I agree. The jobs out of town generally pay more per hour, but I did it, and it tears up your car, cost a fortune in gas, and is stressful in bad weather. I took a pay cut to work locally, and it's hard, but at least I won't be doing oil changes every two months, and tires about every eight. I miss the pay checks from my former job, but that's about it. I am broke, but nice, well mannered, and try to treat people well.Work ethics ARE being taught in the schools. Why can't children get their homework done on time? Why aren't the parents attending conferences and school activities? In order for a work ethic to be taught to children, they must have role models and be held accountable for their responsibilities at home. So the parents of the last generation have let us down and have not been consistent or reliable when it comes to raising their children.Also there is so much divorce, children don't know where they are sleeping from one day to the next. Children are the victims.
The government has done its job in Kenton and we are doing fine in Hardin County.
Housing is below average as far as rentals and some who don't repair their properties. This all comes back to work ethic and job availability.
There are jobs available in Kenton but those who complain about not having money refuse to take those jobs. Seems it is easier to lay around and do nothing, or get high on alcohol or drugs. Is that any kind of life?
Kenton seems to be divided by the "haves" and "have-nots" which is mostly determined by the people themselves.
I also follow the golden rule, and teach it to my children. I also attend activities, and am strict on grades, but my children are far from perfect. I do not fit in well in this town, as I am a have not, but will give what little I have to help an honest person.
I hate the drug problem, as I have seen too many obitiuries for young people who get caught up in the mess. I show my kids what drugs can do to you, and pray they never touch them. I never did, but we had the dare program back in my day, and scared straight programs. I do think dealers need to be locked up, and we need to educate our families.