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Old 08-17-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Word of wisdom from someone that has lived in Kentucky all their life - Avoid Franklin County and Shelby County. Racist Judges, State Police and County Police - I am in inter-racial relationship and it has been real eye opener. Racism is not just in those two counties either - we recently had a racial related hanging of a black man in another county. Scarey the amount of ignorance in this state. I am glad I bought my house in Louisville, Jefferson County. You may want to reconsider moving to Kentucky - google "racism in Kentucky" you will change your mind.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Fiji
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I have lived in both states and both are very nice with many similarities. You couldn't go wrong with either state.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I would highly recommend Berea, KY. It's about 35 minutes south of Lexington in the foothills of the Appalachians. The city is among the fastest growing in KY, so the economy in healthy but it has retained its character. There's an Old Town with unique shops/restaurants and a beautifully restored town square. The city is home to Berea College which is the center for Appalachian Arts and Crafts and there are literally a ton of local galleries.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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why?!?
Not everyone wants to live in "Cal" that's why....
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Word of wisdom from someone that has lived in Kentucky all their life - Avoid Franklin County and Shelby County. Racist Judges, State Police and County Police - I am in inter-racial relationship and it has been real eye opener. Racism is not just in those two counties either - we recently had a racial related hanging of a black man in another county. Scarey the amount of ignorance in this state. I am glad I bought my house in Louisville, Jefferson County. You may want to reconsider moving to Kentucky - google "racism in Kentucky" you will change your mind.
Umm, not true...

Of course there are some racists, just like everywhere else in the country, no different.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Tennessee has a lower over-all tax burden than Kentucky. According to the Tax Foundation, when all taxes (local, state, and federal) are combined, Kentucky has the 25th highest tax burden in the country, Tennessee is 44th.

There are several places in Tennessee I would recommend:

Jefferson City - pop. 8000, located between two large lakes, 30 minutes outside of Knoxville
Jonesborough - pop. 5000, Tennessee's most historic town, 10 minutes from Johnson City
Kingston - pop. 6000, located on a large lake, 20 minutes outside of Knoxville
Soddy-Daisy - pop. 10,000, located on a large lake, 10 minutes outside of Chattanooga

Each of those towns is nestled in mountains and within close proximity to a much larger city.
Sales tax is higher in Tennessee though.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Sales tax is higher in Tennessee though.
Live on the TN border and do your grocery shopping in KY!
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Live on the TN border and do your grocery shopping in KY!
I have heard some Tennessee people do that. The sales tax there is ridiculous when compared to Kentucky's sales tax.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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But still, JMT's point about the overall tax burden shows that TN has a lower burden than KY does, including all taxes.

I'd rather pay a higher sales tax than have an income tax.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Erlanger, KY
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I have heard some Tennessee people do that. The sales tax there is ridiculous when compared to Kentucky's sales tax.
Christmas is always more expensive when I visit my in-laws in Tennessee for Thanksgiving. I do a lot of shopping on Black Friday, and it's more expensive shopping in Tenn.

A few places in both Kentucky and Tennessee.

1) Corbin KY...close to the mountains, and also pretty close to Lake Cumberland.

2) Rutledge, TN...close to Jefferson City, already mentioned. Very close to Cherokee Lake, and more rural than Jefferson City. This is where my in-laws live.

3) Cumberland Gap/Harrogate TN. This is right on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. Good sized shopping area in Middleboro, KY. Adjacent to the Cumberland Gap National Park. The view from top of the mountain is breathtaking. Oh, and you're also close to Norris Lake, TN.
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