A report on Glasgow, Kentucky

Historic Plaza Theatre in downtown Glasgow
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Home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States.

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Barren County, Kentucky

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County located in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky.

County located in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky.

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Its county seat is Glasgow.

Location of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area in Kentucky

Glasgow, Kentucky, micropolitan area

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Location of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area in Kentucky

The Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in Kentucky, anchored by the city of Glasgow.

Metcalfe County, Kentucky

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County located in the U.S. state of Kentucky.

County located in the U.S. state of Kentucky.

Metcalfe County is part of the Glasgow, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Bowling Green-Glasgow, KY Combined Statistical Area.

Glasgow High School (Kentucky)

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Glasgow High School is a public high school (grades 9 to 12) in the city of Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Home rule-class city and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States.

Home rule-class city and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States.

The B.G.M.U. Water Tower atop Reservoir Hill is a local landmark visible from many parts of Bowling Green.
The Warren County Justice Center is the center of the local court system.
The new Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce building was one of the first parts of the Downtown Redevelopment Project to reach completion.
The Medical Center, an ever-expanding part of Commonwealth Health Corporation, is one of the top employers in Bowling Green.
The Kentucky Museum is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University.
Bowling Green Ballpark
Lovers Lane Park disc golf course, one of eight such courses in Bowling Green
Riverview Mansion at Hobson Grove Park
William H. Natcher Federal Building and United States Courthouse
A view of the campus of Western Kentucky University
Pearce Ford Tower at Western Kentucky University
The historic L&N Train Depot

As of the 2020 census, its population of 72,294 made it the third-most-populous city in the state, after Louisville and Lexington; its metropolitan area, which is the fourth largest in the state after Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky, had an estimated population of 179,240; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 233,560.

Interstate 65's Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway sign near Rocky Hill, Kentucky.

Cumberland Parkway

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92 mi east–west controlled-access highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky, extending from Barren County in the west to Somerset in the east.

92 mi east–west controlled-access highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky, extending from Barren County in the west to Somerset in the east.

Interstate 65's Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway sign near Rocky Hill, Kentucky.
Original Cumberland Parkway shield

The parkway passes the cities of Glasgow, Edmonton, Columbia, and Russell Springs.

US 68 in Mercer County, Kentucky

U.S. Route 68

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United States highway that runs for 560 mi from northwest Ohio to Western Kentucky.

United States highway that runs for 560 mi from northwest Ohio to Western Kentucky.

US 68 in Mercer County, Kentucky
Highest point on US 68 at the US 33 interchange in Bellefontaine, Ohio

US 68 goes near or through Reidland, Aurora, Cadiz, Hopkinsville, Elkton, Russellville, Auburn, Bowling Green, Glasgow, Edmonton, Greensburg, Campbellsville, Lebanon, Perryville, Harrodsburg, Lexington, Paris, and Maysville.

Official portrait, 2019

Kelly Craft

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American businesswoman, political donor, philanthropist, and former diplomat who served as the United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2019 to 2021.

American businesswoman, political donor, philanthropist, and former diplomat who served as the United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2019 to 2021.

Official portrait, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets US Ambassador Craft in 2019.
Kelly Craft presents credentials to Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres in 2019
Ambassador Craft and President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse in 2019
Craft with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in 2020

She grew up just outside Glasgow, a small town in rural central Kentucky.

1961-style shields on Rivergate Parkway

U.S. Route 31E

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Easternmost of two parallel routes for U.S. Highway 31 from Nashville, Tennessee, to Louisville, Kentucky.

Easternmost of two parallel routes for U.S. Highway 31 from Nashville, Tennessee, to Louisville, Kentucky.

1961-style shields on Rivergate Parkway
Junction of U.S. Route 31E and Interstate 265
Junction of U.S. Route 31E and Interstate 264

Going south, it goes through the towns of Mount Washington, Bardstown, New Haven, Hodgenville, Glasgow, and Scottsville before arriving at the Tennessee border.

Kentucky

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State in the Southeastern region of the United States and one of the states of the Upper South.

State in the Southeastern region of the United States and one of the states of the Upper South.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace near Hodgenville
A map of Kentucky
Kentucky's regions (click on image for color-coding information)
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Lake Cumberland is the largest artificial American lake east of the Mississippi River by volume.
Once an industrial wasteland, Louisville's reclaimed waterfront now features thousands of trees and miles of walking trails.
Red River Gorge is one of Kentucky's most visited places.
Forest at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, Meade County, Kentucky
Kentucky Population Density Map
Lexington Theological Seminary (then College of the Bible), 1904
The best selling car in the United States, the Toyota Camry, is manufactured in Georgetown, Kentucky.
The best selling truck in the United States, the Ford F-Series, is manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY
Spring running of Keeneland in Lexington, KY
William T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky's flagship university.
The J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville, Kentucky's urban research university.
At 484 mi long, Kentucky Route 80 is the longest route in Kentucky, pictured here west of Somerset.
High Bridge over the Kentucky River was the tallest rail bridge in the world when it was completed in 1877.
A barge hauling coal in the Louisville and Portland Canal, the only manmade section of the Ohio River
The governor's mansion in Frankfort
The Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort
A map showing Kentucky's six congressional districts
State sign, Interstate 65
Treemap of the popular vote by county, 2016 presidential election
The Buffalo Trace Distillery
Old Louisville is the largest Victorian Historic neighborhood in the United States.
The U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum in Paintsville provides background on the country music artists from Eastern Kentucky.
The Hot Brown
Kentucky's Churchill Downs hosts the Kentucky Derby.

The Bowling Green metropolitan area had an estimated population of 174,835; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 228,743.