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Hopkinsville iFest Celebrates Global Heritage

Jan 23, 2014
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 Hopkinsville's annual international festival celebrates global heritage with music, performances, food and activities for all ages. Mary Migala of iFest Hopkinsville joins us during Sounds Good to talk about the International Festival March 7 and 8 at the James E. Bruce Convention center. 

'An Exhibit to Die For' at Pennyroyal Area Museum

Oct 28, 2013

Pennyroyal Area Museum Director Alissa Keller has "A Peek Inside the Casket: An Exhibit to Die For" and tells us about Christian County historian William T. Turner recounting the Legend of the Bell Witch on Halloween night.

How to Run for an Elected Position

Oct 22, 2013

An all-day workshop gives people resources to run for local elected positions. Christian County Cares 2015 and The League of Women Voters host "Campaign School" all day this Saturday (October 26) at Hopkinsville Community College's Auditorium. It's a non-partisan, non-endorsing event with session topics including: Getting Your Political Start, Committing to Run, Learning the Numbers Game, Public Relations and Marketing, Secrets to Successful Campaigns, and Behavior and Ethics.

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Former Kentucky Attorney General and U.S. Representative for the Sixth District of the Commonwealth, Ben Chandler is now Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council. His visit to western Kentucky coincides with Chautauqua performances in Hopkinsville schools and a two-part program at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Friday. We learn more with Kate Lochte.

Jeff Broadbent is the new Program Manager for the Pennyroyal Veterans Center in Hopkinsville.

Broadbent has served as the Outreach Coordinator for the Center since it opened in March of 2012. Pennyroyal Center Executive Director David Ptaszek said Broadbent is passionate regarding services for veterans and that he will do an outstanding job as Program Manager.

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

Aug 12, 2013
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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

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The Hopkinsville City Council is eyeing Nathaniel Pagan to be its new city administrative officer. The city has been searching for a new CAO since Glen Abee was terminated back in March.

Pagan was one of eighty-three applicants the council considered. Mayor Dan Kemp said that among the many applicants, the Daviess County Community Director seemed to be the best candidate.

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Hopkinsville Community College Interim President and CEO, Dr. Patrick Lake speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the upcoming HCC presidential search, the Gateway Academy to Innovation task force and much more. Formerly the Career and Technical Center, The Gateway Academy to Innovation will offer high school students new areas of study. See the Hopkinsville Community College website.

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  U.S. Census figures show Hopkinsville as the fastest growing city in the Commonwealth. The Bureau's recent figures show a 3% growth in population between 2011 and 2012. The increase is a full percent higher than Georgetown which is the next fastest growing city in Kentucky.

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The city of Hopkinsville is looking to fill two administrative positions at City Hall following the resignation of its acting chief adminstrative officer.

Melissa Spurr, who had also been the city's budget officer, stepped down from both positions to become the financial director for the Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority.

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