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View Poll Results: Kentucky or Tennessee?
Kentucky 32 21.92%
Tennessee 71 48.63%
I love/like them equally 25 17.12%
I hate/dislike them equally 3 2.05%
Who cares? 15 10.27%
Voters: 146. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-11-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Great Post JMT!
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:03 PM
 
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I LOVE both, but I like TN better, since it has the Smokies.


But they are both equally as beautiful
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Both have beautiful spots, both have ugly spots. Where I lived in TN was the ultimate pits, but Eastern TN is verrrrry beautiful, more so than all the places Ive seen in KY. Both are cheap to live in and have similar weather for the most part... my vote goes to TN, slightly.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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Both have beautiful spots, both have ugly spots. Where I lived in TN was the ultimate pits, but Eastern TN is verrrrry beautiful, more so than all the places Ive seen in KY. Both are cheap to live in and have similar weather for the most part... my vote goes to TN, slightly.
yea Eastern TN is what gives me a slight edge over KY, very beautiful
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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It depends, though they are neighboring states and share many common similarities, the system of government for both states are very different, which eventually will change the face of both states and has already. As you mention UK has dropped significantly in recent years due to its increased enrollment and beauracracy, while UT pretty much remains the same. My vote is for Tennessee and the state flag pretty much sums it up. The three stars represent the three "states" of Tennessee, West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee, where I am moving soon.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nessee.svg.png

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Old 07-12-2008, 08:10 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The one thing Kentucky lacks that TN has is a vibrant metro area in the Appalachians. London/ Corbin is a growing micropolitian area, but Knoxville is a good sized city with great views of the smokeys.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I voted for both. I think they are both very beautiful states. Although my older son is a huge Tn fan and hopes to one day play football for them,lol. So maybe then my opinion will change
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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The one thing Kentucky lacks that TN has is a vibrant metro area in the Appalachians. London/ Corbin is a growing micropolitian area, but Knoxville is a good sized city with great views of the smokeys.
That's true, although there are actually 3 mid-sized metro areas in Tennessee that are in the Appalachians: Knoxville (700,000), Chattanooga (500,000) and the Tri Cities (500,000).

Here's Kingsport (one of the "Tri Cities," the other two cities are Bristol--which is half in Virginia--and Johnson City):

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...71_edited1.jpg

Chattanooga:

http://www.fcds.org/faculty/JimmySwa...hattanooga.jpg (broken link)

Knoxville:

http://www.knoxvillemarathon.com/Upl...ille-mntns.jpg (broken link)

Ashland, Kentucky, is probably the largest Kentucky city in the Appalachians. But it's in a beautiful setting, too:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/48/11...b6fdce40_o.jpg

Pics found at Google Images.

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Old 07-12-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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What about Pikeville Kentucky?
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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What about Pikeville Kentucky?
Pikeville is indeed beautiful. But it's got a population of only about 6,300 and is not in a metro area.
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