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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 11-10-2014, 02:41 PM
Location: San Antonio
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I voted for Tennessee, but when I really think about it, the only thing I truly love about that state is Memphis and the Smokies. But I can't think of anything to dislike about Kentucky. It just has this warmth to it, despite not even being a true southern state.
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:07 PM
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:10 AM
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I voted kentucky because I'm from Derby and Kentucky has a Derby.

Oh and I prefer Burt Lancaster in The Kentuckian than Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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Old 11-20-2016, 07:43 AM
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Kentucky, cuz it's got proper southern pronounciation. Emphasis on the last syllable ain't right for a southern state. Plus horses and bourbon and stuff.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:05 AM
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I grew up outside of Lexington, Ky. I've spent a lot of time traveling through both states as I have friends and relatives who live in both. If I had to choose between the two I would choose Tn simply on the fact that you have more major metropolitan areas such as Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, and Chattanooga which to me would mean more job opportunities and flexibility. In Kentucky you have Lexington, Louisville, and to a smaller extent the Covington, Ky area and other towns south of Cincinnati. Both states have their pro's and con's. Both states imo are beautiful places with people who for the most part raise their kids to have manners and be polite. However out of the simple fact that I believe their would be better job and growth opportunities in Tn I would choose it over Ky.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:59 AM
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I voted TN because I have never really liked Kentucky.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:47 PM
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Old 12-23-2016, 07:10 AM
Location: Tennessee
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It's close, but I'd give a nod to Tennessee.

1) Bigger, more metros. Nashville is a good bit bigger with more going on than Louisville. Memphis and Louisville are fairly comparable, but I like Louisville more of these two. Lexington is a great small metro, but Knoxville is still larger with more. Outside of these and the northern KY suburbs, KY is really rural.

2) The more scenic areas of TN are more accessible with better cities around them. The most scenic parts of KY are in eastern KY IMO, and eastern KY is mostly a basket case.

3) Tax structure. TN is a far lower tax environment than KY.
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:18 PM
Location: Kentucky
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As a native Kentuckian who is also quite familiar with Tennessee, I would rank them about equal if you take out my personal bias for Kentucky. I enjoy both and even though both of those states have their negatives I am happy to be from the area.

Both states are conservative (the more rural typically the more conservative as is in many other states), culturally considered the upper south (minus the Memphis area which is Deep South), value religion, and can be quite scenic with a variety of different landscapes. Although the small towns in Tennessee can be pretty nice, Kentucky is full of smaller towns like Bardstown, Berea, Hodgenville, Leitchfield, Maysville, Paducah, and many small towns in eastern Kentucky that are full of history and have unique features that make them standout. As far as larger towns and big cities go the advantage shifts over to Tennessee especially when you have a hip and booming city like Nashville. Tennessee also has more in the way of music festivals, nightlife, and other things that cater to 20-somethings versus Kentucky. With that being said there is still plenty to do in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, and a lot of unique small town festivals to attend in Kentucky.
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Old 12-23-2016, 05:26 PM
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Tennessee, strictly because of Nashville.
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