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Old 01-28-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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London is really nice, a lot of nice areas especially west of town. It's an hour drive to Lexington.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:58 AM
 
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Can you post some pictures of mountains in Laurel County Kentucky?
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Can you post some pictures of mountains in Laurel County Kentucky?
Look at my profile, click on "InLondon." I have a few pictures of the hills in Laurel County. There isn't mountains here, it's just lots of rolling hills in some areas along with some flat land here and there.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Laurel County is a beautiful area indeed. In terms of quality of life, it is overall the absolute best county, with possible exception of Greenup Co., in ALL of eastern Kentucky. Plus, you're still less than 3 hours from Lexington, Knoxville, the Smokies, Cincinnati, and Louisville for quick weekend trips.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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Murray or Paducah would be ideal. The crime rate is lower. Murray is the home of Murray State, which is a really fine university. Paducah is only 35 - 40 miles away. A lot of kids start at WKCTC, which is a community college (7000 + attendance) Then, they finish at Murray State. (students get to transfer, and still pay community college rates at MSU).

Paducah and Murray have some of the best schools in the state. Paducah has two regional hospitals that rank in the top 100 in the U.S. There are plenty of stores, shopping, and restaurants. Murray and Paducah are close to recreational areas. Paducah is two hours north of Nashville, and 3 hours south of Saint Louis. So, they are close enough to big cities. Paducah has Arts, Music, Theatre. Murray has the university.

Either one would be fine. Oh, and they get about 8 inches of snow per year. Major storm systems seem to split north or south of Paducah. Paducah's weather is moderated by the Ohio River, but it is sometime humid.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Much of Kentucky has karst topography: limestone, caves, springs, and yes, sinkholes. However, the vast majority of the sinkholes are stable and don't represent a threat, though a Bowling Green road built above a shallow sinkhole/cave collapsed several years ago, and there was a zoning controversy in Lexington a few years ago concerning a proposal to build McMansions directly above the shallow, now-closed (and privately owned) Crystal Cave in the Beaumont area.

There seem to be far more collapses of Florida sinkholes than Kentucky sinkholes. At least, there's far more press coverage of such collapses.

Lexington has most of the amenities you seek, and is surrounded by a ring of pleasant smaller towns well within reasonable commuting distance: Versailles, Nicholasville, Wilmore, Paris, Winchester, etc.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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Oops- just saw the date of the original inquiry. Wonder if the poster made his or her way to Kentucky?? Perhaps the karst/sinkhole info. will reassure others, however...
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Wilder, KY
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Thumbs up Nky

I love the NKY area. I have lived here for about 12 years. It is close to Cincinnati which also offers many experiences for families. Wilder is great! Small town atmosphere, close to schools and a college!
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Oops- just saw the date of the original inquiry. Wonder if the poster made his or her way to Kentucky?? Perhaps the karst/sinkhole info. will reassure others, however...
Craig I thought about that too. I think it's hilarious how people thing those folks are still sitting around looking for ideas 3 years later. lol
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