Five residents of Hopkinsville’s Ward 1 submitted their applications for consideration to take the City Council seat left open with the passing of longtime member Fred Atkins.
The 11 sitting council members will choose out of the cast of three women and two men as who they believe would best serve the first ward.
Among those applying is Terri Croney of East 7th Street, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against Atkins for the seat in 2010. Ms. Croney lists her employment on her resume as a project clerk at Hopkinsville Middle School. She owned and operated Salon Secret for about six years.
Cornelia Belle of Lindwood Drive says she is retired on her resume, but says she was Executive Director of the Aaron McNeil House in 1992 and that she worked 20 years with the Head Start program.
Carolsue Daigre of East 7th says she and her husband own a farm where they raise dairy bull calves and goats in addition to selling flowers and produce. She says she ran for council as a Republican in 2002, but switched parties to become a Democrat soon after. Ms. Daigre is a military veteran.
Thomas Grant of East First Street also identifies himself as a Democrat and lists a lengthy record of service with civic organizations, including time as president of Pioneers, Incorporated. He is also a military veteran and served four years on Fort Campbell.
Wendell Green of Brown Street has worked at Metalsa, which used to be Dana, since 1994. He retired from the military after 15 years of service and also lists several duties which he holds in his church.
Whoever is appointed by council will likely have to face opposition in November, as candidates still have a few weeks to file as an independent candidate.