMSPORT

  • WILLIAMSTOWN

  • WILLISBURG

  • WILMORE

  • WINCHESTER

  • WINDSOR

  • WINGO

  • WINSTON

  • WITTENSVILLE

  • WOODBINE

  • WOODBURN

  • WOODBURY

  • WOOLLUM

  • WOOTON

  • WORTHINGTON

  • WORTHVILLE

  • WRIGLEY

  • YEADDISS

  • YERKES

  • YOSEMITE

  • ZOE
  • Does Phone Answering USA provide Automated Reception Services in Kentucky?

    Phone Answering USA provides Automated Reception Services in Kentucky. This package is simple and cost effective. This package includes a local phone number, unlimited calls, unlimited local & long distance minutes (in the continental US), unlimited call forwarding and up to 7 extensions.

    This package can be purchased on our website or by calling 702.943.0315

    Does Phone Answering USA provide Live 9am to 5pm Live Answering in Kentucky?

    Phone Answering USA provides a Pay Per Call Live 9-5 Answering Service in Kentucky. These call packages are designed for the company that does not need 24/7 phone answering and wishes to pay per call not per minute. It is a simple way to understand what your monthly cost will be month in and month out.

    Live 9am – 5pm Standard and Premium Package Differentiated:

    Standard Live Answering

    Calls personally answered/ Live Message Receiving/ forwarding call to voice mail, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm local time (except holidays). $1 per call over allotted package.

    Premium Live Answering

    Calls personally answered/ screened/ forwarded per your instruction, allowing you to decide whether to accept the call, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm local time (except holidays). $1 per call over allotted package.

    Find-Me / Follow-Me: Live efforts to forward your calls, allowing you to not miss that important call.

    Both Standard and Premium packages provide:

    • Off-hour automated reception with up to 7 extensions – Auto-attendant answering of calls in your company’s name with up to 3 dialing options for callers external client number(s). Unlimited Long Distance Continental U.S.
    • Custom greeting for Off-hours – Your company branding when your line is answered.
    • Flat Rate Monthly Call Bundles – You choose the amount of bundled calls monthly for your services and receive one-set price.
    • Local Number – Local Number that is uniquely yours while employing our services.
    • Voice-mail Message to Email – Receive Voice-mails to email and hear it as a .wav file, saving long-distance charges in lieu of calling in to check your messages.
    • Music on Hold – Callers hear music when on hold or while waiting to connect.
    • Text Message Notification to Cell Phone – Receive your messages taken live by receptionist and sent by text to your mobile phone.
    • Call Time Scheduler – Calls can be routed a certain way during business hours (9-5) and a different way after-hours.

    This Package can be purchased on our website or by calling 702.943.0315

    Does Phone Answering USA provide 24/7 Phone Answering services in Kentucky?

    Phone Answering USA provides a suite of Phone Answering 24/7 Services in Kentucky. All the service packages are custom to fit any companies’ needs.

    Categories:

    • Answering Services
    • Live Receptionist
    • Order Entry
    • Scheduling
    • Call Center
    • Help Desk

    24/7 Service Defined:

    • Absentee Reporting – Agents can answer your employee reporting line and document employee absences at a minimal cost of hiring full or part-time staff.
    • Ad Response – Agents can service and manage the responses to targeted advertising campaigns, website advertising, newspapers, radio, and direct mailings.
    • Answering Service – Experienced agents can answer your line 24/7; collect the information you require; and promptly forward it to you.
    • Directory Service – Provide your callers with the nearest location of your store, service center, or dealer.
    • Disaster Recovery Back-up – Prevent your phones from being unanswered during crisis by utilizing our answering service.
    • E-Mail Read & Response – Agents ca read and respond to your e-mail in a prompt and professional manner using your templates or scripted guidance.
    • Help Desk – Utilizing the information you provide, agents will answer your line and help the caller get the right information for their questions or concerns.
    • Insurance – Professional Agents will answer your line and collect the claims information you require.
    • Marketing Collateral Request Service – Professional agents will answer your line and record the name and address of the caller requesting your catalog, literature, or other information.
    • Medical Answering – Courteous Agents will provide answering for doctors, clinics, and hospitals. HIPAA compliant.
    • Order Entry – Professional agents can take orders for your products and services.
    • Overflow – Outsource your office phones to relieve overburdening your in-house resources.
    • Property Management Services – Agents can handle property inquiries and maintenance dispatching 24/7.
    • Scheduling – Agents will answer your line and schedule appointments and/or provide reminder follow-up calls. Agents can answer your line to schedule your seminar, class, conference, or event.

    These packages can be purchased by contact us through our website or calling 702.943.0315

    Commonwealth of Kentucky

    Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.
    Kentucky is known as the “Bluegrass State”, a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures because of the fertile soil. One of the major regions in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region in central Kentucky which houses two of its major cities, Lexington and Louisville. It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world’s longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park, the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States, and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River.
    Kentucky is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the United States, the largest free-ranging elk herd east of the Mississippi River, and the nation’s most productive coalfield. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, bluegrass music, and college basketball.

