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

REACH Alert Notification System

Residents and Businesses:

We are happy to announce that we are using REACH Alert to send you timely information about alerts and/or events for City of Benton, Benton Water & Sewer System and Benton Gas System.  This service is free of charge.

As a user of REACH Alert, you will be able to choose how you receive messages:

  • Choose up to three ways to receive your messages – email, voice call or text message.
  • Add up to four email addresses and/or phone numbers to receive messages with.
  • Update your contact information at any time.

However, if you do not register, you will not receive our messages or the benefits above.

Registration takes less that one minute to complete! Please only register one time per household.  To register:

  • Go to reachalert.com.
  • Click the blue text “Create an account.”
  • The Network Name will be City of Benton.
  • Choose either Resident or Business.
  • In the address portion, be sure and enter your street number in the first box and street name in the second box.

If you opted to receive text alerts, REACH Alert will send a text message to your cell phone immediately upon completion of your registration with a code.  Please enter the 4-digit number on the registration screen and then click the word VALIDATE.  If you do not receive this message, please call REACH Alert.

If you need help registering, contact REACH Alert at 877-307-9313 or Benton City Hall at 270-527-8677.


Administrative Assistant

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!



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.