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Cadiz, Kentucky Profile

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Cadiz, Kentucky Area Profile

Including Canton & Little River

Our Cadiz, Kentucky Area section of ExploreKentuckyLake.com covers the city of Cadiz and Little River including all of Lake Barkley in Trigg County, Kentucky.

Cadiz is a town of about 2,658 people and located about 10 miles from Lake Barkley State Park Park and Lake Barkley.  Also included in the Cadiz Area is Little River, a bay of Lake Barkley.

A Closer Look at Trigg County, Kentucky

Transportation

Major highways in Trigg County include Interstate 24 and US 68.  For air travel, the nearest commercial airport is in Paducah, Ky., located about one hour from Cadiz.  Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz offers one 4200-foot runway.  For more information, please contact the Lake Barkley State Resort Park at (270) 924-1131.

Demographics

In 2013 the population of Trigg county was 14,293.  Cadiz is the only incorporated city within Trigg County.

The economy of Trigg County is a mix of agriculture and tourism. 

Education & Healthcare

The Trigg County School System, headed up by the Trigg County Board of Education, boasts a county-wide enrollment of 1900 students.  With 127 teachers, the teacher-student radio is a low 1:15.  Trigg County Elementary, the largest school, features grades K-5.  Trigg County Middle School offers courses for grades 6-8.  Trigg County High School is the home to grades 9-12.  The unique thing about the Trigg County School System is that all four facilities are located on the same campus in Cadiz.

Cadiz and Trigg County is the proud home of Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz.  Owned by the Murray/Calloway County Hospital, Trigg County offers a 40-bed facility staffed with 10 physicians and several nurses.  Trigg County Hospital also offers a 24-hour emergency room.  The hospital is located on US 68 Business in Cadiz.  For more information on Trigg County Hospital, call (270) 522-2548

Government

Trigg County is governed by a judge-executive in the Trigg Fiscal Court.  There are also seven support magistrates each representing a district of Trigg County.  The Trigg County Courthouse has a rather unique history.  The first courthouse was about 5 miles west of Cadiz in Warrington and was organized in 1820.  After a couple more courthouses, the fourth courthouse was burned by Union forces during the Civil War.  Another fire destroyed the next courthouse and most of the downtown area in 1920.  The existing courthouse was built in 1922.

The city's services include fire, police, water, and sewer.  The Cadiz Police Department has a staff of nine police officers patrolling Cadiz, while the Trigg County Sheriff's department patrols the county.  The Cadiz Volunteer Fire Department has several volunteers to help fight fires.  The county has numerous fire stations throughout the county, all staffed by volunteers.   The Cadiz City Hall recently moved into an old historic building downtown.  The city renovated the building, restoring to its original beauty.

Churches in Trigg County

There are numerous churches throughout Trigg County.  You'll find Baptist, Church of Christ, Methodist, Presbyterian and many others.  View a complete listing of Trigg County Churches.


In Flight
Photo by John Mitchell

Gliding gracefully over the water, this heron keeps a stealthy eye out for his next meal. Herons are one of the more common species of birds that can be seen at Kentucky Lake.