City of Somerset

Somerset City Government

Home to a beautiful synergy between commerce and art, music and outdoor adventure, bourbon and agriculture, Somerset is authentically Kentucky. We brighten the bluegrass with an influence of our own. A light that shines bright across our old Kentucky home. And a deep-rooted community pride that will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face.



Somerset is the easiest, friendliest and most innovative community in Kentucky to do business. Conveniently located within 600 miles of 50 percent of the U.S. population, Somerset is only 30 minutes from Interstate 75 and within 200 miles of Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati and Knoxville. A certified Kentucky Work Ready Community, our skilled workforce, abundant industrial park space and easy access to major state and federal highways provide an economic infrastructure that ensures growth and success for businesses.

Our dedication to quality of life and place is unmatched, making Somerset an ideal place to call home.

 As the Capital of Lake Cumberland, we are a mecca for outdoor recreation on and around our 65,000-surface-acre lake, offering a magnificent year- round climate and unparalleled natural beauty. Somerset offers outstanding public and private educational opportunities, with all of our public high schools ranking in the U.S. News and World Report’s Top 25.

Exceptional healthcare, some of the lowest housing and utility rates in the nation, and a bustling downtown that thrives on business, art, food and music make Somerset shine as The Spirit of Southern Kentucky.

Our family of nearly 300 city employees and more than 11,000 residents invites you to visit, tour and explore our dynamic community.




306 E. Mt. Vernon
Somerset, KY 42501

PO Box 989
Somerset, KY 42502

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm

Sat-Sun Closed

Hospice of Lake Cumberland sincerely thanks each of our sponsors for their support in delivering comfort and support to our patients regardless of their financial need.