The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is renaming a section of highway in McLean County in honor of a former state lawmaker. In a public ceremony Friday, a portion of KY 136 will be designated the “Richard ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins Memorial Highway.”
Hopkins taught agriculture and served as superintendent in the McLean County school system. During his political career, he served as mayor of Calhoun and judge-executive of McLean county. Hopkins was also elected to the state House four times beginning in 1958. Friday's ceremony will be held on KY 136 approximately one mile west of the KY 81 intersection in Calhoun.