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.





2020 Annual Reflection









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Local Planning News…

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December 6, 2022


In the Summer of 2022, citizen volunteers went door-to-door to hear from existing residents of the neighborhood about what they would like to see for the future use of the existing Waste Transfer Station site.  Click below to view the final results from the 280 completed surveys.


October 26, 2021


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August 17, 2021


February 3, 2021





January 27, 2021


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June 18, 2020



June 1, 2020




November 20, 2019


Track the Envision 2040 plan update progress:


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?

Click the graph below to learn more!



October 18, 2018



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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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. 



Flood Safety Information


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


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