Muhlenberg County

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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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The TVA board approved a motion to allow the retirement of units 1 and 2 at the coal-fired Paradise plant in Muhlenberg County, Ky., but keeping unit 3 operational.
The company acquired several surface mines in Muhlenberg County, Ky., nearly three years ago and had plans to grow its IB business.
The company attributed the increase in projected output to its remaining Illinois Basin operations--a surface mine in Muhlenberg County, Ky. The Rose France mine will continue in production for a few months longer this year than previously planned before it is idled.
Peabody's 1,500-megawatt (mw) Thoroughbred Energy Campus and Prairie State Energy Campus, proposed for Muhlenberg County, Ky., and Washington County, Ill., respectively, each would burn about 6 million tons of high-sulfur Illinois Basin coal annually and create hundreds of mining jobs in areas that have been hard hit by layoffs during the past decade.
Peabody Energy is accusing a coalition of environmental groups of attempting to "create confusion" about the source of coal the company intends to use at its proposed Thoroughbred Energy Campus, a nearly $2 billion project in Muhlenberg County, Ky., that will include a 1,500-megawatt power plant and an adjacent underground mine.
Peabody said the deal will lower the cost structure of future mines to be developed in the region and expand the reserve base near the company's proposed 1,500-megawatt Kentucky Thoroughbred Energy coal-fueled power plant near Central City in Muhlenberg County, Ky.