Hoping things are improving?

Hoping things are improving?

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Since: Apr 13

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#1 Apr 21, 2013
Good evening,
I have been back to hyden a few times this year and my father's family is from here. Was back in town to lay him to rest. I found this forum because something is bothering me. When I was little I loved to visit this area. It was beautiful and I loved how nice all my dad's family was. I loved sitting on the porch at night with only the stars for light and the smell of coal burning. We buried my father in his family cemetary and I was warned as to how bad theft was in the area due to the perscription drug problem. I would love to come back, hoping to hear the more positive aspects of the area. Thanks in advance.
truth

Hyden, KY

#2 Apr 22, 2013
Ohio girl123 wrote:
Good evening,
I have been back to hyden a few times this year and my father's family is from here. Was back in town to lay him to rest. I found this forum because something is bothering me. When I was little I loved to visit this area. It was beautiful and I loved how nice all my dad's family was. I loved sitting on the porch at night with only the stars for light and the smell of coal burning. We buried my father in his family cemetary and I was warned as to how bad theft was in the area due to the perscription drug problem. I would love to come back, hoping to hear the more positive aspects of the area. Thanks in advance.
Do you mean that you'd like to move back here? If that's the case, I suggest staying away from here. It's beautiful, in parts, but there's little opportunity here and drug use has reached epidemic proportions. I recently went geocaching and literally had to be careful about looking for caches because there were used needles littering the ground. The only job you'll find that pays decently is coal mining or a county job (often hard to get because those who land them aren't giving them up), and if that's out of the question, you can choose from the handful of minimum wage jobs in and around town. Local law enforcement is often pathetic, even when you need help, and things simply aren't going to get better here. They're not. I'm looking forward to getting out, honestly.

So, while Leslie county absolutely does have its advantages, if you like opportunity, stay where you are or go elsewhere. It's visit-worthy. That's about it.

Since: Apr 13

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#3 Apr 22, 2013
Dear Truth,
I was thinking of keeping my father's existing place in tracebranch that hollar has a different name now Honey something. We were here earlier in the week and it is still very beautiful. Just was thinking of a get a way. Unfortunately I am hearing that you cannot keep anything un-occupied for fear of theft or worse. I was just hoping that things were going in a more positive direction with the economic outlook which would help with the drugs. I will still say that with even all the negective stuff going on, the people that I have met have been very kind and considerate. I do appreciate your help
now

Hyden, KY

#4 Apr 22, 2013
honeysuckle is the name of the road in trace branch.the branch is the same trace branch.that just like in Bad Creek ,that roads is Army Trail road but its bad creek yet.the names not changed just the road name.
i would

Hyden, KY

#5 Apr 22, 2013
Ohio girl123 wrote:
Good evening,
I have been back to hyden a few times this year and my father's family is from here. Was back in town to lay him to rest. I found this forum because something is bothering me. When I was little I loved to visit this area. It was beautiful and I loved how nice all my dad's family was. I loved sitting on the porch at night with only the stars for light and the smell of coal burning. We buried my father in his family cemetary and I was warned as to how bad theft was in the area due to the perscription drug problem. I would love to come back, hoping to hear the more positive aspects of the area. Thanks in advance.
think that one look at this website and you would go screaming in the opposite direction. Stay away from this place. You would be better off moving to a freaking leper colony.
yep

Hyden, KY

#6 Apr 22, 2013
this place is going to be the beginning of the next virus that wipes out the world.
that

Hyden, KY

#7 Apr 22, 2013
yep wrote:
this place is going to be the beginning of the next virus that wipes out the world.
wouldn't surprise me one bit. There are so many crazy people here I expect them to start eating our brains, like zombies, because they don't have any themselves..
haha

Hyden, KY

#8 Apr 22, 2013
that wrote:
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wouldn't surprise me one bit. There are so many crazy people here I expect them to start eating our brains, like zombies, because they don't have any themselves..
i think you gong ho on the zombies some night they come up on that hill and have you foe supper.poor sw be gone. haha.
youu

Hyden, KY

#9 Apr 22, 2013
haha wrote:
<quoted text>i think you gong ho on the zombies some night they come up on that hill and have you foe supper.poor sw be gone. haha.
might have to come fight them off and protect me..
huu

Hyden, KY

#10 Apr 22, 2013
youu wrote:
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might have to come fight them off and protect me..
might have to.
hahaha

Hyden, KY

#11 Apr 22, 2013
huu wrote:
<quoted text>might have to.
okay..that sounds good..how would you protect me from the zombies?
Truth

Hyden, KY

#12 Apr 23, 2013
Ohio girl123 wrote:
Dear Truth,
I was thinking of keeping my father's existing place in tracebranch that hollar has a different name now Honey something. We were here earlier in the week and it is still very beautiful. Just was thinking of a get a way. Unfortunately I am hearing that you cannot keep anything un-occupied for fear of theft or worse. I was just hoping that things were going in a more positive direction with the economic outlook which would help with the drugs. I will still say that with even all the negective stuff going on, the people that I have met have been very kind and considerate. I do appreciate your help
If you're talking about Trace Branch, the opposite of the Grassy Branch side, I might know where you're talking about. It's pretty around those parts. I'm not very far from there. I haven't had any issues with people coming around and stealing things while I'm away or anything, and neither has my family (so far), but there sure are a lot of people who experience it. In the hollow I live in, it's just my family and we are all close together, so that gives us a bit of the upper-hand that some others don't have. That being said, we have had a few issues with some "bad" people coming up in here and shooting up, etc. It seems no place is really off limits anymore, except for maybe the court house parking lot. Syringes even litter the grounds of many cemeteries, the one on the Spur being one of them. It's sad. I love living in the mountains myself, but I'm thankful the Appalachians aren't the only chain in America. The coal fields will very likely remain one of the poorest, most under-developed areas of this country--and when the coal is gone or no longer being mined like it is now, it's over. It's pretty unfortunate that new industry doesn't move in and take over. The people of Appalachia are among the most unique and culturally rich that this country has to offer.

Good luck to ya!

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