Christian County

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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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A portion of KY 3186 in the Gracey community in Christian County is closed due to the development of a sinkhole. 

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We hope you join us for a panel on Race Relations in Hopkinsville on October 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the War Memorial Building, titled "Where are we now, where do we want to be, and how do we get there?"

A panel of community leaders generate discussion on issues facing Hopkinsville. Panelists are Reverend Lisa Lewis-Balboa, Gwenda Motley, Matt Snorton, Judge Arnold Lynch, and Chief Clayton Sumner. WKMS is moderating the discussion.

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This week, the Pennyroyal Arts Council kicks off "The Big Read," a six-week community wide reading adventure, with the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The focus honors Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The kick-off event welcomes special guest speaker Mary Badham the actress who played Scout in the 1962 film, a dramatic performance, a gospel choir, film clips, art from local high schools and free books. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Alissa Keller about the schedule of events through November.

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The Hopkinsville Art Guild is celebrating its 50th anniversary year with workshops and juried exhibitions. A fully-booked watercolor workshop with west Tennessee artist Tuva Stephens is underway and she judges an exhibition next week. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Henrietta Kemp and Stephens about events underway and coming soon.

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  Officials in Christian County are awaiting the results of a study aimed at assessing the economic impact of agriculture in the area.

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Several law enforcement officials are working to create a local narcotics task force in Christian County. The area is now part of the 11-county Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force but Commonwealth Lynn Pryor said there is need for a smaller unit in the high-crime area.

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  Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 2-year-old Hopkinsville boy who was hit by a train Monday while walking with his dog.

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