Beshear is coming to Hopkinsville to present school grant money

The $10 million grant, from a state program earmarked for vocational school facilities, will go toward construction of the district's consolidated high school.

Gov. Andy Beshear will be in Hopkinsville on Wednesday to present a $10 million grant check to Christian County Public Schools for the district’s new consolidated high school. 

The presentation is set for 12:45 p.m. in the school board meeting room at the central office on Glass Avenue, according to a news release from Superintendent Chris Bentzel’s office. 

The grant, awarded through the state’s School Facilities Construction Commission, was announced in late August and came from a pool of $75 million that the General Assembly earmarked for vocational facilities.

On Aug. 19, the local school board voted to build a consolidated high school, combining Hopkinsville and Christian County high schools and the district’s vocational programs into one facility. The new school, with a capacity of 2,500 students, is slated to open at the start of the 2024-25 school year.

District officials estimate the school will cost $115 million.

Beshear is coming to Hopkinsville to present school grant money

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the founder and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org.

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