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Owen Electric Cooperative

8205 HWY 127 North
Owenton, KY 40359
P: +1 502-484-3471

Overview

North-central Kentucky has an incredible amount of entertainment venues and recreational opportunities available. Our combination of both rural and suburban environments creates a very vibrant region. There is plenty of fun to be had in our neck of the woods! 

History & Heritage

Kentucky, Northern Kentucky in particular, is rich with history. Our region's fertile ground and winding rivers breathed life into this corner of the Commonwealth ages ago. The land has seen much change in the last few hundred years, but the people who call this place home never forget their heritage. 
Europeans settled the Bluegrass in the late 1700's, but Native Americans were familiar with Kentucky long before settlers arrived. Even to this day, it is not uncommon to unearth evidence of inter-tribal skirmishes. 

Kentucky has served as a battleground for campaigns, engagements, and skirmishes during both the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. Kentucky's status as a border state during the War Between the States allowed much of the architecture in the Bluegrass to remain well preserved once the war concluded. Many Antebellum structures throughout our region still stand to this day. 

While Kentucky saw little action during the War of 1812, many Kentuckians bravely served and those left at home helped support the war effort. Even nearby Newport, Kentucky in Campbell County was home to a major supply depot during the conflict. 

While times changes and landscapes evolve, much of our heritage has been well preserved. Over 100 sites in the Commonwealth have been designated Kentucky Historic Sites. Counties we serve are home to over a dozen of these sites. Please see a listing of these places below.

BOONE COUNTY
  • Gaines Tavern History Center (Walton)
  • Jane's Saddlebag (Union)
  • Rabbit Hash General Store (Rabbit Hash)

GALLATIN COUNTY
  • Hawkins-Kirby House (Warsaw)
  • Markland Locks and Dam (Warsaw)
  • Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast (Warsaw)

SCOTT COUNTY
  • Cardome Centre (Georgetown)
  • Central Kentucky Antique Mall (Georgetown)
  • Georgetown and Scott County Museum (Georgetown)
  • Georgetown College Conference Center and Toyota Stadium (Georgetown)
  • Rodney's on Broadway (Georgetown)
  • Scott County Arts and Cultural Center (Georgetown)
  • Ward Hall (Georgetown)

Outdoor Adventure

( Elk Creek Hunt Club - Owenton, Kentucky)

An abundance of outdoor activities are waiting for you in North-Central Kentucky. We are truly blessed to have so many venues and recreational retreats at our disposal. 
There are dozens of golf courses throughout our 9 county area if you're looking to hit the links. Several local parks offers beautiful venues to enjoy biking, hiking, or various sporting activities. The region is also home to three state parks. These parks offer a wide variety of outdoor activities such as canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking, and swimming. 

BOONE COUNTY
Big Bone Lick State Park

CARROLL COUNTY
General Butler State Resort Park

PENDLETON COUNTY
Kincaid Lake State Park
 
We have access to three rivers in the Northern Kentucky River Region. The Kentucky, Licking, and Ohio Rivers all provide great waterways to enjoy boating, fishing and other water sports. This corner of Kentucky also offers some of the best deer and turkey hunting in the nation. Hunting opportunities are available at several Wildlife Management Areas in the region. These areas are listed below.

BOONE COUNTY
Dr. Norman and Martha Adair WMA

GRANT COUNTY
Curtis Gates Lloyd WMA

KENTON COUNTY
Mullins WMA

OWEN COUNTY
Dr. James A. Rich WMA
John A. Kleber WMA
Kentucky River WMA
Twin Eagle WMA

SCOTT COUNTY
Veterans Memorial WMA

Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton is one of the premier sporting clay resorts in the South. Not only do they provide several courses for shooting clay pigeon targets, but they offer hunting packages as well. This venue is considered the best in Kentucky and one of the top resorts in the country. 

Annual Events & Festivals

BOONE COUNTY
Fall Festival at Jane's Saddlebag
Old Timer's Day 

CAMPBELL COUNTY
Glier's Goettafest
Great Inland Seafood Festival
Newport Arts & Music Festival
Newport Italianfest
Queen City Sausage Festival

CARROLL COUNTY
Carroll County Tobacco Festival
Festival of Trees and Winter Wonderfest Days
Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival
Racefest
Three Rivers Motorcycle Festival
Woofstock

GALLATIN COUNTY
Glencoe Frontier Days
Warsaw Riverfest

GRANT COUNTY
Derby Day Festival
Heritage Days

KENTON COUNTY
Battery Hooper Days
Maifest
Oktoberfest
Original Goetta Festival

OWEN COUNTY
Arts in the Park
BBQ & Bluegrass Jam
Central Kentucky Craft Festival
Incahoots Music Festival
Monterey Arts & Craft Fair 
Sweet Owen Day Festival

PENDLETON COUNTY
Wool Fest 

SCOTT COUNTY
Annual Bi-Water Farm & Greenhouse Autumn Fest
Festival of the Horse
Harvest Festival at Evan's Orchard & Cider Mill
Sadieville in September 
Stamping Ground Family Fun Festival
Sweet Corn Festival at Evan's Orchard & Cider Mill
Taste of Georgetown

Did You Know?

  • Elk Creek Vineyards in Owen County is the largest winery in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • Garden & Gun magazine named Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owen County as one of the premier sporting clays resorts in the South.
  • The "World's Longest Yard Sale" cuts right through the heart of Owen Electric Cooperative's service territory. The annual 127 Corridor Sale follows US 127 from Michigan southward to Alabama.
  • Newport Aquarium was ranked the number 1 aquarium in the 2012 Readers' Choice Travel Awards from 10Best.com.
  • In 2014, Golf Advisor ranked A.J. Jolly Park (Alexandria) as one of the top 10 golf courses in Kentucky.

