105 responses to The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky
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    Don Russell
    land in the amish country (March 31st, 2013 at 15:07)

    land in the amish country

    Am making a trip to Munfordsville – Horse Cave area in May. Will be looking for land for family to buy and possibly relocate after retirement.We keep a couple horses and are looking for an area where we would be right among the Amish as I want to be able to hook up and drive horses to do the local stuff. Also where we live now we do some hauling for the Amish and thought there might be some oppurtunity for that in the right location. any body got ideas or suggestions for the location. Ps I have picked this area for its milder weather as I really dont the cold anymore

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      Karen
      The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (April 5th, 2013 at 14:31)

      You might try SOnora Ky about an hour north of Munfordville. The Munfordville group use trucks and tractors some so might not have the hauling need the Sonora group might have as they are an old order I believe.

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    darran moeller
    help (July 29th, 2013 at 07:58)

    help

    ive got a elder friend who live’s in green co Ky im looking for some amish who hire out to build him a deck with a wheelchair ramp would need price’s so please e-mail me at dmoe3@aol.com

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    Sharon Kelty
    Looking for a horse (August 6th, 2013 at 15:31)

    Looking for a horse

    My horse was sold in May or June to an amish community in Kentukcy without my permission by a third party. I have had the horse for 13 years and he is a large quarter horse and has a blaze face and no socks or stockings. He is a sorrow. His name is Cash. He is a quilding and 14 years old. I would just like to see if he is okay and would like to buy him back if possible. Thank you so much. I have a picture. Thank you.

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    Patty Roe
    Amish Mafia (September 17th, 2013 at 21:41)

    Amish Mafia

    How’s the health of the Kentucky Amish tourism at this time? Well, just in case you haven’t been watching I’d suggest you take a look at a show on tv called Amish Mafia to see what some amish men from Kentucky are up to in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In tonights show they were filmed putting long handled axes, hatchets, knives and guns into a van before all of them piled into it. The show states that these are just reinactments but I’ve gotta tell you it isn’t doing anything to persuade me to visit “any” Amish community in Kentucky. I didn’t even know there were any in Kentucky before seeing them on this show. Clearly, even if this is a reinactment or dramatization it creates a picture of what one could expect from the Kentucky Amish. The picture it creates is one of watching the movie “Deliverance”, only this could be reality, the audience just dosen’t know. Good luck with that.

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      Karen Pollard
      Amish Mafia (September 17th, 2013 at 21:53)

      Amish Mafia

      That TV show is a joke. You can ask any knowledgeable Amish person and find out what they think about these stupid shows that have been on television.

      All of it is fake and no one even knows those people. Surely you don’t believe everything you see on Television??? Good Grief!

      That’s like saying anything you find on the internet is accurate. The more shocking these shows are, the more money the producers make. It’s all scripted. Putting someone in Amish clothing does not make them Amish anymore than me sitting in a garage makes me a car!

      Think about it-what sells???? Drama! And that’s what you get on those ridiculous programs. The Kentucky Amish are farmers and agricultural people. Kentucky has a very small community of Amish compared to southern and northern Indiana communities and the Ohio community. The people are good family people who love God. To behave this way is not realistic. Don’t fall for the gimmicks!

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        Patty Roe
        The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (September 18th, 2013 at 01:16)

        You presume that I believe it. Presuming things will get you into a lot of trouble. I was speaking to what it’s got to be doing to tourism in all states where the Amish sell their wares. This is bad publicity whether it’s believed or not. Lets just consider that people have been begging the producers and participants in this show to tell us all what’s real and what is not. To say something is a reinactment or a dramatization means they are claiming it happened but just not on camera. Yes, they are acting but it’s from actual events according to what the show states in the beginning of each show. People have been trying to get them to fess up and tell the truth because no one can believe that much of what’s on that show is true. Even so this has to be affecting the bottom line of those who make a living through Amish tourism which includes the english. Of course I’m sure the residents of Holmes County, Ohio might be glad to be able to spend little time driving through their own town to get anywhere. It’s almost impossible even on days of bad weather. It’s gridlock. Some people have gone as far as to check on the police records of the individuals in the show. They’ve all got a record. That much is true and their pics with their records match up. That’s information that’s public. They are real people using their real names. I am concerned by the things I’ve seen on the show which involves the parties where drugs and alcohol freely flow. Ohio Amish communities have had their problems with this and some have been busted and put in prison for pushing those drugs. So, before you blurt out that something is fake do more reading. I like my state and do not like police corruption or……Amish corruption. Obviously the Ohio police are well versed in what goes on but the rest of us are not. The Amish have been in our newspapers and on the tv news quite a bit in the past few decades due to crime. I’d like to see it cleaned up and out of the Amish community not to mention the english. This is my sandbox so I’m interested in what goes on in it.

