Muhlenberg County

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

PO Box 525
Greenville, KY 42345
Phone: (270) 338-1441
Fax: (270) 338-1774

In west-central KY, northeast of Hopkinsville; established Dec 14, 1798 from Christian and Logan counties. Name Origin: For Gen. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807), an officer in the Revolutionary War, Lutheran minister, and U.S. representative from PA (1789-91; 1793-95; 1799-1801)

Area (sq mi):: 479.43 (land 474.72; water 4.71) Population per square mile: 66.50
Population 2005: 31,548 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 1.70% Population 2000: 31,839 (White 93.70%; Black or African American 4.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,798; median household $28,566; Population below poverty level: 19.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,203-$20,658
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.00% Median travel time to work: 24.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Muhlenberg County Airport in Greenville, $205,000 grant funds will be used to improve airport drainage and remove obstructions.
Kentucky political leaders vow they are not giving up their fight to save the last remaining coal-burning generating unit at the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Paradise Steam Plant in Muhlenberg County after the federal utility's board of directors voted 6-1 on February 14 to retire the 971-megawatt (MW) facility by December 31, 2020.
Patrick was riding his bike back into a large block of Muhlenberg County public hunting land to scout for deer.
Although this has occurred during a financial crisis in which all Muhlenberg County School District staff took a 10 percent pay cut, teacher attendance at the middle school has increased 57 percent over the two years, says Principal Brian Lile.
The underground mines are now known as Western Kentucky Coal Co.'s Genesis mine (formerly the Kronos mine) and the Muhlenberg County Coal Co.'s Pride mine (formerly the Survant mine).
The underground mines are now known as: The Western Kentucky Coal company, LLC's Genesis Mine (formerly Kronos Mine); and The Muhlenberg County Coal company, LLC's Pride Mine (formerly the Survant Mine).
Country music group The Band Perry has offered to pay the funeral costs for eight children and their mother, who perished in a tragic fire in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on January 30.
"And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County / Down by the Green River where Paradise lay /Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking/Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away."
Although Prine sings of the town of Paradise in Muhlenberg County, we think that true paradise lies many miles upstream.
Peabody is planning a $1.5 billion 1,500 MW Thoroughbred plant to come on stream in 2005 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
This project will allow the city to provide a safe and sanitary means of waste disposal for 1,896 customers in rural Muhlenberg County. Previous funding for this project included a $13,150,000 Rural Development loan and grant combination, a $1 million Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant, a $500,000 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Transportation Alternatives Grant, and $350,000 from the Muhlenberg County Board of Education.
On February 14, the TVA's board of directors voted 6-1 to retire the last remaining unit at the plant in Muhlenberg County. The 971-megawatt facility will be retired by December 31, 2020.