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    Poverty In Kentucky

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    The term “poverty-stricken” tends to be synonymous with neighborhoods in urban areas that have median income that is substandard compared to the majority of the city. However, for those living in South Eastern Kentucky, poverty holds a definition that stretches far abroad the city limits. There is a large population in this rural setting who live below the poverty line. My point is not to invalidate those living in more urbanized areas, but bring awareness to the communities in South Eastern Kentucky who struggle with making ends meets This is an issue that I have seen with my own eyes: ever since a young age, I have watched my family and almost everyone around me struggle with finances ever since I was very young. But if we use the same hard work strategies and drive that Kentucky has been known for – a…

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    Kentucky Case Study

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    Should Louisville Kentucky Have a Major League Baseball Team? Quintez T. Choice Georgia Southern University Louisville Kentucky, the largest city in the blue grass state, and the 28th most populated city in the United States according to ballotpedia.org (2013). Louisville is ranked higher than Milwaukee, Kansas City, Atlanta, Arlington, Cleveland, Oakland, Miami, and Minneapolis. All of these cities have their own respective MLB teams who bring fans out night in and night…

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    Did you know Chesapeake was supposed to win the first Kentucky derby? It’s true,Oliver Lewis was supposed to clear the field for W. Henry, who rode Chesapeake, but after he fell to far behind H.P McGraw, the horses owner, waved Lewis on, and Lewis ended up winning. The Derby took place on may 17, 1875, and Lewis and Aristides went down in America’s history. Th history of the track, the actual racing, and trip to the winners circle, helped build one of Americas longest lasting tradition. in…

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    The Kentucky Derby takes place at Churchill Downs; otherwise referred to as, derby, it is one of the better-known venues in the Triple Crown. If you’re not an avid fan of horse racing, the Kentucky Derby is identified by the extravagant hats and well-dressed spectators. Churchill Downs was opened in 1875 and one of the major stakes races was the Kentucky Derby. Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark who had the desire to showcase the breeding grounds of Kentucky’s history then opened Churchill Downs.…

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    cost has made college simply unaffordable for numerous individuals across the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is a shame that more people can’t attend college to be able to have a greater chance of living the American dream. College tuition should be completely free for qualifying individuals that want to further their education and receive a degree. Several countries such as Finland, Sweden, France and Germany offer free college not only to their…

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    As a result, Bob listened to lessons from the other grades, which encouraged him to “learn about reading more.” He also received his first recognition as a writer in fifth grade, with a story “about the Pilgrims landing in the New World.” He remarks that the story was probably “historically way off base,” but nonetheless the story reached “the top county educators in Harlan County, Kentucky.” They asked him if he had copied it or if his parents had written it, and when he finally convinced them…

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    Beginning back millions of years ago, anthracite coal as well as bituminous coal were deposited within the Appalachian Mountains. All over the United States, in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia coal deposits are found (“Appalachian Mountains,” 2015). Today, 1.8 billion pounds of high explosives were used in just West Virginia and Kentucky alone. These explosives may shake and crack house foundations, startle wildlife, or spray a large area with rock and other debris. The blasting…

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    industries’ effects on mid 20th century Appalachia. Caudhill’s book tells the story of modern Appalachia, specifically the coal mining areas of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. Caudhill was a lawyer who had stern opinions about the coal industry whose book stood as a voice for the people of Appalachia. Caudhill describes the coal industry as an industry that destroys the Appalachian hills. Night Comes to the Cumberlands consisted of issues that people may have not necessarily been able to…

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    Good morning, noble gentlemen of the legislature of Kentucky, allow me to introduce myself. I am the Obdurate Planter, but you can call me Adam Harrison. I am from the Jackson Purchase region and I grew up in tidewater Virginia on my father’s 5,000 acre plantation. Throughout my childhood, I was surrounded by slaves and my father’s wealth and success depended on slavery. After college, I met and became engaged to a nice young woman from good family. She had never seen a slave before, so when I…

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    After briefly setting the stage in the Civil War and the immediate years following, Eller focuses on modernization efforts preceding the 1930s depression and revitalization efforts that began during World War II. Eller makes the argument that industrialization and an expanding market economy altered Appalachian land use and social relations as early as the Civil War. During the years leading up to the Great Depression residents attempted to return to an earlier way of life that involved farming…

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