Oldham County, Ky.: Tourism and hospitality prowess

There’s so much to do in Oldham County and it is so close to Louisville, more hotel rooms are on the way to accommodate travelers. Holiday Inn Express & Suites is scheduled for a July opening on Commerce Parkway in La Grange. And the new owners of Best Western Ashbury Inn are in the process of renovating. The county passed a “short-term rental” ordinance for home hospitality requiring a permit and transient room tax just like hotels and B&Bs.

“By offering a one-payment option for all-things-Oldham when groups stay overnight in the county, Oldham Tourism develops complete group itineraries for groups of 20 or more with no additional up-charge for the service,” said Kim Buckler Hydes, tourism director.

Group itineraries often include in-county transportation, bourbon tours, farm tours, shopping in La Grange and customized Underground Railroad activities at the Oldham County History Center.

County Seat: La Grange; John Black, mayor; lagrangeky.net

Estimated 2019 population: 66,470

No. of households: 20,465

Median household income: $92,237

Oldham Chamber & Economic Development: David Bizianes, executive director; oldhamcountychamber.com

Judge-Executive: David Voegele; oldhamcountyky.gov

Oldham KY Tourism & Conventions: Kim Buckler Hydes, executive director; touroldham.com

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