The Bourbon County Fiscal Court will extend the Filing of the Annual Bourbon County License Fee Return to comply with the Internal Revenue Service extending the filing date for Federal Tax Returns to be filed to May 17, 2021.
We realize during this unprecedented time, the need for reliable, affordable internet service in all parts of our community is more important than ever. Bourbon County Fiscal Court is working with a company called GEO Partners LLC to address this need. We need your help to test the broadband speed and access throughout all parts of Bourbon County.
We are calling on all community members, including those with students in grades K-12 and citizens working from home, to complete a one-minute speed test. The test can be done from any device connected to your broadband internet signal in your home. Your participation is very important.
Please take a one-minute speed test to help all of Bourbon County get reliable internet access.
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The Bourbon County Fiscal Court, in partnership with the Geo Partners LLC is pleased to announce a crowdsourcing project covering all of Bourbon County. This broadband speed testing initiative is being conducted by GEO Partners, LLC. This test should provide the most comprehensive, accurate collection of actual broadband speeds ever conducted in Bourbon County.
The speed test will result in statistically valid data and mapping. Bourbon County Fiscal Court will use this information to explore options to support a future broadband expansion project. With this information, we have the potential to seek grant funding from the FCC, USDA or Federal Cares Grant program.
Our goal is to conduct speed tests from locations all over Bourbon County. We hope that citizens in the rural parts of our community will participate so that we can have data that truly shows us where we have broadband, and where it is lacking, to use this data on grant applications.
The Bourbon County Fiscal Court recognizes that high-speed quality broadband is a critical utility to economic development, education, business, and virtual healthcare. The Fiscal Court is grateful for the partnership with GEO Partners on this project. With questions, contact Bourbon County Judge Executive Michael R. Williams by email or phone at: firstname.lastname@example.org 859-987-2135.
Bourbon County is nestled in the heart of Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region. Its very name evokes visions of Thoroughbred horses grazing in lush green pastures bordered by age-old stone fences; lovely historic homes and buildings and beautiful rolling countryside. The area also offers an unusual group of sites and attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Long-known for agricultural products and livestock grown and raised on the county's 292 square miles, Bourbon County is one of the leading producers of Thoroughbred horses in the world. More than 50 horse farms are located in the county, including world-famous Claiborne Farm, where Secretariat stood at stud for many years.
Secretariat, who was recently selected by a public poll to be memorialized on a postage stamp, is one of the last century's best-known athletes. He won horse racing's Triple Crown in 1973 and racked up more than $1,316,000 in earnings. When Secretariat died of laminitis in 1989, he was buried in the Claiborne Farm cemetery next to Riva Ridge, his stablemate and the 1972 Kentucky Derby winner.
Although disputed by a few, Bourbon Countians feel confident that bourbon whiskey was first distilled in their county by one of several early settlers, most likely Jacob Spears. Bourbon County continued to be home to many distilleries right up to Prohibition in 1919. It is a smooth reddish whiskey aged in charred oak barrels, a product of the bountiful corn crops, which insured worldwide recognition for the county's name.
Enjoy a driving tour of the county that will take you past historic homes and farms and through a variety of scenic views to two structures that link Bourbon County to the past. This includes a drive through the Colville Covered Bridge, the last remaining reminder of the many covered bridges that once spanned the creeks and streams in Bourbon County. It is one of only 13 covered bridges left in the state and has been recently been renovated and re-opened to traffic.
Also, don't miss the Cane Ridge Meeting House, a log structure built in 1791 now enclosed in a stone superstructure. The building is said to be the largest one-room log structure still in existence in the country and was the site of the establishment of the Christian Church, which, in turn, gave birth to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Non-Instrumental Christian Church and the Church of Christ.
In addition, many visitors enjoy a round of golf at Houston Oaks Golf Course or Shady Brook Golf Course; taking a walk on the paved track at the Bourbon County Park which also has a playground area for children; and taking in a movie at the drive-in during the summer (Bourbon County has one of the few drive-ins left in the state).