New Extension Building Updates

New Extension Building Updates

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Hopkins County Extension Office Rendering

Follow our journey to Mahr Park


  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2020-2021
  • 2019
  • 2018

July 7, 2023

Despite the challenges posed by the rainy weather, the footers for your project have been diligently excavated and are now prepared for pouring. The dedicated efforts of the construction team have ensured that the groundwork is in place, setting the stage for the next crucial step.



May 30, 2023

For safety and security, the construction team has diligently installed the fencing, ensuring that it encloses the designated area effectively. This enclosure serves as a protective shield, safeguarding the construction site from unauthorized access and providing a clear demarcation between the bustling activity within and the outside environment.

April 28, 2023

With all necessary permits obtained from the city, the construction project has cleared a significant hurdle. The building pad preparation results have been accepted and passed inspection, confirming the meticulous attention to detail and adherence to safety standards. These achievements mark a pivotal moment, signaling the transition to the construction phase with confidence and ensuring a solid foundation for future progress.


December 9, 2022

After years of anticipation, the long-awaited groundbreaking has finally taken place at Mahr Park, adjacent to our farmer market pavilion. The excitement is palpable as we embark on this building project, eager to witness its transformation from a vision to a tangible reality. This momentous occasion marks the beginning of a new chapter, filled with anticipation and enthusiasm as we set out to bring this project to life. 

November 2022

With the approval to proceed to the bidding phase, the project can now move forward in selecting a contractor who will bring the design to life. The bidding process will attract interested contractors who will submit their proposals, including cost estimates and construction plans, to compete for the opportunity to undertake the construction of the new building.

Throughout most of 2020 and into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on our project, causing many processes to come to a pause. Despite these challenges, we were fortunate to have an incredibly dedicated architect, Josh Wright, who took advantage of the downtime and continued working diligently on designing the new Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Office at Mahr Park. His commitment and perseverance were truly remarkable, and we are excited to see the final result of his hard work. 

April 18, 2019

The construction of the building and foundation began and it has set the project in motion.

August 29, 2018

Four short months later the construction phase reached its completion, allowing for a final walk-through of the finished structure. This crucial step involved meticulously examining every detail to ensure that the building met all requirements and specifications. 

October 30, 2018

To commemorate the successful completion of the project and to share the excitement with the community, a joyous Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This event served as a festive gathering, where members of the community, and project team came together to celebrate the achievement. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony added a touch of delight to the occasion, symbolizing the official opening of the Danny Peyton Outdoor Educational Center and Farmers Market and marking the beginning of its utilization.

From the initial groundbreaking to the final walk-through and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, the project's timeline highlights the progress made, culminating in a successful completion. The collaboration and dedication of all involved made it possible to deliver a finished structure that will undoubtedly serve the community with pride and contribute to its growth and development.

September 4, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Danny Peyton Outdoor Educational Center and Farmers Market Pavilion has been scheduled. This exciting event will mark the official start of construction for these remarkable projects. Additionally, we are delighted to share that we have received a grant from the Kentucky Ag Developmental Funds specifically allocated for the construction of the Farmers Market.

Drone Footage of Construction Site 12/13/2023

Drone Footage of Construction Site 11/16/2023

Drone Footage of Construction Site 10/05/2023

Drone Footage of Construction Site 8/17/2023

Drone Footage of Construction Site 7/20/2023