Commuting Programs

Mercer has limited public transportation with Bluegrass Community Action, and is well within reach of employment opportunities and recreation.  There is also a private service for nonemergency transport for seniors and those with doctor appointments.

Daily Commute

Most job locations are within a 15 minute drive. There are those employed outside of the county that drive US 127 daily. It is a four lane road directly to Lexington, KY.


Mercer Co. is accessible by four lane Highway 127 and by two lane scenic drive on State Road 68. 


Mercer Co. does not have this available at this time.


Industry in our area use major trucking firms for their freight and shipping. Please contact the industry for more information.

Distance to nearest Port

Louisville, KY, 75 miles, is the nearest port.


Lexington/Bluegrass Airport is 35 miles away. Louisville International is 75 miles away. Cincinnati International is 95 miles from Harrodsburg.

View data for:
Data Name Value Percent
Distance to Nearest Major Airport from County Population Centroid
Mercer County, KY
(Blue Grass)
28 mi
Data Name Value
Has Class I rail? Yes
Class II and/or III lines present? No
Intermodal transport lines present? No
Double stack lines present? Yes
Rail Operators 2
CSX Transportation Incorporated
Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Major Ports (within area + 100 mile radius)  
Louisville, KY
Data Name Value
Total Tonnage 6,241,476
Domestic Tonnage 6,241,476
Total Foreign Tonnage 0
Foreign Imports Tonnage 0
Foreign Exports Tonnage 0
Post-Panamax Ready? No
Data Name Value
Major (within area + 100 mile radius)
Blue Grass
Data Name Value
Location ID LEX
Number of passengers 1,311,449
Freight 1,550,070 lbs
Mail 688 lbs
Runway length 7,004 ft (2,135 m)
Louisville Muhammad Ali Intl
Data Name Value
Location ID SDF
Number of passengers 3,747,072
Freight 5,463,843,634 lbs
Mail 227,249,566 lbs
Runway length 11,887 ft (3,623 m)
Regional (within area + 100 mile radius)
No Regional Airports
General Aviation (within area + 50 mile radius)
Capital City
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,506 ft (1,678 m)
Central Kentucky Rgnl
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,001 ft (1,524 m)
Georgetown-Scott County Rgnl
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,498 ft (1,676 m)
Lebanon Springfield-George Hoerter Field
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,001 ft (1,524 m)
Samuels Field
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,003 ft (1,525 m)
Stuart Powell Field
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,000 ft (1,524 m)
Taylor County
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,003 ft (1,525 m)