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COVID-19 RESOURCES

FACTUAL INFORMATION SOURCES

Kentucky COVID-19 website – A comprehensive list of COVID-19 information Kentuckians need, including the latest facts on numbers, actions taken by state government, and links to relevant resources.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

BENEFITS

File for Unemployment Insurance – Kentucky Career Center

Apply for Medicaid only - Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange website or call the Kentucky Healthcare Customer Service line toll-free at (855) 459-6328

Public Assistance (SNAP, KTAP, etc) – Department for Community Based Services

WIC – contact the Hopkins County Health Department at 270-821-5242

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Pennyroyal Center Crisis Number: 1-877-473-7766

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Emergencies: dial 911

Central Dispatch: 270-821-1720

Hopkins County Sheriff: 270-821-5661

TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: 877-597-2331 or 800-752-6200

OFFICES AND CONVENIENCE CENTERS CLOSING EARLY FOR GOOD FRIDAY

Hopkins County Government Center and the Public Works and Sanitation departments, including the County Convenience Centers, will close early on Friday, April 10 for Good Friday.

The Government Center and county offices will close at noon.

The Barnsley Convenience Center will close at 11 a.m. All other county convenience centers will close at noon.

All convenience centers will be open at normal hours on Saturday, April 11.

For more information, call (270) 821-8294.

WEST KENTUCKY ATV PARK CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – The West Kentucky ATV Park, 5699 Hopkinsville Road, is closed until further notice. The closure is due to the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in the area.

For more information, call (270) 821-8294.

EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHING CURFEW IN HOPKINS COUNTY

Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield, Jr. has issued an Executive Order establishing a curfew for Hopkins County, effective immediately, that will improve social distancing and decrease the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in this area.

The curfew is a result of consultation with Health Department officials, area health care services, local law enforcement, and others regarding the quick spread of the disease. On Thursday, March 26, the first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Hopkins County. As of Thursday, April 2, three county residents have died from the virus and the Hopkins County Health Department has confirmed 33 cases of COVID-19. Many additional residents are in quarantine or self-imposed isolation.

The provisions of the curfew are:

• Those 18 and younger should not be in public between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or on the way or actively engaged in employment.
• Groups of 10 or more people congregating in any place open to the public are prohibited. This does not prevent unassociated persons from being in a public place, such as a grocery store or outdoor park.

The Executive Order will be enforced by all local law enforcement agencies after all reasonable efforts for voluntary compliance have been exhausted.

On March 16, 2020, Judge-Executive Whitfield declared a State of Emergency in the county due to the impending spread of COVID-19. State law gives the Judge-Executive the authority to declare a curfew during a State of Emergency.

Those with questions should call Hopkins County Government Center at (270) 821-8294.

PLASTICS AND CARDBOARD RECYCLING TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Until further notice, plastics and cardboard recycling has been suspended at all county convenience centers. The service will resume once COVID-19 restrictions are no longer necessary.

Additionally, residents who are disposing of more than one pickup truckload or equivalent trailer load per day of yard waste such as dead plants, leaves, grass, and limbs should take them to the Barnsley Center at 5697 Old Hopkinsville Road.

For more information, call (270) 383-2711.

FIRE DUES OPT OUT PERIOD OPENS APRIL 1, ENDS JUNE 1

Per Section 6 of Ordinance 2007-14, Hopkins County property owners may opt out of having volunteer fire department subscriber fees added to their tax bills. The annual opt out period is from April 1-June 1.

The opt-out form can be printed by going to hopkinscounty.ky.gov and clicking the “VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT OPT-OUT FORM” link at the bottom of the page. Copies of the form will also be available outside the north door of the Hopkins County Government Center.

Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, Hopkins County Government Center is closed to in-person traffic. Property owners should mail the completed forms to Hopkins County Fiscal Court, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431 or fax them to (270) 821-8295. They may also be deposited in the drop box located at Government Center. Those who wish a confirmation of receipt should include a phone number on the form.

Those with questions about the opt out forms should call Hopkins County Government Center at (270) 821-8294

NEW HOURS OF OPERATION FOR DALTON AND ASHBYBURG CONVENIENCE CENTERS

Starting March 23, 2020 and until further notice, the Dalton and Ashbyburg convenience centers will only be open for one day each week.

  • The Dalton Convenience Center, 2050 Dalton Road, will be open 7 a.m.-4:50 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • The Ashbyburg Convenience Center, 785 Onton Road, will be open 7 a.m.-4:50 p.m. on Tuesdays.

All other convenience centers will continue normal days and hours of operation.

For more information, call (270) 821-8294.

Deputy Jailer Sara Davis Recognized for 5 Years of Service

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During the March 17, 2020 Fiscal Court meeting, Hopkins County Jail Deputy Sara Davis was recognized for five years of service. Pictured, from left: Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield, Jr., Sara Davis, and Hopkins County Jailer Mike Lewis.