Madisonville is a city in Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States of the Western Coal Field region, located along US 41 and The Pennyrile Parkway. The population was 19,307 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hopkins County. The city was named in honor of U.S. President James Madison.
Madisonville is a commercial center of the region and is home to Madisonville Community College.More
Because of its location near important roadways, Madisonville is a leading manufacturing hub for western Kentucky. Industrial and factory production has revitalized the local post-coal economy. GE Aviation, Jennmar, International Automotive Components Group (IAC), Ahlstrom, Carhartt, Rexam, Land O' Frost and other corporations have operations in the area.
During the 1970s, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) and Trover Clinic were built by the Trover Foundation (which is now Trover Health Systems). RMC is a 410-bed hospital that offers services typically found in larger cities (such as life flight, women's health centers, and a comprehensive cancer center). Trover Clinic is clinic and administration building that offers most medical tests and procedures.More
Madisonville and most of Hopkins County are in the Hopkins County School District. Hopkins County Schools operate eight elementary school, four middle school, and two high school sub-districts.
Madisonville is bisected laterally by the Pennyrile Parkway: a north-south corridor that connects Hopkinsville with Henderson and feeds into U.S. 41A at Hopkinsville, leading to I-24 East. This section of the Pennyrile Parkway will be incorporated into the new I-69 Corridor. The Western Kentucky Parkway is a few miles south of the town. The Western Kentucky Parkway's westbound lanes feed into I-24 West; the eastbound lanes feed into I-65 East via the Blue Grass Parkway at Elizabethtown. The Western Kentucky Parkway also intersects I-65, which feeds into Bowling Green to the south. In addition to trucking routes, CSX Railway runs through Madisonville.
The Madisonville Municipal Airport has a runway that is x.More