Christian County

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A strain of avian influenza has reached Alabama - the third southern state in the past month. Officials say the nation’s poultry supply isn’t at risk. 

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Some children in Christian County will have an opportunity to view using grant funded equipment the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in nearly a century.

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Relatives of a couple killed in western Kentucky more than a year ago are offering $100,000 to help solve the case. 

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A feasibility study is underway for a Western Kentucky Ag Expo Center. The center would be a joint effort representing Christian, Todd and Trigg counties. Members of the public discussed opportunities for children and farm families in a recent forum, which included the fiscal courts of the involved counties.

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An industrial park in Hopkinsville is now state certificated in an effort to attract a large-scale business. The Cabinet for Economic Development named a 22-acre portion of the Commerce Industrial Park a ‘Build-Ready’ site Friday. 

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Less than a year away now from a total solar eclipse expected to draw thousands of tourists to western Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism has launched a website for the event.

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A Christian County distillery is one of two in Kentucky who can begin selling mixed drinks to tourists this weekend. MB Roland Distillery of Pembroke, southeast of Hopkinsville, is scheduled to receive their license Friday. 

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The Big Read returns to Christian County for the third year in a row this fall. The Pennyroyal Arts Council is one of 77 nonprofit organizations in the country to receive the grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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A western Kentucky business is bringing industrial hemp to market. Kentucky Hemp Works has opened a processing facility in Christian County.

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The Kentucky Senate adopted a resolution Tuesday recognizing Hopkinsville as the “best place on Earth” to view next year’s total solar eclipse.

The resolution was introduced by 3rd District state Sen. Whitney Westerfield.

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