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Meade County: Music, food and history

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Meade County has 56 miles of riverfront, along with other natural beauty and outdoor recreation.

Meade County Tourism and the Meade County Museum & Arts Council (MCMAC) hosted a “Concerts From the Couch” series during the pandemic. The musical concerts were so popular on Facebook Live, they have continued after the “sheltering in place” directive was lifted. As soon as people and businesses were reemerging, Meade County Tourism launched a “Food Truck Friday” program at Riverfront Park on Buttermilk Falls, a 4.7-mile loop trail. The area has parking for up to four food trucks, newly renovated seating areas, a multi-panel mural, an RV campground, two boat ramps and an amphitheater for live music, all within walking distance of the recently revitalized downtown of Brandenburg, Ky.

The Meade County Chamber of Commerce, Meade County Tourism, Meade County Historical and Archaelogical Preservation Society and MCMAC are collaborating with the City of Brandenburg and Meade County Fiscal Court in planning a large multi-day celebration in mid-September to host the USS LST-325. An actual WWII landing ship tank, abbreviated LST, will be docking in Brandenburg for three days. There will be hour-long tours of the 328-foot long ship by her crew, a WWII reenactment, a concert in the park, food trucks and vendors. The LST-325 was one of the first ships of its kind to be built by the U.S. Navy Shipyard. An LST could carry 20 Sherman tanks in its giant hold, and 30 to 40 trucks on the main deck. The USS LST-325 was in the invasion of Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It was also at Sicily on July 10, 1943.

County seat: Brandenburg
Ronnie Joyner, mayor

2019 population: 27,949

Average median age: 39

Households: 11,632

Median household income: $59,236

Percentage of homeowners: 70.95%

Meade County Chamber of Commerce:
Annie Hamilton, director

Meade County-Brandenburg Economic Development:

Meade County Tourism:
Carole Logsdon, executive director

Gerry Lynn

Largest employer:
Monument Chemical Kentucky