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      Sue Nugent
      Disturbed (September 23rd, 2013 at 07:37)

      Disturbed

      I live in Kentucky and am surrounded by many good hard working Amish folks. They do have ways of doing things that do not sit right with a lot of English folks, but there is a good, bad and ugly side to any race or religion, known to man. I have seen the program you speak of regarding the Amish Mafia and it does seem to show a lot of the ugly side of some Amish folks, but that is what the author was seeking to do. It is not good to believe what is shown in any televised program today. The media is filled with deceit and corruption, as is every other aspect of our lives. I prefer to judge the Amish folks or anyone else, for that matter, by the way they have treated me and my family. They do have dishonest members of their group just like any other group,but we try not to get involved with them, once we have learned that fact.

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        Robbie
        Amish are human..... (September 23rd, 2013 at 17:42)

        Amish are human.....

        I agree with you Sue. I too live in Kentucky with many Amish neighbors who are also friends. But, they are human and as humans they are not perfect. I think the misconception comes from putting all Amish in the same category. To judge the whole Amish community by the same standard would be a terrible mistake. There are many who are hard working, kind and generous. And as Sue stated, some who aren’t. Just like every other group of people.

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          Patty Roe
          Here's your kind, gentle, religious people you call the Amish (September 24th, 2013 at 04:04)

          Here's your kind, gentle, religious people you call the Amish

          Read both of these and tell me how you feel about them after you’ve done so! I have paid attention to them when in Amish country and I have interacted with some of them and let me tell you I read facial expressions and body language quite well. As a young victim of sexual abuse myself I can say this infuriates me to no end! There is absolutely no way I will ever darken the doorstep of even one of their establishments again! As far as I’m concerned if it weren’t for corruption of the law in their favor our prisons would be overflowing with them! Read it before you tell me again how gentle and good these people are!

          http://amishamerica.com/mose-gingerich-amish-out-of-order/?cid=29645

          http://legalaffairs.org/issues/January-February-2005/feature_labi_janfeb05.msp

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            Sue Nugent
            If you're looking for Corruption...... (September 27th, 2013 at 08:24)

            If you're looking for Corruption......

            If you’re looking for corruption and degradation, you don’t have to look far. It’s in every aspect of human life, regardless of race,religion,etc. If it’s evidence of corruption you’re seeking, you can find it. Look at the many cases in the media. Even folks who have made a positive difference in the lives of millions of others, have been singled out, and drug through the mud over a bad choice they may have made in their lifetime.As a dear friend said to me, many years ago, as I moved into this community,”You can only judge a man by the way he has treated you and your family.” That has become my motto for life. The Amish folks with whom we have dealt with, have treated me and my family with the utmost respect and honesty, as we have them.

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              Patty Roe
              Posted urls to website informaton (September 27th, 2013 at 08:50)

              Posted urls to website informaton

              @ Sue Nugent re: If you’re looking for corruption. Sue did you go to the urls I provided and read the material you find there or are you only concerned with how you “see” the amish around you treating your personal family? No one else matters and if you don’t see the harm then it dosen’t exist? I’ve provided evidence of what’s going on but you people aren’t even reading it. I didn’t write these things at those urls. Nothing of what’s on them is from the show Amish Mafia either. What I have been trying to point out in all of this is that from the reputable reports online from professionals, pedophelia is rampant in the amish communities! If you live close to the amish there’s a high percentage that they may violate one of the children in or near your own home. Look up Mary Byler, read what happened to her and what it took to get anything at all done to help her. Read why they don’t talk and what happens if they do. But most of all read what their own sect expects of them and why the police only give the offenders a smack on the wrist while the non-amish go away for a very long time into prisons. The amish pedophiles, of which the reports say are many, are still walking the roads, living amongst you, interacting with your children and those of other people. I know for a fact that there was a genealogical study which is still ongoing in PA for one Amish sect there. Because they intermarry so much within that sect they have developed at least 27 genetic abnormalities, 27! Read the material on this and then come back and see if you still want to chew my butt for what you deem to be nonsense or calculated meanness of the amish.

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                Sarah Gray
                Amish Mafia (March 7th, 2014 at 19:35)

                Amish Mafia

                My husband and I owned a tree farm near the Amish community in Hart county and they were not friendly. We had an airplane that we flew from on our 82 acres. The Amish Mafia burned our barn to the ground and we sold out and left. They do not like any kind of progress!!!!

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              Anonymous
              The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (September 22nd, 2014 at 10:20)

              Good response, Sue. I live in an area with a big Amish population. Hey, guess what! They are HUMAN. I know Amish people who are very decent and admirable people and some who are definitely bad apples. I’ve been around them for 30 years and I’ll tell you that they are just like the rest of us — human. And Amish mafia? What a crock… Those of us living around here, Amish & not, will tell you it’s 100% TV trash. If you believe it, you’re just gullible.

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            I Survived
            The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (September 22nd, 2014 at 11:05)

            If you survived sexual abuse and you wander around through Amish communities seeing monsters in people’s faces, you really should get help. I’m NOT saying this unkindly, but as one survivor to another. That outlook is going to make you very unhappy. I got help and it was the best thing I ever did for myself. Trust me — seek professional help.
            I do Amish hauling or taxi work and I’m around Amish people all the time. I’m just astounded that you see such a big group of people as monsters! Do they have monsters among them? Oh yeah… and I’ve personally talked with Amish families who have had to deal with sexual abuse but it ain’t just limited to the Amish, honey. And to suggest that Amish are any better or worse then the rest of us is just bigoted. They are human like the rest of us.
            Seriously… please consider talking to someone who can help.

