Why is south east Ky so poor and depressed?

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Betterdaysahead

Manchester, KY

#1 Sep 2, 2010
http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/10-great-ci... Look at these other citys in the united states and then take a look at seky citys what are these people doing that we are not doing to make life better one would think with all the coal in seky that there would be at least one city in seky that was not below poverty line...the best jobs that comes here is police jobs and doctors and lawyers to feed on the backs of the poor , who is keeping seky so Poor? with billions in coal all around us?

“Somewhere in Time”

Since: Dec 09

Cannon, KY

#2 Sep 2, 2010
Betterdaysahead wrote:
http://realestate.yahoo.com/pr omo/10-great-cities-for-raisin g-families.html Look at these other citys in the united states and then take a look at seky citys what are these people doing that we are not doing to make life better one would think with all the coal in seky that there would be at least one city in seky that was not below poverty line...the best jobs that comes here is police jobs and doctors and lawyers to feed on the backs of the poor , who is keeping seky so Poor? with billions in coal all around us?
They keep electing the same crooks in office for twenty five years at a time for one thing. Religion is also part of the problem.
mrdumas

Corbin, KY

#3 Sep 2, 2010
The Specialist wrote:
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They keep electing the same crooks in office for twenty five years at a time for one thing. Religion is also part of the problem.
Not to mention that the majority of the population would rather draw a check than work...they are a big drain on the econonmy and a burden to those who work...and they contribute nothing(i.e. tax dollars) and before any upity types start ranting and raving...I am refering to able body people that laziness and sloth is their only "disease"...and before all you perfect spellers and syntax specialist start on the misspelling and poor grammar and sentence structure...i know im not perfect...so..there you go.
blue sky

Somerset, KY

#4 Sep 2, 2010
It is A way of life for some to draw SSI instead of working .... If a man will not provide for his family he is worse than an infedel ,If he doesnt work nether should he eat, I didnt say that the bible does... The goverment has made people dependent on it .. and we all know that in order to have pride in things , we need to earn it. There was a time when we took care of our own ,not depend on others to do it.If the Goverment wants to help people put them to work !

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

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#5 Sep 2, 2010
The Poverty is due to no money, the depression is due to the poverty... Next question.....
The Individuals

Sheridan, AR

#6 Sep 2, 2010
People who would have otherwise been innovative, with potential for great things choose instead to use their time and resources to work harder at getting out of work than to get up in the morning and succeed at a making a living. The lion's share choose to do drugs and alcohol, then blame everything and everyone for their poor living conditions. Did you also check the ratio of drug addicts in our poor areas as opposed to the addicts in the more prosperous places in your queary?
no money

United States

#7 Sep 2, 2010
FKN politics screwing us, religious leaders robbing us, and doctors drugging us.
Johnnywho

Barbourville, KY

#9 Sep 2, 2010
What I can't understand is people around here think things are going to change. There have NEVER been any jobs. Its nothing new, yet people still continue to live here expecting something different. The bottom line is MOVE. No one is going to come to your door and offer you a job. Pack up and leave, go somewhere else, try something different. People must think the world ends at the county line, it doesn't!!!
motivateORstfu

London, KY

#10 Sep 2, 2010
The problem does not lay with any one thing. The problem is people have this attitude of blame. The attitude of nothing is wrong with me, it is everyone else in the area.

People can be so quick to pass judgment on others, but when it gets down to the bottom line, instead of trying to make a difference, they pack up and leave, all while spouting out, "it wasn't my fault."

So, they leave the community, and go reap he benefits that others have made, in the form of a menial job that pays decent. All the while, they *know* that the people in their hometown were bigoted, ignorant, drug headed, hillbillies, who are blinded by faith.

No one ever wants to try and stay in the community and help others because of this. So the community crumbles generation after generation because people are simply not motivated to change.

It was mentioned that certain families have wronged the community, yet they still work, trade, and benefit. Why does this happen? Because everyone knows that truthfully, certain families may take advantage of people, but they aren't going to step up and do anything about it.
Betterdaysahead

