Kentucky Route 176

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Kentucky Route 176

KY 176 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length12.742 mi[1] (20.506 km)
Major junctions
West end US 62 / KY 181 at Greenville
Major intersections US 431 / KY 70 at Drakesboro
East endRockport–Paradise Road at Paradise
CountryUnited States
Highway system
KY 175 KY 177

Kentucky Route 176 (KY 176) is a 12.742-mile (20.506 km) state highway in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky that runs from U.S. Route 62 in Greenville to Rockport-Paradise Road at Paradise via Drakesboro.

Route description

The highway starts in downtown Greenville, the Muhlenberg County seat, at the public square, where U.S. Route 62 (US 62) and KY 181 intersect. KY 176 then heads eastward to Drakesboro, where it crosses US 431/KY 70. KY 176's eastern terminus is at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Paradise Combined Cycle Plant, where the old town of Paradise once stood. Rockport–Paradise Road is the last intersection the highway has.


Before the construction of the TVA-operated Paradise Fossil Plant, KY 176 went straight through the then-existing town of Paradise, and crossed the Green River into Ohio County via a ferry boat. KY 176 then turned to end with another junction with US 62 just east of Rockport, Kentucky. The section of road east of the river has long since been turned over to the maintenance of the Ohio County Road Department in 1964.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Muhlenberg County.

Greenville0.0000.000 US 62 (Main Street) / KY 181 / West Main Cross StreetWestern terminus; continues as West Main Cross Street beyond US 62/KY 181
KY 1380 north (Paradise Street) / Pritchett Drive
Southern terminus of KY 1380
KY 246 east (Merle Travis Highway)
Western terminus of KY 246
Drakesboro7.93012.762 US 431 (John Prine Avenue) / KY 70
Paradise12.74220.506Rockport-Paradise RoadEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Division of Planning (November 6, 2015). "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Archived from the original on April 30, 2007.
  2. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (1964) (PDF) Official Kentucky State Highway Map. Retrieved October 7, 2014.

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