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Unread 09-14-2006, 09:23 AM
 
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Default Drakesboro

My husband and I are looking at a piece of property in Drakesboro to build our retirement home. Does anyone have info about the area? We enjoy the country atmosphere and Bowling Green is only about an hour away, right? How is Muhlenburg Community Hospital?
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Unread 09-15-2006, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Default Drakesboro

As with most smaller Kentucky coal towns, Drakesboro has pockets of pain, but offers many small town benefits. When coal was king (until early to mid-80's) any town in Muhlenburg County joy. Now that the coal is mostly gone, Muhlenburg County has had to recover from the change of its economic basis.

Be cautious as to the infrastructure and services you need, but don't "x" it off your list, for as the little river town east of Drakesboro is aptly named, there is Paradise amid the hills.
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Unread 09-15-2006, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA & Butler county KY
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Drakesboro should be a good choice if you are looking for a very small town lifestyle. My wife and I recently bought some land on the green river close to Morgantown with similar plans as you. Love it there!

Digger~
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Unread 10-15-2006, 06:58 PM
 
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Default Final Warning

Go to Google's home page and do an image search of Drakesboro. A couple of your potential new neighbors myspace web sites will come up. Go ahead and click on them. I'll let them speak for themselves. Good Luck.
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Unread 10-16-2006, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Wow, didnt know much about Powderly. I agree there are other locations in KY which would be much more favorable!!

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Unread 10-16-2006, 12:15 PM
 
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Default Thanks for the back up!

I expected to get a lot of flack but the truth is the truth and I would hate to see some nice couple move into that area, sink their life savings into their dream, and find out they bought into a livng nightmare. Trust me, I was a policeman in that area for years. It's not a pretty picture.
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Unread 02-06-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I can't understand why anyone would consider moving to Drakesboro unless it has changed radically in the last 30 years. Most of the people who live there would probably like to get out. I was born in Paradise, a little town on the river not far from there and it was a beautiful place before it was demolished by the coal company
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Unread 02-20-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: kENTUCKY
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Ok the deal is what part of Drakesboro are you looking at.It is a quiet neighborhood everyone minds there own business.They don't try to get to know folks been there for 5 years and I know 2 people and they are kin to me.The Muhlenberg Community Hospital I wouldn't take my dog to it. Also did they tell you that Drakesboro is sitting on top of mines that are sinking farer down every year.Think twice before moving there.

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