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Old 12-22-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: London, KY
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If you choose London/Laurel County try to relocate to the following areas: KY 192..going out towards Laurel Lake, this area is called Cold Hill. Also, look around KY 363 & KY 229. There are also some nice neighborhoods around Downtown..especially near the Bennett Center on Fifth Street. InLondon has some pics of the London area, maybe he can post a couple on here for your benefit.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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You can view London now on Google's Streetview. Simply go to Google and then click on maps.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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London does have a large contingent of what I call poor white trash, but it's nothing compared to Corbin. London is just a much better community than Corbin with a higher quality of life, IMHO.
What a snotty, rude and uncalled for thing to say. Which is also untrue.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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What a snotty, rude and uncalled for thing to say. Which is also untrue.
Take it as you will, but I'm confident that I speak truth to matter after my experiences in SEKY and with SEKY'ans. Shoot, I used to date a girl in Corbin and quickly noticed this stuff when I would come to visit her.

I will also point out that I've met quite a few people here in central Ky. that like London but basically turn their nose up at Corbin--just an observation. So I don't stand alone in my assertion.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: London, KY
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I think what hurts Corbin is the racial tension that took place in the 1920's. Although that has been many moons ago, there is still the perception that Corbin is an intolerant town.

Although there are some rough areas, there are some very nice neighborhoods, especially off 5th street and Barton Mill Rd. Most of us Londoners have to do some of our shopping in Corbin anyways. Corbin does have a Belks and JC Penneys, which offers more than Goody's or the new store, Peebles.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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Probably about a half acre.
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

Hmmm, I would suggest the Cold Hill area out 192; Down KY229 towards Barbourville. down 363 and 1006 in the Subliminty area (But not much further down that road as there has been a plant built in the last year that makes it an unpleasant area);

If you're looking just for a house there are several subdivisions near town and several good neighborhoods in London itself.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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I think what hurts Corbin is the racial tension that took place in the 1920's. Although that has been many moons ago, there is still the perception that Corbin is an intolerant town.
Well, a little more recent than the 1920s, I can remember when the McDonalds first opened in Corbin.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Well, a little more recent than the 1920s, I can remember when the McDonalds first opened in Corbin.
When was this and what happened?
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: London, KY
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When was this and what happened?
Allegedly a black manager at the Corbin McDonalds was the target of racial slurs and harassment. There was a documentary made in the late 80's or early 90's about Corbin..it's called "Trouble Behind."
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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I checked out the detailed profile on Corbin KY (City-Data) and it lists the following racial breakdown----------

Whites------------97.7 %
2 or more races----0.9 %
Hispanic-----------0.8%
American Indian---0.8 %

Are there no blacks whatsoever in Corbin KY ?
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