• Author Barbara Kingsolver grew up in Carlisle-Nicholas County!

  • Thomson Reuters President and CEO James Smith grew up in Nicholas County!

  • Nicholas County was formed in 1799 and named for Colonel George Nicholas, a Revolutionary War veteran and “Father of the Kentucky Constitution” from Fayette County

  • Forest Retreat, the former home of United States Senator and Kentucky Governor Thomas Metcalfe. Built in 1795, Forest Retreat is resting place of the 1954 Kentucky Derby winning horse, Determine.

  • One of Daniel Boone's cabin is preserved on private property in Nicholas County!
  • The Licking River was a "freedom highway" for slaves in the South going north across the Ohio River into freed territory.

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