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Old 10-21-2006, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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I was wondering if anyone is from Nortonville and can tell me a little about it?

Good town? On the rise? Friendly people? etc.
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:16 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Hi

I grew up in Madisonville and went to Madisonville-North Hopkins HS....I dont live there now but my parents still do. Personally never drove through Nortonville...never had a need to as I used the nearby Parkways to get to anywhere. But southern Hopkins County like Mortons Gap, Nortonville and White Gap are all small rural towns....within a close drive to Madisonville for shopping, etc. South Hopkins Middle School is in Nortonville, which is the largest of the "small" towns in the south part of thet county. Southside elementary school is in the area too, though not sure what town.

The area was a big coal mining/strip mining area. That has been slowly declining now and employment opportunites are not that great in the south part of the county. Rolling hills in that area with lots of trees...not mountains or big hills at all like eastern KY. People are laid back and would tend to be your typical small rural town thinking....that is could take some time to get used to outsiders who move in. But if you are from the area (meaning surrounding states) then it should be fine. Hunting and fishing are big activities....fishing more so at Land between the Lakes about an hour away. Major crime and gangs are non-existant. If anything specific I can answer let me know.
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:43 PM
 
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Default Please No!

Please, please, no. See my post on Drakesboro. See my post on (Thinking about Kentucky?). Lets put it this way, shirts are optional and chewing tobacco is considered a fairly new and progressive invention. Have you ever been in an area where 100 untarped coal trucks pass through every day. Have you ever heard of black lung? Local culture consists of Turkey hunting and runniing a trot line. They are still fuming mad about Ronald Reagan firing the airport workers and busting the unions. Domestic assault is a sport. Many of these people still hold ill feelings towards the Union army. You have been warned.

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Old 10-27-2006, 08:55 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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As my post above yours describes I grew up in Madisonville, certainly more city than Nortonville, but while I would never live there again (no jobs there in my profession) I would say your portrait is a bit harsh and slanted. I did see from another post that you lived for a while in White Plains, but for how long and when. My dad worked for years in a coal mine out by Providence and he retired in 1984 and he does have mild form of black lung. With the closing of many mines, there arent many jobs out there in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties....but the people there are good decent folk.

Dan
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I have lived less than 10 miles from Nortonville my whole life. Nortonville is such a sweet, everyone-knows-everyone, type of town. You will never meet a stranger. Everyone helps out everyone. It is just wonderful. I hope you drive through one day. If you ever get lost or break down, you will be taken care of, WE stop and help people here, we don't keep driving!!
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: in KY
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well..I have been to nortonville a few times...my great-grandmother lived there...it's a small wonderful town...a place to feel "safe" as i like to say...I don't see how anyone wouldn't love it.
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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I have lived less than 10 miles from Nortonville my whole life. Nortonville is such a sweet, everyone-knows-everyone, type of town. You will never meet a stranger. Everyone helps out everyone. It is just wonderful. I hope you drive through one day. If you ever get lost or break down, you will be taken care of, WE stop and help people here, we don't keep driving!!

I hope to make it out there one day for i have relatives from my dad's side in that part of the state.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Please, please, no. See my post on Drakesboro. See my post on (Thinking about Kentucky?). Lets put it this way, shirts are optional and chewing tobacco is considered a fairly new and progressive invention. Have you ever been in an area where 100 untarped coal trucks pass through every day. Have you ever heard of black lung? Local culture consists of Turkey hunting and runniing a trot line. They are still fuming mad about Ronald Reagan firing the airport workers and busting the unions. Domestic assault is a sport. Many of these people still hold ill feelings towards the Union army. You have been warned.
Do there marry there sister too? Talk about stereotyping. Jeez ... get out of the 1940's please. You have the area completely wrong.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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I am related to the Yonts family of Nortonville, anyone from there ever heard of them?
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:23 AM
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Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I know their state representative is Brent Yonts. Well, he represents part of Hopkins, but not sure if it's the Nortonville area. His son lucked out BIG time having Daddy in Frankfort!
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