About Henderson

The beautiful City of Henderson is located in western Kentucky on the Ohio River. With a growing population, thriving downtown, historic turn-of-the-century mansions overlooking the river, and a recently renovated riverfront, Henderson exhibits the best qualities of a historic southern river town.


Henderson operates under the manager-commissioner form of government. A full-time city manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the city and its more than 300 employees. A mayor, elected every four years, and four commissioners, elected every two years, set policy for the city.