At the February 2, 2021 Fiscal Court meeting, William Thomas was recognized for 10 years of service to the Hopkins County Jail. Pictured, from left: Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield, Jr., William Thomas and Jailer Mike Lewis.
At the February 2, 2021 Fiscal Court meeting, Gregory Camplin and Hubert Hunt, Jr. were recognized for their longstanding service to Hopkins County Sanitation. Camplin received his certificate for 10 years of outstanding service, while Hunt was issued his award for five. Pictured, from left, Gregory Camplin, Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield, Jr. and Hubert Hunt, Jr.
Hopkins County Public Works is seeking an upbeat multi-tasker with excellent communication skills to fill a full-time administrative assistant position in the sanitation department. Candidates will assist management and fellow employees by handling office tasks, providing polite and professional assistance by phone, mail, and e-mail, and generally be a helpful and positive presence in the workplace. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent to apply, and comfort with computers, general office tasks, and excellence at both verbal and written communication is a must. Experience with grant writing and producing regular reports is preferred.
Applications are available at and may be returned to the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.
JOB TITLE: Planning Director
DEPARTMENT: Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission
REPORTS TO: Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission
The general purpose of this job is the current and future land use planning and development for the jurisdictional members of the Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission.
The ideal candidate has knowledge of planning, zoning, and land use principles, including the interpretation and implementation of laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
In addition, the candidate should be skilled in providing positive, solutions-oriented, and effective customer service and promoting a culture of teamwork by treating coworkers, stakeholders, and applicants with respect and dignity and engaging in open dialogue with diverse voices. Candidate will supervise all employees of the Commission.
Collaborates with architects, engineers, contractors, professional services and other construction specialists. Holds all aforementioned and other firms accountable to ensure that all projects are in compliance. Develops and implements goals, priorities, policies and procedures relating to Planning and Community Development.
Representative to City and County Members
Member of regional planning groups (ie: PADD, GRADD, STUDY GROUPS etc.)
Member of City and County Groups
Research and prepare recommendations to the Planning Commission concerning zoning map amendments, zoning text amendments, major plats, development plans, etc.
Other duties as assigned or required.
Efficiency in MS Office, ArcMap, File Maker, AutoCad
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Planning or related field. Minimum of three years direct work experience in a planning office. AICP preferred
The salary for this position will depend on qualifications and experience. We offer competitive pay and an excellent retirement & benefits package.
Please submit resumes with cover letters electronically to: Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission
Starting this week the Dalton and Ashbyburg convenience centers return to their normal operating hours, 7 a.m. – 4:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.
All other convenience centers will continue normal days and hours of operation.
For more information, call (270) 821-8294.
Hopkins County, Kentucky Government Social Media Accounts Policy
The purpose of official Hopkins County, Kentucky Government social media accounts is to present matters of public interest. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites.
We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff resources (your tax dollars), we generally only monitor comments and postings during regular business hours.
Once comments posted, Hopkins County reserves the right to remove submissions that contain:
Personal attacks of any kind
Comments or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation
Spam comments or links to other sites
Clearly off topic
Advocate illegal activity
Promote particular services, products, or political organizations
Infringe on copyrights or trademarks
Personally identifiable medical information
Information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations.
Banning people: If there are repeated violations of the comments policy above, Hopkins County reserves the right to ban participation on platforms that permit organizations to ban users.
Platform rules: Please note that social media platforms have their own rules of conduct, so social media platforms may take their own action to remove comments or ban users, not Hopkins County, Kentucky Government. Hopkins County is not responsible for those actions.
Video disclaimer: Hopkins County is not responsible for the content provided on “related” and “promoted” videos that are accessible from social media video channels. All viewers should note that these related videos and comments expressed on them do not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of Hopkins County or its officers and employees.
Archiving: All posts and comments are archived.
Private messages: Many social media platforms provide a non-public way to contact official Hopkins County social media accounts, however, those conversations are public records and subject to Kentucky Open Records laws.
Redress process: If you think Hopkins County took action wrongfully regarding your comments or participation on Hopkins County social media accounts, you may petition Hopkins County for review by contacting the Hopkins County Judge-Executive’s Office at 270-821-8294.
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