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Charlestown Community Overview

Location: Charlestown is located in Clark County 13 miles northeast of Jeffersonville, the county seat, on State Highway 3, 62, 160 and 403. Louisville, Kentucky is 15 miles to the south.

Population: 1980 1990  
City 5,596 5,889  
Township 9,385 9,933  
County 88,838 87,777  

Government and Services:  
ADMINISTRATION Mayor and five-member city council, 4-year terms, Third Class City
  PLANNING AND ZONING Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals
  LAW ENFORCEMENT Chief and eight-member force with 6 patrol cars and one detective; 10 member Volunteer Charlestown Police Reserve Department; 31 county sheriff personnel
  FIRE PROTECTION Volunteer, 49 members and chief, Class VIII insurance rating
  WASTE REMOVAL Weekly municipal trash; garbage collection
  SEWERAGE Municipally owned; 1980 completed secondary sewage treatment facility

Education Facilities: Teacher Ratio Total Students
Two elementary schools 19.9:1 913