The Bourbon County Joint Planning Office is the first stop for many questions about building, zoning, code enforcement and floodplain management. We serve the Cities of Millersburg, North Middletown, Paris, and unincorporated Bourbon County.




2018 Annual Report

Local Planning News…

November 20, 2019


Track the Envision 2040 plan update progress:


August 14, 2019


Envision 2040 Fall Schedule:



August 5, 2019


View our Bi-annual update here!


May 30, 2019


In preparation for the Envision 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update, the University of Kentucky led the facilitation of a Housing Demand Study for our community.  The below linked document will be used to help guide discussion of the Housing Working Group in the upcoming months.  Would you like to participate in this group?  Click here to view the working group schedule.



May 15, 2019



What did 200 residents have to say about Bourbon County?

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May 13, 2019




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September 4, 2018


Saturday, September 8 from Noon – 4 p.m. join us at the Millersburg Chautauqua Festival for a “Chalk & Talk!”  Next time you visit Millersburg, what would you like to see?  Stop by and let us know!




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November 27, 2017



October 10, 2017


Community Walkability Survey


On October 21 and 28, we will be conducting a Community Walkability Survey in the City of Paris, Millersburg, and North Middletown.  Would you like to participate?  See below for more information and to register.


Join us on September 19th!


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Envision Bourbon County


August 29, 2017


Thank you to all those who attended the “Envision Paris” sessions at the Paris-Bourbon County Library! The input of over 120 attendees will help shape a better Bourbon County. And yesterday was only the first of many opportunities!

Here are some photos that highlight our day with the community and our special visitors from the University of Cincinnati. If you were unable to attend, but would like to participate in future planning initiatives, please email alacy@paris.ky.gov.


Professors of from the University of Cincinnati introduced themselves to our Community and gave a summary of the community development project that 30 Master of urban planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation students will focus on this fall.


Attendees posted their responses to the questions “What makes Bourbon County great?” and “What challenges does Bourbon County face?”


The 100 + workshop attendees split up into smaller groups to discuss topics such as the economy, housing, historic preservation, transportation, green infrastructure, and natural and recreational amenities.


Students enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Rooster Brew with the support of Woodford Hill Thompson, Traditional Bank, Gwen Dever, Mike Kendall, Deborah Lyle Poynter, and Mark Gallman.


University of Cincinnati students received a tour of a recently renovated building on Main Street. 



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Public Art “Idea” Workshop

July 23, 2017



On Sunday, July 23 from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Hopewell Museum, the community will craft ideas for celebrating our great inventor, Garrett Morgan.  Everyone is welcome!  Click the image to the left for more information.


This event is FREE.  Snacks, refreshments, and arts & crafts materials will be provided.  Please RSVP to alacy@paris.ky.gov by July 14, 2017.

Flood Safety Information


Protect you and your family against damage and injury.  Click the map below to learn more about flood hazard preparedness.

Historic Preservation Symposium

May 23, 2017


Main Street Paris in the 1930’s. Photo Credit: Hopewell Museum.

On May 20th, the Planning Office provided a brief presentation about preservation planning initiatives that are identified in the 2017 Comprehensive Plan.

Did you miss this event?  Click here to view a copy of the presentation at this event hosted by the Hopewell History Museum.


April 28, 2017


“Share the Road” signage was recently installed along State maintained roads in Bourbon County to remind motorists to take caution.  Click the image to the right to view a map with recommended sign locations.

Community Arts Initiative

April 28, 2017


On April 24th, over 30 community members participated in an “on the table” meeting to discuss how we can publicly celebrate Garrett Morgan, the world renowned inventor who grew up in Claysville, right here in Paris.  Several ideas were shared!  This Summer, we will take some of these ideas and share the community’s artistic vision at a Design Workshop.  Stay tuned for a Summer Design Workshop date!


See more Garrett Morgan Meeting Highlights