About the County



Muhlenberg County, the 34th of Kentucky’s 120, was created by the State Legislature in 1798 from parts of Logan and Christian Counties.  Lying in the Western Coal Field Region of Kentucky, Muhlenberg County is within 600 miles of 44% of the population of the United States.  2009 census population estimates show 31,274 people calling Muhlenberg County home.

Muhlenberg County is a home to several features that make it inviting   Recent renovations to the Muhlenberg County Courthouse and beautifications to the downtown Greenville area contributed to Greenville being ranked number 6th in Budget Travel’s Coolest Small Towns in 2013.  Central City hosts the Muhlenberg County Music Museum as a tribute to the strong musical heritage of our county, including the Everly Brothers, while Powderly is the home of Paradise Park , the Merle Travis Center, and the annual International Thumbpicking Contest.

Other unique features of our county include Muhlenberg County Airport, an equipped facility with a 5000 ft. x 75 ft. paved airway with a partial parallel taxiway and a newly installed lighting system that makes night travel possible.   Muhlenberg County Airport also houses PHI Air Medical, a premium full-service air ambulance provider.  Lake Malone and the Green River contribute to locate sports and water activities while the Greater Muhlenberg Parks and Recreation brings together 15 parks throughout the county, including the Spray Park located at the Central City Convention Center, plus the newly opened Muhlenberg County Park featuring the Ray Jones family Athletic complex.  Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall  provides residents and visitors with cultural experiences throughout the year as local as well as national talent is showcased. Explore Muhlenberg County… you will be amazed at what you discover.