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Old 02-13-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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In fact, I would say that among this group, most of us downright donít like Ohio and hate being associated with it in any way (other than possibly being fans of the cityís pro sports teams).
The best way to get under a Northern Kentuckian's skin is when introducing them to someone, introduce them as basically being from Ohio. LOL. They get riled up every time.

I realize that all those counties are sometimes considered part of NKY, but I think when people refer to the area, 90% of the time they mean Boone, Campbell and Kenton.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Pendleton County, KY
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The best way to get under a Northern Kentuckian's skin is when introducing them to someone, introduce them as basically being from Ohio
LOL - you've got that right! I usually have to go through a progression:

Me: I'm from Falmouth, KY.
Them: Where?
Me: Northern Kentucky.
Them: Huh?
Me: Oh hell, the Cincinnati area!
Them: Oh, so you're like from Ohio?

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I realize that all those counties are sometimes considered part of NKY, but I think when people refer to the area, 90% of the time they mean Boone, Campbell and Kenton.
Which is reasonable, I suppose, since those counties hold about 90% of the population. But even in those counties, I would say the majority of residents are hard-core Kentuckians. Also, each of those counties also has rural areas that would make any good ole boy feel right at home. I mean, could you consider anybody that comes from a place like Rabbit Hash, KY a Yankee!
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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I mean, could you consider anybody that comes from a place like Rabbit Hash, KY a Yankee!
What about Hicksville, New York?
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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Hey, ruralguy,

My grandparents and a couple of aunts/uncles, as well as my brother, live in Boone County. I tease em all the time about being northerners, and they take it as good-natured ribbing. I seriously don't consider them as such. My grandparents-and therefore my dad-having grown up in Knott County and moving to Boone County when he was in high school. They retained most of their mountain traditions, though. And that is what comes to mind when I think of their culture.
There is a different accent that northern kentuckians employ. Ever heard one of em say "Big Bone Lick"? The stress they put on the "o" in "bone" almost sounds like a hard A. I have heard a lot of people from the Covington/Ludlow area talk like this. I was just wondering if anybody recognized this.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Pendleton County, KY
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Hey, ruralguy,

My grandparents and a couple of aunts/uncles, as well as my brother, live in Boone County. I tease em all the time about being northerners, and they take it as good-natured ribbing. I seriously don't consider them as such. My grandparents-and therefore my dad-having grown up in Knott County and moving to Boone County when he was in high school. They retained most of their mountain traditions, though. And that is what comes to mind when I think of their culture.
There is a different accent that northern kentuckians employ. Ever heard one of em say "Big Bone Lick"? The stress they put on the "o" in "bone" almost sounds like a hard A. I have heard a lot of people from the Covington/Ludlow area talk like this. I was just wondering if anybody recognized this.
I've never noticed any weird pronunciations of Big Bone Lick, but I still find the name to be hilarious.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Southern Boone County, Kentucky
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Default I totally agree with you Ruralguy!!!

Finally, someone from Northern Kentucky that has a voice that can defend us from being told that we are not southern, not located in the south and not apart of the state of Kentucky because we are so close to Ohio!!! Reading your post made me very proud to be from Kentucky, as we in NKY are part of this great state too!!! Isn't it crazy that most of our critics are from Louisville?!?!
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Finally, someone from Northern Kentucky that has a voice that can defend us from being told that we are not southern, not located in the south and not apart of the state of Kentucky because we are so close to Ohio!!! Reading your post made me very proud to be from Kentucky, as we in NKY are part of this great state too!!! Isn't it crazy that most of our critics are from Louisville?!?!
I'm sorry, I bet it IS frustrating to be seen as someone who is from somewhere you aren't. Kentucky is such a wonderful state, we should all be proud!
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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didn't ya'll know that the area above Lexington is the 51st state of the union? It's called Ohtucky. Founded in 1835, by the Germans, its literal translation means, a whale's nether regions.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Kentucky was neutral during the civil war. Both presidents were from Kentucky, Lincoln and Davis. Davis while a congressman from Mississippi voted against going to war with the Union. While Sec. of War he built the war machine that the Union used during the Civil War. The Union closed the river north of Paducah, the Confederates closed the river south of Columbus. Kentucky conscripted its own Home Guard to keep out the Union and Confederate armies. My mother's family hid in the woods with their cows, pigs and chickens because the soldiers took everything they could lay their hands on,,it didnt matter whose side they were on. Kentuckians had to fight everyone north south and home guard, thats why they are so tribal. Take care all. C
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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I disagree, the state had pockets of division, it was a mess, Morgan Co was pro union
Rowan was pro south,(heck there are MSU buildings named for confederates and MSU started well after the 'War of "Northern Aggression")
Maggoffin Co. was pro Union(~70%) and that is at the head of Licking River which comes out way north Covington.

What happened was the north knew that Kent. was going for the south and they intervened, there were 2 resolutions that were voted in both in the House and State Senate that said Kent. would secede if the North would not let us stay neutral, if the north invaded we were to secede, this was the legislative intent, it was interrupted by the invasion; you have to dig around in the microfilm to find this at a big library, & I have. Kentucky was not neutral or a "border state" that is why there are 13stars on the various CSA flags.

Jeff Davis was also never convicted of anything because D.C. was afraid he would win in court, secession is not rebellion or treason.
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