The 14 doctors who make up the local Indian Physicians Alliance for Community Service once again made their mark Tuesday night, when they donated $41,500 to 19 agencies at the Hopkinsville City Council meeting, while Mayor Dan Kemp announced he will not seek another term in office.
The doctors' gifts included $4,000 donations to Crime Stoppers, Challenge House and the Salvation Army and a $5,000 contribution to Sanctuary, Incorporated.
Dr. Rao Velaga said the effort grew by two charities in its second year and he hopes for more growth in the future.
The Christian County Animal Shelter and Aaron McNeil House were the two new agencies helped this year.
Meanwhile, Mayor Kemp announced his decision to not seek a third term and thanked residents for the confidence they've shown in him.
Mayor Kemp says he has no plans to run for any other office and he intends to do a lot of volunteer work after his term ends.
Council also approved first reading of an ordinance redrawing the city wards to reflect changes in population over the last ten years.
A majority of population gains were made on the south side of Hopkinsville.