In Search of Kentucky: Rosine

By: Heath Myrick
By: Heath Myrick

When it comes time to decide where to go for a quick get-away, many of us never think about staying close to home. This week, we're going "In Search Of Kentucky," exploring the communities that embody what the Bluegrass has to offer and those destinations you can visit for yourself.

What better town to represent the Bluegrass state, than the one which helped to make bluegrass music famous. The community of Rosine in Ohio County is home to the legendary Bill Monroe.

The Bill Monroe Foundation recently renovated his childhood home. Visitors can now tour the old homeplace and walk on the front porch where Bill and his whole family used to play. The foundation is currently in a fundraising campaign, with hopes of constructing a museum and entertainment complex.

Bluegrass music can be heard every Friday night in Rosine. Each week, dozens gather together at the Rosine Jamboree. Located next to the general store, the barn is open year-round. If you'd like to make a donation or would like to learn more about the Bill Monroe Foundation, you can contact Campbell Mercer at (270) 298-3551.


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