About Kentucky

Kentucky is called the “Bluegrass State” due to the fertile soil. Kentucky is home to the world’s longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park, which is a popular tourist destination. Kentucky’s economy was centered around coal and agriculture but today it is one of the leaders in automobile assembly including the Toyota Camry, which is the best-selling car in the United States. The state produces 95% of the world’s bourbon including the brands Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark. Kentucky hosts “The Run for the Roses”, otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby. The Triple Crown horse race draws crowds of over 150,000 people to Churchill Downs. The state boasts the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville basketball teams which have won a combined 11 NCAA titles. Other notables from the state include Kentucky Fried Chicken, Bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, country music star Merle Travers and hip indie bands My Morning Jacket and Cage the Elephant.


In 2016, there were 35,123 obituaries reported in the state of Kentucky on Legacy.com. This is a 26% increase from 2015 when 27,788 obituaries were reported in Kentucky. You can browse through the full list of Kentucky obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.