Bourbon Community Hospital

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Paris, Kentucky

Internationally renowned for its legendary horse farms and beautiful countryside, the city of Paris offers the best in country living, conveniently located only 20 minutes northeast of downtown Lexington, home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. 

Population: Paris 8,500

Service Area: Primary Service Area Bourbon and Nicholas County (pop. 27,247)/Secondary Service Area includes Clark County and Harrison County (pop. 54,520)

The Hospital

Located in the heart of Paris, Bourbon Community Hospital is a 58-bed, acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Bourbon and Nicholas Counties. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including: emergency services, surgical services, intensive care, diagnostic imaging, cardiopulmonary services, acute care services, rehabilitative services, women's services, and behavioral health services.

Bourbon Community Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The hospital is also an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology.   

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The Community

Nestled in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass Region, Bourbon County is one of the top producers of thoroughbred horses in the world. More than 50 horse farms are located in the county, including world famous Claiborne Farm, where Secretariat stood at stud for many years. Historic attractions include Duncan Tavern, a 1788 limestone tavern on the courthouse square whose guests included Daniel Boone. The Cane Ridge Meeting House, the site of the famous Cane Ridge revival of 1801, was built in 1791 and is the largest one room log structure in the United States, seating 400 people. The Colville Covered Bridge near Millersburg is one of only two in the state still open to traffic. Other attractions include the Hopewell Museum, located in a 1910 Beaux Arts building originally used as a post office, and the Wallis House & Arboretum, which features extensive grounds containing an arboretum, rose garden and day-lily garden.

We have several school systems to choose from (Bourbon County, Paris Independent, St. Mary’s and Bourbon Christian Academy) all offering outstanding educational opportunities.  We also have Colleges and Universities within 20 minutes of downtown Paris, including the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, Georgetown College and a variety of Community Colleges and Vocational Schools.


Steeped in tradition and located just a few miles down the road in Lexington, Keeneland Race Course attracts millions of fans during the racing season from April to October. Houston Oaks Golf Course and Shady Brook Golf Course offer some of the best golf in the region and provide plenty of challenges for golfers of all skill levels. Bourbon County Park has a paved track that’s a favorite among walkers and a playground area for children. Enjoy boat rides and canoeing on Stoner Creek or sit out on the courthouse square for Thursday Night Live during the summer and enjoy free music. The City of Paris attracts tourists through their Artwalks, Derby Walk, Pumpkin Festival and Secretariat Festival. Finally, Bourbon County has one of the few remaining drive in movie theaters remaining in America.