Owen County, Kentucky
Owen County, Kentucky is knows as “The Heartbeat of the Golden Triangle.” It is located entirely within the boundaries of I-75, I-71 and I-64 and is less than an hours drive from Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati, Ohio. It is loaded with natural beauty and features numerous lakes, streams and rolling ridges that provide top quality hunting and fishing opportunities.
The Kentucky River borders the entire western boundary of the county. Eagle Creek, the world’s longest creek, flows through Owen County. Owen County is known for his great people and gracious rural atmosphere that is located just minutes from everywhere. The cities of Owen County include Owenton, New Liberty, Perry Park, Monterey, Gratz, Lusby’s Mill, Hesler, New Columbus, Wheatly, Long Ridge, Squiresville and Pleasant Home.
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment – Owen County is home to Elk Creek Vinyards, Kentucky’s largest winery, currently producing eighteen varieties of wine. Elk Creek offers cooking classes, tours and wine tastings, a Bed and Breakfast and the Elk Creek Cafe. There is live entertainment at the vineyards every Friday and Saturday evening.
Parks and Recreation – Owen county is home to two golf courses. Perry Park Golf Resort and Fairway Golf Course. Each course offers group and individual play. Owen county is also home to the Elk Creek Hunt Club. The Elk Creek Hunt Club boasts unmatched world class sporting clay facilities. There are three separate courses, one over water, and offers 45 newly remodeled and paved sporting clay stations on 35 shooting fields. The courses are spread over a 2,500 acre hunting preserve which also supports the best of upland field and woodland hunting.
Living – Owen County is a close nit community located within an our of Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s rural atmosphere makes it a wonderful place to live.
Schools, Health, Transportation – The Owen County School System includes K-12 schools. There are two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The Owen County Health Center, New Horizons Medical Center and Specialty Clinic serve as Owen Counties Health care. Due to the location of Owen County, various top rated hospitals are all located within an hour of Owen County.