Jennifer P. Brown, Hoptown Chronicle

Jennifer P. Brown is the publisher, editor and co-founder of Hoptown Chronicle. She has been writing about Hopkinsville for 35 years — first as a reporter and editor for the Kentucky New Era for three decades and more recently as an independent journalist. Brown co-chairs the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky and is governing board president for the Kentucky Historical Society. She is a co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition. She serves on the Community Advisory Board of WKMS, the public radio station at Murray State University. Brown earned the Bachelor of Science in Journalism at Murray and the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Goucher College, Baltimore.

Manufacturer of material for electric vehicle batteries bringing 562 jobs to Hopkinsville

By: - April 4, 2023

Two new manufacturing plants, one making material for electric vehicle batteries, will be constructed in Hopkinsville, creating more than 700 jobs over the next couple of years, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on March 30. Microvast Advanced Membrane Inc. will invest $504 million in a 350,000-square-foot facility and employ 562 workers at Commerce Park II on […]

Downtown Hopkinsville takes the brunt of destructive winds in Friday storm

By: - April 1, 2023

A severe thunderstorm with destructive winds — and possibly a tornado — struck late Friday night in downtown Hopkinsville, where it leveled the third floor of The Mixer restaurant on Sixth Street and tore out a brick wall below the historic clock tower on Ninth Street.  Numerous trees were blown down across the city, blocking […]