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August 13th, 2012 By Andy Brownfield | News | Posted In: News

People Don't Want to Live in Kentucky?

To be fair, they ain't too hot on Ohio, either

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The folks over at Gallup have told us something that some Cincinnatians already believe: Kentucky is a shitty place to live.

The Bluegrass State was ranked as the third-worst in the nation for livability because of its residents' affinity for tobacco, disinclination to go to the gym and for never seeming to find the time to go to the dentist.

The poll asked more than 500,000 adults questions about economic confidence, job creation, whether their bosses treated them like partners rather than underlings, whether they had been to a dentist in the last year and how easy it is to find clean drinking water.

Poll respondents also ranked Kentucky 49th for “learned something new yesterday,” and enough Kentuckians complained about finding a safe place to exercise to earn it the 47th rank.

Our friends and neighbors to the south fell amongst such company as West Virginia, Mississippi and Nevada.

Now before we Ohioans get too smug, we were ranked the ninth worst state for future livability.

We were near dead last (47th) for “city/area ‘getting better’ minus ‘getting worse’ ” and 45th for “low obesity.”

The top three states for future livability were places where nobody actually lives Utah, Minnesota and Colorado. Apparently they all like brushing their teeth and exercise more than the Tristate.

 
 
08.13.2012 at 03:57 Reply

"...and for never seeming to find the time to go to the dentist." 

How about finding the money?

 

08.13.2012 at 04:08 Reply

Now that there is some first-class journalism. Other rags might rely on stale stereotypes and ignorant editorializing. Thank you for rising above that.

 

08.13.2012 at 04:20 Reply

The flat nothingness of Ohio pales in comparison to the rolling hills of KY.

 

08.14.2012 at 11:01 Reply

All that Gallop pole stuff may be true but... There sure is some great music and art and some fantastic people to be found in Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky. I couldn't live here otherwise. PP

 

 
 
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