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Old 06-22-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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I'm looking for a place to move my family that offers a small town feel with the amenities of a larger city near by. Any towns outside of Lousiville or Lexington that would offer progressive education for my kids, a liberal, open-minded population with lots of options for outdoor activities? Does that exist in Kentucky?
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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My picks would be Woodford Co (10 miles from Lex, 50 to Lou.) in the Lexington area and Oldham or Shelby Cos in the Louisville area (5-15 from Lou., 65-45 miles from Lex)
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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Yeah..I like those areas. BUT, I wouldn't think they were very liberal. I don't live there though so I could wrong for sure. When I think of liberal in Kentucky, I think Louisville. Nothing else really comes to mind, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I haven't been much help, but good luck!
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I see quite a few Gay and interracial couples in Lexington, I even met two such couples in which one spouse was a copper, liberal cops must bespeak a certain liberalness in a town, even if they do have the standard policeman-Freddy Mercury mustache.
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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I see quite a few Gay and interracial couples in Lexington, I even met two such couples in which one spouse was a copper, liberal cops must bespeak a certain liberalness in a town, even if they do have the standard policeman-Freddy Mercury mustache.
Does Lexington have a large Pride weekend? I agree with the above poster...Louisville is the only liberal area of KY.

Lexington has a few liberals, especially associated with UK, but then again, so does every university town.
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Does Lexington have a large Pride weekend? I agree with the above poster...Louisville is the only liberal area of KY.
Lexington has a few liberals, especially associated with UK, but then again, so does every university town.
Well, yes, actually, they do:

http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2008/06/21/00/39-0621d1banner.standalone.prod_affiliate.79.jpg (broken link)

This year it is on June 28 at Cheapside Park downtown, and over a thousand people are anticipated. If anyone is interested, there is more info at: http://www.lexpride.com/ and (http://www.lexpride.com/ - broken link)Lexington Fairness

However, to the original poster, I would say that even in the largest urban areas of KY (Louisville, Lexington, N KY) there is still a lot of conservatism and influence from the Bible belt compared to other areas of the country. I think that you can certainly find a liberal niche within any of those metro areas because they are large enough to support a liberal community. However, any of the smaller towns even near those cities will probably seem very conservative to you. For example, Shelbyville and Versailles are nice towns (especially the outlying country) but they are both certainly what I would consider to be primarily conservative. If you are certain that you want a small town in KY, and you're ok without being in a completely "liberal" town, then I would choose a town with a strong college or university influence.

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Old 06-23-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Really, there are no suburbs or small towns outside of Louisville that offer what you're looking for. However, Middletown, Jeffersontown, Fern Creek, Highview, and Eastwood are all nice small communities still in Jefferson County that offer small town safety and security. Yet, they are such a close drive to "progressive" this and that in Louisville. There are opps for outdoor activities all over the metro area.

Same deal with Lexington. There's not nearly as much "progressive" education or as many places for outdoor activities in Lexington. There are mountains, gorges and palisades surrounding Lexington, however. Anywho, Berea and Frankfort, about 25-30 miles to the south and northwest, respectively, are probably the most left-leaning small towns in the entire state. Berea is more of a "modern left-wing, environmentally-friendly, highly-educated" community while Frankfort is generally more of a "populist, FDR, older" population, if you will.
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]"Progressive'' Eh? Maybe you ought to consider spending a little more time trying to get over yourself first and then you might be better able to consider where to move in Kentucky of all places
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