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      James White, Jr.
      Everythings Not Real On TV!!!!! (September 26th, 2013 at 14:41)

      Everythings Not Real On TV!!!!!

      You are very, very gullible. I lived in Munfordville and Horse Cave for all of my life. I have even worked with some of the Amish when I used to do farm work. There is NO SUCH THING as amish mafia!!!!! It is a fictional show on tv to get gullible people like you to believe and watch. Do you really think that in this day and age the police would allow the stuff you see on the show to happen??? Lastly, the Amish do not allow their members to drive around in vehicles, and definitely do not allow fighting or violence. It is stricly prohibed by the amish community. If you ever hear of an amish breaking the churchs rules, they are shunned. The amish are so against violence that they will not even allow their people to join the military, and in case of war, refuse to fight!!!!

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        Patty Roe
        Not about Amish Mafia! (September 26th, 2013 at 16:30)

        Not about Amish Mafia!

        Read this and let me know what you’ve learned. Note: It dosen’t come from the show, Amish Mafia. The link says “American Edu.”

        http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1091&context=tma

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      Dan
      Bs (September 22nd, 2014 at 08:48)

      Bs

      That show is just that! B.S.

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        Will
        Amen! (September 22nd, 2014 at 09:44)

        Amen!

        I’ve lived around Amish and done business with them all my life. That show is so far off base. I’m amazed anyone would watch it and believe it! I’ve personally heard an Amish man talk about the differences in various kinds of Amish and I’ve experienced it firsthand. There ARE kinds of Amish I’d think of as being shady or less trustworthy, but lumping all Amish together is like lumping all Americans together in one pile. I’ll stand behind the fact the Amish mafia is BS and many of these other so-called reality shows, whether Amish-themed or not, are not far behind.
        Check out the Stop Amish Exploitation website.

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    Patty Roe
    (September 24th, 2013 at 02:28)

    What looks good on the outside isn’t always a good indication of what’s rotten on the inside.

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      James White, Jr.
      The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (September 26th, 2013 at 14:58)

      Once again, if you are judging people according to what you saw on “Amish Mafia”, then you are very goofy. There are some bad amish, just like any other religious group has bad apples, but for you to judge people according to what you see on the show is just silly. The people on that show are actors. They are not ACTIVE IN THE AMISH CHURCH!!!! Look at their hair styles, their clothing, the vehicles they drive, etc, etc, etc!!!! The producers of such shows love people like you, lol!

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        Karen Pollard
        AMEN (September 26th, 2013 at 15:04)

        AMEN

        I agree totally with what you have said. Any intelligent/educated person would know this. I can’t believe people are so easily duped.

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      Sarah Gray
      The Amish in Munfordville (March 7th, 2014 at 20:31)

      The Amish in Munfordville

      Discovery would never have taken this on if there were no foundation. I have lived all over the world, and my husband and I contributed a lot to the community. I have never been as vocal about this place until now. We settled there because it was quiet and a beautiful place to grow things. So I agree with you!

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    Cristina M.
    The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (November 11th, 2013 at 16:52)

    I am looking for an amish farm around Evansville IN, who has milk cows. I would like to have access to fresh milk for my family.
    Thank you.

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      Karen Pollard
      The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (November 11th, 2013 at 19:10)

      Cristina,

      There is a large Amish community in southern IN about 45 minutes north of Evansville in the Montgomery community. You might try contacting some of the folks in that area to see if they will sell to you. I may be wrong, but I’m thinking I was told it was illegal to sell raw milk.

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    farming (March 24th, 2014 at 20:26)

    farming

    We are looking to by farm land to farm for a living. we want a simpler life for our three precious children. We believe the Lord is leading us to Kentucky He has already placed farming in all of our hearts. is there anyone who can help us find land, get started, any help would be so appreciative. thank you in advance.

    845-820-2230

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      Tom Geist
      The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (March 24th, 2014 at 22:25)

      Kate and Jim,

      Couldn’t you call the real estate people in the area you would like to move and talk to them? They usually are on top of what is for sale. That’s what I would do anyway.

      Tom LincNebr@hotmail.com

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    fawn
    want to give it a try (June 5th, 2014 at 11:10)

    want to give it a try

    without stating my reasons……I am 43 years old and was wondering how I can visit a community and “try it out”.

    I used to live in a community where Amish families lived. One family sat for my children while I went to work. I just want to get “simple”

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      Tom Geist
      The Amish of Munfordville, Kentucky (June 6th, 2014 at 20:16)

      Hi Fawn,

      I am not sure what part you want to try out or that you like about the Amish, their throw back clothing, the principles of the Amish religion? The slow pace? Speaking in German/Dutch or such?

      If you mean you want to live a more simple life you can do that where ever you are at now, though I think it would help to be around others that are doing the same.

      Can you tell us more what you would hope to accomplish by “trying it out”?

      Tom in Lincoln
      LincNebr@hotmail.com

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