2010 Census Information
Muhlenberg County lies in the Western Coal Field Region of Kentucky and encompasses a land area of 475 square miles. The county seat of Greenville is 133 miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky, 93 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee, and 265 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. Central City is eight miles north of Greenville and is Muhlenberg County's largest city.
Major highways serving Muhlenberg County include the multi-lane Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway, U.S. Highways 62 and 431 and Kentucky Routes 176 and 189. All are AAA-rated trucking highways with an 80,000-pound gross load limit. Nineteen trucking companies provide interstate and intrastate service to the county and rail service is provided by CSX Transportation. The nearest scheduled commercial airline service is available at the Evansville Regional Airport located in Evansville, Indiana, 77 miles north of Greenville and the Nashville International Airport is located 88 miles south of Greenville. The Muhlenberg County Airport maintains a 4,200 foot runway.
Kentucky Utilities serves the cities of Greenville, Central City, Drakesboro and northern Muhlenberg County. The remainder of the county receives its power from the Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation. Western Kentucky Gas provides natural gas service to Greenville and Central City and Drakesboro Natural Gas provides service to Drakesboro.
Primary and secondary education is provided by the Muhlenberg County Public School System consisting of five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. There are ten colleges and universities located within 60 miles of Greenville. Technical education is provided by the Muhlenberg County Area Technology Center in Greenville and by the Madisonville Technical College located 27 miles northwest of Greenville.
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