Bullitt County, Ky.: Bourbon country

Just 20 miles south of Louisville on I-65 is beautiful Bullitt County, a.k.a. “Jim Beam Country.” Bullitt County was named an “official trailhead” of the popular Kentucky Bourbon Trail in 2013 and is a popular destination for spirits enthusiasts. Plus, the county boasts four wineries and has a growing attractions scene – including the world’s largest go-kart track at Kart Kountry.

Outdoors lovers can roam miles of trails at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, or host a meeting in the 40,000-s.f. Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. Near the Salt River, the healing properties of the mineral water in the springs was a tourist draw until the Civil War. Shepherdsville was founded on Dec. 11, 1793, and Bullitt County on Jan. 1, 1797.

County Seat: Shepherdsville; Curtis Hockenbury, mayor; shepherdsville.net

Estimated 2018 population: 81,392

No. of households: 28,533

Median household income: $58,702

Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce: Bill Laird, president;
bullittchamber.org

Bullitt County Economic Development Authority:
John Snider, executive director; gobullittky.com

Judge-Executive: Melanie Roberts; bullittcountyfc.com

Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism: Troy Beam, executive director; jimbeamcountry.com

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