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

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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. 

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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. 


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. 

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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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Hillary Clinton is bringing her "Get Out the Vote" message to Hopkinsville Monday. The front-runner for the democratic nomination  will speak at the James Bruce Convention Center, at 303 Conference Center Drive, at 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. 


Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks says the city’s next year financial outlook is positive.

The Republican mayor, who took office last year, proposed the $33.4 million 2016-2017 budget at city hall this morning.

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Officials in western Kentucky and southern Illinois are planning for next year's arrival of tourists hoping to snag the best spot for a rare solar eclipse.