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Kentucky River


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The Kentucky River is a tributary of the Ohio River, 260 miles (418 km) long, in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. The river and its tributaries drain much of the central region of the state, with its upper course passing through the coal-mining regions of the Cumberland Mountains, and its lower course passing through the Bluegrass region in the north central part of the state. Its watershed encompasses about 7,000 square miles (18,000 km2). It supplies drinking water to about one-sixth of the population of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The river is no longer navigable above Lock 4 at Frankfort. Concrete bulkheads have been poured behind the upper lock gates of Locks 5-14 to strengthen the weakest link in the dam structures. All 14 dams are now under the management of the state-run Kentucky River Authority. The primary importance of the locks today is to maintain a pool that allows the city of Lexington to draw its drinking water from the river. Despite the fact that the Lexington area receives well over 40 inches (1,000 mm) of precipitation annually, the limestone, karst geology of that area means that surprisingly little natural surface water is found in the region.
Winchester, Beattyville, Irvine, Richmond, Lancaster, Nicholasville, Harrodsburg, Wilmore, Versailles, Lawrenceburg, and Frankfort also draw water from the river for their municipal water supplies. It is estimated that over 700,000 people depend on the river for water.
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Kentucky River

Kentucky River

Tributary in Kentucky

  • Desc: The Kentucky River is a tributary of the Ohio River, 260 miles long, in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. The river and its tributaries drain much of the central region of the state, with its upper course passing through the coal-mining regions of the Cumberland Mountains, and its lower course passing through the Bluegrass region in the north central part of the state.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 1218.99
High Bridge of Kentucky

High Bridge of Kentucky

Cantilever bridge in Jessamine County, Kentucky

  • Desc: High Bridge is a railroad bridge crossing the Kentucky River Palisades, that rises approximately 275 feet from the river below and connects Jessamine and Mercer counties in Kentucky.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Bridge_of_Kentucky
  • Type: Place, Thing, TouristAttraction, Bridge
  • Result Score: 59.86
Grand Rivers

Grand Rivers

City in Kentucky

  • Desc: Grand Rivers is a home rule-class city in Livingston County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 382 at the 2010 census, up from 343 in 2000. It is part of the Paducah micropolitan area.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Rivers,_Kentucky
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 13.72
Kentucky

Kentucky

US State

  • Desc: Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the Southern United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it, Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth.
  • URL: http://www.Kentucky.gov
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 4.14
Mississippi River

Mississippi River

River in the United States of America

  • Desc: The Mississippi River is the second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River
  • Type: Place, RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 3.04
Louisville

Louisville

City in Kentucky

  • Desc: Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being Lexington, the state's second-largest city.
  • URL: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisville,_Kentucky
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 1.86
Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University

Public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • Desc: Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier.
  • URL: http://www.wku.edu/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Kentucky_University
  • Type: EducationalOrganization, Thing, Place, Organization, Corporation, CollegeOrUniversity
  • Result Score: 1.69
Ohio River

Ohio River

River in the United States of America

  • Desc: The Ohio River is a 981-mile long river in the United States. It is located in the midwestern United States, flowing southwesterly from western Pennsylvania south of Lake Erie to its mouth on the Mississippi River at the southern tip of Illinois.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 1.49

Kentucky Lake

Reservoir in the United States of America

  • Desc: Kentucky Lake is a major navigable reservoir along the Tennessee River in Kentucky and Tennessee. Created in 1944 by the Tennessee Valley Authority's impounding of the Tennessee River by Kentucky Dam, the 160,309-acre lake is the largest artificial lake by surface area in the United States east of the Mississippi River, with 2,064 miles of shoreline, although the nearby Lake Barkley is larger by volume.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Lake
  • Type: BodyOfWater, LakeBodyOfWater, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.79
Tall fescue

Tall fescue

Plants

  • Desc: Festuca arundinacea is a species of grass commonly known as tall fescue. It is a cool-season perennial C₃ species of bunchgrass native to Europe. It is an important forage grass throughout Europe, and many cultivars have been used in agriculture. It is also an ornamental grass in gardens, and a phytoremediation plant. The predominant cultivar found in British pastures is S170, an endophyte-free variety.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festuca_arundinacea
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 0.70
Tennessee River

Tennessee River

Tributary in the United States of America

  • Desc: The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River. It is approximately 652 miles long and is located in the southeastern United States in the Tennessee Valley.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 0.66

Transit Authority of River City

Company

Frankfort

Frankfort

City in Kentucky

Riverwood

Riverwood

City in Kentucky

  • Desc: Riverwood is a home rule-class city in northeastern Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 446 at the 2010 census.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverwood,_Kentucky
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, Place, Thing, City
  • Result Score: 0.50
Lost River Cave

Lost River Cave

Non-profit organization in Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • Desc: Lost River Cave is a seven-mile cave system located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Lost River originates outside of the cave and flows into it. The cave contains one of the largest natural entrances in the Eastern U.S.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_Cave
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.47
Paducah

