Hey Kiddo! Hehe! Sorry, couldn't help it.
Go here to find Kentucky regional contacts and try the neighboring states as well. Adding yourself to several email lists never hurts.http://regionals.burningman.com/
If you're a little daunted by how much work it is to get to the Burn (especially the first time) it probably actually means you're playing with a full deck! (And probably that you've done at least some reading). Well, good. Keep doing it. Read the Survival Guide linked below if you haven't. It's got a starter list of stuff to bring. Making an amazing list will (probably) help you feel a lot better.
Being radically self-reliant is a Burn principle, so you'll be happiest at the Burn (and here on ePlaya--which is a very different place) if you make self-sufficiency an ideal.
Googling keywords + eplaya is a great way to find threads here if you get stuck. Folks here obviously answer questions too, with varying degrees of patience. Welcome.