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Old 12-27-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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May be moving to the Louisville area in the next few months and was wondering what commuting is like from either Floyds Knobs area, Mount Washington or Bardstown Juntion area. We are looking for a safe area but can't live East or North East of Louisville due to my sons allergies with pollution and ozone. We really need to stay outside of the highway belts for allergy reasons also.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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May be moving to the Louisville area in the next few months and was wondering what commuting is like from either Floyds Knobs area, Mount Washington or Bardstown Juntion area. We are looking for a safe area but can't live East or North East of Louisville due to my sons allergies with pollution and ozone. We really need to stay outside of the highway belts for allergy reasons also.
Not bad. Mount Washington and Floyds Knobs have much different characters. I would personally choose Floyds Knobs, as it is a bit more upscale. One can be to the airport from the Knobs in less 20-30 minutes depending on traffic downtown.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Floyds Knobs is also less built up then Mt. Washington, therefore i would think it would be less polluted? However, anywhere in the Ohio River Valley is not a good place for people who suffer from allergies...
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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My sons allergies are not to tree/grass/ragweed. He only has a problem when the particals from pollution are high or there is to much traffic. We lived in FL for a long time and he never had the normal allergies people have there. We just have to be careful to stay out of the east and northeast side of Louisville because that's where the highest pollution levels are according to stateoftheair.org

Our number one priority is our son's health but then comes the commute. I keep reading in the other forums that you don't want to have to come across any bridges to get to the airport so I think that rules out Indiana for us. We will be making a trip and testing out the commutes for morning and afternoon times hopefully in another 3 weeks.

We homeschool so not as concerned about the schools but want to make sure we can get to the museums, science center, zoo and other cultural experiences in a reasonable amount of time.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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I would move to Indiana personally if you want to stay in this area. One is that if you are working you end up paying much less in state income taxes. Secondly, you have less state, local, and city taxes in Indiana than KY. Example that Indiana state income taxes is capped at 3.4 percent versus Kentucky at 5.8 to 6 percent depending on your income level. City of Louisville and Jeff Co. taxes at 2.2 percent of your total paycheck. Which is a lot compared to Floyd, Clark, Washington, Scott Co. Indiana taxes of 1-1.5 percent. Property taxes in both locations are about the same and state fees are a bit less in Indiana in many cases.

Kentucky is a Commonwealth state which means that its important for state government to take more of your money and leave you with less. My experience of moving to KY is that I pay now approximately a 1500 dollars a year more in taxes in Kentucky than I did on a similar job in Indiana at a very similar wage scale.So as soon as I can go, I am going back to Indiana.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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Default Tax question help

I though you were taxed on payroll according to where you worked, not where you live. When we lived in OH we were taxed by the county my husband worked in which was 1% higher then the county we lived in. If there's an accountant that could answer this question or someone that lives in IN and works in KY that would be great.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:44 AM
 
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MoveaLot is correct so your taxed according to the county you work in.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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MoveALot,
I was reviewing the forum and I realized no one touched base regarding Bardstown. It is a rather far communte to Louisville if you are seeking quick access to the airport and city ammenties (i.e. zoos, science center, etc.) Although it is a lovely town it seems to me that Mt. Washington could be a good fit for you. I personally agree with you on the notion that I would not want to have to cross the bridges to Inidiana everyday. Mt. Washington is an easy commute to what the city of Louisville has to offer. Traffic does build up on Bardstown Rd quite a bit on the evening commute, but in a comparable fashion to other areas of town. In my opionion, Mt. Washington is a lovely town. It offers places to do your grocery shopping, dine, and some select activities without having to come into town. Also the people are very friendly and there are quite a few excellent neighborhoods as well as rural homes. If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me direct. Best Wishes!!
Mary
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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My understanding of the taxes is if you are a resident of IN, say Floyd or Clark county, but you work in Jefferson county (Louisville) you still get taxed by Jeff county, but your state income taxes are filed with IN, not KY, so you'd be paying the capped 3.4% and not the 5.8%, plus whatever the county in which you work taxes. Is this correct?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Default Bardstown / Nelson County

In response to the idea of Bardstown: might I suggest NW Nelson County, outside of Bardstown?

I used to live between Bardstown and Clermont off of KY 245, and a lot of my neighbors were either pilots for UPS or worked at the airport itself. The NW portion of Nelson County is really ideal for people who don't want to live in more urban/suburban areas but need quick access to the airport. There are no traffic lights along KY 245, and it's a straight shot up I-65. From my neighborhood, you could be at the airport in 35-40 minutes.
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