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Old Pogue Bourbon
716 West 2nd Street
Maysville, Kentucky

Old Pogue BourbonLocated just across the Ohio River from Aberdeen in Maysville, Kentucky. Maysville is known as the “birthplace of bourbon”. Pogue Bourbon has a history dating back to the years following the Civil War. In 1876, the original Pogue distillery, Kentucky registered distillery No. 3, was established in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, very near a site often said to be the location of Kentucky's first distillery. Over the years the business has shut down and reopened several times. 

A recent review: A...small batch bourbon, this sensational effort is a fiery, full-bodied bourbon with a medium amber color as w...ell as lots of vanilla, smoke, marmalade, spice and caramelized citrus notes. Very aromatic, rich and heady, but not overly hot, this is a superb bourbon. Rated 95/100 Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate

www.oldpogue.com

2013 Signs12013 Checkout1Goodseed Nursery & Landscaping has relocated to Brown County off Rt.32 at the intersection with Rt.62. The address is 9736 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Laurel Barn Quilts are also available for purchase at Goodseed. They are available in sizes from 1’x1’ to 8’x8’. Hours are April through October 20th Monday – Saturday 9:00a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday noon - 5:00 p.m. For further information 937-587-7021 or www.goodseedfarm.com.

Kinkead Ridge Estate Winery 2013 wine release. Read Kinkead Ridge Winery - Ohio's Lousiest Soil Makes Great Wine by Jay Erisman.

Who's tarried in Grant's room? Georgetown bed and breakfast was favorite visiting spot for Civil War general, president By Bryan Beck

Ed Bearss Ed Bearss - America’s Historian “The End of the War” at the Gaslight Theater on April 6, 2013  3:00PM with music by Deann Kelley at 2:30PM.

Ed Bearss (born June 26, 1923), a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, is a military historian and author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras and is the most popular tour guide of historic battlefields in the US. He served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994. After his retirement in 1995, he received the title Chief Historian Emeritus which he holds to this day. Ed has correctly been called a national treasure by many people in the American historical community. Ed can tell the story of an event or of a historical character like no other. His style is his own, and if Ed Bearss can’t make you believe that history is a living thing, then no one can.

 

Mr. Bearss is coming to Georgetown, Ohio to speak on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The U.S. Grant Homestead is proud to sponsor the event at the Gaslight Theater, 301 S. Main Street, at 3:00 PM. Mr. Bearss’ topic will be “The End of the Civil War” Admission is $10.00.  General Grant was directing one of the most dramatic campaigns of the Civil War in Virginia. Gen. Grant has forced Gen. Lee into no win position. Mr. Bearss’ talk will bring to life all of these events and more. Our area is rich with stories of historic importance. The story of Ulysses S. Grant and the thousands of local men who made up an important part of his powerful Union armies is a story that you should hear. Our local men served in the Army of the Potomac and the Western Armies and helped to bring the War to its close. Learn of General Grant’s ‘Greatest Moment’. There is no one who can tell their stories better than Edwin C. Bearss.

 

Grand Re-Opening of the U.S. Grant Boyhood Home on April 6, 2013. Home will be open 11AM-1PM with a dedication at 12pm. For more information: 937-378-3087

Eagles UpdateDuring a late afternoon storm on May 21st the eagle nest located on the property of Brown County Rural Water along US 52 fell along with part of the tree that it was in. The 3 eaglets were found alive.  One was able to stand and perch so it was put back on a branch for the parents to take care of.  The other two have been taken to the Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio to recover.  When they are healthy they will be returned to the parents according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

May 25th update.
 
The 3rd eaglet has now also been taken to the Raptor Center.  It was not holding it's head up when checked.  All 3 eaglets have multiple fractures and are on IV's.

June 4th update

One of the eaglets was euthanized. The eaglet had a fractured vertebra, hip and pelvis and was not making any progress.  The 2nd eaglet had surgery for a  fractured wing.  It also has a dislocated shoulder and joint.  The 3rd eaglet was returned to Brown County Rural Water for the parents to take care of.

