The Mayor began his comments talking about the historic nature of what was taking place for the city of Hopkinsville.
There were thanks handed out over the course of the ceremony, with Mayor Kemp taking the time to especially thank the board of the Local Development Corporation.
Council member Phillip Brooks echoed the Mayor's thoughts about what this day means, in historic terms, for the city.
James Victor, Chairman of the Local Development Corporation, took the time to thank the Mayor and the Council for their vision and its economic impact.
The new facility will be roughly 27,000 square feet--the same size as the current municipal building. Cost for the demolition and new structure is expected to cost around $8 million dollars. Because of it's location, it will have frontage on both South Main Street and South Virginia Street. The project will also include the demolition of the old Metcalfe Florist building and repaving of the parking lots on the east side of South Virginia Street. Codell Construction will over see the project, with nine local businesses to take part in the construction.
Among other officials on hand for the event were Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble and Magistrate David Collins.
To hear the entire ceremony, click below.
For pictures from the groundbreaking, CLICK HERE.