Old 19Augusta, KY 41002
Augusta is the home of the actor George Clooney, television journalist Nick Clooney and family, former home of singer Rosemary Clooney, and birthplace of Miss America 2000, Heather Renee French Henry. In the last quarter century, Augusta has been best known as the site of three major films: Michner’s Centennial, PBS’ Huckleberry Finn, and Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers.
The river has always played a major role in Augusta’s development. A devastating flood in 1997 caused the permanent removal of some homes; it has also enabled the town to develop green spaces and parks. The construction of the O’Neill Riverwalk, along with the boat docking facility provides access for large pleasure and entertainment boats to dock in the town’s center. City and County leaders expect the tourism industry to become a major contributor to the economy in the future, but agricultural remains as the primary occupation for most of the 1200 residents.