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Kentucky State

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Kentucky is a 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.

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Kentucky State.
Population: 4,436,974.
State Capital: Frankfort.
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Kentucky is a state where rivers define its boundaries except on the southern part where Kentucky shares a border with Tennessee state which is nearly a straight line stretching some 430 miles. In the southeast area, Kentucky shares a mountainous border with Virginia with an irregular border.

The Big Sandy and Tug rivers separate Kentucky from West Virgina on the northeast and east area. To Kentucky's north, Kentucky's boundary is defined by the Ohio River to the Mississippi which meets the states of Indiana, Ohio and Illinois en route. The Mississippi River demarcates Kentucky's southwestern border with Missouri. The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort, which is situated between the 2 major cities of Louisville and Lexington.

Long the home of the Native American people before the arrival of the Europeans in 1769, The name Kentucky is probably derived from the Iroquois word for "prairies".

Kentucky was admitted as the 15th State of the union in 1792 and by then, Kentucky was already home to some 73 000 settlers. By 1800 this number has grown to approximately 230 000 settlers.

The northern top of Kentucky consists of residents of mainly German heritage and as a state that is located in the middle of the US, it was a territory that had varying allegiance during the American Civil War. In fact, Civil war presidents Abraham of the Union and Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy were both born in Kentucky.

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The Main Cities in Kentucky

Below are the largest cities in the state of Kentucky and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:

1. Louisville - 597,337
2. Lexington-Fayette - 295,803
3. Bowling Green - 58,067
4. Owensboro - 57,265
5. Covington - 40,640


Famous Landmarks in Kentucky

Below are some of Kentucky’s most visited landmarks:

-Churchill Downs in Louisville hosts the Kentucky Derby every year, which is the longest continually running sports event in America. The racetrack first opened in 1875 and ever since it's been a place to enjoy a mint julep and an exciting race.

Tallest Buildings in Kentucky

Below are the tallest buildings in Kentucky:
-400 West Market is located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky and is 35 stories and 549 feet tall. In the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the tower displays red and green lights. It’s been the tallest building in the state since it opened in 1993.

1. 400 West Market (35 stories; 549 feet)
2. National City Tower Capitol (40 stories; 512 feet)
3. PNC Plaza (30 stories; 420 feet)
4. Humana Building (27 stories; 417 feet)
5. Lexington Financial Centre (32 stories; 410 feet)
6. Waterfront Park Place(23 stories; 364 feet)
7. B&W Tower (26 stories; 363 feet)
8. Meidinger Tower (26 stories; 363 feet)
9. Waterfront Plaza (25 stories; 340 feet)

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Strength

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Jonite Kentucky Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.

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The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates here.
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Our Jonite Kentucky Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.

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Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates here.
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Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in Kentucky.

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Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. > More information on our floor traps here.
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Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in Kentucky.

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The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates here.
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Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in Kentucky. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.

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The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture here.
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Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in Kentucky. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.

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Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers here.
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Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in Kentucky. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.

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Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates here.
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Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in Kentucky.

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Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates here.
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Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in Kentucky.

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All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates here.
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Jonite Ventilation Grilles Kentucky - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.

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Created from the same natural aggregates used to create their existing line of hardscape products, Jonite's latest product was born from the industry's unquenchable thirst for exciting new materials. > More information on our ventilation grilles here.
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Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in Kentucky.

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Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating products here.
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