Union County Demographics
Union County is the westernmost county in the Kyndle region, enjoying more than 35 miles of the Ohio River as its northern and western border. Farming and coal mining are the solid foundations of Union County’s multi-faceted economy.
An airport with three 5,000-foot runways is located at Sturgis. Major transportation routes are U.S. Highway 60 and Kentucky Highways 56, 141 and 109. The Highway 56 bridge spans the Ohio River at Shawneetown, Ill., leading to nearby Shawnee National Forest and the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area.
Union County offers beautiful parks, recreation areas, golf courses, a Civil War museum and a nature preserve along with fairs, festivals and rallies. Union County is home to the Corn Festival, James D. Veatch Camp Breckinridge Museum and Arts Center, Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy, the Kentucky Bike Rally and the Dr. John A. Arnold Arena and Convention Center.
The county is consistently one of the top agriculture producing counties in the state of Kentucky each year, ranking at or near the top in corn and soybean production. In 2012, Union County was the top coal producing county in the entire state. Union County is also a paradise for hunters, fishermen and recreation enthusiasts.
Morganfield is the county seat of scenic Union County.
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.