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Old 01-04-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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If you had to tell anything bad about Kentucky, what would it be?
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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The roads to narrow but coming from Texas where the roads are wide Its been an adjustment.other than that and it being colder in the winter.its not a bad place to live.food is about the same.cost of living about the same too.about the roads they are getting better where they have made them wider.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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I'll probably get bashed for saying it but as usual, there is a grain of truth in the stereotypes. There is a lack of education in some rural areas. There is also abject poverty in pockets of some rural areas, particularly the eastern portion of the state. Another thing that I hate is that they strip mine the beautiful mountains of eastern KY. I realize coal is an resource but they are raping the land. Mountains don't grow back. I've been into abandoned strip mines and I was shocked. Throwing grass seed on barren, ravaged land is not "reclaiming" it. There are beautiful areas that could be tourist areas, but the poverty of the region, the lack of roads and the destruction of the land keep it from ever becoming a desirable place to visit.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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That there are still too many old people in charge (Murray) that hate change and don't want their area to grow.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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The %$#@! KY State Cop that trolls for revenue on I-71 in Henry Co. That sumbish fined me $158 for a HEADLIGHT burned out. I could've seen a ticket for speeding ( I wasn't; had 43,000 pounds of cardboard in the trailer going uphill) Equipment violations USED to be no-charge "fix-it" tickets. That little shakedown was the ONLY equipment fine I've had from ANY state in 11 years of trucking.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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Diamond Dee, I have to agree with you on the narrow roads. When I think about my trip in November, it still amazes me how fast people were driving on those narrow winding roads. If it weren't for the fact that the county I was in was dry, I would have thought that the people who designed those roads had been drinking when they made the plans for them.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Thanks Crew Chief for heads 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 01-06-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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The %$#@! KY State Cop that trolls for revenue on I-71 in Henry Co. That sumbish fined me $158 for a HEADLIGHT burned out. I could've seen a ticket for speeding ( I wasn't; had 43,000 pounds of cardboard in the trailer going uphill) Equipment violations USED to be no-charge "fix-it" tickets. That little shakedown was the ONLY equipment fine I've had from ANY state in 11 years of trucking.
That's rough, sorry to hear that!
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Poverty?? Gimme salvage grocery stores, flea markets and consignment shops over chain stores any day of the week
Oh my goodness are we related???? I am the exact same way AND.... when I by things that are "crafted" I want them made IN KY by Kentuckians not stuff made in indiana, Ohio or anywhere else for that matter. I bought a mug in Frankfort yesterday that was made here with KY clay.The best part... they are reasonably priced. Here's the link:

KAHT - Bybee Pottery


You can order some here:Bybee Pottery-Little Bit of Bybee-handmade Kentucky crafts and Bybee Pottery
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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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.
Where is here? The "big box" chain stores do exceptionaly well here on the Paducah side of things. Yes, there are farmer's markets and homemade goodies as well, but to say chains don't do well is false. Of course, like I said, I am not sure where you are located in KY. If the chains did not do well, then why are they popping up everywhere at such a high rate? It can be the best of both worlds. I will stay in my little 26,000 population community with farmer's markets, locally made crafts, flea markets, local lumer yards, Best Buy, Kohls, Home Depot, 2 Lowes, 2 Walmart Supercenters, Circuit City, Toysrus, Sams Club, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Deals, 3 Krogers, Linens & Things, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, World Market, Gander Mountain, Petsmart, Talbots, 2 Dillards, a mall, tons of restaurants, and a casino across the river. Now THATS shopping!!! Chains don't do well here.
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