August 13th update

The 3rd eaglet that was returned in June was removed a few days later due to a broken wing.    The eaglet has been at the Glen Helen Raptor Center until August 6th when if was returned to Brown County Rural Water.  When released the eaglet flew to within 30 fett of where the nest had been and climbed up on a broken limb.  The adults were not seen that day.  The next day when the welfare of the eaglet was checked it had move near a tree where the adults were.  The adults will have to feed the eaglet.  If this eaglet survives it will be the 13th to have fledged successfully since they began nesting at Brown County Rural Water in 2005.

The parking lot and drop off zone at the Rankin house is now complete.  Restoration of the Rankin House is still on going and will be complete later in season.  The Rankin House will remain open during the structure restoration. Rankin house restoration brings slavery 'beacon' to life Written by John Johnston – Cincinnati Enquirer

Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail MovementBarn Quilts & the American Quilt Trail Movement

if you were unable to attend, but would like a copy - download an order form.

Ripley Cannon Restoration ProjectIn recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and to honor the memory of those Brown County citizens who sacrificed, fought and died for the Union cause, the Friends of the Library Group is pleased to sponsor the cannon restoration project.  The project contact is the Ripley Library at 937-392-4871or any member of the Friends of the Library Group for questions or donations toward the restoration of the cannon.

Civil War Cannon Leaves Ripley for RestorationFact sheet.

La Vigna Estate Winery

Authentic wines grown not made

La Vigna Estate Winery makes only estate grown, produced and bottled wines.  Our pre-prohibition wine growing philosophy of on-time harvesting goes against the contemporary wine making style of high sugar content and over-ripe flavors.  The goal of making wines that stongly convey the "somewhereness" of the vineyard is our passion. www.winegrown.com

"Live in the Vineyard” - Southwest Ohio's Intimate Pairing of Music and Wine Saturdays throughout the Summer. Sit outside in the vineyard as you enjoy good music and fine wine. Come out to the winery, relax with the music.  
Saturdays 2PM – 9PM. Open Summer Satudays and Summer Holiday Mondays 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WINERY RECEIVES MORE PRESS Dayton Daily News For further information www.lavignaestatewinery.com
 

Dock Space Available

2012 Season, Short Term & Overnight

Located 1 mile east of Ripley, Ohio on Eagle Creek with quick and easy Ohio River access.

Amenities include:

  • 30 amp electric service
  • Water
  • Covered patio with grill and fans
  • Shower
  • Cable TV available

Contact:  Marilyn - 513-673-4939 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Located on the Ohio River in Higginsport.  Everything you need for RV's and Boats at a Super Mega Store.  Campground service available from New Richmond to Manchester and across the river in Kentucky.  Have you been looking for the the Little Guy?  We have them. www.rvsrusohio.com

101 Olive Street - Higginsport, Ohio - 937-375-1116

Late last year a new book was released authored by Cincinnati native Jennifer Renee Reed titled “Cincinnati Day Trips.”   The book is full of tips for taking a day trip and sites that include Brown and surrounding areas.  The first site mentioned in the book is the  eagles nesting at Brown County Rural Water Association on US 52.  Other sites listed in Brown County are Aunt Jemima’s Grave on Cemetery Road, Ripley and the Rankin House, Grant Boyhood Home and the Grant Schoolhouse.

As reported by the Wine Buzz Magazine online www.thewinebuzz.com , two Kinekead Ridge wines are featured in the recently published “1000 Great Everyday Wines from the World’s Best Wineries.” Former Wine Spectator editor Jim Gordon and his team of writers/tasters identify a range of good and affordable wines (which he equates with “the price of an entrée at a good restaurant”) from around the world with character that reflects their origin. France gets the most ink, followed by Italy, Spain, Germany, California and other wine-producing regions.

