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Old 04-19-2006, 05:22 PM
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Hey everyone. I'm 23 and its time for a change. I need a small city, 20-30k, cheap rent and good people. I would like to be no more than 2 hours south of the Ohio border and the more to the east the better. I need a place where if I want I can raise a few mules, and my dog can play. Right now its just me and the dog looking for a small place. . . and a good job. I am in the hospitality business, so a place with a few good hotels (Hilton, Hampton ect) would be great. I'm not in a big hurry, but then again there's not much keep'n me here!

I hope to hear from someone soon!

~*Warmest Blessings,
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:08 PM
Location: Chicago
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Hi Ford!

I'm not sure if this will help you or not, but the following small cities (that have between 20k-30k people) seem to be close to the Ohio border:

Ashland-this is pretty far east ( //www.city-data.com/city/Ashland-Kentucky.html )
Florence ( //www.city-data.com/city/Florence-Kentucky.html )
Frankfort-the capitol ( //www.city-data.com/city/Frankfort-Kentucky.html )

Good luck!
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:35 AM
Location: Cincy/NKY
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You could check out Dry Ridge, KY. It's a small place(far from 20K though) only 30 minutes south of Cincy, so your close to all the things you may need, yet your still able to live in the country.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:04 PM
Location: Texas
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If you are in the hospitality business you will probably want to be close to Louisville or Lexington. There are a lot of small towns surrounding both of these cities.

Louisville is actually a very nice city with a lot to offer. Small towns around Louisville include Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Rineyville, Vine Grove, Radcliff, and Hodgenville just to name a few.

I think you would really like Elizabethtown (ETown) or Rineyville. Bardstown and Hodgenville are nice too but I prefer ETown.

Going towards Lexington, I really like Frankfort.

You may wish to get a detailed map and research the various towns surrounding the larger cities mentioned above. You can alos email the Chamber of Commerce in each of these towns and ask for info on the area.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:27 PM
Location: Hodgenville, Ky
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You wont find good work in Hodgenville KY and fair in Elizabethtown. Rent is not cheap....
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:15 AM
Location: Texas
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Elizabethtown has easy access to Louisville. It is not a bad commute, and I know many that do it. Louisville has a lot to offer in the OP's line of work. IMHO, rents are not bad. Of course, where you you come from will determine how you view that. We moved to the area from Texas where rents are much higher than mortgages. Although, I have to say that housing prices are probably better in Texas than they are here. You definitely get much more bang for your buck in Texas. However, taxes and insurance are much, much lower here than in Texas. Utilities and general cost of living is also lower here than in Texas - even taking into account the state income tax here in KY.

Having lived in a number of places and states, I think KY - especially ETown - is a great place to live. The only place that I think might be better is NC.
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:42 PM
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Danville or Richmond are both pretty cool towns. You could also try Berea...but Berea and Danville are both dry or semi-dry counties, meaning there aren't any bars and clubs...but they do serve drinks in most of the restraunts in Danville.
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:03 PM
Location: Old Louisville
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Here is a list of Kentucky cities of approximately 20-30K in population that are close to the Ohio border:

1. Richmond 30,008

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Approximately 90-100 miles from Ohio border. Richmond is the 6th largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Madison County. It was named after Richmond, Virginia. In 2004, the city population was 30,008. By 2010 it is expected to have a population of 34,292. It is home to Eastern Kentucky University.

2. Frankfort 27,281

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Approximately 65 miles from Ohio border. Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. It is the county seat of Franklin County. Frankfort is the home of Kentucky State University, a historically black university situated near the downtown area. Two school districts serve the city, with three public high schools located within the city limits.

3. Florence 25,449

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Approximately 11 miles from the Ohio border. Florence is a city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. Florence is the closest significant town to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Florence is the largest city in Boone County, and the second largest in Northern Kentucky.

4. Nicholasville 22,878

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Approximately 84 miles from the Ohio border. Nicholasville is the 14th largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Jessamine County, Kentucky. The median income for a household in the city was $37,462, and the median income for a family was $42,978. Males had a median income of $31,536 versus $22,275 for females.

5. Radcliff 21,617

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Approximately 118 miles from the Ohio Border. Radcliff is a city in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States. Its economy is largely dominated by the adjacent Fort Knox Army base and the county seat of Hardin County, Elizabethtown. The median income for a household in the city was $35,763, and the median income for a family was $41,260. Despite being in a dry county (Hardin), sales by the drink in restaurants seating at least 100 diners are allowed. Radcliff, has also, in the past, held the world record for the most fast food restaurants in a one square mile area.

6. Ashland 21,586

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Approximately 106 miles from the Ohio Border. Ashland is a city located in Boyd County, Kentucky, nestled along the banks of the Ohio River. Ashland is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649. Ashland boasts a 47-acre wooded Central Park that hosts an annual holiday light show, Winter Wonderland of Lights. The city is host to several summer events as well including Poage's Landing Days and Summer Motion. The median income for a household in the city was $30,309, and the median income for a family was $40,131.

7. Georgetown 19,732

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Approzimately 59 miles from the Ohio border. Georgetown is a city in Scott County, Kentucky, United States. It is the county seat of Scott County. The city is named in honor of President George Washington. It is the home of Georgetown College, a private liberal arts college. The city's recent growth began in the mid-1980s, when Toyota built its first wholly-owned United States plant north of the city.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:53 PM
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Georgetown is very nice. It is growing but still has areas that are relatively inexpensive with some land attached. It is about an hour from Cincinnati and 15 miles from Lexington.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:55 PM
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hi, I'd like of my friend Mr. John stuck, we working in Brazil the Carter Federal Mogul.
he live in Kentucky, but I've know come way me.
my name's Rogerio "Draftman"
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