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Greenup County, Kentucky
GREENUP COUNTY is a county located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Kentucky
Kentucky
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 36,910. The county was founded in 1803 and named in honor of Christopher Greenup . Its county seat is Greenup . Greenup County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Law and government * 3 Geography * 3.1 Features * 3.2 Major highways * 3.3 Adjacent counties * 4 Demographics * 5 Politics * 6 Education * 6.1 Public school districts * 7 Places of interest * 8 Alcohol sales * 9 Communities * 10 Notable residents * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 External links HISTORYGreenup County was formed by an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky
Kentucky
on December 12, 1803 from Mason County which covered the majority of eastern Kentucky
Kentucky
at the time
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Appalachian Mountains
The APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS (/ˌæpəˈlæʃᵻn, -ˈleɪtʃᵻn/ ( listen ), French : les Appalaches), often called THE APPALACHIANS, are a system of mountains in eastern North America
North America
. The Appalachians first formed roughly 480 million years ago during the Ordovician Period . It once reached elevations similar to those of the Alps
Alps
and the Rocky Mountains before naturally occurring erosion. The Appalachian chain is a barrier to east-west travel, as it forms a series of alternating ridgelines and valleys oriented in opposition to most roads running east or west. Definitions vary on the precise boundaries of the Appalachians
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Tobacco
TOBACCO is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. While more than 70 species of tobacco are known, the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum . The more potent variant N. rustica is also used around the world. Tobacco
Tobacco
contains the alkaloid nicotine , which is a stimulant . Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes , cigars , pipe tobacco , and flavored shisha tobacco . They can be also be consumed as snuff , chewing tobacco , dipping tobacco and snus . Tobacco
Tobacco
use is a risk factor for many diseases, especially those affecting the heart , liver , and lungs , as well as many cancers . In 2008, the World Health Organization named tobacco as the world's single greatest preventable cause of death
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Foothills
FOOTHILLS are geographically defined as gradual increase in elevation at the base of a mountain range , higher hill range or an upland area. They are a transition zone between plains and low relief hills to the adjacent topographically higher mountains , hills, and uplands. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Examples * 3 Synonyms * 4 See also * 5 References DESCRIPTION Foothills
Foothills
primarily border mountains, especially those which are reached through low ridges that increase in size closer and closer to the mountain, but can also border uplands and higher hills
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U.S. Highway 52
U.S. ROUTE 52 (US 52) is a United States highway that runs across the northern, eastern and southeastern regions of the United States
United States
. Contrary to most other even-numbered U.S. Highways, US 52 primarily follows a northwest–southeast route, and is signed north–south or east–west depending on the local orientation of the route. The highway's northwestern terminus is at Portal, North Dakota , on the Canadian border, where it continues as Saskatchewan Highway 39
Saskatchewan Highway 39
. The southeastern terminus of US 52 is in Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
, at Number 2 Meeting Street and White Point Gardens along the Charleston Harbor
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Courts Of Kentucky
COURTS OF KENTUCKY include: Kentucky Court of Justice Under an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution passed by the state's voters in 1975, judicial power in Kentucky is "vested exclusively in one Court of Justice", divided into the following: * Kentucky Supreme Court
Kentucky Supreme Court
* Kentucky Court of Appeals * Kentucky Circuit Courts (57 circuits) * Kentucky District Courts (60 judicial districts) Federal courts located in this state * United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky * United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky Former federal courts of Kentucky * United States District Court for the District of Kentucky (extinct, subdivided)REFERENCES * ^ Kentucky State Board of Elections. "Amendment (May 29, 1975)" (PDF). Kentucky Court of Justice. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 28, 2011
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Commonwealth's Attorney
COMMONWEALTH\'S ATTORNEY is the title given to the elected prosecutor of felony crimes in Kentucky
Kentucky
and Virginia
Virginia
. Other states refer to similar prosecutors as district attorney or state\'s attorney . The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case against an individual suspected of breaking the law, initiating and directing further criminal investigations, guiding and recommending the sentencing of offenders, and are the only attorneys allowed to participate in grand jury proceedings. A commonwealth's attorney is the highest law enforcement official in his or her jurisdiction and in many jurisdictions supervises a staff which includes a chief deputy commonwealth's attorney, deputy commonwealth's attorneys and assistant commonwealth's attorneys. The prosecutors decide what criminal charges to bring, and when and where a person will answer to those charges
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American Quarter Horse
The AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE, commonly called the QUARTER HORSE, is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less; some have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph (88.5 km/h). The American Quarter Horse
Horse
is the most popular breed in the United States today, and the American Quarter Horse
Horse
Association is the largest breed registry in the world, with almost 3 million living American Quarter Horses registered in 2014
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Ostrich
The OSTRICH or COMMON OSTRICH ( Struthio
Struthio
camelus) is either one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa
Africa
, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio
Struthio
, which is in the ratite family. In 2014, the Somali ostrich
Somali ostrich
( Struthio
Struthio
molybdophanes) was recognized as a distinct species. The common ostrich shares the order Struthioniformes
