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Kentucky, KY


Thoughts on KY from a KY born and raised resident. - 4/24/2020
So, I've lived in KY my whole life, born in Bowling Green, and raised just outside of Glasgow. I graduated from Barren County High School in 2017, and currently attend classes at the local SKYCTC campus (online right now dude to the pandemic)
I can probably count the number of times I've left this state on one hand. I've never seen the ocean. So, take my opinions for what you will, I wouldn't have much of anything to compare my home to since I have lived anywhere else before.
Glasgow is a small town, not the smallest but pretty rural. In the ways of jobs, the most you will find are with retail/ customer service industry, teaching, healthcare, factory/warehouses and agriculture. You may find some niche positions in some businesses or offices around here if you have a specific degree but it's unlikely. The people here are mostly conservative, we do have Democratic Party, the local HQ is located on the square (near the courthouse). Recently a lot of new stores and restaurants have opened over the past couple of years which have provided some new jobs. The largest and most popular stores around here are Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Houchens (multiple locations), Ruler's (Kroger's owned), Rural King (new, just opened Fall 2019, moved into the old K-Mart building), Tractor Supply. We have the common fast food places like McDonald's, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, Hardy's/Carl Juniors, and Freddy's (which opened a couple of years ago). The best sit down restaurants we have here are Applebee's, Colton's Steak House, Shogun, and Little Taste of Texas. Shogun also has sushi but Yamato near Walmart is a hidden gem that has the best sushi here in my opinion, which for a little town in a landlocked state is pretty good. If you travel down the main road out of Glasgow, like you are heading to Scottsville you'll come across our State Park and Resort, out past the Haywood Country Store. Depending on the time of year and weather you may get a chance to get out on the lake if you wanted too, there are lots of activities available during that time of year. If you want to learn about the history and culture of the area, you should stop by the Southcentral Kentucky Cultural Center on the square, if you need to ask around most people will know what you mean but if they don't just mention the old pants factory, it's the same building. There is a genealogy department as well, with books and binders for many families who have old roots in Barren and surrounding counties. They often have even
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