Moving to Kentucky...HELP!!!

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Lili

Oceanport, NJ

#1 Apr 23, 2007
Hello everyone. Me and my husband are looking into moving to KY from New York. We currently rent in Long Island but can no longer afford it and when our lease is up in February we want to buy our first home. My friend just told me about this site. I would like as many responses as possible because who better to know the state than those that live there so I thank you in advance for any advice. I would like to know the major differences between Louisville and Lexington? These are our prerequisites: 3-4 bedroom home with a great school district. We would love a neighborhood with young families since we have a 2 year old son. A neighborhood with mature trees and beautiful curb appeal. We are looking to definitely stay under the 200k range, closer to 150k really. My husband is an electrician. I work in sales and am an executive assistant as well. I would like to know which areas offer good jobs in these fields. Obviously employment comes first since without a job having a nice home wouldn’t be possible. Also, regarding day care…does anyone know how much day care averages in the areas you are telling me about? I want a safe neighborhood for my family. Where we live now it is full of crime and you can’t even take a walk at night really. I just want to be able to buy a house and live I in a nice neighborhood with a good school without going broke like here in NY. I guess everyone wants that. Also, one more question…what are these magnet programs I hear about so much in talks about schools? Any detailed info you give me would be wonderful. I want to know a lot before I decide where to visit. A week long visit can only tell you so much and the realtors often don’t tell you the truth in order to get you to buy a home. Thank you so much. I cannot wait to hear your input.
Margaret

Russell Springs, KY

#2 Apr 23, 2007
I got a good idea,not trying to be a smart a**,but look,at the online newspapers in both cities,or get the newspapers sent to you..That way you'll kind of get some idea,when you get all these replies..Good luck..
Debbie

Auburn Hills, MI

#3 Apr 23, 2007
I moved here from Chicago. Kentucky is such a beautiful place.The people are so friendly. Louisville or Lexington are both great cities. I prefer Lexington because it has a smaller town effect.Good Luck in finding a great place to live, any place in Kentucky is great.....
madee in tn

AOL

#4 Apr 23, 2007
Hi Lili, you might google up Kidon Media Link which will give you access to all sorts of Ky newspapers. I suggest you and your family consider the Jackson Purchase area where Paducah is the largest city. If you want a small town feel, that might be the place for you. With your and your husbands job skills, employment should pose no problem and a nice home in your price range would definitely be attainable. The school systems in that part of the state are smaller than those around the L'ville/Lexington area and there are around 24 to 26 kids in a classroom the last I heard. My kids finished high school 10 yrs ago but I was pleased with the education they received and it has stood them in good stead. The Jackson Purchase area is the only place I know where I can go and forget it's 2007. Some people still go to bed at night with their doors unlocked.

“Live life to the fullest.”

Since: Apr 07

Russell County

#5 Apr 24, 2007
well if you all want to move to Ky you really need to see what part of Ky you want to move to just ask people about what parts they live in. Now if you are looking for great jobs dont come to Russell County unless your a teacher, doctor, or police if you want good jobs go to Lousiville, Lexington, Somerset, London, cambsiville, Bowlingreen just look around and find a place you like. tahts all I can say.
Lili wrote:
Hello everyone. Me and my husband are looking into moving to KY from New York. We currently rent in Long Island but can no longer afford it and when our lease is up in February we want to buy our first home. My friend just told me about this site. I would like as many responses as possible because who better to know the state than those that live there so I thank you in advance for any advice. I would like to know the major differences between Louisville and Lexington? These are our prerequisites: 3-4 bedroom home with a great school district. We would love a neighborhood with young families since we have a 2 year old son. A neighborhood with mature trees and beautiful curb appeal. We are looking to definitely stay under the 200k range, closer to 150k really. My husband is an electrician. I work in sales and am an executive assistant as well. I would like to know which areas offer good jobs in these fields. Obviously employment comes first since without a job having a nice home wouldn’t be possible. Also, regarding day care…does anyone know how much day care averages in the areas you are telling me about? I want a safe neighborhood for my family. Where we live now it is full of crime and you can’t even take a walk at night really. I just want to be able to buy a house and live I in a nice neighborhood with a good school without going broke like here in NY. I guess everyone wants that. Also, one more question…what are these magnet programs I hear about so much in talks about schools? Any detailed info you give me would be wonderful. I want to know a lot before I decide where to visit. A week long visit can only tell you so much and the realtors often don’t tell you the truth in order to get you to buy a home. Thank you so much. I cannot wait to hear your input.
Lili

