Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp gave his State of the Community address at a Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast this morning, saying the city is in a good position for growth going forward.
Mayor Kemp remarked on ongoing projects such as the new municipal building downtown and the health initiatives the city is a part of such as the Rails to Trails proposal.
The Mayor says Hopkinsville and Christian County residents can be encouraged by positive signs in the economy and in the community.
Hopkinsville interim City Administrative Officer and Budget Officer Melissa Spurr says the city’s cash balance is over 7-million dollars, which is very positive considering the financial shape many other towns find themselves in.
Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie and his department recently completed the accreditation process and says department leadership and staff helped HPD score a perfect score in the independent analysis.
Much of the time was also focused on the Christian County Cares 2015 vision plan, with Director Yasmin Ausenbaugh and Kentucky New Era Publisher Taylor Hayes remarking that everyone in the community can help Hopkinsville and Christian County reach its goals by participating in the process in some way.