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    In the Rocky Mountain States we have what is called "The Code of the West". It is a series of articles letting people know in advance what they are in for when they move to the country. It tells of things to expect such as dirt roads, livestock (and their own emmissions), limited health care, and other things I grew up with (and took for granted) in Oklahoma. But in Colorado, they need to spell it out; however, farmers get sued because of their livestock (they stink...), people demand small (and limited income) townships to improve the roads, requests are made to aquire trash collection companies, and every thing you can think of to be changed, changed. Kinda defeats the purpose of getting away from it all. I mean, isn't it in the Constitution every American citizen is entitled to a Starbucks within 100 yards of their homes? I would move to Bardstown in a minute if I didn't own my own business and had too many things (life, what can I say) tying me down. Some days, I feel we are becoming a very selfish, ME-centric society. Do I feel for the claiments? Certainly, but how long have they been residents? What made them move there in the first place? I would bet it would be the quality of life. If Barton's is knowingly and willingly polluting, and there are in fact steps they could take to improve their facilies, of course they should improve. Now if you will excuse me, I need to get back with my attorney; it seems the Hot Brown I had this spring in Louisville may not have been the health food I felt it should have been. We need to legislate it so it is using organically grown tofu instead of ham, and I am thinking the gravy needs to be swapped for a soy milk based product.

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    2nd Ammendment Rights

    Surprised to hear someone from Kentucky complain about people excercising their second ammendment rights. Almost the strangest thing I've heard all week.

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    So you're up for having people you don't know show up in your yard armed to the teeth?
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    Well don't take it to extremes. If they are actually on your property that could be a problem, but what are the odds. If they are not and you are just concerned about having more neighbors instead of unoccupied land that's quite another.

    You should be glad that you don't live in Eastern Massachusetts like I do. Your second ammendment rights only apply as long as the local police chief says that they do.

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    This was always Fun

    It is a trespassing/hunting issue, other than that, no problem.
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    Trespassing by hunters and ATVers seems to be a big problem in Nelson County and even though most of the aggrieved property owners know who the trespassers are, there doesn't seem to be much they or the local law men can do about it. I don't know if this is a problem in similar semi-rural areas (although Nelson County likes to think of itself as rural, its population density is almost that of a suburb), maybe it's a problem everywhere, but I know it's a problem there from assorted people.

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    I grew up in the kind of area which you are talking about Chuck. Yes, I do think that is just part of living "in the country".

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    Yes, I do think that is just part of living "in the country".
    Come to think of it, this is a pretty easy and good place to live, for us anyway. Compared to other problems in other neighborhoods, my concerns are minor. I don't mind someone on an ATV if they are just passing thru and aren't doing any damage. You'd be surprized how someones judgement ability about such goes out the window when faced with the option of throwing rooster tails and doing donuts. It's just a field in the middle of the woods, what can it hurt?

    12 year old kids with fishing poles aren't on anyones radar, thankfully. They don't try to hide and they often return with a stringer full of fish.
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    Where I live it's like a small town that wants to become a big city and remain a rural town at the same time. The pols in charge can't seem to make up their mind. It's 35 minutes west of Boston and 15 minutes north of Worcester, the other major city in Massachusetts.

    Lots of people have moved here in recent years due to the fact that housing is much more affordable than in the big cities. Also, I believe that they want to easier and much more relaxed pace of living that the small town provide It's provided a big boost of revenue for the town and also for the small mom and pop stores and restuarants in the surrounding area.

    The only problem that seems to arrise is when the new arrivals are a young professional couple. We had an instance when a couple bought a really nice house in town. After a couple of months they were in the newspapers complaining about the particular odor that seems to come from the local farms during certain times of the year, especially when it's really hot and humid.

    We had an issue last year when a couple moved in and within a month they were complaining about the fact that all the church bells would ring at certain times of the day. It was a total mess. One would believe that people would do a little more research into the area before they lay down 400,000 for a house.

    Sorry this was so long but my wife will thank you all for letting me vent this out here instead of on here during her morning coffee.

    Chris

 

 

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