COVID-19

The Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission, like most US destinations, is monitoring news reports, CDC updates, and official websites, especially that of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Social distancing is key during this time, but we also understand and acknowledge the importance of supporting local businesses.

We’ve created this page as a resource for those in and around Hopkins County to stay up-to-date with closures, changes to schedule, and changes to business models during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission office at 28 Sugg St is open to the public from 8 am until 4 pm Mondays through Fridays! We do not have public restrooms available at this time. 

Outdoor Activities

The City of Madisonville Parks will remain open with some precautionary measures put in place from the recommendation of the CDC. Trails, fishing, tennis courts, disc golf, pickleball, and golf courses are open, with social distancing rules in place. The City Park Pool and Splash Parks are now open! 

Earlington City Park is open! This includes the playground and boat ramp. 

Earlington Loch Mary ATV Park is open!

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages your outdoor recreational pursuits, but they should be done in a manner consistent with social distancing guidelines and in compliance with any orders from federal, state and local government. Open-air sites, such as public lands and streams and wildlife management areas remain open. Kentucky hunting and fishing license requirements, seasons and bag/creel limits remain unchanged with one exception – they are not issuing new nonresident spring turkey permits. Dispersed camping is still available on Peabody Wildlife Management Area  as long as social distancing can be maintained.

Lakeshore Country Club is open with new social distancing rules in place. 

Madisonville Country Club is open with new social distancing rules in place. 

Mahr Park Arboretum trails, grounds, picnic tables, dog park, and disc golf courses are open! They are now renting bikes and kayaks. Bike rentals are $5, single sit-in kayaks are $20, and double sit-in kayaks are $30. All rental periods last 2 hours. You can rent bikes and kayaks at the Welcome Center Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am until 5 pm (with all returns made by 5). 

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is open for fishing, golfing, and hiking the trails. These amenities are open from 7 am until 7 pm daily. The lodge is open for overnight stay and the restaurant is open for take out. Museums and historic sites are now open. Campgrounds are now open. Playgrounds, swimming pools, beaches, and other park services are now open with social distancing guidelines in place!

The West Kentucky ATV Park is open!

Restaurants

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that Kentucky restaurants can reopen their dining rooms at a limited capacity on May 22. Restaurants will lead phase two of the reopening and will only be allowed to open at 33 percent capacity, plus unlimited outdoor seating that is six feet apart.

Acapulco Mexican Grill is open for dine in and carry-out during regular hours. Order by calling (270) 452-2130 or ordering online. 

Applebee’s  dining room is open and they are offering curbside pick up.  (270) 825-8866.

Arby’s drive-thru is open. 

Both Burger King has their drive-thru open. 

Brother’s Bar-B-Que is offering dine-in, carry out, curb-side delivery, and home delivery within city limits. There is a $20 minimum on delivery orders. Open 10 am – 7 pm Mondays through Saturdays. (270) 821-1222.

Campfire Roasters is having coffee truck pop ups! Follow their Facebook page to find out where they are today. 

Casey’s General Store is open 24/7 for call in and carry out. 

Catering & Creations is offering dinners to-go from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, and they have the C&C Express Food Truck open Thursdays from 11 am until 6 pm. (270) 836-5563.

Catfish Harbor has their dining room open. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 am until 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am until 9 pm, and Sunday from 10:30 am until 3 pm. (270) 245-2311.

Coombs Caribbean Cuisine is open for dine-in and carry out. (270) 245-6003.

Country Cupboard has opened their dining room! Their buffet is open, but employees will be scooping and serving the food. The drive thru will remain open. (270) 821-6652.

Cracker Barrel is open for dine-in, carry out orders, orders online, and orders by phone from 8 am until 8 pm. The catering delivery fee is waived for businesses ordering catering during this time. (270) 821-5444. 

Crowded House is closed until July 13. When they reopen, they’ll be offering dine-in and curbside to-go. Their hours are 4 pm – 9 pm Tuesday-Friday, and they will be opening for brunch on Saturday from 10-2, and will be open for dinner from 4 pm – 9 pm. They recommend reservations, however they will be taking walk ins if they have open tables available.  (270) 825-1178. 

Dairy Queen in Madisonville has their drive-thru and dining room open! They are also accepting call-in orders and will bring them to your car. (270) 821-6724. 

Dairy Queen in Dawson Springs has their drive-thru open daily from 6 am until 10 pm. 

Dave’s Sticky Pig has the drive-thru open from Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays). They are offering delivery within city limits. (270) 326-5100.

Dempsey Street Baking Co. is open! Text (270) 871-3112 to place an order. 

Denny’s dining room is open. (270) 821-0190

Dixie Pan is temporarily closed due to an issue with the power. (270) 676-3106. 

Dos Copas dining room is open, but they ask that you be patient with seating and wait times since they can only have so many people in the restaurant. They are continuing with carry out orders. They encourage you to place your order with plenty of time ahead since they cook everything fresh it always takes time to do it right. Call (270) 821-6969 to order. 

Duggers Bar & Grill is open for dine-in and carry out Tuesdays through Thursdays from 4 pm until 8 pm, Fridays from 4 pm until 10 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am until 10 pm. (270) 245-6016.

El Bracero is open for dine-in, accepting carry out orders, and offering curbside delivery. (270) 821-5221. 

Fazoli’s is open as usual! 

