honestly.... - 3/15/2010
I have lived here since 1989. My family moved me here from Chicago Ill when I was 5 years old. Growing up in this place, I can tell you first hand what you children will experience. There is no drug that they will not be able to get ahold of...even more easily than I would say in the streets of a city like Chicago. The amount of people who abuse drugs and medication here in pulaski county and the city of somerset is astounding! Why arent they locked up? Someone has to keep the local law enforcement functioning. There is absolutely nothing to do! Growing up, You can...go to skating rink, go to a dancing joint where the 40 year old men will hit on your 12 year old daughter. Or...get into trouble. Hey come on....its honestly the truth, when kids run out of ideas...they get stupid. Over all, the bible toting hipocrits will get you every time. Your pastor is impregnating the widow in the back and she is sleeping with her cousin. Its seriously not a christian place in my opinion. But Im not a baptist either so Im not accepted. Thats another thing! High school NEVER ends here! You will have a very hard time finding work, clubs, teams, anything...for the sake of you not being in the IN crowd when you were in high school. Almost every company here is ran by family or friends. Get used to being pigeon holed. Over time you will see things turn from bad to worse. The police cant protect their own streets, much less this town. The politics are a joke. Ive watched roads be expanded in the same section 3 times in 2 years...the same job done over and over because its not done right the first time. There are, LETS NOT FORGET, what...33 traffic lights now?!!! Some are only parted by literally a hunfred or so feet. Get used to wasting your time. I cannot imagine a more frustrating place to live...ever. For you childrens sake...find a nice suburb where they can atleast find real values and decent people. There are too few here.
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Facts on Somerset, Ky - 9/4/2008
These are facts on Somerset, Ky
Shopping: We have a mall that has roughly 25 stores that includes Belk Simpson and J.C. Penny's, and also 3 other shopping plazas which include Big K-mart and Roses's(similiar to K-mart), a Lowe's, a Tractor Supply, and Paul's Discount(fishing, hunting, hardware boating, auto parts, etc), we also have another outdoor store but I can't think of it off the top of my head).
Cinemas. We have 2 cinemas, one is located in the mall and the other is across the highway which is newer and has stadium seating.
Coffee: We have 4 coffee cafe's one of those is Starbuck's.
Resturaunts(all types): Ruby Tuesday's, a Cracker Barrell, a Golden Corral, a Krystal's, a Frisch's Big Boy, 2 McDonald's, a Long John Silver's, a Capitan D's, a Fazolli's, a Schlotzki's Deli, a Penn Station, a KFC, a Lee's Famous Recipe, 2 Burger Kings, a Taco Bell, 2 Arby's, a Papa John's, a Domino's, a Donato's, the River House(which is one of the more upscale eateries in Somerset and located near the lake)and what is called the Harbor Restuarant(which is situated by the lake also, also more upscale), 4 chinese resturaunts, 2 mexican resturaunts, 2 Wendy's, a Back Yard Burger, a Texas Roadhouse...that's all I can think of for now).
Recreation: Somerset has a water park(with 2 slides, a a lazy river, kiddie pool and teen/adult pool), 3 sports parks, 3 parks with boat ramps, 3 marinas.
Nightlife/Dance clubs: 2 country music bars, 1 mix of music bar.
Alcohol: Somerset is moist; meaning only certain parts of town serve alcohol in resturaunts only, the rest is dry.
Churches: almost 100% protestant(that I know of) with the majority of churches is Baptist, one Catholic church; if you go to church, churches are plentiful here.
Employment: factories, hotels, gas stations, resturants, car lots, supermarkets, retail, health care.
Education: 3 high schools, 2-3 private schools, an ample amount of kindergarten and middle schools, and a community college.
I will make another post on my opinion, like it or not this is what somerset has to offer
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From a Somerset Native - 4/7/2007
I could write a book on this town and the county it is placed in, but for those of you thinking of moving here, this is my two cents(coming from a somerset native who has seen and lived his share of the rest of the country). I don't like this place; here's why: people who live here are mainly "religious", don't like diversity, conservative, want thier children to be sheltered from the rest of the world(and not prepare them for the real world), bigoted, and has the "ethnic" taste buds of Cracker-Barrel(R)and fast-food chains that are neither healthy or open-minded. Yes we have Lake Cumberland, but don't swim in it because of the water snakes, snapping turtles, and sporadic sink-holes causing mini whirl-pools. Don't go fishing unless everything about your sport is legal(unless you get lucky). Don't go hunting unless you want to contend with the possibility of getting snake bit or mosquito bit or have ticks on you after your done. How about the climate...well you can look at tops out at 100+ degree/high humidity summers(usually averages in the 90's with high humidity), but wait there's the winter wich can drop to 0 degrees. And the best part is no snow sports. Spring and fall are nice, but only go at a distance while driving around the county(snakes and other favorites can be out then too). If your not straight(sexual orientation), expect to be an outsider or maybe get cussed out. For Lake Cumberland, our dam(Wolf Creek dam is undergoing significant repairs at this time) which the levels of Lake Cumberland are at an all time low and with the hopes of it getting fixed, "hoping" to keep the lake and the local economy intact. For a small town, I heard a preacher say "this is a wicked place", and I'm not even a christian or go to church(he moved to california by the way). And you don't want to miss the night life, we have 3 or 4 redneck bars, and also a hip-hop club which oddly enough is segregated!?, and has cages for teenage girls to dance in. And the scariest part about all of this is, I'm not kidding. Do you really want to move here now?!
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