Nearly 600 Naturalized In Louisville

by Gabe Bullard on August 29, 2008

Naturalization CeremonyThe second largest naturalization ceremony in Kentucky history was part of Louisville’s annual Worldfest celebration Friday.

Five-hundred sixty-seven immigrants took the oath of citizenship at the Kentucky International Convention Center Friday afternoon.

Cuba was the most heavily represented country, with 67 new citizens, followed by India with 53 and Bosnia Herzegovina with 46.

Among the 8 Somalis who took the oath was Farrah Hassan. He’s been in Louisville for eight years and says he’s looking forward to taking part in the November elections.

“I am ready for voting,” he said. “I have to decide in the coming two months.”

With 91 countries represented. this was the most diverse naturalization ceremony in Kentucky history.

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