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Old 07-17-2018, 11:09 PM
 
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Berea!
..if you are looking for the small town feel.


Liberal for Kentucky, but it is all relevant, Kentucky overall is really conservative.
I agree, but at the state level they tend to still elect more moderate state office holders in general. Many think the democrats will get control of the house again there. I hope not for you guys.

I see some similarities to nearby Missouri. On issues like guns and abortion, gays, Kentucky is pretty far to the right, although MO is actually far more to the right when it comes to guns like no license needed, but that is because the Republicans had large super majorities to ram it home. KY a similar bill was unable to gain momentum.

But on issues like labor and blue collar stuff they're more moderate. Like the pension issues, the protest over teacher pay and the opposition to right to work in the larger cities.


Kentucky took a bit longer to finally flip the state house and senate.


Overall it is conservative but as I said on certain issues they have a more moderate, blue collar type approach than nearby TN for example.


Kentucky isn't Idaho, Kansas, or Mississippi deep red. Other than presidential elections, and congress, democrats are still competitive in Kentucky as long as they don't go far left which is what has allowed them to survive so long. As long as they're pro life, pro gun they still have a shot at winning seats.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:09 PM
 
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I agree, but at the state level they tend to still elect more moderate state office holders in general. Many think the democrats will get control of the house again there. I hope not for you guys.

I see some similarities to nearby Missouri. On issues like guns and abortion, gays, Kentucky is pretty far to the right, although MO is actually far more to the right when it comes to guns like no license needed, but that is because the Republicans had large super majorities to ram it home. KY a similar bill was unable to gain momentum.

But on issues like labor and blue collar stuff they're more moderate. Like the pension issues, the protest over teacher pay and the opposition to right to work in the larger cities.


Kentucky took a bit longer to finally flip the state house and senate.


Overall it is conservative but as I said on certain issues they have a more moderate, blue collar type approach than nearby TN for example.


Kentucky isn't Idaho, Kansas, or Mississippi deep red. Other than presidential elections, and congress, democrats are still competitive in Kentucky as long as they don't go far left which is what has allowed them to survive so long. As long as they're pro life, pro gun they still have a shot at winning seats.
Look at KY's insane, right-wing governor. If anyone is looking for progressive, I would stay far away from KY. Even the college towns and Louisville are much more conservative than true progressive cities.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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Look at KY's insane, right-wing governor. If anyone is looking for progressive, I would stay far away from KY. Even the college towns and Louisville are much more conservative than true progressive cities.
Matt Bevin was elected by a minority of registered voters - too many took it for granted his opponent would win, or just didn't care, so didn't bother to vote. If Bevin runs for reelection, I think the turn-out will be much, much different.

We're paying for that carelessness now. Bevin is not a Kentuckian and is using Kentucky as a stepping stone, as he has political ambitions beyond our beautiful commonwealth, both of which might be acceptable were he also working in the best interests of Kentucky and Kentuckians.

He is not. His vile comments about public school teachers and other public employees (who only want the state to kick in its legally required portion of the pensions promised them) proved that and alienated many who had tolerated, if not outright supported him, previously. His deviousness about his taxes and the circumstances surrounding the acquisition of his home don't help. He is presently massively unpopular in Kentucky.

I would be shocked if Bevin gets a second term. Actually, right now, he'd be foolish to even run.

Please do not judge all Kentuckians by this execrable man.
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I am hardly an expert on Kentucky, but I live in OH, a border state, and I've been there several times.

My husband has gone on business trips to Louisville several times. I always tag along because I really like that city. There are many pretty areas, and the University of Louisville is there. The area strikes me as somewhat progressive and open minded. I am not sure if Louisville would qualify as a "town" - it's more of a city, but it could fill the bill.
To give you some perspective, I was born in NYC, lived there and in the metro area for most of my life, and I would be very comfortable living in Louisville.


I have a college friend, originally from the LA area, who is married to a man from the Chicago area. They live in Lexington. They are quite progressive and they are very happy there. I believe there is a college in Lexington, but when I have visited, I did not get a college town vibe - then again, they have horses so they live in a very rural area.
Centre College is in Lexington.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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Centre College is in Danville, about 45 minutes from Lexington. The University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and Kentucky Theological Seminary are in Lexington.

While rural Fayette County may lack a college vibe, one is certainly present within the city of Lexington itself. UK's influence is enormous.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Every time I see this thread come up, it makes me twitch because of the way College is spelled.
(I know, I have issues!)
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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Danville is still central KY and only one county removed from official Lexington - Fayette metro area. But the school (or at least some of its leaders / financial backers) tends to be conservative. County voted almost 2-1 Republican in recent Presidential election.

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