These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Kentucky

We used science to determine which cities in the Bluegrass State are the real pits.

Is Kentucky a perfect place? Far from it. In fact, there are lots of places in The Bluegrass State that are lousy.

In order to run an analysis on where the worst places in Kentucky are located, we had to measure everything from crime, the local economy and even the public school funding.

The result? The 10 Worst Places To Live In Kentucky. Enjoy the video below.


About Nick Johnson

Nick has been working and writing about real estate for almost ten years. He's written about everything from the best places to live to the most boring places to live.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 140,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

12 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Kentucky

  1. Leitchfield is not bad. It’s a nice quiet town. Yes, you do have to drive a good distance if you want a decent paying job (my husband works at Ford in Louisville) but we’d rather live here than move closer to his work.

  2. I grew up in Campbellsville and I’ve been to a lot of the towns on here and yeah poverty is bad but that’s everywhere. Who ever did this clearly can not be from Kentucky. I love my home state and my hometown!

  3. Flemingsburg is actually a great place to live and doesn’t deserve to be on this list. People who live here are happy and well adjusted and it is a beautiful charming little town. We are not perfect but we are the “friendly town that hospitality built”. Also, you failed to show pictures of the actual downtown which is clean and did I mention charming. Like any town there are the one or two streets which could use some updates, but I can go anywhere in this town and feel safe and not meet a stranger. I’m guessing that you didn’t really take much time to find out about our town or you would have realized that it should never have made this list. This link will take you to a blog post that shows many wonderful snapshots from around Flemingsburg. Enjoy!

  4. I am shocked at your science 10 worst, there is not one that you mentioned that deserves any less than praise for hospitality kindness and just all out brotherhood. maybe you could take another look at Chicago, Cleveland Pittsburg, Washington Dc., and Maybe your likeness of some of the cities in Kentucky that are the 10 worst, well would be a slice of heaven you have been lookin for. by the way I live in Mays Lick Ky. and for about 40 years traveled all over the Country, and was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Only on there is something wrong with this report.

  5. I live in Prestonsburg, KY and I was really offended by this video. Yes, there is a lot of unemployment here, but you couldn’t ask for a better place to live when it comes to the people and the beautiful area. This guy is very sarcastic and making fun of these places. I wonder if he has even been to any of these places?

  6. I have to disagree with Monticello being #1. Lived there 2 years and was never afraid. There is poverty and unemployment but that is seen everywhere!

  7. Seriously?! Where did you get your information? You obviously don’t have a clue about Kentucky! You say drug use is REALLY bad in several places on your so called list and then you disrespect other places that aren’t even on your list. I’m perfectly content with the town I live in, don’t use drugs, and have an amazing job.

  8. I have lived in Campbellsville my whole life except during college. I have said many times I wanted to move but still here. There isnt anything to do. We have bowling or movies. There are no big resturants just same old same old. Good paying jobs are few and far between. About all there is are factory jobs that pay best.It does kinda suck here but its home I guess. Its not the safe little town it once was but is anywhere now really? Drugs are taking over everywhere. I disagree with the school statement.Both schools are good despite funding. I graduated from CHS and my children are getting an excellent education there as well.

  9. Well most of what they are considering a lousy place to live is small country towns! None of them are perfect but being born and raised in key and being of sound mind! I would much rather live in one of these small towns anyday compared to living in the big cities like Louisville and Lexington! At least we don’t have to worry about being shot mowing our yard or getting attacked at the grocery! I live in Clarkson right outside of Leitchfield and you can’t get anymore peaceful than this place! Call me stupid or whatever! You can have your big city crime infested towns! I will stay here gladly in my Mayberry of Ky!!

  10. You are as stupid as your “research”. You are an un-informed dumb ass at best. For example; Stanton Ky. well you left out we have the drag strip, natural bridge, red river gorge just to name a few items. No all these items are not in the middle of town, “small town”, but maybe a 10 min drive to most less for some and the drive is nice as well. You just edit a group of pics, “look like you just copied from the net, and add some “music” and your dumb ass thoughts and try to pass it off as someone that knows. Question, have you ever been to any of these places??? My quote for you…” even a fool is presumed wise until he opens his mouth and removes all doubt….”

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