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Old 01-22-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Because it's KY and NOT TN, lol!

Seriously though, Ky all in all is actually cheaper tax wise than TN, lower cost of living, and it's a commonwealth, so the laws are generally better for the citizens than in other non-commonwealth states.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:24 AM
 
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Because it's KY and NOT TN, lol!

Seriously though, Ky all in all is actually cheaper tax wise than TN, lower cost of living, and it's a commonwealth, so the laws are generally better for the citizens than in other non-commonwealth states.

the weather this year in KY was much worse than TN - ice storms, tornados, this past winter - is that unusual or do you guys get hit with more bad weather than TN?
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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Why Ky over Tn, there are generous retirement -income exemptions meaning most likely no income tax, food is excluded in the 6% sales tax, and there is a low property tax. In this case, Tn would actually have the higher tax burden over Ky for those retired anyway.
Why Tn over Ky, Tn has a statewide no smoking ban.
Once I get back from a visit to both states this summer, I'll be happy to give my personal reasons why one is better then the other, since we are considering retirement options in both states.
You are correct about TN being more expensive. In Davidson county we are pay a whopping 9.25 % sales tax and another 7.75% tax on Food. And from what I have heard from many others also is that the property taxes are a lot cheaper in KY compared to TN. I've talked to several people getting ready to retire that are going to KY from TN. Cost wise it is cheaper.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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I've done my research, and it's nice to see someone living in Tn. agrees with it. I myself will still consider either state for a potential retirement place, as well as South Carolina because either of them still ends up having a lower overall cost of living then where I live now, Madison Wi.(esp. property taxes)
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