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On behalf of the City of Caneyville and City Commissioners, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Caneyville. Our City was founded in 1840 just below the forks of Caney Creek, for whose cane bottoms it was named. We are next to the Western Kentucky Parkway, as well as only being 14 miles from Rough River State Park.

Our City is a small community with a big heart. Currently, we have just completed a new ballfield complex including new playground equipment as well as a new walking trail for our community. We are remodeling our old Caneyville High School, home of the 1962 and 1968 District and Regional Basketball Champs, both teams representing our community in the semi finals to serve as a community center. Each April the alumni meet at the school for a dinner and reunion filling our small community with many happy memories. Local area Church groups present an Easter Drama, working long hours together for a wonderful presentation. Caneyville is home to the annual Caneyville Community Fair and Homecoming in October. The community works together with the Caneyville Community Club each year to make this another special time for everyone. Our local Bank of Caneyville hosts the annual Christmas tree lighting, where students from our elementary school choir sing, and Santa comes by to talk to all the children.

We continue to see citizens in our community step up and take on roles to beautify and grow our quaint little city. We are proud that our city offers a committed Volunteer Fire Department as well as a full time Police Officer. These individuals are called on all hours for many different reasons and they are always ready to serve our community. We are also very proud of our K-5 Elementary School! Caneyville Elementary strives to prepare the children for a bright future!

Our City boasts of a rich heritage. Many of our businesses have been serving our City for many years. We hope you will visit often and long, and if you are looking for a place to put down roots or start a business, you have just found the perfect location. We love Caneyville and feel you would too! We welcome you to come join us!

James P Embry, Mayor
City of Caneyville

304 E Maple Street
Caneyville, KY 42721

Phone: 270.879.9701
Fax: 270.879.3333​
Hours: M, T, W & F 8-4:00


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