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Old 08-01-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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hi , I need to relocate from Fl. by sept 2008 Insurance went sky high if I dont move I will become homeless with my 2 sons. I love your state. However I am not sure where to start lookins. I did read some blogs. It appears I need to look in richmond and rowan co. I have a 11 yo and 20 yo. My 11 yo is adhs and learnins disabilties The first and most important to me is the best educatio he can get. His disiablity is minor. Thank god. He also LOVES football. Then I need to look at cost of living. However I will not go inrto that unless someone will help. I posted in a different state and only one person has response. Very nice person but I guess Mo. does not like Fl people. I need help. Iam very scared and stress over the move
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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well, no respones i wish someone would help. i will check in tomorrow.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Waco, Ky
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Default G' Morning

Hi Icelady,

I'm here for ya! I also had a child in school with a learning disability (he graduated in May) so I completely understand your hopes and fears. I have to say that he received a wonderful education in the public schools. He first attended schools in Richmond, then when we moved to Waco, he attended Berea schools. The schools, teachers, principles, and counselors bent over backwards to help him succeed in school. I really feel that they had as much time and effort in his graduation as I did! When he walked across the stage, I noticed several of his teachers wiping their eyes.

Richmond is a very family-friendly town. I know there are several affordable rentals around, and can probably help you out there. There are several social service programs you may be eligible for, as well. We have 5 income-based apartment complexes in Richmond. One I know is taking applications right now. I can send you the name/phone # by pm if you would like.

Please feel free to send me a message if I can help! It sounds like you are going thru a scary, trying time, and I would be most honored to be your Kentucky "contact".

I am sending you my email address privately. Hope to hear from you soon!
All the best,
~joanna~
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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Thank you Joanna I looked on the board this moring. I did pm you with more info. I hope other people can help me..I am totally clueless at this time. I did read on the board about rowan co. schools not sure if Richmond is in rowan co.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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The schools in Breckinridge county are very good with children who have disabilities. You would be very welcome here as there are a lot of former Floridians, including us, all over KY.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Waco, Ky
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Richmond is in Madison County
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Good luck to you! I hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:10 AM
 
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you should try the louisville area, it has cheap housing in alot of the city, and many of the schools are great & you can find any school in the whole community that fits you the best and send your child their to get the best education, no matter where you live in the whole Louisville-Jefferson county area. You are near major hospitals, major events, shopping, entertainment, and it feels like you dont live in a large city even though your living in an area of roughly 1.4 million people.
just a thought, and if you have any more questions about where you would consider in the area.. just tell me your prive range and ill help ya out..
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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You probably heard about Rowan County from my posting about Morehead, KY. We are about one and a half hours from Richmond.

Richmond is in central KY, South of Lexington, while Morehead (Rowan County) is in Eastern KY, about 1 hour East of Lexington.

Morehead is a much smaller town in the mountains of Kentucky. Our population is just under 6,000 people (not counting the students who attend Morehead State University).

Richmond is larger and I believe has about 30,000 people (not sure if that includes students who attend Eastern KY University in Richmond).

Both are ok towns. Morehead is a lot more rural and slower paced life, like Mayberry!
Richmond is faster paced, more diversity, and very close to major shopping.

Kichenwich is right though... Berea is a GREAT town next to Richmond too! Housing is slightly cheaper in Morehead area than in Richmond.... Richmond is just growing in leaps and bounds.. the housing prices are starting to show it too!

Good luck in your move.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Depending on your child's specific needs, Jefferson County is best simply because it has so many children and has the staffing and capacities to serve your child. My former wife is an early childhood specialist and I know how wonderful she is with kids and how she didn't brag without cause.
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