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119 East Union Street, P. O. Box 688
Munfordville, KY 42765
P: +1 270-524-289

Welcome Message

On behalf of the nearly 19,000 people who live here, welcome to Hart County. As you will discover, our county is already home to many other businesses, from unique mom & pop sized retail shops and restaurants to large, nationally known manufacturers and franchises. The entrepreneurial spirit that brought early settlers here during the 1700s is still strong today.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to attract new businesses, while remaining loyal to our existing ones; to foster growth while preserving our heritage; to create a workforce trained for today jobs, while also preparing them for those of tomorrow; and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens without destroying our natural resources and tranquil surroundings.

EDO History and Background

As a county, we strive to create a supportive environment that encourages and nurtures new ideas and enterprises. If you should decide to start your business here, you will be provided the professional services of the Hart County Industrial Authority, the Hart County Chamber of Commerce, the Horse Cave Development Corporation and other community-based development associations, in addition to the resources provided by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Barren River Area Development District and WKU’s Small Business Development Center.

Services and Programs


Formed in 1819 from portions of Hardin and Barren Counties, Hart County has three incorporated cities: Munfordville, the county seat; Horse Cave and Bonnieville. The county is served by a judge/executive and five magistrates, while each of the cities is served by a mayor and six council members.

Judge Executive Terry Martin
Hart County Fiscal Court
(270) 524 -5219

Mayor John Freeman
City of Munfordville
(270) 524-5701

Mayor Randall Curry
City of Horse Cave
(270) 786-2680

Mayor Denis Edwards
City of Bonnieville
(270) 531-3212

Hart County Industrial Authority (270) 524 – 5219
Hart County Chamber of Commerce (270) 524-2892
Horse Cave Development Corporation (270) 774-1115
Bonnieville Opportunity Advancement Zone (270) 531-3212

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 18,531  
Median Age 40.6  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 1,570 12.57%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 9,354 74.87%
Civilian Labor Force 7,626 52.79%
Median Household Income $37,315  
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