Welcome to Bracken County, Kentucky!
History - Hospitality - Heritage
Bracken County is located in northern Kentucky, along the Ohio River. It is bordered by Mason, Pendleton, Robertson and Harrison counties, and occupies 206 sq. miles in area. The population in the year 2000 was 8,279.
Historically, Bracken County’s economy was mostly agricultural with tobacco and corn the most prolific crops. The county is best known as the birthplace of the White Burley strain of tobacco, and is still known today as the center of the “burley belt.” In the 1870s, the county achieved great notoriety as one of the nation’s leaders in wine production, making over 30,000 gallons of wine annually from locally grown grapes. Agriculture continues to be a driving source for the county’s economy with cattle, feed corn, tobacco and hay being the principle farming products.
Anyone with questions regarding the Emergency Management Association should call Neider Reynolds, Director of Bracken Co Emergency Management at (606) 735-2570 or Bracken County Judge Executive, Earl Bush at (606) 735-2300.
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Ethics Board Complaint form is available for download.
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We want your opinion! Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below and give your opinion about the health and well-being of your county. Your answers are strictly confidential and cannot be traced.
This survey is being conducted as part of a Community Health Assessment throughout the Buffalo Trace counties of Kentucky.
FREE TIRE DISPOSAL
Buffalo Trace Area Development District
Sept. 26-28, 2013 LEWIS COUNTY Oct. 3-5, 2013, FLEMING COUNTY
Recycle Center (606) 796-0624 SWC Fleming County Road Department (606) 845-1871 SWC
199 County Drive, Vanceburg 493 Industrial Road, Flemingsburg
Oct. 10-12, 2013, MASON COUNTY Oct. 17-19, 2013, ROBERTSON COUNTY
Mason County Landfill (606) 759-5459 SWC State Highway Garage (606) 842-0742 SWC
7055 Sherman Clarkson Road, Maysville 519 Oakland Road, Mount Olivet
October 24-26, 2013, BRACKEN COUNTY
State Highway Garage (606) 735-9960 SWC
1706 Brooksville-Germantown Road, Brooksville
The Fall Tire Amnesty for the Buffalo Trace ADD will be conducted by the local governments in conjunction with the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management, Frankfort, Ky.
Any Kentucky citizen with the exclusion of Tire Retailers, Agricultural Tire Retailers and Scrap Yards can take an unlimited number of tires to any one of the above listed amnesties on the dates noted.
ACCEPTABLE TIRES: Truck**Light Truck**Passenger**Implement**Lawn Tractor**Bicycle**Etc.
These tires can be on or off the rims, but it is very helpful if the tires are separated on the load because they are unloaded into piles of rimmed and off the rim. With separation, the unloading process is speeded up, saving valuable time for everyone.
Tires NOT ACCEPTED:
Foam Filled Tires**Calcium Filled Tires**Off Road Construction (OTR) **Solid Tires with/without Pressed On Rims
For More INFORMATION: Phone: (606)735-9960 Bracken County Solid Waste Management
Leave message for Tommy or Caroline Jefferson, SWC (606)735-2300 Bracken County Office of Judge Executive Earl Bush
ROLL-OFFS are ROLLIN’ IN!
For the past three years, Mrs. Donna Rath, Administrative Secretary for the Bracken County Soil Conservation District has written and obtained a $7500 Grant to be used for cleanup in the county. Donna enlisted the help of Solid Waste Coordinator team of Tommy and Caroline Jefferson to devise a plan that would benefit the most citizens while at the same time, stretching the grant dollars. The solution was to locate roll-off dumpsters throughout Bracken County to afford more citizens access to dumpster use. Citizens can use these dumpsters free of charge, but there are rules that need to be observed.
Mason County Landfill provides the dumpsters and therefore, set the regulations and as customers we, Bracken County, agree to the following: NO trash above sides of containers or additional charges will apply, NO liquids, NO hazardous waste, NO closed drums, NO appliances, NO Asbestos without prior approval and NO TIRES! Dumpsters will remain at their location until full. They will be emptied and taken to the next location. Fall schedule will begin with dumpsters at Foster, Berlin and Western Hills School lot, then moved to Brooksville, Augusta, Germantown and Milford. Watch the Trash Talk article or call Office of Judge Executive Earl Bush at 735-2300 for location. Citizen responsibility and cooperation are necessary for this to be a successful program!