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  Bluegrass region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The region gets its name from Bluegrass, the common name for grass of the genus Poa, which is a favored lawn and pasture grass in the eastern United States from Tennessee northward.
The Bluegrass region is characterized by underlying fossiliferous limestone, dolostone, and shale of the Ordovician geological age.
The Kentucky Bluegrass is bounded on the east by the Cumberland Plateau, with the Pottsville Escarpment forming the boundary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bluegrass_region   (357 words)

 Bluegrass region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Bluegrass and stone wall of local limestone in central Kentucky.
The Bluegrass region, centered around Lexington, is generally considered to include central and northern Kentucky with a small area extending into southern Ohio.
The area gave its name to Bluegrass music, which is popular throughout Appalachia and the South.
hopkinsville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Bluegrass_region   (317 words)

 SCSB#395: MLRA 121
The Bluegrass physiographic region of Kentucky lies between the Ohio River valley in the north and the Knobs physiographic region in the south (Fig.
Bluegrass (which is not native to the area), orchard grass, and fescue in mixtures with clover or bluegrass alone, are the main pasture species.
Soils in the Bluegrass Region are mainly Hapludalfs and Paleudalfs.
soilphysics.okstate.edu /S257/book/mlra121   (4029 words)

 Kentucky Physiographic Regions - Bluegrass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Bluegrass region of Kentucky is located near the center of the state and is bordered by the Ohio River in the north and west and a ring of hills known as the Knobs in the west, south, and east.
The details of the introduction of bluegrass to the area are obscure, but it is probably of Eurasian origin and arrived in central Kentucky before the first European settlers.
The Bluegrass region was the most quickly settled part of the state and now is home to about half the state's population.
www.uky.edu /KentuckyAtlas/phys-bluegrass.html   (160 words)

 easterncoalfields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This region is the third largest region in Kentucky.
The Bluegrass Region was the first region settled in Kentucky.
The two largest cities in Kentucky are found in The Bluegrass Region, Lexington and Louisville.
www.scott.k12.ky.us /southern/kyquilt/bluegrass.htm   (127 words)

 Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The western end of this region is known as the Cumberland Plateau which extends west to the Pottsville Escarpment and the eastern Knobs, which divide eastern Kentucky from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass.
To the south and west of the Bluegrass is the Pennyrile (or Pennyroyal).
All three counties are part of the Bluegrass Region, bordered by the Ohio River on the north and west, and by a ring of hills known as the Knobs on the west, south, and east.
www.uga.edu /~ebl/sm/region/region.htm   (625 words)

 Bluegrass Corridor Management Planning Handbook - TCSP - FHWA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Bluegrass Tomorrow is a nonprofit coalition of business, farming, development and preservation interests dedicated to promoting coordinated growth and preservation planning for the sevencounty Bluegrass region surrounding Lexington, Kentucky.
Bluegrass Tomorrow is working with the 10 local governments in the Lexington metropolitan area to hold training workshops for planning commissioners and staff.
The Kentucky Bluegrass Corridor Management Planning Handbook is proving to be of value for engineers, planners, and landscape architects involved in corridor studies, as well as for stakeholder groups and other citizens interested in the outcomes of transportation projects.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /tcsp/case11.html   (2127 words)

 TCSP-1999 Grant Proposals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Development patterns in the seven-county central Bluegrass Region of Kentucky have historically followed what many consider the ideal form of development: urban and suburban development contained within established urban centers and small towns with each town separated from the other by greenbelts of farmland and connected by a network of scenic roads.
The region is experiencing a rapid increase in ex-urban growth in rural areas, and cities are expanding their boundaries for urban development down the region’s connecting roadway corridors toward each other.
The Bluegrass Corridors Task Force has determined that a planning handbook would be the most effective means of addressing the mobility and livability concerns facing the region and achieving the Bluegrass Regional Vision, developed by Bluegrass Tomorrow in 1993 through a broad-based community planning process.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /tcsp/99/ky01.html   (5465 words)

 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy - Publications
Bluegrass Tomorrow works within the seven-county area for solutions that build a strong and efficient economy, a protected environment and livable communities.
Bluegrass Tomorrow will continue to provide a unique model of private sector leadership on smart growth issues in collaboration with the region's public officials and community residents.
Jean Scott is executive director of Bluegrass Tomorrow, based in Lexington, Kentucky, and Peter Pollock is director of community planning in Boulder, Colorado, and a former visiting fellow of the Lincoln Institute.
www.lincolninst.edu /pubs/pub-detail.asp?id=376   (1346 words)

 Search Lexington Kentucky And The Bluegrass.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The outer bluegrass region consist of Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Lincoln, Mercer, and Nicholas Counties.
This Bluegrass Region was the first to be settled as colonists began the move west and now is home to about half the state's population.
Lexington is the heart of the bluegrass and one of the oldest cities west of the Allegheny Mountains.
www.searchlexington.com /lexington.htm   (579 words)

 Story Ideas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Situated in the heart of horse country, Bluegrass bed and breakfasts are a combination of charming tradition, historic atmosphere and modern conveniences.
From Perryville to Cynthiana, Georgetown to Camp Nelson, the Bluegrass Region allows you to relive the conflict that caused 63 of Kentucky's counties to secede.
The race is held in Louisville, but the Bluegrass is where the horses are bred, foaled, trained, bought, sold, raced and retired; it's where the Derby Eve parties are held; and where the mint julep originated.
www.bluegrasskentucky.com /story_ideas.htm   (841 words)

