Kentucky Colonel (L998608)

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​The highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky is that of Kentucky Colonel. Our Colonels are Kentucky's ambassadors of good will and fellowship around the world. (English)
Commissions as Kentucky Colonels are presented for contributions to the community, state or nation, and for special achievements of all kinds. (English)
In 1825, United States Chief Justice John Marshall wrote “in the Bluegrass region/a paradox was born/the corn was full of kernels/and the colonels full of corn.”
The scene is laid at New York, in the house of Mr. Freeman, a New York merchant, who is uncle to the Kentucky Colonel.
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English highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky

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