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Thornton is an unincorporated community and coal town in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States. Their post office closed on November 2008
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, writer, director and musician.
Thornton or variant, may refer to:
Zach Thornton is a retired goalkeeper who spent 16 seasons in Major League Soccer (MLS) with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars (1996–97), Chicago Fire (1998–2006), Colorado Rapids (2007), New York Red Bulls (2008) and Chivas USA (2008–11). He was the starting goalkeeper for the Fire when it won MLS Cup '98 in its inaugural year. He, Chris Armas,. and C. J. Brown are the only three Fire players to be a part of all six of the club's domestic championships from 1998 through 2006.
Grant Thornton LLP is the American member firm of Grant Thornton International, the seventh largest accounting network in the world by combined fee income. Grant Thornton LLP is the sixth largest U.S. accounting and advisory organization. The firm operates 59 offices across the US with approximately 7,000 employees, 550 partners, and produces annual revenue in excess of US$1.74 billion.
The Miss Kentucky competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kentucky in the Miss America pageant. Kentucky has once won the Miss America crown.
Andrew Carter Thornton II was a former narcotics officer and lawyer who became the head member of "The Company", a drug smuggling ring in Kentucky. The son of Carter and Peggy Thornton of Threave Main Stud farm in southern Bourbon County, Kentucky, Thornton grew up living a privileged life in the Lexington, Kentucky, area and attended the prestigious private Sayre School and the Iroquois Polo Club along with other Lexington blue bloods. He later transferred to Sewanee Military Academy and then joined the army as a paratrooper. After quitting the army, he became a Lexington police officer on the narcotics task force. He then attended the University of Kentucky Law School. During his tenure, he began smuggling.
Anthony Thornton was an American attorney who served as a U.S. Representative from Illinois and a Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Thornton Blackburn (1812–1890) was a self-emancipated formerly enslaved man whose case established the principle that Canada would not return slaves to their masters in the United States and thus established Canada as a safe terminus for the Underground Railroad.
Washington is a neighborhood of the city of Maysville located near the Ohio River in Mason County in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is one of the earliest settlements in Kentucky and also one of the earliest American settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains. It played a significant role in the lead-up to the Civil War, producing two civil war generals and an escaped slave whose legal case established Canada as a safe haven for escaping slaves. It also provided the site where Harriet Beecher Stowe witnessed a slave auction. It has since been annexed by Maysville, and is sometimes now referred to as Old Washington. The community is in Area 606 served by the 759 exchange.
William Taylor Thornton was the 15th Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1893 to 1897.
Dallas Thornton was an American basketball player.
The Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers men's basketball team represents Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private college of less than 1000 students located in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Panthers, a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), have won eight NCAA Division II championships, most recently in 2001 and dating back to 1966.
Thorntons LLC, formerly Thorntons Inc., is a gasoline and convenience store chain headquartered in Louisville, KY. Thorntons LLC currently operates 191 locations which vary from traditional fuel and convenience stores, stores with expanded kitchen formats and Travel Centers. Thorntons stores are located in six states: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. It was founded in 1971 by James H. Thornton.
Remke Markets is a chain of American supermarkets in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Started in 1897 as a meat market in Covington, Kentucky, by William Remke, the supermarket has grown and now has 11 locations.
Ann Blair Thornton is a former American beauty pageant titleholder from Bowling Green, Kentucky who was named Miss Kentucky 2011.
Farraday is an unincorporated community and coal town in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States. The now-defunct post office was located on Thornton Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River.
James Riddle Thornton was an acting President of Hampden–Sydney College for two-and-a-half weeks in 1904.
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss Teen USA, see Miss Kentucky Teen USA
The Blackburn riots occurred during the summer of 1833 in Detroit, Michigan. They were the first race riots in the history of the city. The riots were spurred by the imprisonment of Thornton and Rutha Blackburn, an African-American couple that had escaped slavery in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1831. They were caught by slave catchers, thrown in jail, and sentenced to be returned to their owners in Kentucky. This ruling angered the African-American population of Detroit. Rutha Blackburn was smuggled out by two African-American women, and the following day, a mob formed outside the jail, demanding the release of Thornton. Refusal was met with violence as the mob stormed the jail, beating the authorities and taking Thornton. Thornton was transported to Canada where he was reunited with Rutha.
Dwight Thornton Reed was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and track, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Louisville Municipal College—now known as Simmons College of Kentucky—in Louisville, Kentucky and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri from 1949 to 1972, compiling a career college football coaching record of 149–84–7. As a college football player, Reed lettered three times at the University of Minnesota and competed on the Gopher's 1935 and 1936 national championship squads.
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