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As Mayor of Glasgow I welcome you to the City’s website and proudly affirm “Glasgow is OPEN for Business!”
On these pages, you will find information about Glasgow and all of the wonderful things our community has to offer. Glasgow is located in south central Kentucky on the Cumberland Parkway, just a few miles from Interstate 65. The City of Glasgow’s employees work hard every day to provide high quality services to our citizens, including well trained and professional Fire and Police Services, Street/Sanitation and Landfill, outstanding Recreational Facilities and Programming, Business Services, Building Inspection, Code Enforcement, and City-owned Public Utilities (telecommunications, electricity, water) just to name a few.
Our educational opportunities include two award-winning public school systems (Glasgow Independent Schools and Barren County Schools) and the Glasgow Christian Academy. Glasgow’s Post-Secondary Education Center is home to Western Kentucky University and the Glasgow Technology Campus, part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. They offer a full range of general education, associate, baccalaureate, graduate and certificate education options located just blocks from our downtown.
Glasgow serves as a regional medical center providing a thriving community owned TJ Samson Community Hospital, a wide variety of medical specialists, University of Louisville Residency Program and many professional support services including pharmacies, rehab facilities, assisted living and long-term care facilities.
Citizens of all ages have many recreational and social opportunities in our community including many civic clubs (Rotary, Garden Club, Newcomers Club, Lions Club, Kiwanis, etc.) Glasgow and Barren County Little Leagues, Kiwanis/Barren River Soccer Clubs and a wide variety of regular, seasonal and special recreational events.
If you are looking for a place to locate your business, Glasgow is a great choice. With an ample workforce, direct access to major markets, advanced technology infrastructure such as broadband/wireless technology, GIS mapping services, low cost utilities and a rich history of agriculture, metalworking, precision machining, fabrication, assembly processes, and advanced manufacturing in the region, Glasgow provides the perfect environment for commercial and industrial operations. Our economic development partners, including the Industrial Development Economic Authority and the Barren County Chamber of Commerce, are available with information about state and local business incentives, available properties, tax rates and other useful information to help in locating your company in here.
If you are a visitor or newcomer to Glasgow, please take the time to visit Glasgow’s restaurant and shopping venues and enjoy our rich and diverse heritage. The South Central Cultural Center tells the story of the people, places and events that make up the geographic area known as the "Barrens" - Metcalfe, Allen, Hart and Monroe Counties, as well as Barren County. The Plaza Theatre, a historic 1000 seat theater in our downtown, offers a variety of entertainment options including national touring musical acts as well as a bounty of local productions. Beyond our city limits, the community offers a wide range of recreational and tourist opportunities with close access to Mammoth Cave National Park and Barren River State Park. In addition we offer a rich farming tradition providing access to local agricultural products by way of farm tours and farmers’ markets.
In addition, you will find historic buildings, art/antique galleries, beautiful natural scenery and the friendliest people imaginable. Some are pleasantly surprised by the hospitality encountered here but local residents will tell you it's just part of what makes Glasgow special. We welcome you to our town and hope you will make yourself at home here. Whether as a visitor, newcomer or a long-time resident I'm confident you will find Glasgow a great place to work, visit, live and do business.
Rhonda Trautman, Mayor