Barlow, KY

Barlow, KY is an innovative community centrally located in Ballard County with unique businesses, people, and recreation alike. The high-quality craft trades and products found in Barlow are rarely replicated anywhere else! While agriculture is still a strong-hold in our economy we have many diverse, thriving businesses including restaurants, service providers, retail stores, and manufacturers. Low-cost barriers of entry into business, a diverse workforce, and a friendly business environment, make this an ideal place for start-ups, manufacturers, and expanding businesses.

Barlow City Park provides a great place for kids to play, and the creative downtown atmosphere is ripe for growth and business investment. A series of Oxbow Lakes run throughout Barlow commonly known as “The Barlow Bottoms”. These Lakes provide great camping, canoeing, hunting, fishing, bird-watching and hiking opportunities. Once inhabited by Native Americans, you’ll see why this area is considered an incredible natural wonder with a bounty of wildlife and beauty to be enjoyed by all. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for an Arrowhead all you explorers out there!

You’ll find the can’t miss selfie-takers dream, “Kentucky’s Smallest Jail” right past the main intersection on Highway 60, and just down the street from a staged photo-op cedar coffin! Barlow is one of two Ballard County communities to recently vote to “go wet” to accompany a theme of one of its unique businesses, A Nationally Recognized Still Manufacturer located there.

Barlow, KY is also home to the brand new 4,000 sq. ft. Senior Citizens Center. Adjoining the senior center are varying tract sizes of available building sites designed to grow the retiree community and senior citizen care options within Ballard County.

From the unique shops and restaurants you’ll find here to Kentucky’s Smallest Jail, The Barlow Bottoms, and a new Senior Citizen Center campus for senior living- This community is full of Vintage Spirit!

City of Barlow Contacts: 

Mayor – Peggy Meriedeth

139 North 4th Street
Barlow, KY 42024

City Council**

John Wood
Luke Evans
Mike Mayolo
Pete Myers     

**Barlow City Council meets the 2nd Tuesday every month at 5:30 PM at City Hall, Barlow KY. 

City Clerk 

Connie Dalton
City of Barlow
139 North 4th Street
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 334-3500 – Phone
(270) 334-3564 – Fax

Barlow Post Office 

117 South 4th Street
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 334-3940

Barlow City Fire House

Emergency Call 911
347 Lake Drive
(Business office only)
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 334-3641

Barlow City Maintenance Shop

105 South 7th Street
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 334-3502

Barlow House Museum 

609 Broadway
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 334-3134