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Old 12-30-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but it seems like many people in KY dislike the Jackson Purchase area of the state. It almost seems as if they do not want to acknowledge the JP as part of the state. For instance, someone wanted to know where to live in KY and the replay was start from Cadiz and work their way east. I just wanted to get some perspective from residents across the state as to why the JP area seems to be treated like a red-headed stepchild.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I disagree. I love all of Kentucky and am proud of this wonderful state!
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I really haven't seen much dislike for the Jackson Purchase part of the state at all. That area does have a little history of separation from the rest of the state, that's true. (Sided more with the Confederacy during the Civil War than the rest of the state.) They seem to have more emotional ties with Tennessee than with other parts of the state. And there is the normal city-rural rivalry you see in any state.

But really, not much, imo. That area of the state is beautiful and I've recommended to to several people looking for a place to retire.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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I live in the JP and I'll tell you why we have a separation from the rest of the state. It's because the ONLY TIME you see any politician or get any help/jobs/improvements/anything is during a election. To Frankfort and most of the rest of the state, the JP is a mythic land that only people have heard of but never been to. That's fine, I like here and I like the fact it's not that crowded.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois. and Southeast Missouri all share the same bias from the more populated areas of their states. Pretty much a shared situation in this region. Northwest Tennessee seems less affected in this way.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I guess I am not sure what y'all mean but I have never noticed an animosity in that way. I can understand what you're saying though, certain parts of Louisville are favored(the wealthiest) by the city government and the rest are just left to their own devices.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but it seems like many people in KY dislike the Jackson Purchase area of the state. It almost seems as if they do not want to acknowledge the JP as part of the state. For instance, someone wanted to know where to live in KY and the replay was start from Cadiz and work their way east. I just wanted to get some perspective from residents across the state as to why the JP area seems to be treated like a red-headed stepchild.
I sympathize with your position of feeling disliked and left out...I am from Eastern Kentucky....
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois. and Southeast Missouri all share the same bias from the more populated areas of their states. Pretty much a shared situation in this region. Northwest Tennessee seems less affected in this way.
you hit that nail quite nicely! Having lived in 2 of the areas, and also NW Tn, I totally agree with you. The only time anyone pays attention to these areas is election time.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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BTW, I am reading an excellent book on growning up in the Jackson Purchase area in the 50's by Bobbie Lee Mason. If you like memoirs, it's a good one. (She wrote In Country that was made into a movie with Bruce Willis.)

Amazon.com: Clear Springs: A Family Story: Books: Bobbie Ann Mason,Random House Inc.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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I am reading an excellent book on growning up in the Jackson Purchase area in the 50's by Bobbie Lee Mason.
Is that 1850's or 1950???

Reason I'm asking: areas that included JP region were virtually barbarian lawless and uncivilized inhospitable way back circa 1850 until after the civil war.

Y'all remember Jayhawk Redlegs and Quantrill Raiders doncha?? These were ruthless crazy sons of ******* from the West that reached about to Dixie Hwy literally burning and pillaging everything they found.
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