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In tough going you still go on

The American Dream might seem even more out of reach to some Central Kentucky residents hit by the rising costs of food, gas and utilities. But they're finding ways to scrape by in shaky economic times. When gas prices jump, they carpool. When diapers go on sale, they rush to the store.

Lexingtonians — including a couple who share a bedroom with their children to cut costs, a couple looking for jobs after a layoff, a man who was evicted and a woman selling Avon for gas money — share their stories of survival.

  • Parents, children share bedroom

  • Jobless: "I even applied to Hustler Hollywood'

  • Evicted, disabled and uncertain about future

  • Cutting back: Upper middle class not immune from the problem

  • Economic news mixed

  • More from the series "Surviving the economy"
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