You could replace Kentucky with Arkansas in the joke lines!!!
my grandpa used to say "thank god for Arkansas/ they are the only state in the country more backward than Kentucky" I drove thru Arkansas a couple years ago from the north border to the southern border.coming out of western Missouri. I went to a factory in Missouri to buy a pontoon trailer. then on to texas to pick up a pontoon. beautiful country, (Arkansas)looks like a great place to ride a cycle. lots of mountains. lots of gas stations selling no ethanol gas!!! people were very friendly as well------------not really sure what my grandpa was referring to--------