Data Name Value
Professional Sports 1
Team Name Value
Auto Racing NASCAR
Kentucky Speedway
1 Kentucky Speedway Blvd
Sparta, KY 41086
NCAA Sports — Division I 1
Team Name Value
Northern Kentucky University
Team Name Value
Baseball
Men's Basketball
Men's Cross Country
Men's Golf
Men's Soccer
Men's Tennis
Men's Indoor Track
Men's Outdoor Track
Softball
Women's Basketball
Women's Cross Country
Women's Golf
Women's Soccer
Women's Tennis
Women's Indoor Track
Women's Outdoor Track
Women's Volleyball
Golf Courses 25
Type Address
A. J. Jolly Golf Course
18 holes
Public course
11541 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria, KY 41001
P: (606) 635-2106
Boone Links Golf Club
54 holes
Public course
19 Clubhouse Dr
Florence, KY 41042
P: (859) 371-7550
Canewood Golf Course
18 holes
Semi-Private course
301 General John Payne Blvd
Georgetown, KY 40324
P: 502-603-0432
Cherry Blosson Golf & Country Club
18 holes
Private course
150 Clubhouse Dr
Georgetown, KY 40324
P: (502) 570-9849
Devou Park Golf &Tennis
18 holes
Public course
1200 Park Drive
Covington, KY 41011
P: (606) 431-8030
Fairway Golf Course
18 holes
Semi-Private course
4940 Hwy 227 N
Wheatley, KY 40359
P: (502) 463-2338
Flag Springs Golf Course
18 holes
Public course
3670 Smith Road
California, KY 41007
P: (606) 635-2170
Fort Mitchell Country Club
9 holes
Private course
250 Fort Mitchell Ave
Fort Mitchell, KY 41011
P: 859.331.1300
General Butler State Resort Park Golf Club
9 holes
Resort course
1608 Highway 227
Carrollton, KY 41008
P: 502-732-4384
Hickory Sticks Golf Club
18 holes
Public course
3812 Painter Road
California, KY 41007
P: (606) 635-4653
Highland Country Club
18 holes
Private course
931 Alexandria Pike
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
P: 859.441.8810
Kincaid Lake State Park
9 holes
Public course
565 Kincaid Park Rd
Falmouth, KY 41040
P: (859) 654-8555
Lassing Pointe Golf Course
18 holes
Public course
2266 Double Eagle Dr
Union, KY 41091
P: (859) 384-2266
Longview Golf Course
18 holes
Semi-Private course
3243 Frankfort Rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324
P: (502) 863-2165
Meadowood Golf Club
9 holes
Public course
1911 Golf Club Dr
Burlington, KY 41005
P: (859) 586-0422
Pendleton Country Club
18 holes
Private course
317 Country Club Dr
Butler, KY 41006
P: (859) 472-2150
Perry Park Country Club
27 holes
Resort course
595 Springport Ferry Rd
Perry Park, KY 40363
Ryland Lakes Country Club
9 holes
Private course
2 Maplewood Drive
Ryland Heights, KY 41015
P: 859-356-1913
Sugar Bay Golf Course
18 holes
Semi-Private course
975 Dry Creek Rd
Warsaw, KY 41095
P: (606) 567-2601
Summit Hills Country Club
18 holes
Private course
236 Dudley Road
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
P: 859-341-7076
The Courses of Kenton County
54 holes
Public course
3908 Richardson Rd
Independence, KY 41051
P: (606) 371-3200
Traditions Golf Club
18 holes
Private course
2035 Williams Rd
Hebron, KY 41048
P: (859) 586-6691
Triple Crown Country Club
18 holes
Private course
1 Triple Crown Blvd
Union, KY 41091
P: (859) 384-1410
Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club
18 holes
Public course
450 E 43rd Street
Covington, KY 41015
P: (606) 581-2410
World of Sport Golf Course
18 holes
Public course
7400 Woodspoint Dr
Florence, KY 41042
P: (606) 371-8255
Recreation Facilities 77
Amusement and Theme Parks 0
Name Count
Boone County, KY 0
Campbell County, KY 0
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 0
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 0
Amusement Arcades 4
Name Count
Boone County, KY 1
Campbell County, KY 2
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 1
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 0
Bowling Centers 9
Name Count
Boone County, KY 2
Campbell County, KY 5
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 0
Kenton County, KY 1
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 1
Casinos 0
Name Count
Boone County, KY 0
Campbell County, KY 0
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 0
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 0
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 49
Name Count
Boone County, KY 14
Campbell County, KY 10
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 1
Kenton County, KY 21
Owen County, KY 1
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 2
Marinas 5
Name Count
Boone County, KY 1
Campbell County, KY 2
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 1
Grant County, KY 1
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 0
Movie Theaters 5
Name Count
Boone County, KY 2
Campbell County, KY 2
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 0
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 1
Nature Parks and Other Similar Institutions 1
Name Count
Boone County, KY 0
Campbell County, KY 1
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 0
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 0
Racetracks 3
Name Count
Boone County, KY 2
Campbell County, KY 0
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 0
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 1
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 0
Skiing Facilities 0
Name Count
Boone County, KY 0
Campbell County, KY 0
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 0
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 0
Zoos and Botanical Gardens (Note: Includes aquariums.) 1
Name Count
Boone County, KY 0
Campbell County, KY 1
Carroll County, KY 0
Gallatin County, KY 0
Grant County, KY 0
Kenton County, KY 0
Owen County, KY 0
Pendleton County, KY 0
Scott County, KY 0