City of Hopkinsville

A Hopkinsville auto-parts manufacturer plans to add 200 new jobs with a $25 million expansion.

It’s the start of the holiday season. The countdowns to Thanksgiving and Christmas have officially begun, and families will soon be gathered round dining tables to share stories and laughter. It’s that deep significance of the family table that prompted the founders of Heirloom Table Home in Hopkinsville to start designing and building beautiful dining tables of their own. 

Oberlin College's Emeritus Professor of Anthropology Dr. Jack Glazier offers a penetrating look at Hopkinsville and Christian County in his book, which is part ethnography and part historical narrative, titled Been Coming Through Some Hard Times - Race, History and Memory in Western Kentucky. Glazier met with Hopkinsville groups last year to discuss his conclusion: that structural inequality persists in the community. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Glazier about the root of his interest in Hopkinsville, the historical significance of Kentucky granting marriage rights to African Americans and the failure of the Freedman's Bureau in the city.

MSU Breathitt Veterinary Center, Facebook

(*Correction: We previously reported that this facility will be the only Biosafety Level 3 lab in Kentucky, but it will be the second. The Center for Predictive Medicine (CPM) Reaesarch Facility at the University of Louisville also has Level 3 capabilities)   

Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville was built in 1968, with a substantial addition in 1982. A facility to replace it has been a talking point with the Council on Post Secondary Education and the Kentucky General Assembly for years. This year, the Kentucky legislature provided funding for the new 53,000 square foot facility. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wade Northington about its construction on Sounds Good


Listen Thursday, October 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Meet Sam Spade, detective, lady-killer. Before it became a classic film, it was first an incredible moral tale of crime and deception. Find out why in this Big Read Documentary, produced by the National Endowment for the Arts. Hopkinsville was one of 77 communities in the country to receive a grant celebrating literacy in events spanning six weeks. Last week, we spoke with Pennyroyal Arts Council's Margaret Prim about the series

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"Grab your glad rags and get your wiggle on" The Pennyroyal Arts Council hosts "The Big Read," a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest. Hopkinsville was one of 77 counties across the country to receive the grant, celebrating literacy in events spanning six weeks. Kate Lochte speaks with Council director Margaret Prim about The Maltese Falcon, private eye lectures, film noir, arts classes, music, classroom projects, and more, on Sounds Good.

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The three candidates for Hopkinsville mayor agreed on some issues like supporting the Inner City Residential Enterprise Zone Program in today’s WKMS-sponsored debate. But, of course, they disagreed on several others.

Below you’ll find what each candidate said on a select number of topics including jobs and whether or not local elections should be partisan or non-partisan. The full debate is also available in the player above.

Listen to our Hopkinsville Mayoral Forum with the three candidates running for office this November. We broadcast this forum live at noon on September 5 from the Murray State Regional Campus multi-purpose room. The complete audio is now online:

Trail of Tears PowWow, Facebook

Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville hosts its 27th Annual Pow Wow this weekend. Native Americans from across the nation come to compete in dances to the beat of authentic drumming, as well as to share fellowship with each other camping in the park. Trail of Tears Commissioner Peg Hays tells us more about the activities surrounding the dance circle on Sounds Good.

Lonnie Puterbaugh, Facebook

The Hopkinsville Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau sponsor a pre-solar eclipse event this Saturday with Lonnie Puterbaugh, designer of "The Astronomy Channel," a mobile observatory from Brentwood, Tennessee. Puterbaugh says the sun is quite active in its post solar maximum stage and invites the public to see the flares and prominences, as the community gets ready for the 2017 total eclipse.