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
Public Hearing Notice
Under Public Law, 88-578, citizens are afforded the opportunity to express their views concerning the recreational needs of the community. To provide a forum for discussion, an open public meeting is being held on April 12, 2016 at 10:00am at the Muhlenberg County Courthouse located in Greenville, Kentucky, sponsored by the Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court and the Pennyrile Area Development District. The specific purpose of the meeting is to discuss the development of a Land & Water Conservation Fund Application for Muhlenberg County.
Anyone with significant supporting or opposing views is invited to voice that opinion at this meeting or in writing to:
Office of Federal Grants
Department for Local Government
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340
Frankfort, KY 40601
Smart911 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.
The Muhlenberg County Fiscal court has no current RFPs
The Muhlenberg County Farmer's Market is now open!! Located on Cleaton Road near the UK Extension office, it is the only farmer's market in the state of Kentucky equipped with a honey kitchen for bees.
Coal Miner's Memorial Plaza- coming soon to the courthouse square! Stay tuned for more information!