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Human Relations Week

 Mayor's Unity Breakfast 2014

October 23, 2014

The 2014 Mayor’s Unity Breakfast was held on Thursday, October 23rd  at Christian County Senior Center (formerly AW Watts Senior Center), With a record attendance of over 250 people, the 2014 Mayor's Unity Breakfast was one of the best one's yet!  
Below are pictures from the 2014 Mayor's Unity Breakfast




HAL AND BETTYE THURMOND AWARD NOMINEES NEEDED!!!


If you know someone in the Hopkinsville-Christian County area who is making a difference to improve the community, please nominate.  Nominations, along with a brief bio of explanation, must be received by 4pm on October 3, 2014, by email djackson@hopkinsvilleky.us , by fax to (270) 885-0018, or by mail to Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission at 715 S. Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

Tickets- Single $10    Tables of 8- $80



For More Information Please Call 270-887-4010

 

Hal and Bettye Thurmond Award

The award is named for Hal Thurmond and his wife Bettye whose work to integrate housing, lunch counters and public schools and to improve race relations in Christian County in the 1950s and ‘60s earned them a posthumous induction into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in the fall of 2006.  Owner of Blue Lake Block Co. and president of the local Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Thurmond demonstrated his commitment to the civil rights movement by helping to establish the Human Relations Commission, for which Bettye became executive director.

 


 
Pictured left to right: (Row One) Judge Steve Tribble, Mayor Dan Kemp (Row Two) Maria Russell, Stephanie Brewton, Suki Rechter, Ann Cherry (Row Three) Larry Lynch, D'yana Jackson, Mark Cansler, Becki Wells, Idalia Luna

Mayor Dan Kemp and Judge Steve Tribble along with the Human Relations Commission, sign the Unity Proclamation for 2013.