The Hopkinsville Art Guild Gallery has become the first downtown tenant to announce a permanent closure because of the coronavirus.

Hopkinsville Officials Want New Options Under State Law To Levy Local Taxes

Jan 29, 2020
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Three state lawmakers from Christian County mostly agreed they support giving cities like Hopkinsville more options for local tax revenue as a way to offset the pension burden on the city’s budget.

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  A former Hopkinsville church daycare worker accused of endangering children is facing 30 additional charges this week related to other alleged victims.


  A celebration of the Afro-centric holiday, Kwanzaa, is coming back to Hopkinsville for the second year.


  A long-time bowling ball manufacturing company in Hopkinsville, Ebonite International, is permanently closing, affecting more than 100 jobs.

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  Hopkinsville residents gathered Monday to celebrate prominent native black journalist, Ted Poston.


  Two of west Kentucky’s largest cities are looking to find success with their curbside recycling programs. Paducah officials said they want to grow their program in 2019 and Hopkinsville prepares to launch their program in February.  

Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise Recycling Manager Chris Powell said he hopes the program will help move Hopkinsville towards becoming “totally green city.”  

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  State Sen. Whitney Westerfield has dropped out of the race for Kentucky attorney general, citing time constraints from his role in the legislature.

Westerfield is the Republican chair of the Senate’s judiciary committee and narrowly lost a race for attorney general to Democrat Andy Beshear in 2015.

In a statement, Westerfield said running for the state’s top legal officer is “no longer feasible at this time.”

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An auto parts supplier is expanding operations in Hopkinsville with a more than $3.5 million investment, creating 45 full-time jobs. 


  The case of a Kentucky woman accused in her son's apparent drowning has ended in a mistrial.