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The majority of highways leading in and out of Perry County are four-lane. Sections of KY 15 are two-lane, but post a 55 mph speed limit. The Hal Rogers Parkway west to London and east to US 23 at Prestonsburg is all four-lane. The I-75 interchange at London is approximately 65 miles west via KY 15 and Hal Rogers Parkway. The nearest river port is located on the Ohio River at Wurtland, Kentucky approximately 117 miles north via KY 15 and US 23.


Class I, II, and III rail exists in Perry County and the primary use is the transporting of coal.


Freight entering and exiting Perry County is carried by truck.  Along with the international shippers like FedEx, DHL, and UPS, Perry County is home to Hazard Express, that was incorporated in 1970.

FedEx and UPS maintain distribution centers in Perry County.

Distance to nearest Port

The nearest river port is located on the Ohio River at Wurtland, Kentucky approximately 117 miles north via KY 15 and US 23.


Wendell H. Ford Airport (FAALID: KCPF (formerly K20)) is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the central business district of Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. It is named for former Kentucky Senator and Governor Wendell H. Ford. Wendell H. Ford Airport covers an area of 37 acres (15 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 14/32 measuring 5,500 x 100 ft (1,676 x 30 m) and 6/24 measuring 3,250 x 60 ft (991 x 18 m). For the 12-month period ending September 21, 2006, the airport had 10,200 aircraft operations, an average of 27 per day: 85% general aviation, 13% air taxi and 2% military. The facility lies at an elevation of 1,253 ft / 382 m above mean sea level.  The coordinates are 37 degrees 23 minutes 15 seconds North and 83 degrees 15 minutes 42 seconds West.

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Data Name Value Percent
Distance to Nearest Major Airport from County Population Centroid
Perry County, KY
87 mi
Data Name Value
Has Class I rail? Yes
Class II and/or III lines present? Yes
Intermodal transport lines present? No
Double stack lines present? No
Rail Operators 3
CSX Transportation Incorporated
Major Ports (within area + 100 mile radius)  
No ports
Data Name Value
Major (within area + 100 mile radius)
Data Name Value
Location ID TRI
Number of passengers 397,301
Freight 76,414 lbs
Mail 0 lbs
Runway length 8,000 ft (2,438 m)
Regional (within area + 100 mile radius)
No Regional Airports
General Aviation (within area + 50 mile radius)
Julian Carroll
Data Name Value
Runway length 4,400 ft (1,341 m)
Tucker-Guthrie Memorial
Data Name Value
Runway length 3,460 ft (1,055 m)
Wendell H Ford
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,499 ft (1,676 m)