Kristoff, Rob
August 2020
Our States: Kentucky;8/31/2020, p1
This article focuses on the city of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky. The city is located on the Kentucky River, in the center of bluegrass country. Frankfort's economy is service-based, and revolves around the two largest segments of the city's population: students and government workers. Tobacco is traditionally the area's chief agricultural product, and the city is home to three major bourbon distilleries. During the Civil War, the city was known as the 'thousand mile front,' as it formed the border between the Union and the Confederacy. Kentucky State University is one of Frankfort's largest employers.


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