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.

Engine #1 Comes Home

Join your friends at the Museums as they welcome the 1928 American LaFrance truck back to its original home in the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, formerly the city’s Central Fire Station. They will hold a short dedication program and will have local firefighters on site to discuss the truck and the work that they did on it. Light refreshments will be served.

The City of Hopkinsville purchased this American LaFrance 1,000-gallon-per-minute pumper at one dollar per pound: $13,750. It was delivered by rail from Elmira, New York on January 21, 1928. The American LaFrance was the first-run truck until 1940. The city sold the truck to John W. “Woody” Winfree on June 20, 1968, and Winfree presented it to the Pennyroyal Area Museum in 2004.

Known as Engine #1, this truck served the Hopkinsville Fire Department for 40 years and still bears all of its original parts and paint scheme. Thanks to the skill, work, and elbow grease of members of the Hopkinsville Fire Department, folks at the city’s Public Works garage, and other mechanics, the truck has been carefully conserved and reassembled for exhibition at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum. Join them for its homecoming on Friday, August 2, and be among the first to see it returned to its original location.

The truck will make its way back to the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum on the afternoon of Thursday, August 1. If you are on Main Street, come out and see the trailer bring this iconic truck back to the station it called home.

Contact the Museums of Hopkinsville at 270-887-4270 with any questions.

Dedication & Ribbon Cutting – 2019 Class Project – Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County

Please join the 2018-2019 Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County class at the dedication and official ribbon cutting, celebrating the completion of their renovations at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center.