Kentucky State Penitentiary

Mission:

To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 Driving Directions

From Bowling Green Ky. 

Take William H. Natcher Parkway North 0.2 / To
Toll road* Merge onto Green River Pky N [William H Natcher Pky] 34.0 miles / At exit 41B, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto Wendell H Ford Western Kentucky Pky towards WK Parkway West / Paducah 73.3 miles.
At exit 4, keep RIGHT onto Ramp towards US-62 / Eddyville 0.4
Bear RIGHT (West) onto US-62 3.2 miles
Turn LEFT (South-East) onto SR-93 3.0
Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-730 2.3
Turn RIGHT (South-West) onto Water Street, Eddyville KY


From Frankfort Ky. 

Take hwy 127 south to the Blue Grass Pkway./ Turn West on to the Blue Grass Pkwy/ Take Ramp onto Wendell H Ford Western Kentucky Pky towards WK Parkway West / Owensboro / Paducah 132.7 miles / At the end of the Pky take the I-24 East/ Nashville Tn. exit approx. 2.1 miles / At exit 45 turn Right (West) onto SR-293 0.4 mile/Turn RIGHT (North-West) onto SR-93 0.6 mile/Bear LEFT (West) onto SR-730 2.3 miles/ Turn RIGHT (South-West) onto Water Street, Eddyville KY


From Louisville Ky. 

Take I-65 towards I-65 / Nashville 44.1 miles / At exit 91, turn RIGHT onto Ramp towards US-31W / KY-61 / WK Parkway / Hodgenville / Paducah 0.3 miles / Keep RIGHT to stay on Ramp towards US-31W / KY-61 / WK Parkway / Elizabethtown / Owensboro / Paducah 0.2 miles / Take Ramp (LEFT) onto Wendell H Ford Western Kentucky Pky towards WK Parkway West / Owensboro / Paducah 132.7 miles / At the end of the Pky take the I-24 Nashville Tn. exit approx. 2.1 miles / At exit 45 turn Right (West) onto SR-293 0.4 mile/Turn RIGHT (North-West) onto SR-93 0.6 mile/Bear LEFT (West) onto SR-730 2.3 miles/ Turn RIGHT (South-West) onto Water Street, Eddyville KY


From Paducah Ky. 

Take I-24 East approx.37.4 miles to exit 45, turn RIGHT onto Ramp towards KY-293 / Princeton 0.3 miles / Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto SR-293 towards Princeton 0.3 miles / Turn RIGHT (North-West) onto SR-93 0.6 / Bear LEFT (West) onto SR-730 2.3 / Turn RIGHT (South-West) onto Water Street, Eddyville KY


From Owensboro Ky. 

Take the Pennyrile Parkway South 0.2 miles /
At exit 63, bear RIGHT (South) onto Edward T Breathitt Pennyrile Pky 18.0 miles / 
Road name changes to US-41 [Edward T Breathitt Pennyrile Pky] 10.1
At exit 34B, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto Wendell H Ford Western Kentucky Pky towards WK Parkway West / Paducah 34.6
At exit 4, keep RIGHT onto Ramp towards US-62 / Eddyville 0.4
Bear RIGHT (West) onto US-62 3.2
Turn LEFT (South-East) onto SR-93 3.0
Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-730 2.3
Turn RIGHT (South-West) onto Water Street, Eddyville KY 

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