By Kathie Stamps
Pendleton County is located between Lexington and Cincinnati, in a picturesque area where the Main and Licking rivers meet. Business owners are involved with both an active Chamber of Commerce and the Pendleton County Tourism Council.
The Kentucky Wool Festival has been held in Falmouth every October since 1983, near the entrance to Kincaid Lake State Park. The state park has 84 camping sites in open woodland settings, along with fishing and boating on Kincaid Lake, hiking, tennis, miniature golf and other outdoor activities.
Rose Hill Farm Winery in Butler produces award-winning white and red wines from grapes grown in its own four-acre vineyard. A few miles north, Faith Acres Farm in Butler offers local produce, eggs, honey, provided by bees on the premises, and maple syrup that’s tapped from trees on the farm.
Estimated 2019 population: 14,122
Median household income: $49,766
Chamber of Commerce: Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce, pendletoncounty.ky.gov/chamberofcommerce
County Seat: Falmouth, Mayor Ron Stinson, cityoffalmouth.com
Judge-Executive: David Fields, pendletoncounty.ky.gov
Economic Development Authority: Pendleton County Industrial Authority