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Transportation

America’s free, national interstate highway network connects South Western Kentucky with every corner of the country. Most major U.S. cities are within a day’s drive for trucks, and there are hundreds of trucking firms to choose from. The local interstate hub is I-24, which runs through the heart of our three county region.

 

For rail service, South Western Kentucky has mainline service from CSX International. More than thirty cargo trains pass through our community daily, with stops at two separate terminals. If you prefer intermodal service to save money (rail + truck), there is a CSX Intermodal terminal one hour away in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

For air service, the Nashville International Airport offers commercial and cargo flights to destinations across the globe. In our region there are two local airport one being the Hopkinsville – Christian County Airport. It is well equipped with a 5,500-foot runway, IFR guidance and fuel trucks. Self-serve jet and avgas fuel is also available. The Smith D. Broadbent Airport located in Cadiz-Trigg County provides a 4800 runway.

 

US Highways: US 41, US 41A, US 68, and US 79

 

Interstate Highways: I-24

 

Parkways: Edward T. Breathitt (Pennyrile) Parkway

Wendell H. Ford (Western KY) Parkway

 

Railroads:

Main Line

CSX Transportation Systems

Freight, switching and siding space

Short Line

RJ Corman

Service Center, Guthrie

 

Motor Freight Carriers: More than 100 motor freight lines are certified to serve the area.

 

River Ports:

Eddyville River Port - Cumberland River

Clarksville River Terminal-Cumberland River

 

Airports:

Hopkinsville-Christian Co. Airport

Fuel Jet A Truck, Jet A and Avgas 24 hour self-serve & maintenance,

Hangars, 5502’ x 100’

Runway & IFR Equipped – Localizer,

NDB, FBO - Elite Aviation

 

Smith Broadbent Airport-Lake Barkley

Jet A and low lead fuel,

4800’ runway

 

Clarksville Airport

Jet A and low lead fuel,

4000’ runway and 6000’ runway

 

Charter Service

Scenic, flight instruction, and rental 4000’

 

Commercial Nashville International Airport

(One hour via Interstate 24)

400 daily flights

 

Parcel Service

Airborne Express

Express Mail

Federal Express

The UPS Store

United Parcel Service


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