Bath County was named for its natural springs. Bath County is situated strategically on Interstate 64 at the gateway to Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass Region and the county seat is Owingsville. The first known settlers to Bath County arrived around 1774. Settlers were pleased with the area because of the abundance of food via animals to hunt, all due to having “licks.”

County Profile

Government

Demographics

Education

Employment

Utilities

Tourism

Utilities

Electrical

  • Fleming-Mason Energy Cooperative

    1149 Elizaville Road
    Flemingsburg, KY 41041

    Phone: 800-464-3144

  • Clark Energy Cooperative

    2640 Iron Works Road
    Winchester, KY 40392

    Phone: 859-744-4251

  • Kentucky Utilities Company

    209 West Locust Street
    Mount Sterling, KY 4035

    Phone: 800-981-0600

Gas

  • Columbia Gas of Kentucky, Inc.

    2001 Mercer Road
    Lexington, KY 40511

    Phone: 859-288-0215

  • Delta Natural Gas Company

    3617 Lexington Road
    Winchester, KY 40391

    Phone: 859-744-6171

Telecommunications

  • Windstream Kentucky East

    130 West New Circle Road 170
    Lexington, KY 40505

    Phone: 859-394-0137

  • Mountian Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

    425 Main Street
    West Liberty, KY 41472

    Phone: 606-743-3121

Waste Management

  • Advanced Disposal

    300 Old Phelps Road
    Morehead, KY 40351

    Phone: 800-888-3244

Water

  • Bath County Water District

    21 Church Street
    Salt Lick, KY 40371

    Phone: 606-683-6363

  • City of Frenchburg

    228 Bible Camp Lane
    Frenchburg, KY 40322

    Phone: 606-768-3457

  • City of Owingsville

    19 Goodpaster Avenue
    Owingsville, KY 40360

    Phone: 606-674-6361

  • Judy Water Association

    2010 Maysville Road
    Mount Sterling, KY 40353

    Phone: 859-498-4809

  • Rowan Water, Inc.

    1765 Christy Creek Road
    Morehead KY 40351

    Phone: 606-748-9818

  • Sharpsburg Water District

    16 East Mill Street
    Sharpsburg, KY 40374

    Phone: 859-247-2861

Wastewater

  • Bath County Sanitation District

    19 E Main Street
    Owingsville, KY 40360

    Phone: 606-674-6346

  • City of Owingsville

    19 Goodpaster Avenue
    Owingsville, KY 40360

    Phone: 606-674-6361

  • City of Sharpsburg

    29 Camp Street
    Sharpsburg, KY 40374

    Phone: 606-247-4627

  • Morehead Utility Plant Board

    135 South Wilson Avenue
    Morehead, KY 40351

    Phone: 606-784-5538

Tourism

  • Cave Run Lake
  • Stoney Cove Receration Area
  • Preston Court Days

    (October)

  • Carrington Greens Golf Course
  • Bath Co/Owingsville Recreation Complex
  • I-64 MOTORPLEX
  • Jones Park
  • Lions Club Park
  • White Sulphur ATV Trail
  • Zilpo Scenic Byway
  • Clear Creek Iron Furnace
  • Bourbon Iron Furnace
  • The Ole Cornfield
  • May Day Festival
  • Bath County Horse Fair
  • 4-H Horse Fair

Demographics

Total Population

2000 SF 111,085
2010 SF 111,591
2011-2015 ACS11,978

Population By Sex (2011-2015 ACS)

Male5,947
Female6,031

Population By Age (2011-2015 ACS)

Under 5761
5-9 Years904
10-14 Years784
15-19 Years763
20-24 Years729
25-34 Years1,287
35-44 Years1,562
45-54 Years1,690
55-59 Years805
60-64 Years823
65-74 Years1,094
75-84 Years562
85 Years and Older214

Median Age

2000 SF 137.4
2010 SF 139.9
2011-2015 ACS40.4

Median Household Income

2006-2010 ACS$30,458
2011-2015 ACS$33,483

Percent Poverty Rates

199027.3%
200021.9%
201027.8%
US Census Bureau

Education

Bath County Board of Education
405 West Main Street
Owingsville, KY 40360
606.674.6314 | Website
Superintendent: Harvey Tackett
2016-2017 Enrollment: 2021

Educational Attainment (2011-2015)

Less Than High School1,959
High School Graduate3,148
Some College1,321
Associate's Degree628
Bachelor's Degree733
Master's, PhD, or Professional Degree248

District Statistics:

DesignationProficient/Progressing District
2016 Overall Score69.8
2015 Overall Score64
2014 Overall Score62.2
2016 Graduation Rate93.2
2015 Graduation Rate92.5
Courier-Journal

Government

Local Government

  • Bath County Fiscal Court

    19 E Main Street
    Owingsville, KY 40360

    Phone: 606-674-6346

  • Bobby C. Rogers

    Judge Executive

  • Millard Petitt

    Commissioner

  • Jimmy Craig

    Commissioner

  • Jamie Cline

    Commissioner

State/Federal Legislators

  • Albert Robinson ( R)

    1249 S Main Street
    London, KY 40741

    Phone: 606-878-6877

  • Representative Sannie Overly (D)

    340 Main Street
    Paris, KY 40361

    Phone: 859-987-9879

  • Congressman Andy Barr

    Website

Employment

Percent Unemployment Rates

201210.3%
201310.3%
20149.2%
20158.2%
20166.9%
www.workforcekentucky.ky.gov

Largest Employers

EmploymentEstablished
Custom Food Products, LLC5151995
Swartz Mowing, Inc.1181986
Southern States Cooperative, Inc.121923
Caudill Construction Company71963
Slate Creek Contracting Services, Inc.72007
Olympia Lumber and Post61983
http://www.thinkkentucky.com/

2000 Commuting Patterns

Working & Residing In County41.40%
Commuting Out of County58.60%

2010 Commuting Patterns

Working & Residing In County20.80%
Commuting Out of County79.20%
Owingsville

Mayor

Gary Hunt
P.O. Box 639
19 Goodpaster Ave.
Owingsville, KY 40360
(606) 674-6361 – Office

City Council

  • Charlie Adkins
  • Ed McDaniel
  • Linda Barber
  • Laura Ellen Goodpaster
  • Chris Crockett
  • Gary Bealert

City Clerk

Cathy Conway
(606) 674-6361 – Office

Sharpsburg

Mayor

Dorothy Clemons
P.O. Box 639
Main Street
Sharpsburg, KY 40374
(606) 247-2931 – Office

City Council

  • Thelma Gulley
  • David Jones
  • Patsy Richardson
  • William Roberts

City Clerk

Tonya Ashby
(606) 247-2931 – Office

Salt Lick

Mayor

Brad Frizzell
200 Caney Ave.
Salt Lick, KY 40371
(606) 683-5041 – Office

City Council

  • Troy Hogge
  • Carl Jewell
  • Walter Powell
  • Bill Unchester

City Clerk

Judy Caudill
(606) 683-5041 – Office