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Old 02-18-2008, 10:59 AM
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I agree with kycoyote, yes ky has its faults,what state doesn't, yes most of ky. is very tight with its own,we take care of ours .We may not do it like n.y. ,chicago, ca.,some fo your big cities that seem to have that F.U. & me, me, me attitude .Yes sometimes i acutally enjoy big cities when I'm not worrying about getting mugged,or shot .And how can you stop and smell the roses if the guy that was selling them on the corner just got ran over.Yeah, I'll take hillbilly heaven anytime..
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Than0ks Crew Chief for hea,ds up on Henry Co I-71 bear traps, never driven that stretch without seeing lots of heat. Same is true for Hardin Co state road 313, connects Dixie Hwy South of Radcliff with I-65. First they widened the road makin it safe for 90+mph. And then set up high tech kodak/lazer speed trap operated 24/7 from radio tower on top of the hill. Got snagged there doing 73 in ridiculously low rated 55mph zone. But then Hardin's known for having absurd low speed limits aint it? LOL, at neighboring Mead County Fair hill-climb couple of Junes ago everybody wondered how monster trucks competing from Hardin managed to sneak outa the place without getting ticketed.

Yes sir, growth, development and widening of roads ruins character of the state. Its a pleasure driving every day the most windey and hilly hwy system in the USA. And massive housing developments suck. I'll stick with 8-18 acres, trailer, barn and tool shed in the woods - thank you very much. Modern "McMansions" destroy any neighborhood given time, colorless and bland, drives up cost of living across the board too.

Poverty?? Gimme salvage grocery stores, flea markets and consignment shops over chain stores any day of the week. With pride I tell outa staters that chains dont do well here, Winn Dixie food stores gave up and moved out a few years ago. During the growing season, bulk of my groceries come from farmer's markets on Saturdays anyhow. Bought excellent locally smoked ham in Nov. One of my neighbors makes his own beef jerkey, available in unmarked packages at diners and gas stations throughout the county, cheaper and better than commercial grade stuff. During hunting season, I get venison and elk through "hunt for the hungry" program that distributes meat statewide.

Finally, dunno what "education" has to do with quality of life. Try *any* East or West Coast city and y'all find probly the most educated peoples on earth. Yet NONE of em know how to live!! Meanwhile my elderly old barber, learned to cut hair with Navy in Korea War, provides better commentary on US foreign policy, Mideast politics and global economics than you can find on national news media circuit among the "educated elite."

Sorry folks, as usual clicheed advice and opinion on this forum coming from outa staters strikes me strange. Its like all of the good points i like are things that bulk outa staters wanna change.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:28 PM
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It just depends on where you are in Kentucky as to what your experience will be. I live in Bowling Green in southern Kentucky about an hour from Nashville. We have tons of chain stores and virtually every restuarant known to man, but we also have small hometown shops, craft and antinque shops, and hometown diners along with privately owned more gourment type restuarants. We are surrounded by prime farmland and can get wonderful homegrown produce summer and fall. It is the best of both worlds without the extremely bad traffic of someplace like Nashville or Louisville...however they are both close enough that you can go there for entertainment or any other needs you don't have in a smaller city. I do know that some places in eastern Kentucky are more economically challenged and therefore probably do not offer the same standard of living. However, Lexington is over in the eastern part of the state and it is a very progressive, economically booming city. Maybe I am biased but I think Kentucky is one of the most beautiful places I have seen.
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:57 PM
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Default Here's a link....

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You're welcome and I agree, there should be links for Kentucky crafted goods.

KCS Parkway: Poor Fork Arts & Crafts Guild

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Old 02-24-2008, 07:10 AM
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KCS Parkway: Poor Fork Arts & Crafts Guild

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Thank you!
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