McLean County

mclean county courthouseMcLean County Demographics

McLean County anchors the southeastern corner of the Kyndle region. The Green River forms its northwestern border before the river bends to bisect the heart of the county. Bridges cross the Green River at the McLean County communities of Calhoun, Livermore and near Beech Grove. Agriculture, mining and the service industry are keys to the local economy.

Major roadways serving McLean County include U.S. Highway 431 and Kentucky Highways 81, 136 and 56. McLean County lies completely within a quadrangle created by nearby Interstate 69, the Audubon Parkway, Natcher Parkway and Western Kentucky Parkway. Livermore, the largest community in McLean County, lies in the eastern part of the county at the scenic confluence of the Rough and Green Rivers.

Livermore’s bridge is noteworthy, as it begins in McLean County, crosses the Rough River, passes over and has a pylon on a sliver of Ohio County, crosses the Green River, then ends back in McLean County. It’s a rare bridge that spans two counties and two rivers and ends up in the county where it began.

The annual Battle of Sacramento Civil War Re-enactment is the largest tourist event in McLean County. Other popular events include the Thunder of the Green drag boat races in Livermore, the Livermore Riverfest and the Wooden Bridge Festival in the community of Island.

Calhoun, the county seat, lies right on the north bank of the Green River.

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Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster counties in northwestern Kentucky make up Kyndle country – where the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership and Engagement is the shared spark for economic development, industrial recruitment and business advocacy.

Kyndle would like to thank The Gleaner and Union County First for the use of images throughout this site.