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A New Plaza is Coming to Downtown Madisonville

City of Madisonville

The City of Madisonville and First United Bank are taking the former municipal building on East Center Street and turning it into a plaza with greenspace, a stage and public art display.

First United Bank President and CEO Karen Glenn says the bank’s matching investment of up to $100,000 aims to bring people into the downtown area and support local business. $125,000 in coal severance funds from the Hopkins County Fiscal Court  are funding site preparations for the plaza.

The city is preparing to take bids on the project and a groundbreaking ceremony is set for March 2.

Whitney grew up listening to Car Talk to and from her family’s beach vacation each year, but it wasn’t until a friend introduced her to This American Life that radio really grabbed her attention. She is a recent graduate from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she studied journalism. When she’s not at WKMS, you can find her working on her backyard compost pile and garden, getting lost on her bicycle or crocheting one massive blanket.
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