Get to Know UWBG: Bourbon County

We are kicking off a new blog series! For the next ten weeks, we will feature one of the counties that United Way of the Bluegrass serves. 


This week, let’s get to know Bourbon County.

We all know Bourbon county is known for its association with bourbon whiskey, but did you know that it was also one of Kentucky’s nine original counties? Back then, Bourbon County included 34 of Kentucky’s 120 counties, including the Bourbon County we know and love today. Bourbon County actually got its name from the French House of Bourbon, out of gratitude for their assistance in the American Revolutionary War. Bourbon County’s largest city and county seat is Paris.


At United Way of the Bluegrass, we are proud to work with the men and women of Bourbon County to make a difference across the Bluegrass, including our incredible Bourbon County Board of Trustees! During the last fiscal year:

Your support through financial gifts and volunteer time help to make an impact in the following organizations that serve Bourbon County:


  • AccuTran Industries

  • American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter

  • AVOL Kentucky

  • Bluegrass Community Action Partnership

  • Bluegrass Council of the Blind

  • Bourbon County 4-H Council

  • Child Care Council of Kentucky

  • Clark County Homeless Coalition

  • Community Action Council

  • Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council

  • GleanKY

  • GreenHouse17

  • Growing Together Preschool

  • Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky

  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass

  • Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

  • Paris-Bourbon County YMCA

  • Post Clinic

  • The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families

  • Visually Impaired Preschool Services

  • YMCA of Central Kentucky


Stay tuned this week as we talk with CEO of the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA, Andrew Beckett, and learn more about the organization.


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