West Central Kentucky Transportation Options Your transportation needs can be easily met, whether by highway, rail travel, air travel, or a river ride. I-69 (Pennyrile Parkway) and I-66 (Western Kentucky Parkway) intersect in Hopkins County. A total of 180 miles of rail transport are within Hopkins County. Local and regional air service are nearby, as well as international air transport 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
Madisonville Regional Airport Local Air TravelLocal Air Travel Airfield has runway dimensions of 6,050 feet by 100 feet. Aircraft operations - 4,500 planes per year serving corporate, charter, and private traffic as well as military traffic. Fixed base operator refueling operated by the City of Madisonville is available at the airport. This is accurate, but I would add that we offer full service refueling, 24 hour self-serve refueling, aircraft parking, crew cars available, 24 hour restroom facility, pilot’s lounge and hanger space.
Evansville Regional Airport Transport; Regional Air Travel 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.
Nashville International Airport Transport; Major Hub Airport Travel BNA averages 261 daily airline departures to 97 nonstop destinations, which includes four countries, 37 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Nashville International Airport (BNA) is a medium to large sized multi-use airport. It serves air carriers as well as general aviation, cargo operations, and the military. It boasts three parallel runways, as well as an intersecting runway. A complex series of taxiways provides access to terminals, FBOs, and cargo ramps, located on all sides of the airport.
Rail Transport 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 Transportation 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.
The purpose of MHCEDC is to:
to engage, directly or indirectly, in economic development, community development, educational-opportunity enhancement, and culture-improvement activities within the Madisonville and Hopkins County area;
to maintain, enhance, improve and enlarge the employment base of the citizens and the residents thereof, and
to improve, expand and support any and all types of community-development, cultural and educational opportunities for said citizens and residents.