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Old 12-21-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: KY
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My husband and I have lived in Michigan most of our lives.

We are trying to find out how the Corbin, KY area is to relocate to. We're interested in buying a new or newer manufactured home, but we don't know where to start, as far as looking for land. We'd like city water, etc., but don't want to live far out. (Don't like snakes!) LOL.

Anybody have an idea where to start looking? What areas are relatively close to shopping, but not too congested. And... how is the crime in this area?

Thanks,
Cat48328
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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The problem in the area is drug related crimes. Eastern KY is the world's leading producer of illegal marijuana and also has major problems with pain killer and meth addiction.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: KY
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<sigh> Back to the drawing board.

We only thought of Corbin because my husbands parents lived there and loved it. But... that was yearsssss ago. I used to visit Pikeville, but that is all drugs and crime also.

Well... I don't know where to look now for a small, quiet town in Kentucky. We're planning on retiring there. We love the state.

Thanks for your reply,
Cat
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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Well don't be too hasty. You're going to get crime everywhere you go. The question is the degree. I would suggest a second look at Corbin. I would also suggest Somerset, Glasgow, London, Danville, Middlesboro, Berea and Harrodsburg.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: KY
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Well don't be too hasty. You're going to get crime everywhere you go. The question is the degree. I would suggest a second look at Corbin. I would also suggest Somerset, Glasgow, London, Danville, Middlesboro, Berea and Harrodsburg.
Thank you. Do you live in Kentucky?
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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I do actually, I live not too far from Corbin up in London.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I do actually, I live not too far from Corbin up in London.
Well I'm not the only Londoner on here...
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Your Mom's House
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The problem in the area is drug related crimes. Eastern KY is the world's leading producer of illegal marijuana and also has major problems with pain killer and meth addiction.
Uhh, really? The entire world?? Somehow I find that hard to believe. What's your source on that?

From everything I see, even domestically California & Tennessee are the leaders in marijuana production here in the states.

And not to start a good drug/bad drug argument, but there's a big difference between a natural plant & meth. If you're gonna throw everything in a pile, gotta throw cigarettes & alcohol in there too.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:44 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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And not to start a good drug/bad drug argument, but there's a big difference between a natural plant & meth. If you're gonna throw everything in a pile, gotta throw cigarettes & alcohol in there too.


The same scummy criminal element deals in both meth and pot. Such people have little similarity to store owners who deal in liquor and squares. Crime was the interest of the OP, not the differences between various drugs.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My husband proposed to me in Corbin at Cumberland Falls. My husband is from Williamsburg. When dating, we drove up to Corbin often for non fast food restaurants. The hospital took good care of my mother-in-law when she was fighting cancer. It's a little town but has a few department stores, some good restaurants, a hospital, a great waterfall/state park and some friendly people.
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