Christian County

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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. 

Kentucky Hemp Works via Facebook

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.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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

neabigread.org

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.

Author: Jim Champion, via Wikimedia Commons

  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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