Nicholas County lies in the Bluegrass area of Kentucky just 35 miles north-east of Lexington, and an easy 2 hour drive from Louisville or 1 ½ hours from Cincinnati. The region is noted for its scenic beauty, rolling countryside, quaint courthouse squares, history, hospitality and horse and cow farms. We are known as “The Little Town with the Big Heart”, others call us “The Little Town that Time Forgot”. Regardless of what you call us, we're sure you'll find something to love in picturesque Carlisle and surrounding Maysville, Flemingsburg, Paris, Cynthiana, and Mt. Sterling.