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Just wanted to get Kentucky represented around here. Would like to hear from anyone in the West Kentucky,- West Tenessee area. I'm starting to think I'm the only one around here that is computerizing their display.

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What part of Kentucky are you from? We live on the State line in Western Ky. when I cross the street I'm in Tn. howdy back at cha. Maybe if we find enough people we can have a Kentucky mini plus.

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that would be cool..i had just found out about the PLUS in Gatlinburg TN when they are changing the locations :( but i am glad i found this forum...i live where I75 crosses Ky-Tn border

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I am in western ky, Owensboro. Lat year was my first at computerized christmas. One 595. Next year 2 Ren 64, 1 595, 2 grinch.

Would love to get together as a small group somewhere.

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Owensboro is a couple of hours away from here, I would love to get together with a group from Ky. to meet one weekend this summer before the holiday crunch of getting the displays ready for a new season.

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Hey Everybody, I finally got around to posting on the new board, I've been just running through it checking things out. I am in Elizabethtown and also would love to get together this summer.

Mike

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We need someone who can organize a meeting place and make it happen. It needs to be centrally located,and cost effective with the price of gas right now.I am in western Ky.right on the Tn. border. It would be nice if someone in the middle of the state could help out.

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Welcome hope you all have a great day and enjoy your time here

we are here to help people out on there displays

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Just wanted to say hello to all my KY friends. Hope everyone is doing well and getting ideas for this coming season. I get to start all over down here in Florida so hopefully I can figure out something cool to do with my postage stamp size of a yard. lol

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I get to start all over down here in Florida so hopefully I can figure out something cool to do with my postage stamp size of a yard. lol

Whatever you do, make sure it is Blue and White. Steve lol

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Already have that all taken care of. lol I bought a case of clear, and a case of blue led's after Christmas. Even bought several thousand clear and blue mini's so I am sure I am good. Even got my UK 8 ft tall inflatable wildcat!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey Everyone,

I'm in Lexington KY, but from East Ky. I mostly look for blowmolds, the large poloron nativity type. Does anyone have the wisemen from the set? Just checking lol

Great to meet you guys,

Jon

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Hey Everyone,

I'm in Lexington KY, but from East Ky. I mostly look for blowmolds, the large poloron nativity type. Does anyone have the wisemen from the set? Just checking lol

Great to meet you guys,

Jon

Hey, Welcome to PC! I hope more from Ky.will respond to this post so we can try to get together sometime this year.The only problem is with it being July alot of us are getting things ready for the holidays:D Stay in touch and let us know how your display is turning out.

SPaschall

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Just getting back into posting... getting caught up after vacation! I'm from Lexington. Just saw Jon's post... from Lexington also. I'm in Masterson Station Jon... where you located?

I'd be interested in a KY mini as well. I'd LOVE to go to the 09 PLUS... but it's just going to depend on where it's going to be.

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Louisville, Ky. Here. I am in southwest jefferson county, Valley Station.

Powered by Mr. Christmas in 07 & 08 the LOR in 09.

would love to do a mini plus in kentucky.

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Hey, Greg408 welcome to PC! It seems the majority of our Ky. members are in the Lexington/Louisville area.I am in the western part of the state. Stay in touch and let us know how your display is turning out. Maybe we can get with Darrell at Christmas Light Show about getting a Ky mini plus going.:D

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Sorry I didn't see your display. Last year was my first using LOR. I jumped up to 48ch this year and without the help of Richard H. I would still be a lost ball.

I know we are getting late, but I'm good for getting together if we can work it out. I will also be in Gatlingburg,TN the week of Sept 21st.

Just completed my first leaping arch and going to start soon on # 2. Time is flying by and I can't wait till November 29 to light it up!!!

Tim in Bardstown,KY.

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I do have a couple, they didn't turn out that good and I don't have a website up yet, I would like too but lack the knowledge on how to do it.

Send an email address and I would be glad to send you last years. I work in Louisville over off 64 & Bluegrass Pkwy.

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Hello all add another one from Louisville Ky here 07 was a lights and sounds this year 64 D-light. Hey louie if i walk out my door i could almost throw a rock and hit your house im on glenna way.

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