“The rest of the U.S.,” which is everywhere but the West Coast, gets a mere two pages. Ohio merits a mention of Kinkead Ridge Winery for its Cabernet Franc and Viognier-Roussanne, long lauded by and enthusiastic fan base for their high quality.

Interspersed among the recommended wines are charts on how to read labels, profiles of grape varieties, tips on doing a home tasting, and many other useful tidbits for the wine enthusiast. www.KinkeadRidge.com

Wine lovers will delight in vineyards of southwestern Ohio
COLUMBUS DISPATCH NOVEMBER 6, 2011

MANCHESTER, Ohio — Even if I didn’t enjoy drinking wine — a difficult thing to imagine, I admit — wineries would offer a most excellent excuse to explore a new terroir, even, or perhaps especially, close to home.

Read more: Wine lovers will delight in vineyards of southwestern Ohio

Cozy log cabin nestled in 200 acre farm in the rolling hills of Brown County, Ohio. The cabin is equipped with a Jacuzzi, fireplace, central heat and air conditioning. Year round guests can enjoy breathtaking views, radiant sunsets and miles of trails for hiking. A WINTER wonderland in its snowy splendor, you can have lots of fun sled riding, ice skating or enjoying the fireplace with friends and family. Experience SPRING with the trees and flowers in blushing brilliance. Fishing and basking in the warmth of the sun are SUMMER fun. One of the most glorious times is FALL. Dazzling evenings for star gazing, and spectacular AUTUMN foliage. You can luxuriate in the serenity and peaceful solitude of MEADOWCREST FARMS. MEADOWCREST FARMS is close to golfing, boating, shopping and restaurants.

Read more: Meadowcrest Farms Cabin Rental

  Six squares hung on the cupola in Aberdeen at Browns Motel.
Painted by artist Randi Gish with the Maysville Quilt Trail.
Thank You to Hedgecock Electric of Maysville for hanging the squares.

Moler Raceway ParkMoler Raceway Park is known as the Midwest's Fastest 1/4 mile dirt oval with Racing Every Friday Night consisting of Holman Motors Modifieds, Chevettes, Crazy Compacts and Mt. Orab Ford Later Models.  Go Kart Racing Saturday as well as special events throughout the year. http://www.molerracewaypark.com/.

Quilt Trail Gathering - Celebrating  A Decade printArtist Ken Swinson of Maysville, KY just completed the Quilt Trail Gathering - Celebrating  A Decade print.  The barn that sits on the property of Maxine and Donna Sue Groves with the Snails Trail pattern is at the bottom of the print.  The rest of the barns are a result of Ken’s creative mind. It can be purchased directly from Ken at www.kenswinson.com
 

Ohio Clothesline of Quilts Trail created by National GeographicGive Donna Sue Groves credit for this tribute to her mother, which began with a painted quilt square on the family farm's barn in Manchester. Now more than twenty barns in Adams County are decorated, each with a different pattern, creating a quilt sampler that honors this Appalachian tradition. Travel on state routes and side roads through five counties to find more of the Pinwheel, Lemoyne Stars, Windmill, Hour Glass and other unique pattern designs. The idea-birthed in Ohio-and now spreading across Appalachia and America-created an unexpected surge to preserve the barns on which the squares are painted, while linking the shared heritage of the region. Download Map icon Ohio Clothesline of Quilts Trail created by National Geographic (387.2 kB)

Contact Information

Sonja Cropper
P.O. Box 329
740 Mt. Orab Pike
Georgetown, Ohio 45121
Phone: 937-378-1970
Cell: 513-304-1523
Hours: Call first, Mon-Fri

Brown County Tourism

Brown County featured on Ohio News Network Video

On Tuesday September 1, 2009 a new marketing video was filmed to promote the rich heritage, events and life style in Brown County to visitors. The video was produced by Ohio News Network and was featured in a brand new weekly magazine show, Ohio & Company. Veteran TV personality and host Eve Mueller showcases home, style, arts and living. Watch Video