Hopkins County Regional Sports Complex
This website is designed by Strategic Development Consultants (SDConsultants) for the purpose of educating the community by sharing accurate information regarding the development of the proposed Regional Sports Complex in Hopkins County, Kentucky. The Hopkins County Fiscal Court has retained SDConsultants to conduct an independent Pre-Campaign Survey. All information contained on this website has been complied by SDConsultants in cooperation with numerous other entities and individuals involved with the development of the Sports Complex.
History of the Proposed Site
Prior to June 1993
The location was mined by the Grapevine Coal Company. According to the Kentucky Coal Heritage website, the Grapevine Coal Company operated coal mining in the area from 1917 - 1950.
The Charolais Coal Corporation was presented the 1992 National Award, "Excellence
in Surface Mining Reclamation" for the reclamation work completed at the site of the now proposed Regional Sports Complex. See pictures below for a progression of work completed to reclaim and restore the land.
The Hopkins County Fiscal Court received a generous donation from Don Bowles in the amount of 69.5 acres of land adjacent to the Pennyrile Parkway near exit 40. Meanwhile, the Hopkins County Tourism Commission purchased from Don Bowles an additional 25 acres for $117,000 to total 94.5 acres of land to develop a Regional Sports Complex. This 94.5 acres of land appraised for $442,200.00 in 2008.
August 18, 2008
A Ground-Breaking Ceremony was held on-site for the new Proposed Regional Sports Complex with Governor Steve Beshear in attendance. See pictures below.
The Tourism Commission and Hopkins County Fiscal Court purchased an additional ___ acres of adjacent land from Larry Dame for $200,000.00. The additional land included a maintenance/storage building and graveled lane.
The Sports Complex Pre-Campaign Survey Results have been released and are available by clicking here.