    Etymology

    It is generally accepted that the historic Native American tribes who hunted in what is now Kentucky referred to the region as Catawba, or some similar variant. According to The Kentucky Blue Book, Dragging Canoe, a young Cherokee chief opposed to selling ancestral hunting grounds, warned the whites that they were purchasing a “dark and bloody ground.”
    The origin of Kentucky’s modern name (variously spelled Cane-tuck-ee, Cantucky, Kain-tuck-ee, and Kentuckee before its modern spelling was accepted) comes from an Iroquois word meaning “meadow lands”, referring to the buffalo hunting grounds in Central Kentucky’s savanna. Members of the Haudenosaunee, the Iroquois Confederacy, were historically based in New York and Pennsylvania. They penetrated to this area of the Ohio River Valley and drove other tribes out in order to control more hunting land. In addition to buffalo, they trapped beaver for the lucrative fur trade with the French and English, long before European-American settlement in this area.

    Geography

    Kentucky is considered to be situated in the Upland South. It is infrequently included in the Midwest. A significant portion of eastern Kentucky is part of Appalachia.
    Kentucky borders seven states, from the Midwest and the Southeast. West Virginia lies to the east, Virginia to the southeast, Tennessee to the south, Missouri to the west, Illinois and Indiana to the northwest, and Ohio to the north and northeast. Only Missouri and Tennessee, both of which border eight states, touch more states.
    Kentucky’s northern border is formed by the Ohio River and its western border by the Mississippi River. The official state borders are based on the courses of the rivers as they existed when Kentucky became a state in 1792. In several places, the rivers have changed courses away from the original borders. For instance, northbound travelers on US 41 from Henderson, after crossing the Ohio River, will be in Kentucky for about two miles. Ellis Park, a thoroughbred racetrack, is located in this small piece of Kentucky. Waterworks Road is part of the only land border between Indiana and Kentucky.
    Kentucky is the only U.S. state to have a non-contiguous part existing as an exclave surrounded by other states. Fulton County, in the far west corner of the state, includes Kentucky Bend. This small part of Kentucky on the Mississippi River, bordered by Missouri and accessible via Tennessee, was created by the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake changing the course of the river.

    Climate

    Located within the southeastern interior portion of North America, Kentucky has a climate that can best be described as a humid subtropical climate (Koppen Cfa). Highs and lows of temperature in Kentucky’s usual range from daytime summer highs of 87 °F (31 °C) to the winter low of 23 °F (-5 °C). The average precipitation is 46 inches (1,200 mm) a year.
    Kentucky experiences four seasons, with greater variations in the severity of summer and winter. 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.

    History

    What is now Kentucky was inhabited by varying cultures of Native Americans from at least 1000 BC to about AD 1650, particularly along the waterways and in areas of game. Bison roamed in the region. By the time that European and colonial explorers and settlers began entering Kentucky in greater number in the mid-18th century, there were no major Native American settlements in the region. The Iroquois had controlled much of the Ohio River valley for hunting from their bases in what is now New York.
    The Shawnee from the northwest and Cherokee from the south also sent parties into the area regularly for hunting. As more settlers entered the area, warfare broke out because the American Indians considered the settlers to be encroaching on their traditional hunting grounds. Today the Southern Cherokee Nation of Kentucky is a state-recognized tribe, although the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes have all vociferously disparaged the authenticity of state-recognized entities claiming to be “Cherokee”.
    According to a 1790 U.S. government report, 1,500 Kentucky settlers had been killed in Indian raids since the end of the Revolutionary War. In an attempt to end such raids into the state, Clark led an expedition of 1,200 drafted men against Shawnee towns on the Wabash River in 1786, one of the first actions of the Northwest Indian War.
    After the American Revolution, the counties of Virginia beyond the Appalachian Mountains became known as Kentucky County. Eventually, the residents of Kentucky County petitioned for a separation from Virginia. Ten constitutional conventions were held in the Constitution Square Courthouse in Danville between 1784 and 1792. In 1790, Kentucky’s delegates accepted Virginia’s terms of separation, and a state constitution was drafted at the final convention in April 1792. On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state to be admitted to the union. Isaac Shelby, a military veteran from Virginia, was elected the first Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    19th century

    Central Kentucky, the Bluegrass region, was the center of the greatest slaveholding, as planters cultivated tobacco and hemp, and also were noted for their quality livestock. During the 19th century, Kentucky slaveholders began to sell surplus slaves to the Deep South, with Louisville becoming a major slave market and departure port for slaves being transported downriver.
    It was one of the border states during the American Civil War. Although frequently described as never having seceded, representatives from several counties met at Russellville calling themselves the “Convention of the People of Kentucky” and passed an Ordinance of Secession on November 20, 1861. They established a Confederate government of Kentucky with its capital in Bowling Green.
    Though Kentucky was represented by the central star on the Confederate battle flag, the Russellville Convention did not represent the majority of residents. Kentucky officially remained “neutral” throughout the war due to Union sympathies of many of the Commonwealth’s citizens. In a revival of the “Lost Cause” that has exceeded the support it gained during the war, some contemporary people observe Confederate Memorial Day on Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ birthday, June 3 and participate in Confederate re-enactments.

