Nobody really likes to think about doomsday in Kentucky, but it is nice to have a game plan, just in case. We have some phenomenal cities to utilize during a seemingly catastrophic event, and that is excluding the acres of forest blanketing our state. These towns all have a positive aspect that makes them appropriate for survival during any type of doomsday chaos, but I know our readers will have suggestions as well.
11. Fort Knox
If you can get past the security, you will be very secure. They have soldiers, security systems, weapons, communication devices and… tanks. Not to mention, if paper currency is void we will require something to barter with.
With well over 600,000 citizens, it will be easy to just get lost in the crowds during a doomsday catastrophe in this city. Plus, we do have the Louisville Underground, which was considered a bomb shelter back in the 1940s and 50s. As a last resort, Louisville is a river town, which allows us to flee down the Ohio River during the madness.
This tiny little Crittenden County community began in the 1840s as a shipping port along the Cumberland River. Today, it has a whopping 26 citizens, making it one of the least known treasures in Kentucky. This makes it a perfect place to hide out till after Doomsday. Few people remember it still exists.
According to the FBI crime report, Prospect reports the least amount of home related crimes in Kentucky, making it a relatively safe place to be. It has lots of rolling hills, forested areas and a really cool mini zoo called Noah’s Ark. When the world goes mad, it might be a good idea to be in an area with lots of security systems and guard dogs. Correctional facilities excluded, of course.
Newport on the Levee is a beautiful spot to see the river and get some food. In the case of doomsday, it offers a nice spot to catch a boat and head upstream in hopes of avoiding zombies, robots, or whatever happens to be the origin of our “doom.”
6. Castle Post in Versailles
This medieval looking castle in Versailles just seems like a perfect spot to hold up on doomsday. For centuries, kings, queens, dukes and barons spent their last moments behind solid stone walls like these. If it is truly the end, why not give doomsday a romantic fiction type of feel. Not to mention, there are plenty of horses not far away if you need to make a run for it.
This is the second biggest city in Kentucky and home to a lot of horse farms. When the roads become congested during doomsday, you will need horse power, either from a motorcycle or a real horse.
This is one of Kentucky’s oldest, established community and home to the renowned Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. The Shaker Village seems like an ideal place to spend doomsday, as not everyone will be in a rush to get there. Most people will think armaments, and such, not farmland and old fashioned sustainability, but this area has seen and survived many battles already.
Every town in the state has at least one church, new or old. Covington has seven historic churches, many of which date back to the early 1800s. Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Holy Cross Roman Catholic, Latonia Christian, Mother of God Parish, Trinity Episcopal, Eastside Church of the Nazarene, and First Christian… If the Gods can’t hear you in Covington, you are truly doomed.
Bardstown is a beautiful town full of charm, history, museums and distilleries. If God doesn’t listen in Covington, you might as well head up to Bardstown and have a drink. There is enough bourbon there to make you forget all about doomsday. A lot of the old distilleries are also built like a fort, solid walls and very secure… more so than a prison in some cases.
1. Cave City
There is an incredible labyrinth of caves, including Mammoth Cave, that run underneath the area that provide fresh water and not so savory substances. The area itself is a sustainable environment with the potential to allow for long term survival if you carry enough batteries. The giant dinosaurs are just an added bonus that might give any outsiders pause.
With spring in the air and flowers in bloom, doomsday in Kentucky is the last thing on most our minds. Still, what town in the Bluegrass State would you deem the best place to be on doomsday?