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Welcome to Rockcastle County, Kentucky
While visiting a local car show, or whatever brings our friends to this area, we want to make them feel right at home.  For this reason, we provide a list of attractions and contact information for places to stay, eat, and relax.
We welcome you and hope you enjoy your visit.
Charlie Napier, DJ to the Cars
Brodhead, Kentucky
Telephone 606-758-8993
 Mt. Vernon Area Map
 Rockcastle County


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Click on the logo or click here to visit the website of Renfro Valley for the best in Country Music with Star performances.  While in the area, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Renfro Valley Barndance and Shows are a must to see.  Visit the village, gristmill and stay in the RV Park!

Renfro Valley (Home of the DJ)

 

Bittersweet Cloggers started in Rockcastle in 1986.  The group has had three team leaders:Ruth Allen who now lives in Florida, John VanWinkle who currently lives in the area, and Shari Proctor, who is current leader, still resides here in Rockcastle. Contact this group at smproctor@kih.net or phone 606-758-8076.  Rt. Box 455 Brodhead, Ky 40409
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Attractions
Telephone

Rockcastle County Public Library
606-256-2388
Brooms By Chris (Kentucky Crafts)
Renfro Valley Barn Dance
606-256-2664
Old Barn Dance Pic.
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
 800-765-7464
 Rockcastle Tourism Commission                   800-252-6685
 Hiatt's 5 & 10-Hiatt's is famous for the everyday things you need, however, he keeps the not so ordinary things such as his renouned collection of Fenton Glass.(Now Closed permanently)
                  606-256-2691
 Hiatt's 5 & 10 Pic.
 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum                   877-356-3263
 KY Music Hall of Fame  Pic.
 Tourist Information Guide
 Bradley KinKaid
 Bittersweet Cabin Museum                   800-252-6685
 Rockcastle River Trading Company                   606-843-0854
 Trading Company-Livingston  Pic.
 Brush Arbor                  888-229-0797
 Renfro Village This tiny village captures a look back at the past as small settlements sprung up along the way going West.  Here you can see the Burley Tobacco growing in the village.  Stop in when you visit Renfro Valley.
 Rockcastle Country Club The Rockcastle Country Club offers  golf, swimming, and a place for the community to meet for special occasions.  Located about 4 miles West on US 150 from Mt. Vernon.
  Renfro Gristmill Store Our store offers a wide variety of different items, including R.V. camping supplies, tobacco products, snacks, soft drinks, delicious old-fashioned hand-dipped ice cream,  jams and jellies, honey, sorghum molasses, country ham, and of course    authentically stone ground corn meal made right here at our own working gristmill. Put Rockcastle on you list of places to stop.606-256-0821
Mountain Spring Water
We offer the worlds finest spring water from King Bottling, Inc. of Climax, KY..Located in the foothills of Rockcastle . Contact David King at 606-256-4142.
Picture of Springs
WRVK Radio
Come Visit the radio where it all started for me in the early 70s.  WRVK is owned by Charles and Bobby Saylor who have put this station on the map by playing Classic Country, Rock and Gospil.  I am employed there as sales Mgr. and Disc Jockey on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Noon till Six...  On the Web at www.wrvk1460.com

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Local Weather Conditions in Mt. Vernon, KY

Motels in Rockcastle County
When you make your visit, this is a list of places to stay as compiled by Rockcastle Tourism.
Bed and Breakfasts
How about a bed and breakfast overnight stay?  Check it out here. (compiled by Rockcastle Tourism)
Campground Locations
Campsites that are available. (compiled by Rockcastle Tourism)
Shopping
Shopping spots around Rockcastle County. (compiled by Rockcastle Tourism.


Rember the Five & Dime-Check in to Hiatt's Five & Dime, downtown Mt. Vernon. Call                   606-256-2691
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum-I-75 Exit 62, Renfro Valley, KY.                  1-877-356-3263
KY Music Hall of Fame
I-75 Speedway-3/8 mile asphalt track nestled in the hills of Rockcastle County. Exit 59
 Rockcastle Speedway-Exit 62
Bittersweet Cabin Museum-Artifacts dating back to the 1700s                  800-252-6685
Cox Hardware-Friendly service and nastalgia makes this 100 year old hardware a must stop to visit.  Downtown Mt. Vernon, KY
 606-256-2815
  Click for Picture
 Jim Cox-Owner
Cedar Rapids Golf Course-A challenging semi-private nine hole course.  Hwy. 150                   606-256-4112`
Rockcastle River Trading Company-Nearly 50 years ago the Carloftis family opened their business on the banks of the Rockcastle River, surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest.                 606-843-0854
Trading Company-Livingston
 Rockcastle River In the Southern end of Rockcastle County, near Livingston, you'll find camping on the river, canoeing, and shady fishing.  If you love the outdoors, you'll really enjoy this peaceful part of our county.
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Restaurants
Telephone
EL CAZADOR
                                        606-256-1082
                                     PICTURE    DINNER
Wendy's Restaurant Exit 62
606-256-5611
 Wendy's Mt. Vernon
Renfro Valley Lodge Exit 62
606-256-2638
KFC Exit 62
606-256-4910
KFC, Mt. Vernon
Dariy Queen Exit 62
606-256-9021
Denny's Restaurant Exit 62
606-256-5003
Godfather's Pizza Exit 62
606-256-5079
Hardee's Exit 62
606-256-4702
Jean's Restaurant Exit 59
606-256-5319
McDonald's Exit 62
606-256-3753
Pizza Hut Exit 59
606-256-4713
Rockcastle Steak House Exit 62
606-256-4413
Snack Shack Mt Vernon
606-256-2212
Frank's Pizza
606-256-5000
Brodhead Dari Delite
606-758-8814
 Brodhead Dari Delight


