Transport & Logistics

Transportation Down to a Science

In business, at its most basic level, transportation is simply moving products and materials from one place to another. Logistics also includes the packaging of products for storage and shipment. Logistics involves both internal and external distribution networks. In Marion County, we are ideally situated in the heart of Kentucky and the center of manufacturing. Our transportation network is complete with ample roads, air, and rail service.

Our transportation network includes AAA-rated trucking highways (US 68 and KY 55, both 80,000 lb. gross limit) and the Bluegrass Parkway which provides easy access to Interstates 64, 65, and 75 and is located 23 miles north via Kentucky 55 and 555. Interstate 65 is located 44 miles northwest of Lebanon, while Interstates 64 and 75 are located 65 miles northeast of Lebanon. The Cumberland Parkway is accessible 40 miles south via Kentucky 55.

Lebanon has 15 truck lines that have both interstate and intrastate trucking services.

R.J. Corman Railroad provides the nearest branch line service at Bardstown, Kentucky, 25 miles northwest of Lebanon. The nearest intermodal facilities are located in Louisville, Kentucky 66 miles northwest.

Three easy-access airports are available in the area. The closest airport, the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, only four miles from Lebanon’s Central Business District, has a paved runway of 5,000 feet. Blue Grass Field, 57 miles northeast of Lebanon, in Lexington, and Louisville Standiford Field, 61 miles northwest of Lebanon in Louisville, provides commercial service.