• Mar 10, 2008
Back in October, we told you about Kentucky State Representative C.B. Embry and his bill to name the Chevrolet Corvette the Official Sports Car of Kentucky. The bill is a costless measure intended for honoring General Motors because their Corvette plant is a vital feature of the Bluegrass State's economy. Such a measure would normally speed through, ideally only taking up a few minutes of the legislative process, but it seems to have encountered a snag. There are simply too many more pressing issues at hand. For that reason the chairman of the House Committee on State Government has placed the Corvette bill at the end of the line. The backend of that queue also consists of a few other "feel good" pieces. They address such matters as naming cornhole (think bean bag toss) the official state game, burgoo the official state dish and KFC the official state picnic food.

[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I lived in Kentucky my whole life until I went to college in Columbus, Ohio. I visited the musem once, and I have a friend who interns at the plant right now.

      I actually DID know about the Super Duties, as I lived about 10 minutes from the plant, in Oldham County. There were several people I knew in High School who's parents worked in the plant, including the fellow who's now at the Corvette plant.

      He actually gives tours as well, one time some new edition just rolled off the line and someone asked "Hey! What kinda Corvette is THAT?" He had to feign ignorance since he's unable to divulge any information about new Vettes. Man, I wish I could work there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      well, am I the only one who had to look up burgoo? must be because neither my grocery store nor BedBathBeyond carry 'food grade' 2x4s.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL.... I had to look up "burgoo" too. I'm guessing food grade 2x4's are made with a garden hose and prodigious use of water.

        One must remember to reinstall that 2x4 when cooking is done; it was probably supporting the front porch roof.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Is not the Camry also made in Kentucky?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, the Camry, Avalon, Solara, Ford Explorer, and F-Super Duty pickups are also assembled in the bluegrass state. And while most are fine vehicles, it'd be a stretch to call any of them 'sports' cars.

        "...and his bill to name the Chevrolet Corvette the Official Sports Car of Kentucky."
        • 6 Years Ago
        For all the cars built/assembled in Kentucky, I'm guessing only the Corvette has a museum and attracts so many tourists each year to that and factory tours, etc. Not to mention, the Corvette has been built there for a long time now. They aren't wrong to recognize that.
        -N
        • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cornholing as the official Kentucky game should be put on the fast track.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. You just can't make this stuff up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Living in Kentucky, I've only visited the Plant about 3-4 times. As for the other cars built, I knew of the Toyota plant, but I didn't know we built the Super Duties here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, you live in Kentucky and didn't know Super Dutys were built there? I've driven past the Louisville plant a couple of times and would love to tour it. Apparently, Ford doesn't allow tours of any of their U.S. factories as it would cost them too much money for a tourguide (or is it the insurance?)...seems like a missed opportunity to me.

      I think I'd be somewhat embarrassed to live in a state where "cornholing" was the official anything. Calling it a sport, that just adds to the joke/embarrassment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Cornholing? Isn't that slang for a pornographic act?
      • 6 Years Ago
      They need to pass it. And while giving the Corvette the title of "official state sports car" may not boost state revenues, at least it is a positive reflection on our state proudly building a legend. Its not a surprise that it hasn't passed, as nothing is being accomplished in Frankfort. Too busy meeting with horse racing brass and trying to slip the casino/gaming under the public's nose.

      And burgoo is very tasty, I am from Owensboro, barbeque capital of the world!
      • 6 Years Ago

      I think corn dogs are the official snack food in Massachusetts. Imagine the cooperative marketing opportunities....!
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