Madisonville has a strong industrial base of employment as our location is convenient and our workforce exceptional with the new I-69 corridor.
Our entire community becomes involved in making Madisonville "The Best Town on Earth". Lots of volunteers roll up their sleeves every day to participate in activities that strengthen our city. It's part of what makes Madisonville such a wonderful place to live and raise a family!
Our historic downtown Madisonville is well known for it's beauty, great restaurants and shops.
The City of Madisonville, Madisonville Renaissance Program is committed to commercial district revitalization. The program follows the National Trust for Historic Preservation reccomendations in an effort to enhance, and promote, downtown revitalization. The Madisonville Renaissance program sponsors such programs as the Annual Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in an effort to showcase all that the downtown has to offer. With period lighting, the cabin of a former governor, and brick sidewalks, visitors to downtown Madisonville can enjoy fine dining, antique shopping, lodging opportunities and a myriad of other services.
"It is an honor for me to serve as the Honorary Chair of the America in Bloom initiative and to introduce the community to the potential benefits of the AIB program in our great city. I invite all of our residents to learn more and to become involved in creating a beautiful place for our families and visitors." - Mayor David Jackson
Madisonville Fire Department History: In 1889, the population of Madisonville, KY was approximately 2,300. At that time, there wasn’t even enough interest in fire protection among the citizens of Madisonville, KY to raise $50.00 to buy some buckets and ladders for the downtown area. This changed in the late 1890’s and early 1900 when numerous areas in the town were destroyed by fire. Seventeen buildings were destroyed by a fire that occurred in March, 1901.
Madisonville Regional Airport was built in 1942, S. J. Campbell Co., a Chicago-based furniture manufacturing company located a plant in Madisonville, Kentucky to manufacture and test parachutes for the military. They needed an airstrip for the company plane to use in testing. Mr. Campbell and Walter Watkins, a local aviation enthusiast, bought 89.91 acres of land in Anton. Ed Heeden was hired as the company's pilot to do the testing and developed the airfield.