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Kentucky Historical Society

The first black journalist in America to make a career at a mainstream newspaper will be honored by the Kentucky Historical Society next weekend.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer held a two-part town hall forum at the Hopkinsville Community College Monday night, having made earlier stops in Taylor and Simpson Counties. The evening began with a Kentucky Farm Bureau listening session, discussing challenges in crafting the next Farm Bill and agriculture industry representatives outlining what they want in the next legislation. A more informal event followed, answering questions from members of local groups opposing President Trump's agenda: 'Pennyroyal Indivisible' and 'Resist Kentucky.'

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Hopkinsville is preparing for 50,000 visitors when the total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. on August 21. The city's Solar Eclipse Marketing and Events Consultant Brooke Jung outlined a range of plans in a community forum Tuesday night. Members of a film project involving Google and University of California Berkeley also visited as part of tour across the nation describing 'The Eclipse Megamovie 2017' project and a need for volunteer photographers.

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Anticipation is building in Hopkinsville for this summer’s total solar eclipse. The city will hold a community forum Tuesday night and will welcome two speakers from the University of California at Berkeley. 

City of Hopkinsville Local Government via Facebook

As a major shopping center nears completion in Hopkinsville, the economic outlook for Christian County looks encouraging.

The 200,000 square-foot Hopkinsville Towne Center is expected to bring 250 jobs to the area.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Some children in Christian County will have an opportunity to view using grant funded equipment the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in nearly a century.

Marvo Entertainment Group

Kentucky’s state parks and recreational trails and facilities received more than two million dollars from Frankfort on Thursday, including 10 projects in far western Kentucky. 

Erica Peterson

Middle and high school students will make nine telescopes at workshops on February 8th and 9th in one of Simpson County’s events leading up to the total solar eclipse later this year.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has reorganized the state’s agency for public defenders—attorneys who represent those charged with crimes who can’t afford legal representation.

Romeo Durscher/NASA Goddard Space Flight

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is taking early reservations for camping for next August, when a total solar eclipse is occurring.

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