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Hopkinsville Awarded Wave of Flood Control Grants

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Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp announced today that the city in partnership with the Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility received six additional grants totaling $1,645,240 for the implementation of drainage improvement projects to reduce local flooding from stormwater. 

"The city continues to be pleased with the tremendous efforts of the Stormwater Utility Board, led by Kelley Workman, and Community & Development Services for their commitment to skillfully seeking and managing resources aimed at reducing flood risks in Hopkinsville," said Mayor Kemp. 

To date, Hopkinsville has been awarded some $7,519,719 in stormwater and flood reduction grant funds.  

The latest cycle of grants have been awarded to address drainage concerns in the following areas: 

  • Boxwood/Westwood Drive – $1,065,840 total project cost to resolve drainage issues throughout the Henson Drive, Bostick Drive, and Boxwood/Westwood areas. 
  • East 9th Street – $243,600 total project cost to resolve drainage issues at the intersection of East 9th Street and the CSX rail line. 
  • South Main Street – $40,000 to design drainage improvements in the area of the Hopkinsville Greenway Systempedestrian bridge.  When fully funded, this project will provide $261,800 for area drainage improvements. 
  • East 7th Street – $10,000 to design drainage improvements in the area of Greenville Road.  When fully funded, this project will provide $303,500 for area drainage improvements. 
  • Sanderson Drive/University Heights Academy – $22,600 to design drainage improvements in the area. When fully funded, this project will provide $178,250 for area drainage improvements. 
  • Linda/Peppermint Drive – $263,200 total project cost to resolve drainage issues throughout the Linda Drive, Candy Drive, and Peppermint Drive area. 

For more information about the work of the Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility, please call (270) 887-4285.