Madisonville is a thriving city of 19,500 people. However, the medical facilities in Madisonville attract patients from the surrounding six counties. This makes the population base served in Madisonville medical facilities around 195,000. The central location and easy accessibility of Madisonville have truly made it a regional health care system.
Located in central western Kentucky, Madisonville is midway between the Indiana and Tennessee borders – 50 miles south of Evansville and 100 miles northwest of Nashville. The city is served by both Pennyrile and Western Kentucky Parkways, making it an attractive and convenient spot for residential and commercial interests.
Madisonville has two country clubs. The city offers a wide variety of recreational possibilities including golf, tennis, racquetball, bowling, fishing, and county-wide intramural sports. Madisonville also offers an eight-plex stadium theater, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, fine dining, local shopping, an airport, and diverse religious resources.
The Madisonville area is fortunate to have several quality educational facilities, including new and recently renovated school facilities. Parents also may choose independent or parochial school for their children.
Madisonville Community College, which is affiliated with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is a two-year college offering certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in over 29 academic program areas, including transfer degree, technical, social science, nursing, and allied health. Several Bachelor degrees are offered on campus through a joint program with Murray State University. The college has four campuses with a student enrollment of approximately 4,000. The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts is adjacent to the main campus and includes an art gallery and a 1,100-seat auditorium for musical and theater performances.
Additionally, Madisonville is within easy driving distance of several universities: Western Kentucky, Murray State, University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, and Austin Peay State University.
Travel and Recreation
Madisonville is surrounded by lakes, state parks and recreational facilities. Kentucky is ranked second in the nation for its state parks with Kentucky Lake, Barkley Lake, Land Between the Lakes, Lake Malone and Rough River Reservoir all with an hour’s drive from Madisonville. Kentucky also is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Mammoth Cave, which offers numerous recreational opportunities and is less than an hour and a half away.
Madisonville is within 50 miles of Evansville, Indiana; 150 miles from Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby; 100 miles from Nashville, Tennessee, home of country/western music; and just about an hour away from the nationally renowned Land Between the Lakes. This beautiful area is a haven for many species of wildlife and is noted for its fishing, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, and water sports. Horse racing is only 35 minutes away at Ellis Park in Henderson, KY. Evansville, IN offers its own casino.
Kentucky is rich in its historical heritage. Western Kentucky has many sites of interest-buffalo traces, Indian artifacts and burial grounds, Civil War artifacts and numerous historical museums. The Jefferson Davis Monument and preserved South Union Shaker Village are also part of the area’s historical heritage.
Madisonville is a town of friendly neighbors and southern hospitality. We have a strong sense of community and tradition, and we enjoy the opportunity to share our city’s special qualities with new citizens.