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Barren County - Powered by Farmers RECC

504 South Broadway
Glasgow, KY 42142
P: +1 270-651-2191

Why Barren County?

People always feel right at home with our small-town hospitality in Barren County. With over 20,000 amenities worth of things to do one might be skeptical of the homey feel, but we've found the perfect balance here in Barren County. 


Surrounded by gently rolling tree-covered hills, Barren River Lake is a gorgeous spot for water-sports, having over 10,000 acres of water. If fishing is your forte, who wouldn't want to come try their luck where one of the largest hybrid striped bass ever taken in Kentucky was caught?


Right off the lake is the Barren River Lake State Park which hosts a variety of events. One you don't want to miss is the Glasgow Highland Games, a celebration of our Scottish heritage. This well-known four day festival is one of only three highland games held in Kentucky each year.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 43,418  
Median Age 40.3  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 4,796 16.24%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 24,269 82.18%
Civilian Labor Force 19,884 57.78%
Median Household Income $39,658  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius Nashville Intl
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Bowling Green-Warren County Rgnl
Smyrna
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Columbia-Adair Co
Glasgow Muni
Lafayette Muni
Leitchfield-Grayson Co
Tompkinsville-Monroe County