  Rockcastle County Schools Check out the Rockcastle County Schools via the web.
Rockcastle County High School Rockcastle County Schools offers this community and  industry looking to locate here a state of the art educational program with highly trained educators instructing all children to meet the challenges of the future.  Call John Hale Principal at 606-256-4816
WRVK Owned and operated by Charles Saylor  and Bobbie Saylor.  WRVK plays the traditional songs of the past as well as a touch of the new.  Pete Stamper( Picture ) is on mornings and Glenn Harris( Picture ) is on afternoons. Betty Lou York is the Receptionist for WRVK.( Picture) Betty is also on staff at the Renfro Valley Barn Dance as a commedian.  Phone 606-256-2147.  Rocking Charlie Napier (Pictures) on the afternoon drive from 4:00pm till 6:00pm Monday through Fridays except on cruise night.  Ha!
Mt. Vernon Signal  Serving Rockcastle Co. Since 1887
 NSF Study on Rockcastle  About one-fourth of the county is in Daniel Boone National Forest. The most interesting geological feature is probably the Great Saltpeter Cave, which produced an important ingredient for gunpowder in the War of 1812.  READ MORE HERE
 Ann Lair Henderson Ann Lair Henderson is the daughter of the late John Lair.  Anne still plays a very active roll in the development of Renfro Valley.  Ann and Joe operated the barn dance for several years.  Ann would say, "Welcome to Renfro Valley."
 Pete Stamper Pete Stamper was a mentor for me, and I owe him much for all his help and direction.  Pete was master of ceremonies, Disc Jockey, comedian, stage manager for Dolly Parton for a time, worked the Sunday Morning Gathering for many years, and did hundreds of bookings across the country.  Pete Currently works for the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and is morning DJ for WRVK Radio Station located on Red Foley Drive. Pete has written a book called, "It All Happened In Renfro Valley". You can get your copy by calling him. Phone 606-256-4634
 Tourism Task Force This task force has set about getting a sign at the entrance of Mt. Vernon off US 25.  Top Row: Susan Laws, Charlie Napier  Second Row:Ann Lair Henderson, Martha Cox,  and Judy Duerson.  Not seen are Vicki Cox, Jerry Pensol, Lawrence Bullock, and Danny Settles.  For a donation to the task force call Susan Laws at 606-256-9814.
Rockcastle County's Red Hill Horse Camp.  Eugene & Rosalind Philbeck 606-758-4706  Red Hill Horse Camp 
Kentucky Gen Website-Rockcastle County
Jennifer Kidwell Fish was a fifth grade student.  Now she takes the lead in developing this exciting website about our roots in Rockcastle County.

 

 Mt. Vernon Attorneys -Need an attorney.... .

A few photos from History.

1.    The old Rockcastle County Courthouse Circa 1950.
2.    Renfro Valley Settlement - How It Was Then!
3.    The Renfro Valley Lodge in the 1950's.
4.    Renfro Valley Barn Dance
5.    Old Renfro Valley Barn
6.    Brown Memorial School, Rockcastle County, KY
7.    Old Peoples Bank of Mount Vernon
8.    Langdon Memorial School, Williams St.  This postcard dated 1922.
9.    Old Mount Vernon Graded & High School
10.  Do you remember this one? (Gregory's Old Hotel)
11.  Log Cabin Camp, US 150 Brodhead (postcard)
12.  Adams Building, Mount Vernon - This is one of the earlier buildings located at the corner of Church Street and East Main Street in Mount Vernon, KY.  Formerly, there was a skating rink in the basement.  It is the site of the Cincinnati Bargain Store and clothing and dry goods store owned and operated by Harold C. & CLara Mae Jones.  More recent was the operation of  a floral shop in this building.
13.  Covered Bridge in Rockcastle County - The covered bridge is located at Mullins Station, crosses over Roundstone Creek and is owned by a Powder Company.  This bridge did not get listed in the history of Kentucky Covered Bridges by Vernon White, since it does not have wooden trusses.  However, it remains today a landmark to Rockcastle County, KY.


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