LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - Happy Birthday, Kentucky!
The Commonwealth turns 222 today. Kentucky was founded June 1, 1792.
Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts).
Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union.
Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.