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Old 12-29-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Berry, Kentucky
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Weather? Taxes? Family?

Outlaw? Witness Protection Program? Angry Spouse?
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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EcletricEars - what can you tell me about Richmond? We were thinking of moving there to be close to EKU. Are the Madison County schools or Berea Independent schools good? We'd be moving from N. IL (very expensive) and wanted a less expensive place to live. We've been to Richmond. I'm not really impressed, but the rest of the family seems to like it. Any responses would be helpful. Thank you.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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From my experience the only two decent months are May and October. Weatherwise, the rest of the year sucks. Below average temperatures happen from November thru April. The above average temperatures happen from mid-June thru mid-September. During the time of below average temperatures they are double digits below normal, consistently solid (week after week) without any warming break. In summer you have to get used to feeling like your clothes are pasted onto your skin. Kentucky is nice scenically, but it's basically an indoor climate.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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From my experience the only two decent months are May and October. Weatherwise, the rest of the year sucks. Below average temperatures happen from November thru April. The above average temperatures happen from mid-June thru mid-September. During the time of below average temperatures they are double digits below normal, consistently solid (week after week) without any warming break. In summer you have to get used to feeling like your clothes are pasted onto your skin. Kentucky is nice scenically, but it's basically an indoor climate.
Indoor climate? hahaha
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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I moved to SC from KY and the difference in humidity is drastic. When I go back to KY it feels a lot more tolerable.

Winter is not bad. It doesn't snow a whole lot but it's seems cold a lot of the year.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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EcletricEars - what can you tell me about Richmond? We were thinking of moving there to be close to EKU. Are the Madison County schools or Berea Independent schools good? We'd be moving from N. IL (very expensive) and wanted a less expensive place to live. We've been to Richmond. I'm not really impressed, but the rest of the family seems to like it. Any responses would be helpful. Thank you.
Richmond has approximately 31,000 residents and is home to EKU. It does have a very small and selective but strong secondary public school in Model Lab; perhaps you'd want to check it out if you any high schoolers.

MCS and BIS are crappy school systems, as are most in Kentucky. I will openly, plainly and bluntly state the negatives of Kentucky's public schools, as there are many. Unless one can get children in Model Lab or select magnet schools in Fayette County (Lexington), they might as well suck it up and pay private school tuition if they can afford it.

Richmond is not aesthetically pleasing and, except for its immediate downtown, doesn't do a good job of preserving its history. It's just another town that looks almost entirely cheaply built. On the upside, the new Richmond Centre will no longer require you to drive to Lexington for any "additional" shopping needs and wants.

If you're going to live in central Kentucky, look into Danville and Frankfort as far as larger towns go and Midway and Wilmore as smaller towns go. Danville has Centre, a premier private liberal arts college that consistently ranks in the top 15 in all of the U.S. Frankfort has Kentucky State University, a small public university that has admittedly had some corruption and turmoil over the last ten years. Midway has Midway College, an all-women's college (although I think a few graduate programs allow men). Wilmore has Asbury University, a great small Methodist college with a cute campus right in town. All four towns have some nice old architecture, do a better job of historic preservation than most of the state altogether and allow for easy commuting distance to the Univ. of KY in Lexington or EKU in Richmond if any of the kids chose to attend one of those schools.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I don't understand people gripping about weather. I guess I have the Native American attitude: God/ Mother Nature makes the weather what it is and you learn to deal with it. If it wasn't as humid we would get less rain and have unproductive farmland. If it didn't get cold in winter there would be alligators eating peoples' cats and dogs.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I don't understand people gripping about weather. I guess I have the Native American attitude: God/ Mother Nature makes the weather what it is and you learn to deal with it. If it wasn't as humid we would get less rain and have unproductive farmland. If it didn't get cold in winter there would be alligators eating peoples' cats and dogs.
And the "deal with it" attitude is noble. You make the most of it and mentally devise a list of pros and cons. I admire that about you, censusdata.

However, if one's personal cons outweigh the pros, they can do one of three things: (1) develop the "deal with it" attitude, (2) b*tch about it incessantly or (3) move to another climate that better suits their preference.

Most will do (2). Fewer will do (1). Even fewer will do (3). Just the way of the world. Some Wisconsinites hate the cold and yearn for the day to at least spend winter vacations in Florida; until such trips or, better yet, properties can be afforded, they deal with it or b*tch. It's just an example, but not everyone simply has the will (it's an ability that can be learned by anyone, but some people just won't) to adapt to and be content with the climate of their residence. (And for the record, Florida is among my least favorite states in the union, but not for climatic reasons.)
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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I don't get the weather gripe either. You are either an outdoors person or you are not. If you are an outdoors person, you get outside and enjoy it no matter what. I still walk every morning and afternoon all winter. Same in the summer. Beats the hell out of sitting inside all day.

Also funny the "indoor climate" came from what I presume to be a Chicago native. Didn't think they made 'em that soft up there.
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