Located in the rolling hills and meadows of south-central Kentucky, covering approximately 500 square miles, Barren County is the Commonwealth’s 13th largest county. The population in 2012 was 42,631. The county seat, Glasgow, is the second largest city within the region. The county, served by Interstate 65 and the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, sits halfway between Louisville, Kentucky (90 miles) and Nashville, Tennessee (90 miles). Its central location provides one-day access to major markets in the Southeast and Midwest. Barren County has historically been a manufacturing center for this region. We have a high concentration of manufacturers and manufacturing employment in our area with over forty companies ranging from 20 to 1,221 employees. We attribute our community’s success to our geographical location, regional labor force, and dedicated leadership. Based on our past successes, you can have confidence that you and your company will receive the same positive return on your investment. Click here for map.
Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
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Moore Field is located in the northern part of Glasgow along KY 90. The airport encompasses 239 acres. The airport is currently used for a mixture of recreational, industrial and medical purposes. The airport has one paved runway 5,301 feet long by 100 feet wide with a connecting parallel taxiway 5,000 feet long which connects to the aircraft parking apron. There are currently 39 aircraft and one medical helicopter based at this facility. There is a 2,500 square foot administration building with pilot lounge, conference room and an airport administrative office. A Fixed Base Operator is located at the airport which offers the following services: Fuel sales (Avgas and Jet A); aircraft repair and service; aircraft rental; automobile rental, flight instructions; and tie downs and hanger rental.
Located in the northwestern part of the county, Interstate 65 provides direct highway access north and south from Park City and Cave City to Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee. Glasgow is connected to the interstate highway system both east (I-75) and west (I-65) via the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. KY 90 travels northwest to southeast through Barren County and serves as a convenient alternative for Glasgow to Interstate 65 at Cave City (10 Miles). KY 90 also connects Glasgow to Burkesville and the Cumberland/Dale Hollow Lakes area of Kentucky and Tennessee.
Barren County, Park City and Cave City are regionally served by the main line of the CSX railroad that connects Louisville in the north and Nashville in the south. Glasgow is connected to CSX via spur line from Park City.
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