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Welcome to Madisonville

The City of Madisonville is a vibrant community where small-town charm meets big-town opportunities.
Nestled in the heart of the Western Coal Fields Region and strategically positioned within a day's drive of major economic hubs on the East Coast, Madisonville is not just a city; it's a thriving home for families, businesses, and individuals seeking a high quality of life.

Our Mission

To elevate the quality of life through excellent city services.

Our Vision

To provide support that will elevate every business, every home, and every person.

2023 Strategic Plan

Our Core Values

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Location & Transportation

Madisonville, the seat of Hopkins County, is strategically situated along Interstate 69, offering the perfect blend of a small-town atmosphere and big-town strengths.


Accessible by highway, rail, and air, our city is a mere few hours' drive from key metropolitan areas, making it an ideal location for both residents and businesses.

  • 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

  • 221 miles from Indianapolis, Indiana

Entertainment & Recreation

Discover why Madisonville earned the title "The Best Town on Earth" with over a dozen parks and recreational facilities. From fishing at public lakes to live performances at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, our community embraces a rich cultural and recreational tapestry. Enjoy summer collegiate baseball with the Madisonville Miners at Elmer Kelley Stadium, or relax at our public swimming pool and spray parks.

Madisonville City Park boasts recent renovations, featuring a new playground, an 18-hole mini golf course, a dog park, bike and kayak rentals, and paved walking trails. With amenities like tennis courts, a footgolf course, a world-class 18-hole disc golf course, covered shelters, ADA-compliant bathrooms, and a handicap accessible swing, Madisonville City Park offers something for everyone.

Come be a part of Madisonville - where a small-town community thrives with big-town possibilities.


Medical Facilities

Experience top-notch healthcare at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, a 410-bed acute and skilled care facility with a focus on community outreach. Owensboro Health Madisonville Healthplex, opened in 2018, offers a wide range of expert services, providing convenient and comprehensive healthcare solutions.


Madisonville is committed to education excellence, with Hopkins County Public Schools, Christ the King Catholic School, and Madisonville Community College providing a diverse range of educational opportunities. Our collaboration with Murray State University ensures local access to Bachelor Degrees.


2024 Strategic Plan

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