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Old 05-13-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Southwest FL
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My family is looking for a nice area to relocate to. We like a few of the towns around Knoxville, but have also been considering towns around Lexington. My sisterinlaw is from Corbin and went to UK for college. She's very enthusiastic about the Lexington area. A position has opened up in Somerset with the company my husband works for and we are trying to decide whether to go for it. I am an OB nurse. Any hospitals close by. We have 2 girls, ages 9 and 7. I'll take any info you can offer. Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Ky.
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Lake Cumberland is the hospital in Somerset. Somerset is a pretty little town. I've not been there too often, but did do contract nursing in the hospital a few times. Somerset is about an hour to an hour and a half from Lexington.

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Old 05-13-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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http://www.lakecumberlandhospital.com/ in Somerset is the largest hospital in that part of KY. Somerset has lots of restaurants and shopping is decent for a county that has a population of just over 60,000. And Lake Cumberland is very nice!! It has taken me 1 hour 15 minutes to get to Lexington from Somerset. You take Highway 461 to Mt. Vernon and get on I 75 to go to Lexington.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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The only negative thing I can say is that there are lots of stoplights in Somerset, and that's only because they have a booming small town economy.
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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Thanks for your responses. KATB- what did you think of the hospital when you were there? Also- I was wondering if people around those towns are welcoming of transplants- or do you think the transplants feel like outsiders? I know someone who has lived in Corbin her who life and they have recommended that we would probably like living in London vs Sumerset, and that my husband could easily commute to Sumerset for his job. Any thoughts on London vs Sumerset? Our girls are in elementary school if that means anything. The person I know is Corbin feels that people are very friendly in the small towns around there and that it's sort of an everyone knows everyone feeling. Thanks again!
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thanks for your responses. KATB- what did you think of the hospital when you were there? Also- I was wondering if people around those towns are welcoming of transplants- or do you think the transplants feel like outsiders? I know someone who has lived in Corbin her who life and they have recommended that we would probably like living in London vs Sumerset, and that my husband could easily commute to Sumerset for his job. Any thoughts on London vs Sumerset? Our girls are in elementary school if that means anything. The person I know is Corbin feels that people are very friendly in the small towns around there and that it's sort of an everyone knows everyone feeling. Thanks again!
Somerset is a bit bigger than London, but the population of Pulaski County - 60,853 (Somerset) is nearly the same as Laurel County - 57,749 (London). From London it takes about 30 minutes to get to Somerset. It's a very scenic drive through the country. There's plenty of transplants here, I do know a few and they like the area. London is more progressive than Somerset, after all we have a smoking ban in London that Somerset doesn't have yet. (gasp) Somerset is also dry, no alcohol sales, not even in restaurants. London sales alcohol in restaurants only, not in stores. The best schools would actually be in nearby Corbin, south of London. In London though, the good elementary schools would be Sublimity, Cold Hill and Bush. The new Wyan-Pine Grove school maybe too.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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Amazing!

London is more progressive cuz they have a smoking ban and allow alcohol to only be sold in restaurants ?

Woooooooooo
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Amazing!

London is more progressive cuz they have a smoking ban and allow alcohol to only be sold in restaurants ?

Woooooooooo
London also has had a major revitalization of our downtown.

So go woooo some more....

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Old 05-24-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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Also, I would mention that the hospital in London (Saint Joseph London) is moving into a larger building in August. They may be expanding the OB program.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:28 AM
 
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Amazing!

London is more progressive cuz they have a smoking ban and allow alcohol to only be sold in restaurants ?

Woooooooooo
Do you ever have anything positive and not condescending to mention, sunshine? People are tired of your bull**** putdowns.
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