i do not think all of america thinks the state or eastern ky is like the show. i knew there were people like this in our very own state of kentucky. plenty of people do not. my husband was watching too, along with the kids, they seem to be shocked that this was happening right here. anyway, i hope everything in your life will continue to improve as well as the poor lil' children of ky.
I grew up in Harlan, Kentucky and graduated from HHS in 1999. I graduated from Southeast Community College in 2000. Now I live in the Philadelphia area.
There are no social problems that exist in Southeastern Kentucky that do not exist here in the fifth largest city in America. In the inner city is where poor education, high school dropouts, poverty, poor health, drugs, and even such things as child abuse and incest are MAJOR problems. A lady I work with also works as a social worker in Center City Philadelphia, and she said that incest is especially a huge problem there becuase of kids who are left without supervision and perverted adults who take advantage of younger relatives.
Don't sensationalize Kentucky and further stereotypes that we have been trying to shake for decades.