(270) 821-8294

   

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

CLICK HERE to be Directed to the Hopkins County COVID-19 Information Page

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

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.

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.

March Declared as Literacy Month in Hopkins County

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A proclamation was read during the March 3, 2020 meeting of the Hopkins County Fiscal Court declaring the month of March as Literacy Month in Hopkins County. Pictured are Peggy Stirsman of the Celebrate Literacy Hopkins County committee, and Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield, Jr.

Phil Cruce Recognized for 20 Years of Service

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During the March 3, 2020 Fiscal Court meeting, Hopkins County’s head custodian, Phil Cruce, was recognized for 20 years of service to the county. From left: Phil Cruce and Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield, Jr.