London, KY

#11 Sep 3, 2010
The Individuals wrote:
People who would have otherwise been innovative, with potential for great things choose instead to use their time and resources to work harder at getting out of work than to get up in the morning and succeed at a making a living. The lion's share choose to do drugs and alcohol, then blame everything and everyone for their poor living conditions. Did you also check the ratio of drug addicts in our poor areas as opposed to the addicts in the more prosperous places in your queary?
The reward for work has been taken away , when a rich man works you all day for a dime it is heart breaking the people of south east Ky is no differnt then anywhere in USA just another human being, but the rich has not paid people to work they have been underpaid so long that they grew weary and give up hope because they can see no way Look at the Million Dollar homes on the hills and the tin shack trailor parks in the valleys Kings and pesants ,The rich tells there sons and daughters not to marry the poor its not proper, seky is clickish and political even in the churches, there is a line between rich and poor and the poor is dared to cross that line as thow they are dogs , the rich make jokes and laugh at the poor and the spirit of mocking is very powerful in seky even the poor mock other poor people there is no pupport for poor people to thrive the rich keep all to there self...and mocks the poor.
Betterdaysahead

London, KY

#12 Sep 3, 2010
PONTIAC Poor Ole N****R Thinks its A Cadillac, I remember this being a common joke In barbourville as a young man, The rich mocks the efforts of the poor. Its not a black racist joke its a joke against any poor persons effert to grow or develop, I think shame in the hearts of the rich in seky and in the rest of America is against the people of the mountains and we love to mock and insult them and use them its a type of social slavery of the minds of people less fortuinate, social slavery of the mind keeps the poor poor and the rich rich and there is a very small bridge in between and if you cant cross the bridge and wade the river the rich will laugh at you for wadeing the water to get to the other side.
motivateORstfu

East Bernstadt, KY

#13 Sep 3, 2010
@Betterdaysahead

Exactly what I was talking about in your last two posts. Blame the wealthy; blame religion; blame, blame, blame.

But, aside from moving away, what are you planning on doing about it?
blue sky

Somerset, KY

#14 Sep 3, 2010
you dont have to have money to be rich ! Some of the most miserable people I know have material things , Its God, family and friends that enrich our lives... make the most of what we have and take care of what we have instead of spending our money on tobacco , drugs and other things that bring us down and make us unproductive and bring more misery in the long run . We bring all this on ourselfes by our actions. If we would always try to treat others like we want to be treated, be honest in all our dealings our lives would be enriched beyond measure!
citygirl

Eubank, KY

#15 Sep 3, 2010
The poor people settle for anything that is free. Free money--free checks. Education is the problem. If the poor would get an education, they would be able to get a job and break the cycle. Think about this: A person--any person-- must assume responsibility!
AMEN

Murray, KY

#16 Sep 3, 2010
citygirl wrote:
The poor people settle for anything that is free. Free money--free checks. Education is the problem. If the poor would get an education, they would be able to get a job and break the cycle. Think about this: A person--any person-- must assume responsibility!
This was the Best Post on here!
work

Albany, KY

#17 Sep 4, 2010
If you don't have a job, make one for yourself. You'd be surprised what can and will happen if you just get out there and do something. It's called networking. Keep at it and sooner or later a break will come your way, but you have to be out there actively doing things well and people referring you to others.

Since: Mar 10

Madisonville, KY

#18 Sep 4, 2010
Johnnywho wrote:
What I can't understand is people around here think things are going to change. There have NEVER been any jobs. Its nothing new, yet people still continue to live here expecting something different. The bottom line is MOVE. No one is going to come to your door and offer you a job. Pack up and leave, go somewhere else, try something different. People must think the world ends at the county line, it doesn't!!!
Move to where exactly? My mother in law recently took my daughter to Florida for a small vacation before school started. Her dad had just finally found employment after being unemployed for almost a year. He uses his on car to drive people around to and from dr's appointment's, errands, etc. True, there has never been any decent paying jobs here in Barbourville, but to tell people to "pack up and leave" Barbourville isn't the answer either. Jobs are hard to find anywhere in the US, not just here.

Since: Mar 10

Madisonville, KY

#19 Sep 4, 2010
citygirl wrote:
The poor people settle for anything that is free. Free money--free checks. Education is the problem. If the poor would get an education, they would be able to get a job and break the cycle. Think about this: A person--any person-- must assume responsibility!
Education is key in obtaining a decent job with benefits and decent salary. However, until we get some decent some decent paying jobs around here, there will always be someone trying to cheat the system.

Since: Mar 10

Madisonville, KY

#20 Sep 4, 2010
The Specialist wrote:
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They keep electing the same crooks in office for twenty five years at a time for one thing. Religion is also part of the problem.
I don't know about religion being part of the problem, but after this last election (May I believe) I was convinced we'd see some new faces in the court houses after all the bitching and moaning going on around here and on the streets. Not surprisingly, though, they're still there, every last one of them....
Father Theresa

Manchester, KY

#21 Sep 5, 2010
If you're white you can do good arouns SE Ky If not, i feel for ya!

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