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State Language: English, adopted 1984 (KRS 2.013)

Kentucky State Seal 

State Seal, adopted 1942 (KRS 2.020)

State Motto: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall," adopted 1942

Official Latin Motto: "Deo gratiam habeamus" ("Let us be grateful to God"), adopted 2002 (KRS 2.105)

Kentucky State Flag 

State Flag, adopted 1962 (KRS 2.030)

Pledge of Allegiance to State Flag: "I pledge allegiance to the Kentucky flag, and to the Sovereign State for which it stands, one Commonwealth, blessed with diversity, natural wealth, beauty, and grace from on High." Adopted 2000. (KRS 2.035)

Cardinal  State Bird: Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), adopted 1926 (KRS 2.080)
Brachiopod  State Fossil: Brachiopod, adopted 1986 (KRS 2.082)
Viceroy Butterfly  State Butterfly: Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus), adopted 1990 (KRS 2.083)
squirrel  State Wild Animal Game Species: Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), adopted 1968 (KRS 2.085)
Thoroughbreds State Horse: Thoroughbred (Equus caballus), adopted 1996 (KRS 2.087)
Spotted Bass  State Fish: Kentucky Spotted Bass, adopted 1956
Blackberries  State Fruit: Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis), adopted 2004 (KRS 2.089)
Milk  State Drink: Milk, adopted 2005 (KRS 2.084)
Goldenrod  State Flower: Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea), adopted 1926 (KRS 2.090)
Agate  State Rock: Kentucky Agate, adopted 2000 (KRS 2.091)
pearl  State Gemstone: Freshwater Pearl, adopted 1986 (KRS 2.092)
Crider Soil  State Soil: Crider Soil Series, adopted 1990 (KRS 2.093)
Coal  State Mineral: Coal, adopted 1998 (KRS 2.094)
Tulip Poplar  State Tree: Tulip Poplar (Lirodendroan tulipifera), adopted 1994 (KRS 2.095)
Dulcimer  State Musical Instrument: Appalachian Dulcimer, adopted 2001 (KRS 2.103)
My Old Kentucky Home  State Song: "My Old Kentucky Home" - modern version, adopted 1986/1988 (KRS 2.100)
 Lyrics
Blue Moon  State Bluegrass Song: "Blue Moon of Kentucky," adopted 1988 (KRS 2.100)
Lyrics
Bluegrass Music  State Music: Bluegrass Music, adopted 2007
Silverware  State Silverware Pattern: "Old Kentucky Blue Grass, The Georgetown Pattern," adopted 1996 (KRS 2.300)
clogging  State Dance: Clogging, adopted 2006 (KRS 2.101)
   

Places and Events

 
Bernheim Forest  State Arboretum: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, adopted 1994 (KRS 2.096)
Arboretum  State Botanical Garden: University of Kentucky Arboretum, adopted 2000 (KRS 2.097)
Honey  State Honey Festival: Clarkson Honeyfest, adopted 2006 (KRS 2.099)
Louisville Science Center  State Science Center: Louisville Science Center, adopted 2002 (KRS 2.098)
Stephen Foster  State Outdoor Musical: "The Stephen Foster Story," adopted 2002 (KRS 2.107)
Pipe Organ  State Theatre Pipe Organ: Kentucky Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, adopted 2005 (KRS 2.104)
Center For African American Heritage  Official Center for Celebration of African American Heritage: Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in Louisville, adopted 2002 (KRS 2.109)
Iriquois Amphitheater  State Amphitheater: Iroquois Amphitheater, adopted 2001 (KRS 2.225)
Tug-O-War  State Tug-o-War Championship: The Fordsville (Ohio County) Tug-of-War Championship, adopted 1990 (KRS 2.260)
Fleming County  Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky: Fleming County, adopted 1998 (KRS 2.270)
Switzer Covered Bridge  Official Covered Bridge of Kentucky: Switzer Covered Bridge (Franklin County), adopted 1998 (KRS 2.270)
Old 152  Official Steam Locomotive of Kentucky: "Old 152," adopted 2000 (KRS 2.280)
Louisville Pipe Band  Official Pipe Band: Louisville Pipe Band, adopted 2000
Bourbon Festival  State Bourbon Festival: Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Incorporated, of Bardstown, Kentucky, adopted 2000 (KRS 2.400)
 
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