Your transportation needs can be easily met, whether by highway, rail, air, or river. I-69 (Pennyrile Parkway) and I-66 (Western Kentucky Parkway) intersect in Hopkins County. A total of 180 miles of rail are within Hopkins County. Local and regional air service are nearby, as well as international air service within 110 miles. And a river port is located within 40 miles.
Interstates and Road System
The Pennyrile Parkway and the Western Kentucky Parkway have been designated I-69 and I-66 respectively. Both road systems intersect in Hopkins County. As a result, Hopkins County lies on two major routes for interstate commerce. Additionally, I-69 will connect with I-64 near Evansville, IN while the remaining portion of the Pennyrile Parkway will connect with I-24 near the Kentucky/Tennessee border.
Local -- Madisonville Municipal Airport
- Airfield has runway dimensions of 6,050 feet by 100 feet.
- Aircraft operations - 3,500 planes per year serving corporate, charter and private traffic.
- Fixed base operator refueling operated by the City of Madisonville is available at the airport.
- Hangar space available.
Regional -- Evansville Regional Airport
- Evansville Regional Airport provides over 24 daily departures to 6 national hub-airport locations throughout the United States.
- Evansville Regional Airport has 3 runways and is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS), providing precision instrument approaches.
- The passenger terminal provides 140,000 square feet of space and 10 carrier gates.
Major Hub Airport -- Nashville International Airport
- Served by 16 airlines, operating 400 average daily flights to 89 markets and 49 non-stop markets.
- Terminal complex includes 820,000-square feet passenger terminal with 61 air carrier gates and up to 78 commuter aircraft parking positions.
- Airfield has four runways of up to 11,000 feet, including parallels for simultaneous landings/takeoffs.
Hopkins County is served by 2 major rail lines, CSX (a Class I railroad) and P&L (Paducah and Louisville). CSX is a major rail line that includes routes between Chicago and the southern ports of the Gulf of Mexico, with an average of 36 trains per day that travel through Hopkins County. P&L averages 7 trains that travel through Hopkins County daily. These two rail lines provide 180 miles of rail service in Hopkins County.
There are 3 river ports within an hour's drive of Madisonville, all on the Ohio River.
Henderson River Port
Eddyville River Port
Owensboro River Port
A river port at the Mississippi River is only 136 miles away in the city of Hickman, Kentucky.