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Ebony Clark, WKMS

Police training, racial profiling and minority officers were among topics that emerged in a community forum on race relations Monday night at Good Shepherd Church in Hopkinsville.

City of Hopkinsville

A retail development group has acquired 20.5 acres in Hopkinsville for a new shopping center. Thompson Thrift Retail Group says the site at Fort Campbell Boulevard and Lovers’ Lane will be home to the 185,000 square-foot building, named Hopkinsville Towne Center.

City of Hopkinsville Local Government / Facebook

Hopkinsville residents attended a vigil Sunday to promote unity following recent events across the country regarding race and policing.

Pennyroyal Area Museum, via Facebook

The Kentucky Oral History Commission awarded a more than $3,500 grant to a project to convey life in Hopkinsville before desegregation.

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.

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Fort Campbell soldiers sent overseas for temporary operations could be counted as residents of Hopkinsville and neighboring communities beginning in 2020. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Hopkinsville's annual International Festival is this weekend. The two-day event kicks off Friday with dancing, food, festivities, art and more from cultures around the world, including Mexico, Germany and India. Sangeet Sheth has been a student recruiter for three years. She performs a north Indian classical storytelling dance called 'Kathak' and speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the festival. 

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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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Hopkinsville has joined the list of Kentucky cities to be designated as a Playful City USA.

The recognition comes from KaBOOM, a non-profit dedicated to providing safe play areas for kids. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared in Hopkinsville with prominent members of the Kentucky Democratic Party by her side as she took to the stage Monday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Former Governor Steve Beshear and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined in their support of Clinton and her aspirations to lead the Democratic ticket against Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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