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Old 02-13-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Its funny I was going to make a post on Tennessee Vs. Kentucky also. I'm from Wisconsin and everything is EXPENSIVE up here. So when I heard that Kentucky is safer the Tennessee. I was a little shocked. I think those crime rates may be true but thats more of Nashville and Memphis. If you look at the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee it has far less crime and its got the beautiful Mountains.

BTW, can anyone tell me. Is there nice MTN. Ranges in Eastern Kentucky like the ones in Eastern Tennessee. I'm looking at Kentucky and Tennessee for relocation and just want something with Mountains.

Thanks, Josh
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Its funny I was going to make a post on Tennessee Vs. Kentucky also. I'm from Wisconsin and everything is EXPENSIVE up here. So when I heard that Kentucky is safer the Tennessee. I was a little shocked. I think those crime rates may be true but thats more of Nashville and Memphis. If you look at the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee it has far less crime and its got the beautiful Mountains.

BTW, can anyone tell me. Is there nice MTN. Ranges in Eastern Kentucky like the ones in Eastern Tennessee. I'm looking at Kentucky and Tennessee for relocation and just want something with Mountains.

Thanks, Josh
Well the same mountain chain runs through TN as KY ... From East to West, KY and TN are nearly identical if all you could do was to see the land and not know which state you was in, you'd be hard pressed to know which state you were in.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Its funny I was going to make a post on Tennessee Vs. Kentucky also. I'm from Wisconsin and everything is EXPENSIVE up here. So when I heard that Kentucky is safer the Tennessee. I was a little shocked. I think those crime rates may be true but thats more of Nashville and Memphis. If you look at the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee it has far less crime and its got the beautiful Mountains.

BTW, can anyone tell me. Is there nice MTN. Ranges in Eastern Kentucky like the ones in Eastern Tennessee. I'm looking at Kentucky and Tennessee for relocation and just want something with Mountains.

Thanks, Josh
The mountains of KY are generally not as tall as TN and do not approach the same scale until you get close to the VA border. Tourism is a big industry in East TN, whereas Eastern KY has minimal tourism. You might consider that good or bad. The job market in East TN is much better, when you consider the Tri-Cities and Knoxville reside in this region and both have strong economies right now. KY is mainly small mountain towns with the primary industry being coal production.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Thanks rnc76! That helps alot!
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I went to college near Knoxville, TN and lived in Kingsport, TN before moving here to Lexington. Although I love it here, we're moving back to TN later this year to get closer to family. The biggest difference is the weather. It's colder here and it snows more. Memphis and Nashville may not be the safest places, but there are plenty of towns in Tennessee that are as safe as places in Kentucky. I suffer more from allergies here. My allergy doctor says that KY ranks very high in the allergy department. The scenery is beautiful in both places for different reasons--mountains in TN, horses here in KY.
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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Knoxville is nice, clean, and safe. Every other city in TN I've been too (Memphis, Chatt., Nashville) are cesspools filled with criminals and drunks

All 3 of KY's true Urban Centers are very clean and safe.
What are you, some kind of wimp? Geez, you're a one-note charlie trumpeting some survey that doesn't even stand behind its own methodology (See below, LOL). Whatever makes you feel good, dude!

From the Morgan Quitno survey: "The FBI and many criminologists caution against rankings according to crime rates. They correctly point out that crime levels are affected by many different factors, such as population density, composition of the population (particularly the concentration of youth), climate, economic conditions, strength of local law enforcement agencies, citizen’s attitudes toward crime, cultural factors, education levels, crime reporting practices of citizens and family cohesiveness. Accordingly, crime rankings often are deemed “simplistic” or “incomplete.”

For heaven's sake, they apply the same weight to auto theft as they do murder. That should tell you how credible these numbers are.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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For heaven's sake, they apply the same weight to auto theft as they do murder. That should tell you how credible these numbers are.
Whenever I look at crime statistics, murder is the only one I put any weight on. Everything else can be under or over reported easily. I truly feel that some police departments "sweep" things under the rug or categorize things appropriately to make statistics look good under great pressure from civic leaders and the chamber of commerce. Murder however is kind of cut and dry. Either somebody was killed or not and if somebody was killed, there was paperwork filed.
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