Welcome To Horse Cave!
Celebrating our sesquicentennial anniversary! Established 1864
Upcoming Public Meetings: Board of Zoning Adjustments-May 12, 4:00 pm Code Enforcement Board-May 12, 5:00 pm City Council-May 12, 6:00 pm
Upcoming Events: LARGE ITEM PICKUP-April 28-May 3 City Maintenance Bldg(New St) Cultural District Arts and Science Camp-June 9-12, June 16-19 poster registration form
Horse Cave, population 2252, is a fourth class city by legislative approval. It is the largest city located in Hart County in south central Kentucky at Exit 58, I-65. The city is home to the American Cave Museum/Hidden River Cave, which are located on Main Street in downtown Horse Cave and Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo near the I-65 interchange.
The Horse Cave Heritage Festival consisting of craft artisans, games, antique tractors, cars, and trucks and an array of business and food booths is held the 3rd weekend of each September.
Many of the buildings in the downtown area are listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.
In January, 2011 a cell phone walking tour was created for which the City was awarded the Kentucky League of Cities '2012 Enterprise Cities
Award', 'There's Only One Kentucky' Award from the Kentucky Tourism Commission, and the Kentucky Historical Society's 'History Award'. Tour stop numbers are displayed on the tour stop signs around town. Use your cell phone to call 270-854-3054 and enter the tour stop number on the phone keypad. You can disconnect the call while walking between stops and rejoin as many times as you like. Every stop on the tour has a corresponding Web page at http://www.horsecavestories.com/ with historic and contemporary images and oral historites about the area. To visit the Web site click on the link. In 2012, Horse Cave was recognized as one of the original five state Cultural Districts certified by the Kentucky Arts Council.
Dart Container, Inc. is the largest employer in Hart County and also located in Horse Cave. Caverna High School, Caverna Memorial Hospital, Hart County Heath Care, T. Marzetti, Sister Shubert, Kentucky Chrome Works, Southern States Cooperative, Geothermal Supply and Square Deal Lumber Company are all located at the southern end of the city along 31-W. These existing industries, health care services, and schools are just a small part of what Horse Cave has to offer.
Caverna Memorial Hospital announced on July 23, 2013 at a groundbreaking ceremony their new, state-of-the-art, on-campus Medical Office Building next door to the hospital. This 8,600 square foot building will be the new home of our Horse Cave Rural Health Clinic which is currently staffed by Dr. Swaran Chani, and Nurse Practitioners Heather Parsley and Emiley Button. This attractive and spacious addition to be completed in the spring of 2014 will enhance the primary care infrastructure of our community for many years to come.
The Horse Cave Fire Department will be moving to its new location at 1040 East Main Street in the spring of 2014.
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