The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home, and frankly it shines the brightest in Louisville. But let’s get a few things straight: no matter how sunny it is, Louisvillians do wear shoes, the grass isn’t blue, and we don’t walk around elbow-deep in buckets of KFC. Here are a few “facts” about living in Louisville that are actually totally untrue:
1. Louisvillians don’t wear shoes
This negative stereotype about residents of Kentucky is actually pretty offensive. While there’s not a single starting point for the rumor, the general consensus is that Kentucky has a reputation as a barefoot state because of the unfortunately high rates of extreme poverty in rural regions. Spoiler: we do indeed wear shoes.