Paducah

City in Kentucky

Bardstown

Bardstown

City in Kentucky

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

National recreation area in the United States of America

Cumberland River

Cumberland River

Waterway in the United States of America

  • Desc: The Cumberland River is a major waterway of the Southern United States. The 688-mile-long river drains almost 18,000 square miles of southern Kentucky and north-central Tennessee.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_River
  • Type: Place, RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.40
Great River Road

Great River Road

Road in the Allamakee County, Iowa

  • Desc: The Great River Road is a collection of state and local roads that follow the course of the Mississippi River through ten states of the United States.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_River_Road
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.30
Shepherdsville

Shepherdsville

City in Kentucky

  • Desc: Shepherdsville is a home rule-class city on the Salt River in Bullitt County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county, located just south of Louisville. The population was 11,222 during the 2010 U.S. Census.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherdsville,_Kentucky
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 0.28

Campbellsville

City in Kentucky

  • Desc: Campbellsville is a city in central Kentucky founded in 1817 by Andrew Campbell. It is known for Campbellsville University, Taylor Regional Hospital health care system, its historic downtown, and the proximity to Green River Lake State Park.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbellsville,_Kentucky
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 0.27
Barren River Lake

Barren River Lake

Reservoir in Kentucky

  • Desc: Barren River Lake is a 10,100 acres, reservoir in Kentucky created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1964 by impounding the Barren River. The lake occupies parts of Allen, Barren, and Monroe counties. The Barren River Lake Dam is an earthen dam, 146 feet high and 3970 feet long at its crest. The U.S.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barren_River_Lake
  • Type: BodyOfWater, LakeBodyOfWater, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.26
Kentucky State Penitentiary

Kentucky State Penitentiary

Prison in Eddyville, Kentucky

  • Desc: The Kentucky State Penitentiary, also known as the "castle on the Cumberland," is a maximum security and supermax prison with capacity for 856 prisoners located in Eddyville, Kentucky on Lake Barkley on the Cumberland River, about 4.8 kilometres from downtown Eddyville.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_State_Penitentiary
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.26

River States Conference

Athletic conference

  • Desc: The River States Conference, formerly known as Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is a collegiate athletic conference with membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_States_Conference
  • Type: Organization, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.25

Green River Lake

Reservoir in Kentucky

  • Desc: Green River Lake is a 8,210-acre reservoir in Adair, Taylor, and Casey counties in Kentucky lying in the section of Kentucky known as the Highland Rim.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River_Lake
  • Type: BodyOfWater, LakeBodyOfWater, Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 0.24
Laurel River Lake

Laurel River Lake

Lake in Kentucky

  • Desc: Laurel River Lake, located west of Corbin, Kentucky, in the U.S., is a reservoir built in 1977 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Laurel River, a tributary of the Cumberland River, in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_River_Lake
  • Type: BodyOfWater, LakeBodyOfWater, Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 0.22
Fort Thomas

Fort Thomas

City in Kentucky

Paintsville

Paintsville

City in Kentucky

Boyd County

Boyd County

County in Kentucky

  • Desc: Boyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,542. The county seat is Catlettsburg, and its largest city is Ashland. The county was formed in 1860.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd_County,_Kentucky
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.19
Rockcastle County

Rockcastle County

County in Kentucky

  • Desc: Rockcastle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,056. Its county seat is Mt. Vernon. The county founded in 1810 and named for the Rockcastle River which runs through it. The river, in turn, is named for its majestic rock cliffs.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockcastle_County,_Kentucky
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.18
Hodgenville

Hodgenville

City in Kentucky

  • Desc: Hodgenville is a home rule-class city in LaRue County, Kentucky, United States. It is the seat of its county. Hodgenville sits along the North Fork of the Nolin River. The population was 3,206 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Elizabethtown metropolitan area.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodgenville,_Kentucky
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 0.17

Big Red

Mascot

Rough River

Tributary in Kentucky

  • Desc: The Rough River is a 156-mile-long tributary of the Green River in west-central Kentucky in the United States. Via the Green and Ohio rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.16
Maysville

Maysville

City in Kentucky

  • Desc: Maysville is a home rule-class city in Mason County, Kentucky, United States and is the seat of Mason County. The population was 9,011 at the 2010 census, making it the 40th-largest city in Kentucky by population.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maysville,_Kentucky
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 0.16
Greenup

Greenup

City in Kentucky

  • Desc: Greenup is a home rule-class city located at the confluence of the Little Sandy River with the Ohio River in Greenup County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 1,188 at the 2010 census.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenup,_Kentucky
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 0.15
Big Sandy River

Big Sandy River

Tributary in West Virginia

  • Desc: The Big Sandy River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 29 miles long, in western West Virginia and northeastern Kentucky in the United States. The river forms part of the boundary between the two states along its entire course. Via the Ohio River, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Sandy_River_(Ohio_River_tributary)
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.15
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