West Central Kentucky Transportation Options Your transportation needs can be easily met, whether by highway, rail, air, or river. I-69 (Pennyrile Parkway) and I-66 (Western Kentucky Parkway) intersect in Hopkins County. A total of 180 miles of rail are within Hopkins County. Local and regional air service are nearby, as well as international air service within 110 miles. And a river port is located within 40 miles.
. Interstates and Road System
The Pennyrile Parkway and the Western Kentucky Parkway have been designated I-69 and I-66 respectively. Both road systems intersect in Hopkins County. As a result, Hopkins County lies on two major routes for interstate commerce. Additionally, I-69 will connect with I-64 near Evansville, IN while the remaining portion of the Pennyrile Parkway will connect with I-24 near the Kentucky/Tennessee border
Local -- Madisonville Municipal Airport Airfield has runway dimensions of 6,050 feet by 100 feet. Aircraft operations - 3,500 planes per year serving corporate, charter and private traffic. Fixed base operator refueling operated by the City of Madisonville is available at the airport. Hangar space available.
Regional -- Evansville Regional Airport Evansville Regional Airport provides over 24 daily departures to 6 national hub-airport locations throughout the United States. Evansville Regional Airport has 3 runways and is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS), providing precision instrument approaches. The passenger terminal provides 140,000 square feet of space and 10 carrier gates.
Major Hub Airport -- Nashville International Airport Served by 16 airlines, operating 400 average daily flights to 89 markets and 49 non-stop markets. Terminal complex includes 820,000-square feet passenger terminal with 61 air carrier gates and up to 78 commuter aircraft parking positions. Airfield has four runways of up to 11,000 feet, including parallels for simultaneous landings/takeoffs.
Rail Service Hopkins County is served by 2 major rail lines, CSX (a Class I railroad) and P&L (Paducah and Louisville). CSX is a major rail line that includes routes between Chicago and the southern ports of the Gulf of Mexico, with an average of 36 trains per day that travel through Hopkins County. P&L averages 7 trains that travel through Hopkins County daily. These two rail lines provide 180 miles of rail service in Hopkins County.
River Service There are 3 river ports within an hour's drive of Madisonville, all on the Ohio River. Henderson River Port Eddyville River Port Owensboro River Port A river port at the Mississippi River is only 136 miles away in the city of Hickman, Kentucky.