SOUTHGATE, KY (FOX19) - Adrienne Pettigrew has a new car these days. It's getting her to work at Southgate's Herald Family Dentistry, and it was a new purchase made out of absolute necessity.
"I was driving 45 minutes to get to work and spending at least 60 dollars every three days for gas. So, I figured, I might as well make a car payment with all the gas money that I was spending," said Pettigrew.
That's not the only habit of hers that has changed in the face of gas prices at $4 a gallon for unleaded around Greater Cincinnati. Adrienne recently moved closer to her office.
"It got to the point where I had no money because of my gas. I mean, it was just horrible," says Adrienne.
Now, economists are predicting $6 a gallon gasoline by the summer. A lot of people tell FOX19 they can't take that.
"I'll either be riding my bicycle or roller skating because there is no way I can afford to pay that, I am disabled," said Sheila McGuire.
She says gas prices have already changed her.
"I go to my doctor's and I do what I have to do, and then I just stay home," says McGuire.