Oceanport, NJ

#6 Apr 24, 2007
Margaret wrote:
I got a good idea,not trying to be a smart a**,but look,at the online newspapers in both cities,or get the newspapers sent to you..That way you'll kind of get some idea,when you get all these replies..Good luck..
Thanks, that is actually a great idea!!!

“Hell is on earth in MI”

Since: Feb 07

Brighton/Howell & KENTUCKY!!!

#7 Apr 24, 2007
Lili wrote:
Hello everyone. Me and my husband are looking into moving to KY from New York. We currently rent in Long Island but can no longer afford it and when our lease is up in February we want to buy our first home. My friend just told me about this site. I would like as many responses as possible because who better to know the state than those that live there so I thank you in advance for any advice. I would like to know the major differences between Louisville and Lexington? These are our prerequisites: 3-4 bedroom home with a great school district. We would love a neighborhood with young families since we have a 2 year old son. A neighborhood with mature trees and beautiful curb appeal. We are looking to definitely stay under the 200k range, closer to 150k really. My husband is an electrician. I work in sales and am an executive assistant as well. I would like to know which areas offer good jobs in these fields. Obviously employment comes first since without a job having a nice home wouldn’t be possible. Also, regarding day care…does anyone know how much day care averages in the areas you are telling me about? I want a safe neighborhood for my family. Where we live now it is full of crime and you can’t even take a walk at night really. I just want to be able to buy a house and live I in a nice neighborhood with a good school without going broke like here in NY. I guess everyone wants that. Also, one more question…what are these magnet programs I hear about so much in talks about schools? Any detailed info you give me would be wonderful. I want to know a lot before I decide where to visit. A week long visit can only tell you so much and the realtors often don’t tell you the truth in order to get you to buy a home. Thank you so much. I cannot wait to hear your input.
Look into Berea, KY just a short jaunt south of Lexington and is the nicest place in the world. I'm moving there from Michigan and it's wonderful--low crime rate, Madison County school district.
Hillbilly High

Morehead, KY

#8 Apr 28, 2007
Paris is a small town and close enough to work in Lexington, Winchester is growing and is also close to Lexington. Do not come to Owingsville, Bath County. Winchester has a good school system. They also offer Calvary Christian but it comes with tuition, but it is wonderful. Don't go past Clark and Bourbon counties. Lexington is great with many private schools. The Lexington Public Schools have their fair share of problems. Check the listings for Clark Co. and Bath Co. For your price range, you may be able to even get some acreage. A good realtor to speak with would be Verl Ingram. He is honest and will do you right. Phone eight five nine four nine eight seven one two one. Best of luck to you.
Lili wrote:
Hello everyone. Me and my husband are looking into moving to KY from New York. We currently rent in Long Island but can no longer afford it and when our lease is up in February we want to buy our first home. My friend just told me about this site. I would like as many responses as possible because who better to know the state than those that live there so I thank you in advance for any advice. I would like to know the major differences between Louisville and Lexington? These are our prerequisites: 3-4 bedroom home with a great school district. We would love a neighborhood with young families since we have a 2 year old son. A neighborhood with mature trees and beautiful curb appeal. We are looking to definitely stay under the 200k range, closer to 150k really. My husband is an electrician. I work in sales and am an executive assistant as well. I would like to know which areas offer good jobs in these fields. Obviously employment comes first since without a job having a nice home wouldn’t be possible. Also, regarding day care…does anyone know how much day care averages in the areas you are telling me about? I want a safe neighborhood for my family. Where we live now it is full of crime and you can’t even take a walk at night really. I just want to be able to buy a house and live I in a nice neighborhood with a good school without going broke like here in NY. I guess everyone wants that. Also, one more question…what are these magnet programs I hear about so much in talks about schools? Any detailed info you give me would be wonderful. I want to know a lot before I decide where to visit. A week long visit can only tell you so much and the realtors often don’t tell you the truth in order to get you to buy a home. Thank you so much. I cannot wait to hear your input.
i thought about it

