Kentucky Route 185
|Maintained by KYTC|
|Length||33.200 mi (53.430 km)|
|South end||US 68/KY 80 in Bowling Green|
|KY 70 at Roundhill|
|North end||US 62/KY 79 in Caneyville|
|Counties||Butler, Edmonson, Grayson, Warren|
Kentucky Route 185 is a north–south state highway traversing four counties in south-central Kentucky.
After this junction, KY 185 continues north until it passes into Grayson County. The route traverses the Western Kentucky Parkway via an overpass, shortly before reaching its northern terminus in the city of Caneyville at a junction with US 62 and KY 79.
KY 185's run within Warren County was originally Kentucky Route 67 from the 1930s until the discontinuation of the Bear Creek Ferry around 1967/68. KY 185's original south end was at Glenmore. The original KY 67 ran KY 185's present routing in Warren County, goes northeast to meet the ferry and enters Edmonson County near Segal and ended at Windyville, Kentucky at a junction with KY 70. The ferry provided a more direct route from Bowling Green to western Edmonson County. In the early 1950s, KY 185 was extended to follow a path from the Glenmore area to a junction with U.S. Route 31W at Bristow. After the decommissioning of the ferry and KY 67, KY 185 in Warren County was rerouted to its current routing. The current Kentucky Route 67 is now designated to follow the Industrial Parkway in Boyd and Greenup Counties in northeastern Kentucky just west of Ashland.
From 1967/68 until around 2010, KY 185's southern terminus was at US 68's junction with Kentucky Route 234 near the L&N Depot in Bowling Green. KY 185 ends at its current south terminus when US 68/KY 80 was rerouted onto the Vietnam Veterans Blvd (originally KY 880), and the other US 68 alignment was re-designated as US Route 68 Business.
|Warren||Bowling Green||0.000||0.000||US 68 (Veterans Memorial Lane) / KY 80 – Bowling Green, Glasgow||Southern terminus|
|||5.029||8.093||KY 526 – Bristow||Western terminus of KY 526|
|Richardsville||6.251||10.060||KY 263 – Richardsville||Southern terminus of KY 263|
|Anna||8.507||13.691||KY 1320 – Girkin, Boiling Springs||Western terminus of KY 1320|
|Glenmore||11.812||19.010||KY 1749 – Wingfield, Shanty Hollow Lake||Western terminus of KY 1749|
|Butler||Roundhill||18.499||29.771||KY 70 – Morgantown, Brownsville||Serves Mammoth Cave National Park and Nolin Lake|
||No major junctions|
||No major junctions|
|Edmonson||Big Reedy||21.330||34.327||KY 238 (Big Reedy Road)||Serves Big Reedy Lake|
|23.443||37.728||KY 238 west (Big Reedy Road)||Serves Big Reedy Lake|
|23.643||38.050||KY 238 east (Sunfish School Road) – Sunfish|
|24.738||39.812||KY 1075 east (Sunny Point Road) – Leitchfield|
|Grayson||Ready||29.140||46.896||KY 411 – Jetson, Shrewsbury||Second junction of KY 411 at mile marker 29.155|
|29.145||46.904||KY 1655 (Wilson Church Road)|
|Caneyville||31.358||50.466||KY 2766 (Quisenberry School-Caney Creek Road)|
|33.509||53.928||KY 79 (Morgantown Street) to US 62 / Western Kentucky Parkway – Beaver Dam, Rosine, Leitchfield, Falls of Rough, Hardinsburg||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Points of interest along route
- Shanty Hollow Lake near Anna (Ky. Dept. Of Fish & Wildlife)
- The Corner Market at Roundhill
- KENTUCKY HIGHWAY PAGE - KY 1 TO 999
- Division of Planning (June 13, 2007). "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Archived from the original on April 30, 2007.
- "H.B.'s Fun Facts About Kentucky Highways". Archived from the original August 27, 2002. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
- Kentucky Department of State Highways (September 15, 1939). Road Map of Kentucky (PDF) (Map). c. 1:760,320. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of State Highways. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Kentucky Department of Highways (1967). Kentucky Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). c. 1:760,320. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways.
- Kentucky Department of Highways (1968). Kentucky Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). c. 1:760,320. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways.