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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


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


Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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


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

Position Available at Hopkins County Public Works Sanitation Department

Administrative Assistant

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.

HCJPC Planning Director Position Available


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.


Comprehensive planning

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


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

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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.

Social Media Posting Policy

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:

Vulgar language

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 GovernmentFairfax County. 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.


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.