Louisville, Kentucky

According to ehuacom, Louisville is the largest city in the state of Kentucky in the United States. The city has 629,000 inhabitants and has an agglomeration with 1,285,000 inhabitants (2021). The name is pronounced as ˈluːǝvǝl


According to mcat-test-centers, Louisville is located on the Ohio River, which also forms the border between Indiana and Kentucky. The conurbation has many small suburbs that together form a large urban area and is mainly located in Kentucky. Some suburbs are in Indiana. The city is a fairly important center with a large airport and industrial estates. The city is also important for rail traffic. The urban area measures approximately 35 kilometers from east to west and 25 kilometers from north to south. Louisville has a regional business center with its skyline. The city is located 140 miles southwest of Cincinnati, 175 miles south of Indianapolis, 390 miles east of St. Louis and 250 miles north of Nashville. The city is home to UPS Worldport, the largest parcel distribution center in the United States.

Road network

Louisville’s highway network.

Louisville is at a junction of three Interstate Highways, I-64, which runs from St. Louis to Lexington, I-65, which runs from Nashville to Indianapolis, and I-71, which begins here and runs to Cincinnati. In addition, the city has two ring roads, both of which are not complete. I -264 forms the inner ring road, separating old Louisville from the suburbs. The I-265 runs beyond it, dividing the suburbs from the countryside. The I-265 is not complete, part is missing on the west side of the conurbation. The secondary road network consists of a few broad main roads and various other roads.


The first highways under construction were the Kentucky Turnpike and part of the I-264 ring road. The plans of both highways predate the Interstate Highway system. On August 1, 1956, the 40-mile Kentucky Turnpike opened to traffic and ran south from Louisville to Elizabethtown, where it joined other toll roads. In 1956, the Interstate Highway system was also created, which allowed the construction of toll-free highways to begin. The first new highways were I-65 through downtown Louisville and much of the I-264 beltway. The bridge opened on I-64 over the Ohio River in 1961, and in 1963 the bridge opened on I-65 over the Ohio River, providing two highway connections to Indiana. goods. I-64 in Louisville, the section between the bridge and I-65, took a little longer, and was opened in the late 1970s. I-71 was opened in the Louisville area between 1965 and 1969. The construction of the second ring road, I-265, took place mainly in the 1980s and was completed in 1987. A number of existing highways were also widened in the 1980s, so that Louisville has an adequately developed highway network.

Construction began in 2013 on two major bridges over the Ohio River near Louisville, the Abraham Lincoln Bridge (I-65) downtown, which opened on December 6, 2015, and the Lewis and Clark Bridge (I-265) east of the city which opened on December 18, 2016.

Toll roads

Louisville’s freeways are toll-free, but since December 30, 2016, tolls must be paid on three bridges over the Ohio River, namely the Abraham Lincoln Bridge and John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge (both I-65) and the Lewis and Clark Bridge (I -265). The toll collection is fully electronic.


Congestion occurs mainly at the center, but is relatively minor since the hub has been reconstructed at the center. The other parts of the metropolitan area sometimes have very wide highways, such as the 14 lanes on I-65 and 12 lanes on I-264. There is usually not much delay.

Owensboro, Kentucky

City in the United States
State Kentucky
County daviess
Coordinates 37°45’28″N, 87°7’6″WL
Surface 52.9 km²
– country 49.5 km²
– water 3.4 km²
(April 1, 2010)
(1157 inhabitants/km²)
Website owensboro.org

Owensboro is Kentucky ‘s third-largest city and the county seat of Daviess County. The city is located on U.S. Route 60, about 30 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana. According to statistics from 2005, the city has 55,459 inhabitants and the surrounding suburbs 111,599. Owensboro is named after Colonel Abraham Owen.


Owensboro is located on the Ohio River. According to the US Census Bureau, the city has a total area of ​​48.3 km². 45.1 km² of this is land and 3.2 km² is water (6.59%).


The city is the seat of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, a museum dedicated to the bluegrass music genre native to the state of Kentucky. In addition to its collection, the museum also maintains the honors list for artists, the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Owensboro has declared itself the “BBQ Capital of the World”; Every year the International BBQ Festival is held on the second weekend of May. This event has been around since 1979. It is a festival where different types of meat are prepared on the barbecue, mainly chicken. The different teams compete for the Governor’s Cup, which a jury awards to them. About 85,000 visitors come to the festival every year.

Partner cities

  • Olomouc (Czech Republic)


  • Calvin Maglinger (1924–2010), painter
  • Reggie Johnson (1940), jazz double bassist
  • Terry Bisson (1942), writer
  • Darrell Waltrip (1947), racing driver
  • Michael Waltrip (1963), racing driver
  • Johnny Depp (1963), actor, director, musician
  • Jeremy Mayfield (1969), racing driver
  • Nicky Hayden (1981–2017), motorcycle racer

Louisville, Kentucky