Located directly south of Jefferson County along the I-65 corridor, Bullitt County offers rolling hills and much to do. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Fort Knox are all located here, along with reasonable housing costs, outlet malls, antique shops and the World’s Most Awesome Flea Market.
The birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln, Hardin County is home to Fort Knox, which includes both an Army post and the U.S. Bullion Depository, where a large portion of the official gold reserves are stored. Here you’ll find a thriving advanced manufacturing and agriculture industries, as well as affordable housing and beautiful scenery.
Located northeast of Jefferson County off I-71, Henry County offers a ton of outdoor activity, like hunting, fishing and boating. Home to Wendell Berry, this sweet town is full of green pastures and starry skies and is just an hour from Cincinnati.
Meade County is situated southwest of Jefferson County and combines the benefits of rural living with the amenities you’d find in a larger urban community. Here you’ll find great fly fishing for trout, bed and breakfasts, shopping, golf and so much more.
Nelson County is located southeast of Jefferson County and is home to My Old Kentucky Home State Park, which was home to U.S. Senator John Rowan in 1795, and was the inspiration for Stephen Foster to write the song, “My Old Kentucky Home.” This county is also the birthplace of bourbon and was one of four cities selected by the Vatican to establish the Catholic Church in the country.
Located northeast of Jefferson County, Oldham County has the highest per capita family income in the state of Kentucky. Oldham County is home to Yew Dell Gardens, historic districts, boutique stores and restaurants, and many working farms that offer educational opportunities.
Just east of Jefferson County, Shelby County is home to the Shelbyville Horse Show, which is an American Saddlebred Capital of the World show. Shelby County is located between Louisville and Lexington and is a hot spot for antiquing, one-of-a-kind restaurants, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and a relaxing life.
Situated between Shelby and Nelson Counties, and southeast of Jefferson County, Spencer County is moments from Louisville, Shelbyville, Bardstown and Lexington. Home to Taylorsville Lake, this community is an outdoor adventurer’s dream – from swimming to fishing to hiking to horseback riding, it’s a great place to enjoy yourself and relax.
Located northeast of Jefferson County, Trimble County lies along the Ohio River, some 40 miles upstream from Louisville. While small, Trimble County’s productive agricultural sector provides employment opportunities for the 8,500 residents. Additionally, Trimble County is host to an innovative LG&E electric generating facility. The beautiful rolling hills and rich history of Trimble County are a great place to call home.
Just west of Jefferson County, this Indiana community packs a punch. From gambling on the river at Horseshoe Casino to touring the caves at Squire Boone Caverns, there’s a lot to do here. Beautiful overlooks of the Ohio River are set against wineries, antique shops, boutiques and local restaurants.
Located north of Jefferson County up the I-65 corridor, Scott County is home to Hardy Lake, the only state reservoir not created for flood control, so the lake remains level year-round for fishing, swimming, boating, camping and more. Coupled with limestone and rocky bluffs, fossil buffs and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy it here.
Northwest from Jefferson County, Washington County was named after U.S. President George Washington. This county is home to motorsports, with the Salem Speedway and Thunder Valley Raceway their crown jewels. It’s also a great place to canoe, golf, shop and dine.