We downgraded to broadcast basic (Time Warner). I thought about the crafty shows I would be missing, but having broadband internet, I can pretty much find anything I want. I don't think it's worth it. If it helps you to have video to see examples of how to do things, stick wit the net and look specifically for what you want on youtube.
BTW, I used to live in Central KY, but now live in Eastern KY. I'd want to get out of KY too if my family wasn't here.