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For over three decades, the Barren County Family YMCA has served residents of Barren and surrounding counties.  Founded on Valentine's Day, such a bold endeavor could only be borne out of love for community. 


Spearheaded by Dr. Barrett Lessenberry and a small group of community-minded leaders, the support was tremendous and the idea for a YMCA, became a reality.  

"The Y" has something to offer everyone, from Silver Sneakers for our members over 65, to youth sports for all ages, to our aquatics program which is open to all ages. 


One of our proudest achievements is that, to date, around 45,000 young people (from five counties) have learned how to swim and how to be safe in and around water, at our Y, at no cost to them or their families.  

The story of our Y is as bold and unique as the communities we serve.  Since opening our doors, we have grown with the community and are proud to be one of the oldest non-profits in the county.  Our YMCA is proof that you can have big ideas and do big things, even in small towns.  We are able to do all this because we know that "Together We Can Make A Difference".  


Our Y is proof that you can indeed think and do big things in a little ole town like Glasgow-Barren County.


Move with purpose, Move with courage and Move with faith. 

Our Best,

-Your YMCA Family

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