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Old 06-10-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Kentucky seriously at first was greatschools.net said that in the area of Nicholasville that 98% of the kids were on free or reduced lunch.
I really seriously doubt that, I checked greatschools.net and I could not substantiate that data.

Are their kid and free or reduced lunch, sure there is; just like in California there is too. But 98% that seems a bit excessive.

And beside just because a kid is poor, doesn't mean their stupid or to be shunned.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Waco, Ky
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I really seriously doubt that, I checked greatschools.net and I could not substantiate that data.

Are their kid and free or reduced lunch, sure there is; just like in California there is too. But 98% that seems a bit excessive.

And beside just because a kid is poor, doesn't mean their stupid or to be shunned.

Sadly, we do have many kids on free or reduced lunches. HOWEVER, as Davart so eloquently put it, these children are neither stupid nor shunned. It is just a fact of life in that sometimes families need help. Since the prices of school lunches have jumped significantly over the last 5 years, it would be hard for many families to pay for lunch. My children are 19, 16, and 10, so I have seen the differences in prices over the last years.

Please do not let the mis-information of one website affect your choice! We travel through Nicholasville quite often. Alot of the families that receive this help are not what you would think. Most are the "working poor", who are trying to make ends meet, but just can't. Many are tenant farmers, who tend to be hard working country folks who are happy with what life gives them. Now, about the area: if you want horses, open pastures, friendly people, horses, convenience to Lexington and major shopping, fresh fruits and vegetables, horses, good schools, low crime, and did I mention, horses, than this is the area for you! I lived in a small town called Wilmore, and loved it when I was younger. I can still remember our "yard" (about 15 acres) the sweet smell of fresh hay being cut on what seemed a daily basis, horses everywhere, stone fences on every back road, the country store where everyone gathered on Saturday mornings, and some of the nicest neighbors a person could have. And, suprisingly, this is how the area still exists! Just visit the area, and I promise you won't want to leave!
All the best, ~joanna~
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