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County Closes On Deal To Purchase 330 Acre Recreational Facility

By Editor | December 24, 2019

In what was described as an historic Bourbon County event, Judge Mike Williams and Michael Hurter, who represented  owners of a 330 acre site north of Paris executed closing documents on the county’s purchase of the site proposed as a future recreational facility. Judge Williams said that the project was the culmination of a some…

PARIS BANKS ROBBED; SUSPECT ARRESTED

By Editor | December 11, 2019

Bourbon County Sheriff’s Dept and Paris Police responded to a 911 call, bank robberies at both Kentucky Bank and Blue Grass Federal on Wednesday morning before noon. The suspect was arrested in the parking lot of Michael’s at Eighth and Cypress Street. It was reported that the suspect made off with money from both banks…

Routine Traffic Stop Results In Multiple Charges To Paris Man

By Editor | November 22, 2019

Last Tuesday, a routine traffic stop quickly escalated into an arrest with multiple charges to the driver.  Wallace McGowan, 26, Paris, was arrested in Paris and charged with several warrants, including parole violations, failure to appear, possession of controlled substance, cocaine and marijuana and at least $1,000 in cash. “It started out as a traffic…

McConnell And Barr Announce $10.2 Million Transportation Grant For Bourbon And Scott Counties

By Editor | November 7, 2019

Senator McConnell and Congressman Barr contacted Trump Administration in support of competitive federal transportation grant to benefit region’s economy WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY-06) announced today that Bourbon and Scott counties, in Kentucky’s Bluegrass region, have been awarded $10.2 million from the U.S. Department of…

Church Directory!

By Editor | October 30, 2019

                                The Bourbon County Citizen is proud to be able to offer a local Church Directory to our visitors. Please click on the Church Directory in the menu bar above. You will find all the churches in Bourbon and surrounding counties. …

Arthur Hancock, IV Releases New Country Music Album

By Editor | October 24, 2019

PAT CONLEY Citizen Staff PARIS, KY (Oct. 21, 2019)—Bourbon County native son Arthur Hancock, IV is out to show the world he’s not just a bluegrass musician anymore. He spent two long days recently in a Nashville recording studio, emerging with his first country album ever, a five-song release entitled “Alive at Hillbilly Central.” Many…

Widening U.S. 460

By Editor | October 3, 2019

Decision On Grant For US 460 Widening Project May Be Coming Soon JIMMY BRANNON | Citizen Staff County Judge Mike Williams told magistrates last Thursday that a decision on a grant which would help fund the proposed widening of US 460 between Paris and Georgetown may be coming soon. Judge Williams said that he, along…

Emergency road aid funds awarded to Bourbon County Fiscal Court

By Editor | October 3, 2019

Emergency road aid funds awarded For flood damage repair on Stringtown Road LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced the Bourbon County Fiscal Court will receive $7,200 in County Road Aid emergency funds for flood damage repair on Stringtown Road (CR 1009). These repairs will make travel safer for cars,…

New Restaurant To Open On Main Street

By Editor | October 3, 2019

New Restaurant On Main Will Feature Seafood And Smokehouse Items PAUL GIBSON | Citizen Staff Jeff Channell is excited about the new restaurant he is opening in Paris. It is located in the Varden building and former home to the Thyme Restaurant, 509 Main Street. According to Channell the restaurant will open soon as some…

Paris Independent School Adopts 4% Revenue Increase To Property Taxes

By Editor | October 3, 2019

The Paris Independent Board of Education voted to implement a four percent revenue increase to property tax rates for citizens of the school district at the regular board meeting on Tuesday September 17th.  This four percent revenue increase will raise property taxes 2.1 cents per $100 of assessed value for an actual percentage increase of…