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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

DALTON AND ASHBYBURG CONVENIENCE CENTERS RETURN TO NORMAL HOURS

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.

West KY ATV Park to Open May 2, 2020

The West Kentucky ATV Park will open for the 2020 season starting Saturday May 2, 2020.  Hours of operation are:

Saturdays 8AM-6PM

Sundays 10AM-6PM

Monday-Friday 7AM-2PM

If you have any questions, please call us at (270) 383-5190 .

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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.

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.