Struthioniformes
with the kiwis , emus , rheas , and cassowaries . However, phylogenetic studies have shown that it is the sister group to all other members of Palaeognathae
Palaeognathae
and thus the flighted tinamous are the sister group to the extinct moa . It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs, and can run at up to about 70 km/h (19 m/s; 43 mph), the fastest land speed of any bird
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Maysville, Kentucky
MAYSVILLE is a home rule-class city in Mason County , Kentucky
Kentucky
, United States
United States
and is the seat of Mason County. The population was 9,011 at the 2010 census , making it the 40th-largest city in Kentucky by population. Maysville is on the Ohio River
Ohio River
, 66 miles (106 km) northeast of Lexington . It is the principal city of the Maysville Micropolitan Statistical Area , which includes Mason and Lewis counties. Two bridges cross the Ohio
Ohio
from Maysville to Aberdeen, Ohio : the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge
Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge
built in 1931 and the William H. Harsha Bridge built in 2001. On the edge of the outer Bluegrass Region
Bluegrass Region
, Maysville is historically important in Kentucky's settlement. Frontiersmen Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone
are among the city's founders
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Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS (/kəˈlʌmbəs/ kə-LUM-bəs ) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Ohio
Ohio
. It is the 14th-largest city in the United States, with a population of 860,090 as of 2016 estimates. This makes Columbus the third-most populous state capital in the United States, and the second-largest city in the Midwestern United States , after Chicago
Chicago
. It is the core city of the Columbus, Ohio, Metropolitan Statistical Area , which encompasses ten counties. With a population of 2,021,632, it is Ohio's third-largest metropolitan area . Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County . The city proper has also expanded and annexed portions of adjoining Delaware
Delaware
County and Fairfield County
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Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI (/ˌsɪnsɪˈnæti/ SIN-si-NAT-ee ) is a major city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Ohio
Ohio
that serves as county seat of Hamilton County . Settled in 1788, the city is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio
Ohio
River . With a population of 298,800, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
is the third-largest city in Ohio
Ohio
and the 65th-largest city in the United States. Its metropolitan statistical area is the 28th-largest in the United States
United States
and the largest centered in Ohio. The city is also part of the larger Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington combined statistical area , which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census. In the 19th century, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
was an American boomtown in the heart of the country; it rivaled the larger coastal cities in size and wealth
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Ohio River
The OHIO RIVER, which streams westward from Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
, Pennsylvania , to Cairo, Illinois
Illinois
, is the largest tributary , by volume, of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
in the United States
United States
. At the confluence , the Ohio is considerably bigger than the Mississippi
Mississippi
( Ohio
Ohio
at Cairo: 281,500 cu ft/s (7,960 m3/s); Mississippi
Mississippi
at Thebes : 208,200 cu ft/s (5,897 m3/s) ) and, thus, is hydrologically the main stream of the whole river system, in no small part because its flow includes the mountain stream-fed tributaries along both banks of the Monongahela River
Monongahela River
and the Allegheny River
Allegheny River
as well as the tributaries of the Ohio
Ohio
itself
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Cannabis (drug)
CANNABIS, also known as MARIJUANA among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis
Cannabis
plant intended for medical or recreational use. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids . Cannabis
Cannabis
can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract. Cannabis
Cannabis
is often used for its mental and physical effects , such as a "high" or "stoned" feeling, a general change in perception , euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite . Onset of effects is within minutes when smoked, and about 30 to 60 minutes when cooked and eaten. They last for between two and six hours. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory , dry mouth , impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety
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Ohio State Route 253
STATE ROUTE 253 (SR 253, OH 253) is a very short east–west state highway in the southern part of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Ohio
Ohio
. With an overall length of just 0.56 miles (0.90 km), the majority of SR 253 is a part of the Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge , which crosses over the Ohio
Ohio
River near Franklin Furnace, Ohio . The western terminus of SR 253 is at about the midspan of the bridge, where it crosses the Kentucky
Kentucky
State Line and becomes Kentucky Route 10 (KY 10). The eastern terminus of the highway is at a diamond interchange with U.S. Route 52 (US 52) near the eastern landing of the Ohio
Ohio
River crossing. The current SR 253 was established in the late 1980s. However, an earlier version of the highway existed in the Medina vicinity from the early 1920s until the late 1950s
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Judge/Executive
A COUNTY JUDGE/EXECUTIVE (or simply, JUDGE/EXECUTIVE, and often spelled JUDGE-EXECUTIVE) is an elected official in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky
Kentucky
who is the head of the executive branch of a government in a county . The Judge/Executive is an ex officio member of the Fiscal Court , the county's legislature. The position is established by the Kentucky
Kentucky
Constitution , Section 144, and may not be abolished without amending that document. In other states, similar positions are often titled "county executive " or "county commissioner ." In Texas, the "county judge" performs similar functions. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Term and duties * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYBefore the Kentucky
Kentucky
Constitution of 1850, the primary administrator of a county was the justice of the peace
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