Tonight’s Hopkinsville City Council meeting began on a positive note as local youngsters were recognized by Mayor Dan Kemp and a local pastor was swore in as the police department’s newest police chaplain.
Mayor Kemp recognized this year’s top 10 Mayor’s Scholars Essay Writers with the 1st Place winner receiving a $50 Chamber of Commerce gift certificate and the 2nd through 9th place receiving a $25 chamber gift certificate that’s redeemable at 100 local participating businesses.
Mayor Kemp stated the contest is a special program that he says encourages students to think about their future educational options.
North Drive Middle School student Devon Dukes took 1st
place, Tyler Latham of NDMS took 2nd
place, Iveonna Powell of NDMS took 3rd
place went to Andre Green Jr. of Hopkinsville Middle School, 5th
place went to HMS student, Kaci McClelland, 6th
place went to Kelsey Latham of NDMS, 7th
place went to Meredith Pace, 8th
place went to NDMS student, Mary Rae’ann Grace, 9th
place went to Ashley Licquia of NDMS and the 10th
place winner was Billy Nichols of NDMS.
In other business, Mayor Kemp swore in local pastor Ron Hicks as the police department’s newest and second police chaplain with Hick’s family in attendance.
All council members were present for tonight’s meeting and the conclusion of the meeting, went into closed session and took no action concerning pending litigation.