Located within a day's driving distance from most of the significant economic and populated areas on the East Coast, Madisonville offers an attractive location for many businesses and residents to take advantage of a small-town atmosphere while still steeping in big-town strengths. The city and surrounding areas provide ample rolling hills, endless acres of fertile farmland, unique landmarks that you won't see anywhere else, one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty stores, mom-and-pop restaurants that make you feel as if you are right at home, and available industrial and commercial lots for future growth opportunities.
Location and Transportation
Madisonville is the seat of Hopkins County, located along Interstate 69 in the state's Western Coal Fields Region, serves as the commercial seat of the region and has experienced exponential growth throughout the past decade.
Madisonville is a prime location located within a few hours drive of several metropolitan cities—152 miles from Louisville, KY; 194 miles from Lexington, KY; 221 miles from St. Louis, Missouri; 105 miles from Nashville, TN; 47 miles from Owensboro, KY; 50 miles from Evansville, Indiana and 221 miles from Indianapolis, Indiana. With a population of 19,591 per the 2010 Census, Madisonville is directly accessible via highway, rail, and air. Residents can check out Madisonville Transit, our local fixed route transportation which is open to the public.
Madisonville is home to Madisonville Community College which offers a variety of degrees in different specialties. MCC has recently joined forces with Murray State University to allow for Bachelor Degrees to be available through the local resource.
The Madisonville area is fortunate to have a 410-bed acute and skilled care facility with a special emphasis on community outreach and training students to provide medical care in rural areas. Baptist Health Madisonville offers 37 points of care, including the Jack L. Hamman Heart & Vascular Center for heart care, the Merle H. Mahr Cancer Center and mother and baby care, including the Centering Pregnancy prenatal program—the only one of its kind in Western Kentucky and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
In an effort to further provide our citizens with expert care, the Owensboro Health Madisonville Healthplex opened between Madisonville and Hanson, just off exit 114, in 2018. This new facility allows citizens the convenience of getting all your important healthcare needs taken care of in one location. You'll find a wide range of expert services and providers to help you get well and stay well. In fact, OHMH even offers extended hours to best meet your needs and schedule. It provides services, including Laboratory Services, Occupational Medicine, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pulmonology, Radiology, and Urgent Care.
Entertainment and recreation
Madisonville didn't gain the motto "The Best Town on Earth" for no reason—The City of Madisonville is fortunate to have more than a dozen parks and recreational facilities scattered throughout the community. Ranging in sizes from road size parks of less than an acre to more than 200 acres, the parks provide a wide range of recreational and cultural activities. We have everything from fishing at one of our many public lakes to live performances at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts.
Madisonville is home to summer collegiate baseball team, the Madisonville Miners, who play their season at the extensively renovated Elmer Kelley Stadium. Named in honor of long-time radio and sports personality, the stadium was given a facelift in 2018 when a local artist painted depictions of Madisonville throughout the decades showcasing some of our most notable histories for all to see.
During the warmer months, the City maintains a public swimming pool, a spray park located at Madisonville City Park, As well as a spray park located at Festus Claybon Park. Madisonville City Park has recently received renovations resulting in a brand new playground and an 18-hole mini golf course. Mahr Park features a dog park, bike and kayak rentals and a paved walking trail perfect. Other Madisonville City Park features include tennis courts, a footgolf course, a world-class-18-hole disc golf course, covered shelters, ADA-compliant bathrooms, and a handicap accessible swing.