Margaret Prim succeeds Carol Barta as Executive Director of the Pennyroyal Arts Council in Hopkinsville.  There’s a reception for Barta on January 17, and the Council hosts the Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour at the Alhambra on January 25, 2013. She spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

A Hopkinsville energy plant has helped a Tennessee sustainable feedstock producer reach an important milestone. Memphis-based Delta BioRenewables delivered a commercial-sized batch of sweet sorghum juice this month to the Commonwealth Agri-Energy plant. The plant’s machines that turn corn into ethanol are now using sweet sorghum for the same process.

HCC Ranked Among Fastest Growing Community Colleges

Dec 3, 2012

Hopkinsville Community College made the list of fastest growing community colleges. The magazine Community College Week reports HCC grew 15.4 percent between 2010 and 2011, making it the 5th fastest growing school in its size category.

HPD Sergeant Charged with DUI

Nov 26, 2012

A Hopkinsville police officer is charged with driving under the influence following an incident over the weekend.  Sgt. John Thompson ran into and over parking lot barriers at the Eagles Club Saturday. His blood-alcohol level was .20. Kentucky’s legal limit is point .08.

Hopkinsville begins a citywide smoking ban in January. The Kentucky New Era reports Mayor Dan Kemp broke a 6-6 tie on the city council at last night’s meeting. The council passed the measure despite vocal opposition that sought to quash it.

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The meeting about the new area code for western Kentucky drew a small audience Wednesday. Only three people attended meeting at Hopkinsville Community College. Kentucky Public Service Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovich says the meeting was held to explain the reasons behind a new area code and the options for adding a new one. One solution is an overlay, which means the 364 area code would apply to all of western Kentucky in addition to the existing 270 area code. The other option is a split.

Three men charged with stealing trade secrets from a Hopkinsville company who tried to use the information as leverage with a competitor are set for arraignment Nov. 15 in Paducah. A federal grand jury indicted Phillip Groves, Gregory Wampler and Eric Tinderholt this week. The men are charged with using USB drives to steal thousands of files from White Drive Products in 2007 and 2008. The jurors say the men went to another hydraulic motor maker and used the files to get jobs.


The Hopkinsville City Council narrowly passed a first reading of a smoking ban Tuesday with Mayor Dan Kemp casting the deciding vote.  The ordinance can’t take effect, however, until a second reading is approved.  Mayor Kemp says the move puts Hopkinsville in line with neighboring cities that also have smoking bans in place.  Opponents of the ban say they don’t want to take away business owners’ rights.

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From NPR: The children of the James Bond original producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli talk about keeping the franchise relevant as the 50 year anniversary of the first Bond release approaches.

The opening of TeleTech’s Hopkinsville call center has been pushed back with no definitive date in sight. The company had announced the facility was supposed to be up and running this fall.

Christian County Economic Development Council Director Mitch Robinson tells The Kentucky New Era TeleTech is still trying to find a customer for the call center. He says the company was talking to three or four prospective customers but none committed.  TeleTech says it still plans to open the Hopkinsville call center, which could create 700 new jobs.