Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Fountain Next Step in Upgrading Downtown Greenville

fountain1GREENVILLE, Ky. (8/21/13) – What was once a landmark pharmacy in Greenville that tragically burned may soon be a beautiful new landmark complete with a fountain surrounded by an English garden. Local citizens have already noticed the new fountain that highlights the corner across from the old historic courthouse square in Greenville.
 
"The site of the fountain was previously the location of the Williams and Wells Pharmacy, which burned a few years ago,” said Greenville City Administrator Ben Van Hooser. “It is on the corner of South Main and West Main. The owners of the property, Tommy and Carlin Martin, asked if the city would be interested in having them donate the land to the city. The couple realized that the city was in the process of making significant improvements to the downtown area. We graciously accepted the donation. There was a small piece of property adjacent to it."
 
"That was about 2 or 3 years ago. More recently we were approached by officers with Old National Bank, including Ms. Peggy Williams, and she asked if we would be interested in making some improvements to that property which we felt at this time is a bit of an eyesore. We said we would love to partner with Old National Bank. Subsequently she asked the CEO of Old National Bank to come take a look at the property and see about working out granting us a community improvement grant to make this a reality. We did get approval. All of that has transpired in the past 6 to 10 months."
 
Van Hooser explained that "Most recently we had a fountain specialist who as actually built a fountain on site. As of now, we have a mason back on the site, who will be constructing a large patio. We'll follow that up with some landscaping with the help of our street department and some inmates. And then we'll landscape the surrounding area, and turn that into an English garden around the perimeter. So there's been a partnership, not only with the principal donor, but also with some other donors who have pitched in and helped out on the project." Van Hooser said, adding that there have been a number of other projects where citizens who stepped up to the plate. “We have experienced that on a number projects, as we move forward in revitalizing the downtown Greenville area."

fountain2

One other example of upgrading the city of Greenville as a whole is the "Ephraim Brank Monument", which will stand at the Southwest corner of the Courthouse Square at the entrance to the Veterans Plaza Mall.
 
Van Hooser noted that the committee has already approved many of the revisions on the project after visiting Louisville sculptor Raymond Graf.
 
"We hope the statue will be finished in January or February, but we plan to wait for better weather, around May, before the official unveiling of the finished bronze statue, and make a huge gala event out of it." Van Hooser noted.
 
Keep up with both of these projects at www.tourgreenville.com.
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photos by J.L. Graham

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14

SurfKY TV

2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,805.41
+127.51 (0.76%)    
2 S&P 1,964.58
+13.76 (0.71%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,483.71
+30.92 (0.69%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

October 20, 2014 7316

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 4949

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 21, 2014 3550

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 22, 2014 3253

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 21, 2014 3139

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 3044

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2949

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2931

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 22, 2014 2588

Convicted Felon Charged for Handgun Possession…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
October 20, 2014 2421

Paul Simon Headlines COPD Tribute for Phil Everly

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

October 24, 2014 2171

Central City Man Charged with Sexual Assault on…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Chris Cooper
October 23, 2014 1888

Don Everly to be Part of Rock and Roll Hall of…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 24, 2014 1834

Miners Turn Out in Madisonville for…

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 24, 2014 1798

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Reporting Check…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 24, 2014 1594

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 24, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 24, 2014 1479

Family Looking for 'Runner'

in Hopkins News by Lisa Crook
October 24, 2014 1358

County Renews Career Advancement Lease

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 24, 2014 1321

Baldwin, Crist and Saint Selected to 2014 Second…

in Hopkins Sports by Troy Crist
October 24, 2014 1273

Tail Light Out Traffic Stop Turns to Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 965

Security Officer Offers Identity Theft Protection…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss