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Joe Mumford Park Ribbon Cutting

Mayor Carter Hendricks invites the community to come celebrate the unveiling of Joe Mumford Park at an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. The park is located at the corner of Woodmill Road and East 18th Street.

Mayor Hendricks noted, “I am excited to see this park project come to fruition. Thanks to Councilmember Patricia Bell’s persistent leadership and City Council’s support, we are celebrating the relocation and reestablishment of one of Hopkinsville’s most beloved and well known neighborhood parks. We will all be pleased as we see young people, families, and residents from all over our community taking advantage of this awesome opportunity.” Hendricks added, “We’ve also been honored to learn more about the park’s namesake as the Mumford family has truly made their mark in our community and across the globe. I encourage the public to join us for this very special ribbon cutting.”

Joe Mumford Park’s reconstruction was authorized by Hopkinsville City Council as part of the Hoptown-Christian County WINS slate of projects. The $650,000 recreational development measures 3.76 acres and features a playground, basketball court, pavilion, restroom facilities, parking, and lawn areas for gatherings.

For more information on the ceremony, please call 270-890-0200.

2nd Annual Officer Phillip Meacham Memorial 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run

The 2nd Annual Officer Phillip Meacham Memorial Run/Walk will be held at the Christian County Justice Center on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Registration starts at 7:30 am, with the 10K kicking off at 8:15 am and 5K kicking off at 8:30 am.

Registration fees are $25/person for the 5K, or $35/person for the 10K. All registration fees include a T-Shirt.

These events are a day where the community and family can come out and walk or run together, while supporting a good cause and having fun. Note: Stroller and pet friendly event; all dogs must be on a leash and please clean up after your pet.

For more information, please call or email Toby Hudson at 270-887-4291 or [email protected]

Free Community Shred Day

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Fortera Credit Union will host one of its bi-annual Shred Days in Hopkinsville.

A Shred-it truck will be available for onsite shredding at the Fortera branch located at 130 Griffin Bell Drive. This event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and is open to the community.

Documents that contain personal information that could be used to steal one’s identity should be shredded. Consider gathering up your receipts, statements, pre-approved offers, and other items to be shredded. For more information, visit www.forteracu.com.