Horse Cave to get its own film studio

HORSE CAVE Ky.- From Hollywood to Horse Cave.

A permanent film studio called Ken Bale Studio will soon call Horse Cave home, with a groundbreaking on Main Street and Smith Meade. Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry said this has been a long-time goal in the making.

“We’re really excited about bringing a film studio to Horse Cave. It’s something that’s been a vision of myself and the previous County Judge for the last two years,” Curry said.

The project is backed by the Southern Kentucky Film Commission along with actor and producer Branscombe Richmond. The goal is to attract filmmakers to the area. Both President of the Southern Kentucky Film Commission Coni Shepperd and President of the Kentucky Film Association Sandra Wilson said this is a great opportunity for Horse Cave.

“It’s centrally located, we have Southern Kentucky Film partners all around,” Shepperd said.

“You know we’re really excited about having a more permanent home base here. We’ve had several movies made in the region for downtown Horse Cave,” Wilson added.

With Horse Cave having its own film studio, those wishing to take up careers in film will no longer have to leave Kentucky to do so.

Owner of Horse Cave’s A Walk-Through Time Emry Riley said this will bring attention to the area from around the world.

“It brings a whole new crowd of people who may not know what Horse Cave has to offer, or South Central Kentucky in general,” Riley said.

With a new way to showcase talent, and a revenue builder, Curry calls this a ticket to the top.

“I think this is the best thing that could ever happen not only for Hart County, but our surrounding Counties that we work so closely together with. I feel like it’s a win-win for all of us,” Curry said.

The groundbreaking held on August 15 had Branscombe Richmond in attendance.