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Old 05-06-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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I am moving from Alaska sometime in the next month or so. Can anyone tell me about Kentucky? Where to live, taxes anything. In AK, you don't pay taxes but you DO have long long winters and I am soooo tired of them and the isolation. I am looking at several states which includes Kentucky. Is the cost of living low, ie utilities, houses? Lots of fun things to do with a teenage boy?

Any thoughts also on Hopskinsville?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 05-06-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Smile Western KY

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I am moving from Alaska sometime in the next month or so. Can anyone tell me about Kentucky? Where to live, taxes anything. In AK, you don't pay taxes but you DO have long long winters and I am soooo tired of them and the isolation. I am looking at several states which includes Kentucky. Is the cost of living low, ie utilities, houses? Lots of fun things to do with a teenage boy?

Any thoughts also on Hopskinsville?

Thanks for any help.
I lived in Hoptown for 14 years, I left as the schools are sad. And the crime and drugs are high for KY but still low compared to many places in the US.
Try looking at the Paducah, Murray, Benton area and surrounding counties. Cost of living is low, plenty of outdoors stuff to do and close to many other major towns like Nashville, St Louis, Memphis and others.
Paducah has a little culture and artsy things going on all the time. I prefer western KY to the rest of the state the seasons are longer and it's warmer longer and I've lived all over the state. Every area in the state is unique, I've just found the western end more to my liking. Hope this help!

Google Western KY, Paducah, LBL, Kentucky, Barkley or Reelfoot Lake
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Thanks so much! Is it really humid there like I have experienced like in florida?
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Thanks so much! Is it really humid there like I have experienced like in florida?
Yes, it can be hot and humid here there are a lot of folks here that moved in from Florida so far none are running away. Late June through Early Oct can be a bit steamy but it beats the far out of being cold.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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The part of Ky called "Land Between the Lakes" is a great retirement area. It's in the southwest portion of Kentucky.

If you are still working, you may have to locate nearer the "big" cities of Louisiville or Lexington. My personal recommendation is Oldham County, which is just north of Louisville. Still a small town feel but near a metro area. Great, and I mean great, schools.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Thanks, yes I am still working. I am 38 yrs old single mom with a 13 yr old boy. How is the job market?
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I also recommend Western KY even though I live in central Ky because times I visited their I really liked it.
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Thanks, yes I am still working. I am 38 yrs old single mom with a 13 yr old boy. How is the job market?
The job market is better in the larger cities, and no so great in many rural areas like the mountains. These areas are improving though. Are you looking for a smaller town, or bigger city? Urban or suburban? Rural or exurban?
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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They do have state taxes here and if you have a newer car shell out more for title transfer and fees etc.housing is normal like most places,duplexes.Apts. jobs you may want to search the want ads,or go thru the temps places.Its nice living here not as cold as up north like MN. where I moved from.this is a rural area and jobs are not as abundant as they are in the big cities like Lexington.
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