Glasgow, KY

#9 Apr 29, 2007
Lili wrote:
Hello everyone. Me and my husband are looking into moving to KY from New York. We currently rent in Long Island but can no longer afford it and when our lease is up in February we want to buy our first home. My friend just told me about this site. I would like as many responses as possible because who better to know the state than those that live there so I thank you in advance for any advice. I would like to know the major differences between Louisville and Lexington? These are our prerequisites: bedroom home with a great school district. We would love a neighborhood with young families since we have a 2 year old son. A neighborhood with mature trees and beautiful curb appeal. We are looking to definitely stay under the 200k range, closer to 150k really. My husband is an electrician. I work in sales and am an executive assistant as well. I would like to know which areas offer good jobs in these fields. Obviously employment comes first since without a job having a nice home wouldn’t be possible. Also, regarding day care…does anyone know how much day care averages in the areas you are telling me about? I want a safe neighborhood for my family. Where we live now it is full of crime and you can’t even take a walk at night really. I just want to be able to buy a house and live I in a nice neighborhood with a good school without going broke like here in NY. I guess everyone wants that. Also, one more question…what are these magnet programs I hear about so much in talks about schools? Any detailed info you give me would be wonderful. I want to know a lot before I decide where to visit. A week long visit can only tell you so much and the realtors often don’t tell you the truth in order to get you to buy a home. Thank you so much. I cannot wait to hear your input.
Hi Lili. I read your post. My wife and I have a 3 bedroom lake front property home that we are looking to sell.It is in the country in a very nice,safe quiet location.The house does need some work on it but not a lot.We had began remodeling but with our work schedule it is difficult.We are 30 minutes from Bowling Green.There is a company down the road that is hiring electricians all the time that pays very well.The jobs here by the lake are good if you have credentials.The school system is very good here to.The crime is very low. You can check all this out.Go to glasgowdailytimes.com .We are asking 90,000 for the house and property.It is well worth that as this property is going up in value every year because it is lake front.Most property around here is in the 300,000 to 400,000 on the lake and that is without a house.If you are unterested reply back on this forum and we will tell you how to get in contact with us. We are looking at property in Montana. That is why we are looking to move. Thank you
Hillbilly High

Morehead, KY

#11 Apr 29, 2007
bigmama wrote:
dont move here the shit hole here no job no help if you no who to blow maybe
And for those who don't comply and blow, God help them.
Lili

Oceanport, NJ

#12 Apr 30, 2007
bigmama wrote:
dont move here the shit hole here no job no help if you no who to blow maybe
What kind of reply is that? I have seen many job opening in Louisville...are they fake job postings?
Hillbilly High

Morehead, KY

#13 Apr 30, 2007
Lili, Pay no attention to the post from BigMama. Some ignorant people around, and sad to say, many of them hold "law" positions in many small towns. Stick with areas close to Lexington or Louisville. If you like basketball, come to Lexington. Myself personally, I like Lexington. Hope you find the home of your dreams! Peace, HH
Lili wrote:
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What kind of reply is that? I have seen many job opening in Louisville...are they fake job postings?
If only we had known

Russell Springs, KY

#14 May 4, 2007
Don't move to Adair County. Beautiful area but full of corruption in the local government. Sad but true and no one of higher power in this state seems to take notice. If we had only known when we moved here. Not that easy to relocate at the moment. Live and learn....we never would have imagined it would be this way here. So,if anyone of any importance takes notice of this it would be nice if there were some investigations into the local courthouse practices.

“Hell is on earth in MI”

Since: Feb 07

Brighton/Howell & KENTUCKY!!!

