to Beattyville, Kentucky


The heart of the Kentucky River

Welcome to Beattyville, Kentucky


Message from Mayor Scott Jackson:

The effects of the coronavirus are apparent in our community as well as every other throughout our state and country. Restaurants, salons and many other businesses are reopening but under new regulations. During this time let us all be considerate and do our part to keep ourselves and others safe.

In accordance with Governor Beshear’s emergency order, we will be suspending our community Main Street events for the duration of the public health emergency now through the end of the summer.

Moving forward, our top priority and focus will be to provide assistance to the businesses, property owners, and affected employees within our town.

The coronavirus is a serious threat to our community and should not be taken lightly. We need to work together to ensure our small businesses do not become the next victim of this virus. Support local when you can, many restaurants and businesses are providing curbside pick up, just give them a call!

This is the time to come together as a community. These are trying times and I understand the stresses you all are facing. Focus on the future and what a grand reopening will look like. If anyone has questions or needs assistance, please contact us.

Mayor Scott Jackson

As Mayor of the City of Beattyville I would like to welcome you to the City of Beattyville’s official website.

Beattyville, where the Kentucky River begins, is a quaint, small community with an abundance of beautiful scenery and natural resources. We take great pride in the rich history of our town and its people. Our Main Street is made up of small businesses, local shops and eateries.

The City of Beattyville offers a wide variety of services to include: 24/7 police protection, maintenance of streets and infrastructure, parks and recreational activities, water and sewer services and solid waste management.

Whether you are a resident or visitor of our community I invite you to browse through the contents of our website. We hope you will find it to be a useful tool in finding information about news on projects, festival & community events and public services.

I am proud to have called Beattyville my home my entire life. It’s a great place to do business, visit or live. Come see us!

Mayor Edward Scott Jackson

About Beattyville

Nestled in a valley where the North Fork and South Fork rivers come together to create the head waters of the Kentucky river, rests a true mountain community, Beattyville. With a population of 1,178, It is the center piece of a mountainous, timber covered county with dramatic cliffs, abundant wild life and miles of country roads and waterways. Beattyville (named for a local land owner Sam Beatty in 1843) along with communities named Heidelberg, Tallega, Fillmore, Fincastle and Cressmont, among others, boasts a rich and diverse history of trials and victories which began well before the formation of Lee as the 115th county.

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