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Old 01-01-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I saw this & had to post on it, I live in Spencer County which is dry. We have Taylorsville Lake here which is used by everyone. The funny thing is this Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Shelby & Anderson County all surround Spencer. Everyone of those have alcohol sales.
I lived in Louisville in the '80's, and remember that you could buy a drink on one side of the street, but the other would be dry, and this varied from neighborhood to neighborhood. Coming from Mo., I thought this was rather puzzling..... is it still like that in Louisville?
By the way, thought Louisville was a very nice city!
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:59 AM
 
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Can anyone give me some good information on the Harrodsburg area? I have lived in Los Angeles and Honolulu for the past 10 years and love city life (1 million plus people). Harrodsburg seems very....mellow and boring to a 32 year old single person. What is there? How far is the closest city? (By city I mean more than 500,000 people). Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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If you love city life, then you should be looking at Louisville, which is the only city in Kentucky that will be even somewhat close to what you have experienced previously. Even Lexington would probably seem like just a big town to you....
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:55 PM
 
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I lived in Louisville in the '80's, and remember that you could buy a drink on one side of the street, but the other would be dry, and this varied from neighborhood to neighborhood. Coming from Mo., I thought this was rather puzzling..... is it still like that in Louisville?
By the way, thought Louisville was a very nice city!
Um..are you sure? I think you may be mistaken. Louisville has always been a drinking city with bars open late and even some pretty seedy strip clubs all over.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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Can anyone give me some good information on the Harrodsburg area? I have lived in Los Angeles and Honolulu for the past 10 years and love city life (1 million plus people). Harrodsburg seems very....mellow and boring to a 32 year old single person. What is there? How far is the closest city? (By city I mean more than 500,000 people). Thanks!
Louisville. Its the only place in KY to consider for city life, and only city in the state over 500k people. (metro 1.3 million)
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Um..are you sure? I think you may be mistaken. Louisville has always been a drinking city with bars open late and even some pretty seedy strip clubs all over.
I remember all that really well, Taylor Blvd used to be where the gals shook their moneymakers, my ex, who was Louisville born and bred, knew every joint in town (thats why he is ex!) and pointed out the fact that some neighborhoods were dry, thought that was rather strange, maybe it has changed?
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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I live in a dry county in Alabama. I want it to go wet so bad I can taste it (the booze lol) Our law permits us to have 1 case of beer and 1/5 of alcohol in our trunk while transporting to our home. Any amount more is considered bootlegging.
I feel we are living in the past. I ran across this site while doing a research paper for college. I have proven statistically between our dry county and a neighboring wet county that there is no significant increase of any crime in the wet county. All it does is take money from our county and give it to the wet one.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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I just moved here and I gotta say this is the worst decision in my life. I am 27 young and was told by my inlaws that this would be a better place to have a happier life for my young family in so many different aspects. Well I moved from Arizona and I regret it now we are stuck and trying to figure out a way out of this horrible place. They live in Nancy which is outside Somerset. What people dont tell you about dry counties is how much of a big problem drugs become and the crime rate is higher than anywhere. I can tell you this I will make the best I can of this situation but I will not stop until I can find a way to move from this horrible place. Yes AZ has a major illegal immagration problem and the economy sucks there but the quailty of life is so much better and although housing is much cheaper here so are salaries even though min wage is the same. Who wants to live on min wage NOT ME. I just thought I would share this with you. If your young looking for a better life and arent a BAPTIST dont move here. If you older looking for beautiful country and either dont drink or dont mind a drive to get alcohol and looking to retire just make sure you dont live in the disgusting towns of somerset or burnside or london or corbin. If I were to be retired here I would find a nice piece of land in the country or in the mountains away from all the drugees and then I could hunt and enjoy life but if your younger and still looking to work and raise a family dont move here!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I've heard that it's not just the Baptists and bootleggers who fight to keep counties dry. The wet counties surrounding the dry ones make good money off the dry residents who flock to the liquor stores every Friday. I'd bet that people in Nelson, Bullitt and Meade counties help politicians keep Hardin County dry.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Hello HateSouthernKentucky,
Let me tell you, I was born in Kentucky and I could care less for the behind the times atmosphere provided here. It is a slower pace, and there are many updates yet to be made, but there is no comparison to the Western United States. You need to remember this is a Commonwealth State and that means it is a country in a country, for sure. I have not had many opportunities in Kentucky, even though I am from here. I was never privileged to hold a job paying more than $9,000.00 a year until I lived in a Non-Commonwealth State. I sympathize with you and your pain of endurance being where you are. It is not easy to live here. I hope you find a way out of HELL soon and may God Bless You and Your efforts to 'Get Out of Dodge'. Good Luck!
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