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Old 11-11-2006, 10:26 PM
 
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We are planning on moving to KY next spring, near Kuttawa, KY. We would like to know more about the jobs available, housing and schools. Looking at the following towns; Cadiz, Princeton, Eddyville, Calvert City, or others nearby. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Wife is a Registered nurse, husband is a machinist. Thanks. The Tuckers
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:43 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Hello

I grew up in Madisonville, Kentucky....about an hour northeast of that area and I have a sister and her husband who now live in Kuttawa....just off I-24 exit 40 along Highway 62. They bought some land a long time ago near the lake and built a house back in the early 1990s there. So I have been through that area several times.

Job-wise....pretty much all the places you mentioned are small towns with not a whole lot going on....nearest hospital is in Paducah about 45 min to the west. No real big employers in the area...more mom/pop places....small businesses....but anything specific job wise just done know of anything. Would try looking west to Paducah. There is another poster here on the boards from the Cadiz area and he/she could help you out there as I am not familiar with housing, etc in Cadiz area.

Schools in most of Kentucky (outside of bigger cities) are county based school systems. Thus you have Lyon county schools based in Eddyville which serves Kuttawa and local area. http://www.lyon.k12.ky.us/ (broken link) One elementary, one middle, and one high school for the county.

Housing is pretty inexpensive...except for those few who are near the lakes. Some new home growth, but not a whole lot.

The land between the lakes region (as it is called) are man made lakes formed by the Tennessee Valley Authority for flood control and for generation of electricity. Thus dont tend to have homes, docks, etc along its shores that some lakes do. Fishing is excellent in the area. My sister loves to go to Grand River and Patty's restaurant which is a neat little shopping area.

Basically that area you are looking at is small towns, nice people, but not exactly a job mecca. 45 minute drive down I-24 to Paducah for shopping, dining, etc...or you can take I-24 to Nashville....about 2 - 2 1/2 hours or so.

I hope this helps some...

Dan
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I grew up in Hopkinsville and now live in Cadiz. Housing is reasonable in both places. Crime rate is higher in Hopkinsvillle, that is the reason I left, would rather lay my head down in a safer community. Cadiz has Trigg County Hospital which is small but Hopkinsville has Jennie Stuart Hospital. I have family in several schools in Hopkinsville but if I had a child in school now I would probably put them in Trigg County look at www.trigg.k12.ky.us
(all on one campus) or a private school in Hopkinsville called Heritage Christian Academy.
Cadiz is a small, friendly town. With Interstate 24 and US 68 we can get quick access to larger towns for work, shopping, etc.
I have heard us called a "bedroom community" that is where people live but work in outside communities. We are also know as the "Gateway to the Lakes" with Land Between the Lakes to our west which consists of Barkley Lake and Kentucky Lake. We also have Barkley Lake State Park which brings a lot of tourist to our community look at www.barkleylake.com/welcom.html (broken link)
I hope I have helped.
KYHummingbird
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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Talking Moving to Marion, KY

Thanks for the earlier posts...We have found and bought a fixer upper home in Marion, KY. What can you tell us about this area and factory jobs near there? Husband is a machinist specialist with Vermeer, Mfg in Iowa right now works in machine shop making parts for trenchers,etc. Moving first week in Aug. '07. Any decent paying factories within 45min. from Marion?
Thanks. Tuckers
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Old 06-17-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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Oh you'll like Marion. Nice little town, sortof like Mayberry. Big Amish community nearby, too.

There's lots of gorgeous land in that area. People are nice.

Factories, I don't know about...there are some an hour away in Madisonville. That's all I know.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Thanks for the earlier posts...We have found and bought a fixer upper home in Marion, KY. What can you tell us about this area and factory jobs near there? Husband is a machinist specialist with Vermeer, Mfg in Iowa right now works in machine shop making parts for trenchers,etc. Moving first week in Aug. '07. Any decent paying factories within 45min. from Marion?
Thanks. Tuckers
Not many factories around Marion that I know of, might find something in Calvert City it's an industrial area, other wise your looking at Madisonville. Either way it's a drive and as you know gas isn't cheap.
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