Whether you are a visitor or a resident, we hope you find the information on this site enjoyable and helpful.  Our goal is to provide a resource of City Government information and use the internet to keep the City Hall open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As Mayor, I am committed to making our community a better place to live, work and raise a family. Benton's greatest asset is our citizens and their willingness to work together. As Mayor I invite you to take a look around our City and discover a community rich in history while focused on the future.

We want the City of Benton to be a community that is safe, clean, healthy and prosperous. A special place we are proud to call home. A proactive community that draws its strength from its heritage while respecting the dignity of the individual. We intend to meet this challenge by: encouraging citizen participation, responding to the collective needs of the community, and serving the public trust with fairness and integrity.

Rita Dotson, Mayor


On June 19, 2017 until the hour of 12:00 P.M. at City Hall in Benton, Kentucky, the Mayor and City Council will accept sealed bids for resurfacing streets in Benton.

The City must be contacted before the paving begins.

All work will be in accordance with the current Bureau of Highway policies.  Standards and specifications will be governed by the applicable Kentucky statutes.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any informalities or technicalities therein.

For a list of the streets in the program, contact the City Clerk’s Office, 1009 Main Street, Benton, Kentucky 42025.

The City of Benton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services.

Brush/Limb Pick-Up
The City of Benton will only pick up small piles of brush/limbs/leaves that is small enough to fit in the back of a regular pickup truck and can be handled by 1-2 men.  No heavy equipment will be used.  If a service is hired to cut trees/limbs, they must also haul it off.  The full Property Maintenance Ordinance can be found under the Ordinance tab on our website.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Sewer Clean-Outs
If there is a clean-out in the right-of-way that is broken or missing a cap, please contact City Hall to report it immediately at 270-527-8677. 


The small town of Benton, KY lies in the far western part of the Bluegrass state in Marshall County. Benton’s geographical location is the center of the county in a nest of hills just South and West of Clarks River. Kentucky Lake is a close amenity. The quaint town of Benton was founded in 1842 by John Bearden and Francis H. Clayton, but named for Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri. Benton was then incorporated in 1845.