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The State Highway Department will be doing repairs to Highway 63 at the intersection of Matthews Road in Barren County and will need to close this entrance for approximately three (3) weeks.


All residents will have to exit through D.B. Smith Road.


This work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.


For more information, please contact the Barren County Road Department at 270/678-2832.



                                                                 Davie D. Greer

                                     Barren County





On behalf of the residents of Barren County, I would like to welcome you to our community.

Designated as the 2007 Best Place to Live in Rural America, Barren County is a great place to live, work, and visit.  Our community offers its residents and visitors a wide variety of entertainment, historical sites, lakes, rivers, and some of the most beautiful nature scenes in Kentucky.

Barren County, located in south central Kentucky, midway between Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee, is home to Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Western Kentucky University-Glasgow Campus, Plaza Theatre, site of the Glasgow Highland Games, and numerous other points of interest.

Barren County was founded on December 20, 1798, from parts of Warren and Green Counties.  It was named for the Barrens, the meadowlands that cover the northern third.  Seventy percent of the original settlers came from Virginia, eighty percent of them were English, Scottish, Welsh, or Irish.

The population of the county is 38,003, and the county seat is GlasgowCave City and Park City are also incorporated cities in Barren County.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Please feel free to explore our website and our community.  If you need assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We are happy to assist you and look forward to sharing our community
with you.

Davie D. Greer



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Barren County was designated by Progressive Farmer Magazine as the "Best Place to Live in Rural America"
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