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Posted: Tuesday, 19 August 2014 5:10PM

Peace Park Rededicated

Hopkinsville's Peace Park was rededicated Tuesday after undergoing new infrastructure and landscape design. The park, which is located at the intersection of South Campbell and East Ninth Street in downtown Hopkinsville, was last improved many years ago. The Hopkinsville City Council voted last year to use Community Development Block Grant funds to improve all parks within the city limits of Hopkinsville. Roger Leonard, Housing and Urban Development Community Planning and Development Director for the state of Kentucky, told the News Edge, money disseminated from Washington is better spent by those who know best.

When asked if the upgrade to the city park system would be a legacy for him, as his second and final term in office winds down, Mayor Kemp said the legacy would be for all involved.

The park was originally know as one of the Wilgus Playgrounds, due to the fact a Hopkinsville postmaster donated his estate to the city to fund their construction.

Other former Wilgus Playgrounds are located at the intersection of West 18th and High Streets, and East 18th Street and South Campbell Street.

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