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Old 12-21-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Default Best cities in Kentucky

My husband and I are trying to find a smaller, low crime area in Kentucky to retire in. We will be relocating from Michigan, so we don't know where to even start.

I'd appreciate any help anyone can give us.

Thanks,
Cat
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Ohio has its form of "poverty". Try Over the Rhine in downtown Cincinnati for an eye opener.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Southern Boone County, Kentucky
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Is Northern Kentucky really like the rest of Kentucky?
I would not say that any part of KY is like another. They are all unique in there own individual way! If you are asking whether or not it is Southern, I would say, "yes!" I am from here and can tell you that it is Southern!
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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Second that.

...and that's a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
This is funny! No ,you all have it wrong as usual, NKY is just like the rest of KY, if not worse. The people from NKY just do not realize it. This is why there is sooo many jokes about your little area!!! Seriously, you should get out of there for awhile and you would realize what Im referring to. 3 words describe NKY 1) BACKWARDS 2) HILL BILLY 3)OBLIVIOUS
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:13 AM
 
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This is funny! No ,you all have it wrong as usual, NKY is just like the rest of KY, if not worse. The people from NKY just do not realize it. This is why there is sooo many jokes about your little area!!! Seriously, you should get out of there for awhile and you would realize what Im referring to. 3 words describe NKY 1) BACKWARDS 2) HILL BILLY 3)OBLIVIOUS

Troll
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Um, I'm from the South buddy. For what it's worth, aside from the Billboards, I consider all of those things to be a sign of NKY's superiority to Ohio.

But I never made a value judgement one way or another in my post. I was just listing the objective differences that make NKY distinct from its neighbor. You were the one to assume those things were negative, not me.
Ha ha ha.

yeah, indoor smoking is a sign of superiority over Ohio. I guess being stupid with your health is a sign of being better.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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Please tell me why you think nky is so great then? very curious.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Honestly, what part of the state ISN'T very different from the "rest" of the state.

Lexington is more educated and has a higher Asian & Hispanic population than anywhere else in KY

Louisville has more good city parks, factories, and urban neighborhoods than probably the rest of KY combined

Pikeville is very different from Bowling Green.

Heck, Russell Springs and Liberty are 20 miles apart and TOTALLY different
but there are cultural characteristics that all areas of kentucky besides NKY (and parts of louisvile) have in common
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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Please tell me why you think nky is so great then? very curious.
hes referring to your incredibly negative attitude towards kentucky's culture, and how you somehow think KNY is "just as bad" (which is simply wrong because its culturally different)
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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The one thing that always got me about NKY people was their assumption/belief that everyone knew about NKY and that it is some major "hub" so to speak of KY. A lot of people from there seem to have this very insular attitude and kind of live within their own little "island" within the state. I'll be honest, before I attended UK I did not know what "NKY" was or give it any thought whatsoever. Obviously I knew there were cities/counties up there, but I just didn't give it any thought as being a specific region like I did the Western or Eastern parts of our state. I think it has to do with the direction(s) in which one views the state/country. For example, my "perspective" of the state growing up was "looking" southwest of Louisville, if that makes sense. Viewing the state from Louisville in a southwesterly direction towards the western part of the state, because I was more familiar with that part of the state since I spent every summer weekend at Rough River and many winter/fall weekends at my grandparents farm near Leitchfield. I believe everyone does this whether they realize it or not, and I belive most NKY residents are looking north at Cincinatti and maybe every now and then glancing south for a quick second at Lexington. I think this is the main reason, aside from the fact that a lot of them are Ohio transplants, that they are a lot of times ignorant of the rest of the state.

What annoys me the most is when people tell me that they always claim to be from Cincinatti when meeting people from other states, so as not to seem like an uneducated redneck. I am very proud to say I'm from the state of Kentucky, and I'm pretty sure no one would ever think me uneducated or a redneck. Must be insecurity.
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