After receiving tax incentives from state and local governments, there will be another ground-breaking ceremony for the Oak Grove Village project next month.
The ceremony will take place October 4th at 1pm at the property across from Gate 7 on Fort Campbell Boulevard. A reception will follow at Valor Hall.
The Kentucky General Assembly and Christian Fiscal Court recently approved tax increment financing plans for the large project, which would create hundreds of jobs, if successful.
Oak Grove Village is supposed to include a shopping mall and some type of amusement park.
A wreck on Skyline Drive yesterday afternoon injured two area residents.
The incident happened around 12:45 in front of Kroger, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 49-year old Tana Shade of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn left out of the Kroger parking lot and didn’t see an oncoming vehicle driven by 40-year old Christopher Tapp of Madisonville.
Tapp was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision and the two cars collided in the eastbound lanes. Both drivers were wearing their seat belt and were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of back pain.
Today marked a momentous occasion for the City of Hopkinsville.
A crowd of people gathered this afternoon to witness officials conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking for the city’s Municipal Center at the downtown building site at 715 South Virginia Street.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp said the ceremony was a long time coming and that he’s glad to see plans for the proposed multi-million dollar project are progressing.
Hopkinsville residents will have to wait a little longer to find out whether or not a smoking ban will be implemented city wide.
Hopkinsville City Council once again discussed the city’s proposed smoking ordinance tonight and on a 6 to 5 vote decided to postpone taking action on the first reading of the proposed ordinance.
Councilwoman Ann Cherry says she was in favor of delaying taking action because Mayor Dan Kemp set a precedent.
A national survey indicates that Kentucky is considered to be one of the most generous states.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported that Kentucky is ranked 15 in the nation for giving $1.4 billion, or an average of 4.8 percent of discretionary income annually to non-profit organizations, which is higher than the national average by one tenth of percentage point.
The recently released survey also indicates that the City of Murray is considered to be the most giving municipality with the City of Hopkinsville and Mayfield tying for the second place ranking.
Jennifer Maddux with the United Way of the Pennyrile says she is not surprised to know that Hopkinsville would be considered to be a generous community.