Nestled among the hills and valleys of western Kentucky’s coal field region lies Muhlenberg County. Formed in 1798 from the neighboring counties of Logan and Christian, Muhlenberg County was named after General John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, a clergyman, a soldier, and a politician of the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Post-Revolutionary eras.
The county seat is Greenville, where one of the most beautiful courthouses in the state is located. Built in 1907 the courthouse was and still is the focal point of downtown Greenville. The county has a total land area of 1230 km and 12 km of water with the two primary geographic features being the Green River and Lake Malone. Muhlenberg County and the Green River will forever be linked in the minds of many by the John Prine song called "Paradise" about a now defunct coal mining town in Muhlenberg County.
100 S. Main St.
Greenville, KY 42345
Phone: (270) 338-2520
Code Red is an emergency alert system used by Muhlenberg County to alert its residents of emergency situations and events for their specific location. Follow the link below to get customized alerts (phone calls and smart phone application alerts) for your specific address. These alerts include, but are not limited to tornado, severe thunderstorm, winter storm, flash flood, and boil water advisory.
Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court meets on the second and fourth
Thursdays of each month at 4:00 p.m.
September 9th, 2013
Muhlenberg County is proud to announce the opening of the newly renovated Beechmont Community Center. After several long awaited months, construction is complete including new pavement, siding, gutters, paint and more! For more information and for use of this center check out the District Info page.
September 6th, 2013
Greater Muhlenberg County Parks and Recreation System held a ground breaking for Phase 1 of the new 250+ acre park located behind Muhlenberg County High School West Campus. "This park will forever change this county...it will be the envy of every community in the state," exclaimed County Judge Executive Rick Newman. "Let's turn some dirt!" was shared by many leaders as commemorative miniature Louisville Sluggers were handed out to all in attendance.
Photo by Stacie Barton/Leader-News
August 13, 2013
Muhlenberg County recently broke ground on the new Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center. The 9700 square foot facility is set to cost 1 million dollars in federal and state grants. The center trains and rehabilitates individuals with disabilities and prepares them for competitive employment. The center provides long-term employment through small parts assembly work for individuals unable to reach competitive employment. The facility serves several local manufacturers and this expansion will provide the ability to add 25 additional jobs.
July 29, 2013
Muhlenberg County is proud to announce receipt of $50,000 in grant funding to build a county Farmer's Market. Equipped with outdoor market space, restrooms, commerical kitchen, and bee honey production equipment, this new facility is sure to be a hub of activity and education for the county. A 50/50 grant with Muhlenberg County from the Dept. of Agriculture and a $25,000 grant from the Felix E Martin Foundation bring the total investment for the facility to $75,000. It's sure to impress!
Coal Miner's Memorial Plaza- coming soon to the courthouse square! Stay tuned for more information!