As home of the Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Bullitt County was named an “official trailhead” of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in 2013. Visitors can tour the Jim Beam distillery, the Four Roses warehouse and bottling facility, plus four wineries in the county and get a passport stamped on the Wine and Whiskey Trail, then stop by the new Bullitt County Visitor Center, which opened in July 2016, to redeem the passport for a souvenir glass. The previous center was hard to find and averaged 10 to 12 visitors a month; now 150 to 200 people are visiting the Bullitt County Visitor Center to learn about bourbon, the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, the world’s largest go-kart track at Kart Kountry, and the 40,000 s.f. of meeting space at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.
Paroquet Springs was a body of water developed in Shepherdsville in 1838. 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.
Curtis Hockenbury, Mayor
Estimated 2017 population:
No. of households: 28,267
Median household income:
Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce:
Dan Cline, president
Bullitt County Economic Development Authority:
John Snider, executive director
Judge-Executive: Melanie Roberts
Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism:
Troy Beam, executive director