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Hopkinsville Fire Department

A historic building in downtown Hopkinsville that caught fire Wednesday night has been called a total loss. The Pete Postell Building, located on East Sixth Street was one of the oldest buildings in Hopkinsville and was named after its original owner, Peter Postell, a former slave.

Fisk University Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

The Tennessee Historical Commission will start taking grant applications for historic preservation projects for next year starting tomorrow.

Officials say the amount of funds available for grants in Tennessee is expected to be about $200,000.

The selection progress will emphasize projects such as architectural and archaeological surveys, design guidelines for historic districts and the rehabilitation of historic buildings.

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Kate Lochte speaks AdsmoreĀ House & Gardens Curator Ardell JarratĀ about a reenactment of a "high noon breakfast" reception at Adsmore in Princeton on Saturday, June 8 at noon. These festivities are based on Selina Smith's and John Osborne's 1907 wedding. Tickets are $15 and reservations are due by Tuesday, June 4. A brief program on Victorian-era wedding customs and a tour are included for luncheon participants. See more about the Adsmore House at their website.

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The former downtown Madisonville-Hopkins County Library location may be up for sale soon. Library Board finance committee chair Bill Smith says the two buildings that housed the library have become financial burdens. The buildings were abandoned in 2009 because they are structurally unsound. Smith says repairs and renovations would cost more than 1 million dollars.