Catlettsburg is home to one of Marathon Petroleum Company's six refineries and is the base for its marine operations.
Located in Eastern Kentucky near where the borders of Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky join together; Catlettsburg is a regional center for business, industry, health care and education. The area offers families urban advantages within a small community atmosphere. The downtown area supports a diversified group of service and retail businesses. Two shopping malls and recently-developed subdivisions, which feature elegant new homes in pastoral settings, are located just minutes away from the downtown Ashland area.
The 22 elementary and secondary public schools of Ashland and Boyd County are full participants in the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, which was cited nationally as a model for other states. The Paramount Arts Center, a restored historic theater, is the center for top quality entertainment programs and children's theater.