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Restaurants in Kentucky are able to open on May 22 and Hopkins County officials say they have sent out local guidelines for restaurants to follow. 

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Hopkins County and Madisonville leaders discussed test results from last week's Kroger drive-up coronavirus testing in Madisonville and the gradual reopening of the county during their April 27 update.


The Judicial Nominating Commission has announced three nominees for a circuit judgeship in Hopkins County. 

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  Hopkins County and Madisonville leaders say the county’s new coronavirus testing center will begin drive-thru testing at a local high school starting Tuesday.

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Hopkins County officials are begging citizens to heed the advice of health organizations as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county continues to increase. 

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Hopkins County held a ribbon cutting September 24th to celebrate the completion of a new Outdoor Archery Pavilion.


A miner died Wednesday from injuries in a vehicle accident at an underground coal mine in Hopkins County.

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  Hopkins County Police arrested two men Saturday on charges of kidnapping and intimidating a witness after two alleged victims say they were kidnapped, bound and placed in a pit last week.

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  Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called on state Democrats at a meet-and-greet dinner in Hopkins County to not attack one another ahead of primary elections, echoing an earlier request by his son who’s running for governor.


Beshear’s request for positive campaigning comes during a tightening primary race for governor between his son, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, state representative Rocky Adkins and former state auditor Adam Edelen.


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The recently-elected Hopkins County Judge-Executive and Madisonville Mayor are emphasizing unity to tackle community issues and agreed it’s time to move forward with a long-anticipated sportsplex project. Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield and Mayor Kevin Cotton joined local mayors in a state of the city and county address to Hopkins County business leaders this week.