Earth Day celebrated in Hopkinsville

Sunday is Earth Day and several officials gathered at the Dog Park on Pardue Lane Friday morning to note the occasion and to unveil the public library’s new Book a Bike program.

Mayor Carter Hendricks says the park was an ideal place to host the proclamation of Earth Day, as it’s a place where citizens enjoy nature with their pets.

The Tennessee Valley Authority donated three trees that were planted at the Dog Park and Hopkinsville Electric System CEO Jeff Hurd says HES and TVA feel obligated to preserve the environment while providing power.

Tiffany Luna is the Youth Services Librarian at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library and says Book a Bike allows patrons to ride along the rail-trail whether they have their own bicycle or not.

Representatives of TVA were also on hand for the ceremony, which was led by Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman.