i spent so much money for 3 years i would hate for it to go waste.
First, not to kick you while you're down, but you're only thinking about this, now?
I feel bad that you got suckered into the "We're pursuing accreditation" scam. In all seriousness, most schools that say "we're pursuing accreditation" are not actually pursuing anything. What "pursuing accreditation" means is "not accredited". Nothing more. Nothing less. It's just that "pursuing accreditation" sounds so much better than, "we can't meet basic minimal standards". They know darned well that when they say they're "pursuing accreditation" that hopeful students think, "Oh, so they'll probably be accredited before I graduate". Trouble is, generally, they aren't really trying that hard to pursue accreditation. It's not like accreditation standards are secret. They know if they meet them or not. However, once in a while, they re-submit an application and are rejected and that allows them to maintain the illusion of trying.
At this point, I don't mean to be harsh, but your degree, as a credential in the law, doesn't appear to be of any value at all. I can only hope that the things you learned while getting that degree are worth it. It may be valuable to you if you pursue non-law related work. You can, truthfully, claim that you hold a JD. Lots of folks in all walks of life work in various fields with a JD and they are not attorneys. So, you have a somewhat impressive graduate degree that you can put on a resume.
If you are intent on practicing the law, one option is to live in one of the states that will allow you to sit for the bar without going to law school. Usually to do this, you have to study under an attorney or judge for a few years. Your JD may be of some value. I would hope it is, at a minimum, viewed as being on par or perhaps superior to a parallegal degree. Who knows. This might let you work for a few years under an attorney as either a legal secretary or parallegal and complete your study requirements that way, allowing you to sit for the bar.
If you're not leaving KY, you're pretty much stuck, though. I do notice that KY allows you to sit for the bar exam if your school is accredited by the Association of American Law Schools. So, if that describes your school, you should be good to go.http://www.kyoba.org/rules/scr_2.014.pdf
Another option is to simply enroll in an ABA accredited law school.
I wish I had been around to advise you when you were contemplating going to a non-accredited school. I think some folks here think I'm overly harsh about them, but I fear that some people, like you, don't fully realize what they're getting into.