New downtown mural pays tribute to local agriculture

The artwork celebrates the role agriculture plays in our community.

A new Hopkinsville mural celebrating Christian County agriculture was unveiled during a ceremony Monday afternoon at Ninth and Liberty streets. 

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A mural paying tribute to Christian County’s agricultural heritage was installed on the west exterior wall of the Christian County Historical Society building. (Photo by Julia Hunter, Hoptown Chronicle)
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Paula Gieseke (center) and Christian County High School seniors pose with the mural they installed on the side of the Christian County Historical Society building. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Maddux)

The mural was installed on the west exterior wall of the Christian County Historical Society building. 

Members of this year’s City Diplomat Program spearheaded the mural as their community project. 

“This mural recognizes the significant role agriculture plays in our community while emphasizing the historical context surrounding technological advances that have been made over the years in this industry,” a city spokesman said in a press release. 

New downtown mural pays tribute to local agriculture

Jennifer P. Brown | Hoptown Chronicle

Jennifer P. Brown is co-founder, publisher and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org. She spent 30 years as a reporter and editor at the Kentucky New Era. She is a co-chair of the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, governing board president for the Kentucky Historical Society, and co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition.