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Old 12-10-2007, 05:57 PM
 
Location: huh?
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i would like any impressions you have of the town. thanks!
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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OK so MADISONVILLE is in western KY right off the W KY Parkway, about halfway between Owensboro and Bowling Green. It's a town probably around 20,000 if that. Typical medium sized KY town- there are a few schools, a country club, and a lot of farms in the surrounding area. It's been about 5 or 6 years since I was last there though.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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teebird, you have Madisonville on the wrong parkway. It is on the Pennyrile between Henderson and Hopkinsville.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I live in Huntsville, but was born and raised in Madisonville and looking to move to Owensboro to be closer to family in Madisonville.

I liked growing up in Madisonville and I know the city is trying to grow and become a little more progressive. I has one movie theater, an ok mall, a super-walmart, a great community college, two relatively new schools and one old middle school that was my grandfathers high school. Downtown is small but pretty. I would say not a lot of choices when it comes to eating out but downtown has some great original resturants found no where else, and decent medical facilites. You're only an hour from the Lake, Evansville, 90 minutes from Bowling Green, and I think two from Nashville. Houses are cheap and their are lots of good neighborhoods. A huge city park and Lake Pee-Wee. I would say it's just your typical small town.

Hope that helps!
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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I live in Huntsville, but was born and raised in Madisonville and looking to move to Owensboro to be closer to family in Madisonville.

I liked growing up in Madisonville and I know the city is trying to grow and become a little more progressive. I has one movie theater, an ok mall, a super-walmart, a great community college, two relatively new schools and one old middle school that was my grandfathers high school. Downtown is small but pretty. I would say not a lot of choices when it comes to eating out but downtown has some great original resturants found no where else, and decent medical facilites. You're only an hour from the Lake, Evansville, 90 minutes from Bowling Green, and I think two from Nashville. Houses are cheap and their are lots of good neighborhoods. A huge city park and Lake Pee-Wee. I would say it's just your typical small town.

Hope that helps!
Hi

I was born and raised in Madisonville as well....graduated from MNHHS in 1984. I grew up on Woodson Ave off Noel Ave and my parents now live off Highway 41 near the skating rink. What part of town are you from?

I agree with your assessment. I havent lived there since high school but of course make trips back to see my parents every so often. I am over 1000 miles away now so less often than in the past. I remember it used to be dry city and I recall when the city went "wet". That was probably among the biggest changes in the last 20 years. But otherwise it was an ok town...coal business drives (or drove it I should say)...wish it would do better with manufacturing and keeping jobs in town but I think being along the new I-69 will be a benefit. Most people drive to Evansville for their fill of shopping...eating out...and bigger city ammenties. I must say the medical center and hospitals there are good....one of my friends from HS is a doctor down there. Best housing on the south end (Grapevine area) east end (on the east side of the Parkway near Walmart area) and north end. I did get a chance to go and check out the damage from the F4 tornado back in 2005 in the Grapevine area...quite amazing. Cheap housing for sure....compared to just about anywhere. Not a whole lot of rentals though. One negative perhaps growing up it wasnt the most intergrated town....schools were intergrated of course...but that's about it. Job and career took me out of the area and I also wanted a colder climate as the heat and humidity in the summer is unbearable.

Dan R
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I grew near downtown on West Broadway. My parents still live there. I may have the facts wrong, but I think the new interstate will merge with the Pennyrile and hopefully bring some changes.

I'm a bit of a weather nut, so when the tornado hit I saw the damage too. Whoa!

I've lived in Bowling Green and now Huntsville, but I almost wouldn't mind living in Madisonville if I could find a job there. Maybe retirement!
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