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State Entrepreneurship Index: Finally, there’s a national ranking Kentucky can be proud of

(Graphics by Troy Fedderson/UNL)   Fueled by its ongoing energy boom, North Dakota remains at the top of an annual list measuring states’ ability to create new businesses. But the bigger newsmaker might well be Kentucky, which climbed 45 places from its 2012 ranking to land in this year’s top five.   Kentucky’s rise from 49th in the 2012 index to No. 4 in 2013 also meant...