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Old 06-10-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Southern Boone County, Kentucky
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You guys are cracking me up. The original poster, who is from Alababma, asked which area (NKY or WKY-Owensboro) would be better considering the school systems, the overall expression of the people, and where he could get a house for 400-500K in a good neighborhood. You guys started arguing over colleges and airports and so on.

So to compare:
Schools: Either area would be fine considering schools. Daviess County has some of the best schools in the state of Kentucky. Depending where you are located in NKY, there are some good schools there too. A good website to compare schools in Kentucky or any state is Schooldigger.com -- Search and compare elementary, middle, and high schools.

Expression of people:
I believe that Owensboro is very friendly, it is hard to drive down a street without the neighbors waving at you. It has a more southern feel than NKY and you are from Alabama. NKY has a more midwestern feel and NKY could be considered part of Ohio instead of Kentucky.

Housing:
You can easily find a house in either area for the amount of money you want to spend, but your dollar would go farther in Western Kentucky. The cost of living in NKY is much more than WKY.
I respect your opinion about NKY. However, I live here and can tell you that NKY is more southern than midwestern and that is something that we in NKY are very proud of. As with Louisvillians, we are southerns that are sometimes influenced by the midwest due to our location. We are also proud to be part of the Commonwealth and in the time I have lived here, have not heard someone I know say we were part of Ohio. As for people being friendly, I think the longer you are here, the more you will realize that people here are quite friendly indeed. Of course, not everyone here is friendly as can be said about any place.

Last edited by Kentuckyguy; 06-10-2008 at 09:09 PM..
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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I'm glad people like Northern KY that means there is more land for me in Western KY. I'll take the lakes, rivers, streams and large tracks of woods over urban sprawl any day. So everybody move to Northern KY.
I would love to buy about 10 acres of land on the Mississippi River in the Wickliffe-Columbus area. Does anyone know if there is land in those areas for sale?
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Murray, KY
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You are right on. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport is a big hub for Delta Air Lines and as such offers several non-stop flights to Europe. The $64,000 question, however, is whether or not Delta will keep its hub there if/when it merges with Northwest which has a HUGE hub in Detroit and a brand new terminal in Detroit they're still paying for. While Delta insists CVG won't be affected, some in the industry don't see how that would be possible since the whole purpose behind the merger is to streamline operations and reduce redundancies.

But for now at least, the whole Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region is blessed to have such a nice, busy airport. I've used it many times and have always enjoyed it.

Actually, Delta has announced further reductions of flights this fall and winter, plus, some of the international flights are getting cut back. CVG is really an after thought for Delta and is consistantly ranked as one most expensive airports to fly out of in the country. I wouldn't use it unless I had a gun to my head or somebody else was paying my ticket. CVG's future as a "hub" is really in question and honestly, as an induistry follower, I don't see it lasting much longer.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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Western Kentucky is the best....period. There are great schools in Owensboro and people are honestly friendly. You'll find more of what you're use to in Owensboro than in N. Kentucky. You couldn't ask for more country than in Owensboro. You have great amounts of land available for sale and homes are GORGEOUS in that price range. Also, from a graduate of Murray State University, it's a great college that offers a wide variety of programs. When you send your child there you don't have to worry about then going to a "party school". This college is concentrated on your child's education, there are parties but not near as many as UK or U of L. Just saying from a native Western Kentucky school teacher that loves my state .
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