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Old 02-25-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: louisville, ky
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I was talking to my dad a few days ago about Louisville and its future (specifically the arena and support for an NBA team). He mentioned to me that most people in Kentucky aren't too fond of Louisville and probably wouldn't support the arena or many other ventures in Louisville.
I was just wondering what other people in the state thought about Louisville and the areas around it. Do people in Kentucky really hate Louisville that much? I'd rather this remain a rather pleasant thread. Thanks.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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This thread addressed a lot of those issues.

//www.city-data.com/forum/kentu...ouisville.html
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA
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I was talking to my dad a few days ago about Louisville and its future (specifically the arena and support for an NBA team). He mentioned to me that most people in Kentucky aren't too fond of Louisville and probably wouldn't support the arena or many other ventures in Louisville.
I was just wondering what other people in the state thought about Louisville and the areas around it. Do people in Kentucky really hate Louisville that much? I'd rather this remain a rather pleasant thread. Thanks.
I worked as a reporter in eastern Kentucky for a year and there was some resentment that they had unfunded infrastructure problems while Louisville was building the Muhammad Ali Center.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Do people in Kentucky really hate Louisville that much?
Hate is a strong word, but yes.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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Why is this?
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA
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Many folks in rural Kentucky believe Louisville hogs the trough, so to speak. They're wrong, but that is the perception among many.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Just in a nutshell, Louisville really is a nice city. When I lived there, I had both good and bad experiences. That said, when I moved there, my bad experiences with the people were SO bad that I've never forgotten about them and the good experiences have never quite seemed to outweigh them. It's a shame really. I'm not a mean, impolite, or socially inept guy, and I'm not one to harbor resentment, but I've not forgotten about how hard of a time I had adjusting to Louisville. It is so hard to meet people there. I would describe my relationship with the city as "like-love-hate."

On the flip side, if I stay in Kentucky, it would probably be in Louisville anyway b/c it offers the bulk of the state's arts, cultural, urban recreation, employment, and entertainment options. I'm not a huge fan of our small towns, which seem to be predominantly white trash with a honky tonk attitude (these types of people are generally different from true country people.) But, there are plenty of places in this country I'd MUCH rather live than Louisville and Kentucky.

I hope you like this place better than I did and do!
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Just in a nutshell, Louisville really is a nice city. When I lived there, I had both good and bad experiences. That said, when I moved there, my bad experiences with the people were SO bad that I've never forgotten about them and the good experiences have never quite seemed to outweigh them. It's a shame really. I'm not a mean, impolite, or socially inept guy, and I'm not one to harbor resentment, but I've not forgotten about how hard of a time I had adjusting to Louisville. It is so hard to meet people there. I would describe my relationship with the city as "like-love-hate."

On the flip side, if I stay in Kentucky, it would probably be in Louisville anyway b/c it offers the bulk of the state's arts, cultural, urban recreation, employment, and entertainment options. I'm not a huge fan of our small towns, which seem to be predominantly white trash with a honky tonk attitude (these types of people are generally different from true country people.) But, there are plenty of places in this country I'd MUCH rather live than Louisville and Kentucky.

I hope you like this place better than I did and do!
I am curious to know where in Louisville you lived and what kind of problems you had aside from meeting people. I am also curious to know where you live now.

I'm sorry to hear you had such a bad time here.Something I have noticed though is that alot of people who describe things like this have an attitude problem or something about them that puts people off. Have you looked at yourself to see if perhaps you are the problem?
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: London, KY
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Just in a nutshell, Louisville really is a nice city. When I lived there, I had both good and bad experiences. That said, when I moved there, my bad experiences with the people were SO bad that I've never forgotten about them and the good experiences have never quite seemed to outweigh them. It's a shame really. I'm not a mean, impolite, or socially inept guy, and I'm not one to harbor resentment, but I've not forgotten about how hard of a time I had adjusting to Louisville. It is so hard to meet people there. I would describe my relationship with the city as "like-love-hate."

On the flip side, if I stay in Kentucky, it would probably be in Louisville anyway b/c it offers the bulk of the state's arts, cultural, urban recreation, employment, and entertainment options. I'm not a huge fan of our small towns, which seem to be predominantly white trash with a honky tonk attitude (these types of people are generally different from true country people.) But, there are plenty of places in this country I'd MUCH rather live than Louisville and Kentucky.

I hope you like this place better than I did and do!
I take offense to your notion that most of Kentucky's small towns are "predominantly white trash." I have found that most people in this state are quite nice, and I would put Kentucky up against any other state I have lived in (North Carolina, Texas, Georgia). As for Louisville, I grew up there and went to school at UofL, I love Louisville and spend quite a few weekends there visiting family/friends. I don't know the nature of your bad experiences there, but it does seem you are fairly quick in labeling and stereotyping most everything that is Kentucky or Louisville. As for living here, nobody forces you to stay or come back, there are 49 other options to choose from you know.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Just in a nutshell, Louisville really is a nice city. When I lived there, I had both good and bad experiences. That said, when I moved there, my bad experiences with the people were SO bad that I've never forgotten about them and the good experiences have never quite seemed to outweigh them. It's a shame really. I'm not a mean, impolite, or socially inept guy, and I'm not one to harbor resentment, but I've not forgotten about how hard of a time I had adjusting to Louisville. It is so hard to meet people there. I would describe my relationship with the city as "like-love-hate."

On the flip side, if I stay in Kentucky, it would probably be in Louisville anyway b/c it offers the bulk of the state's arts, cultural, urban recreation, employment, and entertainment options. I'm not a huge fan of our small towns, which seem to be predominantly white trash with a honky tonk attitude (these types of people are generally different from true country people.) But, there are plenty of places in this country I'd MUCH rather live than Louisville and Kentucky.

I hope you like this place better than I did and do!
I have searched and researched for all the possible problems that could have caused your failure to connect in Louisville and Kentucky, and I think I have the answer. All you need to do is look in the mirror and you will find the same answer I discovered.

You may call small towns backwards, and you may accurately describe them as laid-back and even corny, but to call my family and friends "white trash" defines you as someone unable to understand what you see. This generally happens when a nose is turned upwards.

You are probably the kind of person what would defend a foreign country's cultural differences, but condemn our own nations regional cultures.

The people of Kentucky are fine people. You can't barge in demanding respect from them, but if you allow them to know you on their terms, you will be considered a part of them in time.
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