Today, the city is known as the home of boxer Muhammad Ali, the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the University of Louisville and its Cardinals, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and three of Kentuckys six Fortune 500 companies: Humana, Kindred Healthcare, and Yum! Brands.
What is great about Louisville?
From Kentucky home-style traditional cooking to French cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean and much more. With over 2500 restaurants; Louisville is becoming one of the ideal destinations for foodies around the US. The city has even been named one of the Top Five foodiest small cities in America by Bon Appétit magazine.
What animal is Louisville known for?
Kentucky has the most common home invader in the country: the house mouse. It also has rats, raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, prairie dogs, porcupines, otters, beavers, and snakes. Though not really a strict carnivore, the state also has the large black bear as a top-of-the-food-chain predator.
Are there wolves in Kentucky?
Historically, Kentucky was home to two wolf species: the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and the red wolf (Canis rufus). However, their numbers gradually declined as human population in the state increased. Today, neither wolf species can be found in Kentucky.
Are there alligators in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, it is illegal to import or possess alligators and caimans, which are considered dangerous wildlife. Moore, whos been with Lexingtons animal control department for 13 years, said its been a while since theyve seen an alligator, but it has happened before. They pop up every several years, he said.