    20th century

    The Black Patch Tobacco Wars, a vigilante action, occurred in the area in the early 20th century. As result of the tobacco industry monopoly, tobacco farmers in the area were forced to sell their tobacco at low prices. Many local farmers and activists united to refuse to sell tobacco to the tobacco industry.
    A vigilante wing, the “Night Riders”, terrorized farmers who sold their tobacco at the low prices demanded by the tobacco corporations. They burned several tobacco warehouses, notably in Hopkinsville and Princeton. In the later period of their operation, they were known to physically assault farmers who broke the boycott. The Governor declared martial law and deployed the Kentucky Militia to end the Black Patch Tobacco Wars.
    On January 30, 1900, Governor William Goebel, flanked by two bodyguards and walking to the State Capitol in downtown Frankfort, was mortally wounded by an assassin. Goebel was contesting the election of 1899, which William S. Taylor was initially believed to have won. For several months, J. C. W. Beckham, Goebel’s running mate, and Taylor fought over who was the legal governor, until the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in May in favor of Beckham. After fleeing to Indiana, Taylor was indicted as a co-conspirator in Goebel’s assassination. Goebel is the only governor of a U.S. state to have been assassinated while in office.

    Economy

    Early in its history Kentucky gained recognition for its excellent farming conditions. It was the site of the first commercial winery in the United States (started in present day Jessamine County in 1799) and due to the high calcium content of the soil in the Bluegrass region quickly became a major horse breeding (and later racing) area. Today Kentucky ranks 5th nationally in goat farming, 8th in beef cattle production, and 14th in corn production.
    Today Kentucky’s economy has expanded to importance in non agricultural terms as well, especially in auto manufacturing, energy fuel production, and medical facilities. As of 2010 24% of electricity produced in the USA depended on either enriched uranium rods coming from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (the only domestic site of low grade uranium enrichment), or from the 107,336 tons of coal extracted from the state’s two coal fields (which combined produce 4% percent of the electricity in the United States).
    Kentucky ranks 4th among U.S. states in the number of automobiles and trucks assembled. The Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac XLR (2004-2009), Ford Escape, Ford Super Duty trucks, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Solara, and Toyota Venza are assembled in Kentucky.
    In May 2010, the Army Human Resource Center of Excellence, the largest office building in the state at nearly 900,000-square-feet, opened at Fort Knox. The new complex employs nearly 4,300 soldiers and civilians.
    The total gross state product for 2010 was $163.3 billion, 28th in the nation. Its per-capita personal income was US$28,513, 43rd in the nation.
    As of July 2012, the state’s unemployment rate is 8.3%.

    Taxation

    There are 6 income tax brackets, ranging from 2% to 6% of personal income. The sales tax rate in Kentucky is 6%. Kentucky has a broadly based classified property tax system. All classes of property, unless exempted by the Constitution, are taxed by the state, although at widely varying rates.
    Many of these classes are exempted from taxation by local government. Of the classes that are subject to local taxation, three have special rates set by the General Assembly, one by the Kentucky Supreme Court and the remaining classes are subject to the full local rate, which includes the tax rate set by the local taxing bodies plus all voted levies. Real property is assessed on 100% of the fair market value and property taxes are due by December 31. Once the primary source of state and local government revenue, property taxes now account for only about 6% of the Kentucky’s annual General Fund revenues.
    Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky imposed a tax on intangible personal property held by a taxpayer on January 1 of each year. The Kentucky intangible tax was repealed under House Bill 272. Intangible property consisted of any property or investment which represents evidence of value or the right to value. Some types of intangible property included: bonds, notes, retail repurchase agreements, accounts receivable, trusts, enforceable contracts sale of real estate (land contracts), money in hand, money in safe deposit boxes, annuities, interests in estates, loans to stockholders, and commercial paper.

    Government-promoted slogans

    During some period of time, the Kentucky government promoted the state slogan “It’s that friendly”, in hope of drawing more people into the state based on the idea of southern hospitality. This campaign was neither a failure nor a success. Though it was meant to embrace southern values, most Kentuckians rejected the slogan as cheesy and ineffective. It was quickly seen that the slogan did not encourage tourism as much as initially hoped for. So government decided to create a different slogan to embrace Kentucky as a whole while also encouraging more people to visit the Bluegrass.
    To boost Kentucky’s image, give it a consistent reach, and help it “stand out from the crowd”, former Governor Ernie Fletcher launched a comprehensive branding campaign at some later point in time with the hope of making the state’s $12-14 million advertising budget more effective. The resulting “Unbridled Spirit” brand was the result of a $500,000 contract with New West, a Kentucky-based public relations advertising and marketing firm to develop a viable brand and tag line. The Fletcher administration aggressively marketed the brand in both the public and private sectors. Since that time, the “Welcome to Kentucky” signs at border areas have an “Unbridled Spirit” symbol on them.