Princeton is situated in west-central Kentucky, at the intersection of US 62 and KY 91, and just 15 minutes from Interstate 24. We are the county seat of Caldwell County, and offer a great place to work, live, and play. Our community is centrally located amongst 43% of the population and 51% of manufacturing employment. Within a 300-mile radius, one can drive to a variety of market areas:Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky; Memphis & Nashville, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; and Atlanta, Georgia. We offer local air transportation at Princeton-Caldwell County Airport. Within an hour’s drive, one may also utilize the Barkley Regional Airport in West Paducah, Kentucky.
Princeton Electric, a community-owned electric enterprise, provides reliable, economical power services to the area. Through innovation, efficiency, and professional operations, we work together with our customers to improve the economic and environmental quality of our community. We are active members of American Municipal Power, a six-state consortium of fellow public power communities, with whom we work to obtain a diverse mix of power supply. This consortium also provides aid to one another in times of need, so that prolonged power outages can be kept to a minimum. Princeton Electric Plant Board received the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Platinum Award in 2009 and is also an Energy Star partner.
When choosing a location, education is always a top consideration. Caldwell County Schools, located within our community, provide quality education for our youth. We are home to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Research and Education Center. Within 35 miles of Princeton, one may choose to attend Caldwell County ATC, Daymar College, Murray State, or Western Kentucky Community & Technical College. The Bluegrass State Skills Corporation works with area business and training facilities to provide programs of skills training.
Recreational opportunities abound in our area. In addition to our local parks, one can enjoy unique shops, golfing, canoeing, hiking, museums, antiques, lakes, State Resort Parks, a wildlife refuge, historic sites, and more . . . all within a half hour drive.
Health care facilities, Princeton Knitting (outerwear), Princeton Finishing (anklets, socks), and more, have found success in Princeton. Princeton is also home to Bremner, Inc., manufacturing cookies, crackers, bread, biscuits, and more. Bremner employs a workforce of around 600. Other manufacturers in Princeton include Hydro-Gear who manufactures Hydrostatic and Zero Turn Transmissions for Lawn and garden equipment, Special Metals, and Bodycote.
We are confident you would find success here, too. Our strong labor force, quality infrastructure, premium sites, and natural attractions make Princeton an ideal location to consider. Give us a call to arrange a visit. We would be glad to give you a tour of our community and review all that Princeton has to offer.