#15 May 5, 2007
If only we had known wrote:
Don't move to Adair County. Beautiful area but full of corruption in the local government. Sad but true and no one of higher power in this state seems to take notice. If we had only known when we moved here. Not that easy to relocate at the moment. Live and learn....we never would have imagined it would be this way here. So,if anyone of any importance takes notice of this it would be nice if there were some investigations into the local courthouse practices.
What do you mean by "local courthouse practices?"
If only we had known

Russell Springs, KY

#16 May 5, 2007
read Columbia KY forums-anything regarding the justice system etc. It's beyond belief out of control. Some is gossip, some is pure truth.
Hillbilly High

Morehead, KY

#17 May 5, 2007
If only we had known wrote:
Don't move to Adair County. Beautiful area but full of corruption in the local government. Sad but true and no one of higher power in this state seems to take notice. If we had only known when we moved here. Not that easy to relocate at the moment. Live and learn....we never would have imagined it would be this way here. So,if anyone of any importance takes notice of this it would be nice if there were some investigations into the local courthouse practices.
I empathize. We moved to Bath County, Kentucky. The same is here, but maybe even to a bigger extent than Adair County. We have corrupt "law" officials and an Ole Boys Club which has ruled for generations. Do you have any suggestions on how to protect oneself from corrupt law? Anybody, please?
debi53

AOL

#18 May 5, 2007
Lili wrote:
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What kind of reply is that? I have seen many job opening in Louisville...are they fake job postings?
There are all kinds of jobs here--it just depends on the salary range you require if you can locate a job that meets it--that is the challenge!! Believe me, my job was outsourced and it took me nearly one year to a find a job that paid ALMOST what I was earning. Good luck and welcome to KY.
If only we had known

Russell Springs, KY

#19 May 5, 2007
Hillbilly High wrote:
<quoted text>I empathize. We moved to Bath County, Kentucky. The same is here, but maybe even to a bigger extent than Adair County. We have corrupt "law" officials and an Ole Boys Club which has ruled for generations. Do you have any suggestions on how to protect oneself from corrupt law? Anybody, please?
I wish I had the answer. We have a pending court issue and we can't do anything. Our hands are tied and the corruption is ruining a childs life. I wrote the "justice dept" but w/ no response. You have to have "proof" which good luck getting when everyone one is town is paid off to look the other way or cover each others butt, or pay off someone to get each other taken care of. A family member wrote the local media and no one would print it.Lawyers locally won't even take cases due to the circuit judge and if your case is not some gain for the man in the cape. He rants in court to the tone of verbal abuse but you can't do a thing about it because he is almighty. Only hope I suppose is the fact that the TRUE JUDGE will judge them all some day. Unless as I have said someone comes to Kentucky and investigates places such as this. No one can/will help to break this cycle and if we do anything they know we are concerned for the child enough to feel trapped.
Hillbilly High

Morehead, KY

#20 May 5, 2007
Lili wrote:
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What kind of reply is that? I have seen many job opening in Louisville...are they fake job postings?
She/he meant Bath County, Kentucky. Corrupted officials rule.
Hillbilly High

Morehead, KY

#21 May 5, 2007
If only we had known wrote:
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I wish I had the answer. We have a pending court issue and we can't do anything. Our hands are tied and the corruption is ruining a childs life. I wrote the "justice dept" but w/ no response. You have to have "proof" which good luck getting when everyone one is town is paid off to look the other way or cover each others butt, or pay off someone to get each other taken care of. A family member wrote the local media and no one would print it.Lawyers locally won't even take cases due to the circuit judge and if your case is not some gain for the man in the cape. He rants in court to the tone of verbal abuse but you can't do a thing about it because he is almighty. Only hope I suppose is the fact that the TRUE JUDGE will judge them all some day. Unless as I have said someone comes to Kentucky and investigates places such as this. No one can/will help to break this cycle and if we do anything they know we are concerned for the child enough to feel trapped.
I understand totally. I am forty-nine and was arrested last June 22 and charged with blatant lies. I was charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment - pulling a gun on a police officer. The sheriff has upheld everything. He has had every opportunity to do right but I have never seen it from him, and his deputy! What a wuss. I have written Frankfort, had KSP out numerous times, written the governor's office, and talked with other agencies. Someone told me I needed to write the attorney general. I have a stack of replies from officials which are nothing more than form letters. I guess one or two more wouldn't make my folder that much thicker! ;-) It's the Old Boy's Club. Don't give up, God will handle this for both of us. The Bible says everything works for the good of those who love the Lord. I am standing on His promise. God bless you and your family. Keep in touch!=HH=

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