Morning View, Kentucky
Thorn Hill Dragway, a quarter-mile drag strip near the village, was originally the Thorn Hill Airfield and was built during Prohibition by “Bootleggers” who were transporting moonshine by small plane. Today a local car club runs the track.
Tucked into extreme southeastern Kenton County nestled near a bend in the Licking River, Morning View is one of the smallest neighborhoods in the county. Primarily rural, residents here enjoy wide-open spaces with nearby access to several lakes, golf courses, and the river.
Kentucky Rts. 177 and 14 (Rich Road) meander through Morning View. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) provides bus service through the region, and into downtown Cincinnati. Greater Cincinnati International Airport is a close 14 miles.
Several Northern Kentucky hospitals and their branches, St. Elizabeth and St. Elizabeth, are within a few minutes driving.
Morning View residents have to take a short drive to meet most of their daily shopping needs, with the shopping center Florence Mall just 15 minutes away. Cincinnati and additional shopping malls offer more extensive shopping within a 30-minute drive.
Wide-open spaces leave plenty of time and room for outdoor enthusiasts, and many homes nearby house horses for leisure riding. Kenton Lake and the Licking River provide sport for fishermen, and AJ Jolly Golf Course and Park offer additional recreation in the area.
The Morning View Heritage Area is 213 acres of dedicated conservation space. Although not open to the public at this time, there are plans to permit hiking, bird watching and education uses on the land in the future. The Mary Kathryn Dickerson Learning Center – which is an English-style barn made mostly of salvaged and hand-sawn wood – is located on this property.