Why Marshall County?
In Marshall County, the quality of life is exceptional. The area has abundant outdoor recreation, affordable living, tight-knit communities and low crime rates. Residents have access to quality health care and stellar public education, from kindergarten through graduate school. These attributes combine to make the Kentucky Lake region a setting where families, retirees and businesses can thrive.
Marshall County has first-rate public education opportunities. The Marshall County School District is top-ranked in the state. Its students perform better than 98 percent of their Kentucky peers.
For two decades, nearby Murray State University has been recognized as one of the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News and World Report. It features a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs as well as affordable tuition and small class sizes.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is a valuable regional workforce asset with its strong technical education programs in fields that are in demand, such as logistics, welding, manufacturing and computer information systems. WKCTC also partners with the University of Kentucky to offer mechanical and chemical engineering curriculum.
Residents have access to comprehensive health care at Marshall County Hospital. The progressive healthcare organization offers 24-hour emergency treatment, surgical care and a variety of inpatient and outpatient services.
The Kentucky Lake region has endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. From hunting and fishing to hiking, biking, boating, camping and golfing.
Kentucky Lake is central to the area’s economy and recreation. The lake runs along the entire eastern border of the county, providing wonderful options for all types of water recreation. And there’s a reason Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is headquartered in Marshall County, Kentucky. The South’s Great Lake has some of the best fishing in the nation.
The region also boasts one of largest swaths of undeveloped land in Eastern United States, the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The 170,000-acre park has an impressive 500 miles of trails for hiking and biking as well as 300 miles of natural shoreline. Popular activities include swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing and wildlife watching as well as licensed hunting for deer, turkey and waterfowl.
Visit our partners at the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information.