hopkinsville

Crime
8:34 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Hopkinsville Men Found Guilty of Murder

Two men with alleged ties to a Clarksville, Tennessee gang are facing five decades in prison after a Hopkinsville, Kentucky jury found them guilty of the 2008 murder of Shyarra Olavarria. Her remains were found in a remote area of Christian County in May of that year. 

Afternoon Update
4:25 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 9/16/12

This is the first generation of Liberians who didn't lose their teenage years in the civil war. More than a quarter of a million people were killed in the 14 years of fighting that ended in 2003.

Today on NPR: Krumping is a form of dance that originated in California and — with the help of DVDs and the Internet — has made its way to Dunbar and other kids in the West African nation of Liberia. Founded by freed American slaves, the country embraces all things American.

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Society
3:49 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Breaks Ground on New Municipal Center

City of Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville breaks ground tomorrow on the city’s new municipal center. The Hopkinsville City Council recently authorized $8.2 million to fund the project. Administrative Coordinator Nikki Radford says the new downtown location will house the city’s administrative offices, as well as the community development council and the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission.

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Culture
11:05 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Historian Recounts Black Patch Tobacco Wars

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The black patch tobacco wars of the early 20th century pitted farmer against farmer as a group of men sworn to secrecy used destructive tactics to coerce collective action. Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Area Museum commemorates the war with several activities starting Friday (September 21). Official Historian for Hopkinsville and Christian County William T. Turner recounts the story of the Tobacco War  in conversation with Kate Lochte. 

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Arts
11:58 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Barta Retires as Arts Council Director

The Pennyroyal Arts Council in Hopkinsville, KY.
www.hoptown.org

The Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director will retire at the end of December. Carol Barta leaves the organization after eight years. Barta’s tenure included overseeing the renovation of Hopkinsville’s Alhambra Theatre, which was completed in 2008. Pennyroyal Arts Council Board President Ann Nichols says a search committee is in the process of looking for a new director.

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Culture
4:02 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Organizers Prepare for 25th Annual Pow-Wow in Hopkinsville

The 25th annual intertribal pow-wow is this weekend at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville.  The park is located on a plot of land that served as a temporary home to Cherokee Indians for a short time in the 1830’s when they made their trek from their ancestral homes to Oklahoma. 

The  pow-wow began in 1987 features music, storytelling and native American dancing.  Chad Lampe speaks with Pow-Wow chairman Roger Richey about this year’s events.

Science
10:58 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Western Kentucky Center Stage for 2017 Solar Eclipse

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In 2017 the U.S. will get its first full solar eclipse that will sweep across the entire country since 1918.Western Kentucky, specifically Hopkinsville, is in the path for best viewing.

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Environment
9:42 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Christian County Fertilizer Ban Considered

High levels of run-off pollution in a Christian County river that empties into Lake Barkley has officials considering a fertilizer ban there. The Kentucky New Era reports that’s one of the options federal environmental authorities are looking at if the Little River isn’t cleaned of agricultural run-off pollution.  

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Business
2:46 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Supporters Say Hopkinsville Smoke-Free Ordinance Good for Health, Economy

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The Hopkinsville City Council is reviving a smoking ordinance proposed earlier this year. Committee of the whole members consider the measure Thursday to ban smoking from indoor places such as restaurants and bars. Mayor Dan Kemp proposed the new law in April, and it was set to come up for a vote in June.

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Business
12:36 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Planters Bank to Acquire Five Western Ky. Bank Locations

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Hopkinsville-based Planters Banks is taking over five former Old National Bank branches in western Kentucky. Planters plans to acquire locations in Princeton, Providence, Dawson Springs, Sebree and Sturgis. The move will add $92 million in deposits to Planter’s liabilities.

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