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Time for Justice

hcjc1 300HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (12/1/11)—Since the initial groundbreaking ceremony on July 22nd, 2010, the construction of the Hopkins County Justice Center has caught the attention of many area residents traveling through Madisonville’s historic downtown district.

While construction of the $22 million project isn’t expected to be completed until the latter half of February/early portion of March 2012, members of A&K Construction and JKS Architects & Engineers added a striking new piece to the approximately 71,000 square-foot structure around noon today, December 1st—a clock tower.

Designed with a pointed spire, Grecian-style columns, four large windows, and four sloping sections at the peak—each of which displays a large, arch-covered clock face decorated with bold Roman numerals (see photos)—the clock tower addition stands as one of the highest structures in the downtown Madisonville area and, ironically, seems to symbolize the timeless ideal of justice itself.


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Though several sub-projects will be completed within the building between now and early 2012, including technological upgrades and some concrete pouring, it’s clear that the clock tower has added some strong original character to the structure.

As construction on the Hopkins County Justice Center comes closer to completion, look to SurfKY News for the latest updates.

To view original renderings of what the structure will resemble when fully completed, click the following SurfKY News link: Latest Justice Center Renderings and Progress.

Luke Short
SurfKY News

 

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