 Bluegrass Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although Kentucky is called the Blue Grass State, the Bluegrass physiographic region (shown in green) is restricted to the central part of the State where Ordovician (and some Silurian, and Devonian) age rocks are exposed at the surface.
The Inner Blue Grass (shown in light green on the map) is characterized by gently rolling hills and rich, fertile soils, which are prefect for raising horses (see photo).
The Outer Bluegrass (dark green on the map) is characterized by deeper valleys, with little flat land, because the bedrock in this area is mostly composed of interbedded Ordovician limestones and shales that are more easily eroded than the limestones of the Inner Bluegrass.
www.uky.edu /KGS/coal/webgeoky/pages/regionbluegrass.html   (216 words)

 Bluegrass Region Waterfowl Bonanza
The Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky is often an overlooked hotspot for enthusiasts pursuing Canada geese and a variety of ducks.
Taylorsville Lake is the Bluegrass Region's largest lake (3,050 acres) and is located in Spencer, Anderson and Nelson counties.
Since Bluegrass Region waterfowlers can be successful by using smaller scale spreads and a couple of calls while utilizing natural vegetation or relatively inexpensive portable blinds, duck and goose hunting in the area does not have to be a rich man's sport.
www.kentuckygameandfish.com /hunting/ducks-geese-hunting/ky_aa122103a   (2301 words)

 Bluegrass Region, the. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Inner Bluegrass (c.2,400 sq mi/6,216 sq km), the richest part, centers on Lexington; region is known for its thoroughbred horse farms which provide contenders for famed Kentucky racetracks.
Around it is a less fertile shale belt, in turn surrounded by the Outer Bluegrass, with soils similar to the inner region.
Besides saddle and race horses, cattle, mules, sheep, and other livestock, region produces bluegrass seed, burley tobacco, forage crops, corn, grains.
www.bartleby.com /69/98/B07598.html   (131 words)

 Bluegrass Heritage Museum - Winchester Kentucky
But it's the people of the Bluegrass and their rich history - from the time of the Native Americans to today - that make this region one of America's most interesting studies in history.
The Bluegrass Heritage Museum brings the history of the area to life for both the old and young by collecting, preserving and exhibiting objects valuable to the history of Winchester, Clark County and the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
Contrasted against the small family tobacco farms are the vast grasslands and ornate mansions of the region's thoroughbred horse farms.
www.bgheritage.com /history.phtml   (636 words)

 Regional Information
The Bluegrass region is located in the north-central part of Kentucky.
This region is generally considered to be the best region for varied farming.
The Western Coal Field region lies in the northwestern part of the state, is surrounded by the Pennyroyal Region, and covers 21 different counties.
www.madison.k12.ky.us /district/Projects/Kentucky/regional.htm   (553 words)

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The Bluegrass Conservancy is a nonprofit regional land trust committed to the conservation and preservation of the unique rural and cultural resources of the Bluegrass region.
The Bluegrass region, with its prime soils, productive farms and prosperous horse operations, is internationally recognized for its agricultural resources and scenic beauty.
Young Friends of the Bluegrass is a membership group of young adults dedicated to furthering the goals of Bluegrass Conservancy.
www.bluegrassconservancy.org /home.html   (464 words)

 Reg 7: Bluegrass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Visitors to the Bluegrass will also enjoy tours of various bourbon distilleries in the area, where Kentucky’s most famous whiskeys are prepared today the way they have been for two centuries.
The Bluegrass Region is one of the state’s most accessible, both by air and by land.
The region is also centrally located in the state at the intersection of Interstate 64 and Interstate 75, and is conveniently linked with Western Kentucky via the Bluegrass Parkway, a four-lane divided expressway.
smallmarketmeetings.com /10_ktc_tourplanner04/ktcregion7_bluegrass.html   (323 words)

Located on the border between the historical U.S. regions of the North and the South, the state officially remained in the Union during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
The early pioneers spelled the name in many ways, including "Kaintuckee" and "Cantuckey." Its meaning is disputed, but some historians believe it means "meadowland." The state's official nickname is the Bluegrass State, which is derived from the famed bluegrass grown in pastures in central Kentucky.
The nickname also recognizes the role that the Bluegrass region has played in Kentucky's economy and history.
www.ovayonda.us /lodging/state/us-ky.html   (342 words)

 Kentucky Business Online -- Lexington-Bluegrass Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Lexington-Bluegrass Region has shown the strongest business confidence levels in the Commonwealth over the past year.
The region shows the highest confidence in Kentucky's own economy (1.7 average ranking over the past three surveys).
This region is the only one that doesn't have a below-average confidence ranking in any survey category.
www.kybiz.com /ky_info/lex-BGregion.html   (130 words)

 Bluegrass Region Kentucky - Compare Prices, Reviews and Make Reservations at NexTag - Price - Review
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 Bluegrass - Home
Peter is the regional sales manager for Daikin AC, he covers the states of: Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.
Daikin invented the VRF system in 1982 and continues to be in the Global VRF market.
This web site is maintained by the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE).
www.ashraeregion7.org /bluegrass   (451 words)

 Lexington, Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to invite residents of the Bluegrass Region to take time, relax, and enjoy your own hometown during the 2nd annual Take Pride in the Bluegrass celebration.
These Bluegrass attractions are opening their doors free of charge to residents of the Bluegrass Region* during Take Pride in the Bluegrass.
These attractions are offering special promotions during Take Pride in the Bluegrass for residents of the Bluegrass Region*.
www.visitlex.com /TakePride.html   (387 words)

 Bluegrass Region Kentucky - Bed & Breakfast - Duncan House
Bluegrass Region Kentucky - Bed & Breakfast - Duncan House
We are located minutes from Keeneland and the Bluegrass Airport as well as many anitque shops, local eateries and historical homes.
The following detailed directions will get you to the Duncan House from anywhere in the bluegrass region.
www.duncanhouseky.com /bluegrass.html   (581 words)

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