Fiesta Acapulco in Dawson Springs is open for dine-in, carry-out, and drive thru daily from 11 am until 8:30 pm. They are delivering within a 5 mile radius for orders of $25 or more.  Call (270) 425-2019 or (270) 875-0255 to place an order. 

Gather at Main Street Prayer is having pop-up ice cream days! Follow their Facebook page to find out when they are open. They are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am until 4 pm for grab-and-go ice cream sandwiches, pints, and t-shirts!

Golden Glaze is open. They are serving their full menu, including donuts, breakfast, and lunch! (270) 821-7144.

Green’s Steakhouse has their dining room open, is delivering in town on orders of $40 or more for free, and will deliver phoned-in orders to the curb. Open Tuesday through Friday from 4 pm – 9 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 9 pm. Reservations are encouraged. (270) 452-2240. 

Hobo Mickeys North always strives to provide a clean and safe environment. Call in your order as normal, pull up to the front door, and Hobo Mickeys will have someone come out to see you. They are delivering until further notice. (270) 821-1972. 

Huddle House has their dining room open and is offering curbside pick up between 7 am and 7 pm. (270) 825-2366.

Ideal Market and Ideal Full Serve locations operating hours will remain unchanged with the full food menu available for carry-out only. Orders can also be called in to your favorite location.

KFC is open for drive thru and carry-out only. 

Lucky Buffet is open! (270) 825-8585

Madisonville Donuts is open for take out. 

McDonald’s will operate through Drive-Thru and Curbside Pick-Up only. To avoid the wait in the drive-thru, you can download the McDonald’s App and try Curbside Pick-Up! To download the app to your smart device, click here.

Mr. Wok is open from 11:30 am until 8:30 pm daily for call-in orders. Closed Wednesdays. (270) 821-9996

Ms. Becky’s Place dining room open daily from 6 am – 8 pm for call-in and car-hop orders. Call (270) 797-2228 to order. 

Mt. Fuji is open from 11:30 am until 8:30 pm daily for dine-in and call-in orders. (270) 821-2388.

Nu9ve is open for carry out and dine-in. (270) 245-2355.

Oasis Southwest Grill is open for carry out and dine-in! (270) 824-3993.

The dining room at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is open for dine-in and take-out. (270) 797-3421. 

Reel ‘Em In Fishhouse dining room is open and they are continuing with take out Wednesdays through Saturdays from 4 pm – 8 pm and Sundays from 12 pm- 3 pm. (270) 245-2738. 

Silver Star’s dining room and drive-thru are open! (270) 825-9192.

Sissy’s Cafe dining room is open and they are taking phone orders for curbside delivery. They are open 7 am until 7 pm. (270) 258-7012.

Both Sonics have their drive-in’s open. Save time by ordering ahead on the Sonic App. 

South Main Diner‘s dining room is open. 5 am until 2 pm Mondays through Saturdays. Tips are appreciated. (270) 825-1960.

Subway at Madison Square and South Main have their drive thru’s open and dining room open for carry out only from 10 am until 8 pm daily. They have curbside pick up and are accepting orders online and through the Subway app. Place orders at the Madison Square location by calling (270) 825-1333 and the South Main location at (270) 825-0600.

Subways in Hanson and Dawson Springs are open regular hours for carry-out only.  Orders can be placed on the Subway app or can be called in directly to the store.

Summer Frost Snowcones location in the Marketplace parking lot is open for the summer! 

Swaggy P‘s dining room is open. They will also continue carry out services. (270) 245-2154.

Taco Bell has their drive-thru open. 

Taco John’s has their drive-thru open. 

Taqueria Company has their drive-thru open. Call ahead or order at the window. (270) 584-9030. 

Taste of India is open for carry-out only. Please call in your order at (270) 875-1522. 

Tommy D’s is open for dine-in and carry-out. They’re open 11 am until 7 pm Mondays through Thursdays, 11 am until 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. (270) 245-2525

Wendy’s drive-thru is open. Avoid the lines by ordering from the app

Wildfire Pizza is open for dine in, carry-out, and delivery. Dine-in will only be open for dinner hours, and reservations are required. They are open regular hours for take-out and delivery. (270) 452-2888.

Wings Etc. dining room is open. They remain open for for carryout, curbside pickup, and in-house delivery within city limits for purchases over $20.00! Order online at togo.wingsetc.com

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Big City Market & Coffee Bar is will reopen soon! Find out more here

Ferrell’s is closed until further notice. 

Godfather’s Pizza is temporarily closed.

Hanson Country Market is closed until further notice. 

Mandarin House is closed until further notice. 

Shopping

The Governor has announced that these businesses may start reopening on May 20th. If your business is reopening, please email [email protected] your business information and we will update your listing on this page.

.45-70 asks that you call or message to schedule a real time video shopping spree or to order something you see on their page. Curbside pick up and shipping is available. 

A + M Monogram is open! They’re limiting shopping to 50% customer capacity. As always, you can shop their social media. (270) 245-2638. 

All Occasions Formals is open! They prefer that customers make appointments, and only serious shoppers try on dresses since each dress has to be sanitized after being tried on. Schedule your appointment by private messaging their social media or emailing [email protected] When you arrive, please call (270) 425-2253 before entering the store. You will need to sanitize your hands upon entry. Masks are preferred, but not required. There is a limit of one guest per customer. All Occasions Formals is a symptom-free shopping zone, so please do not shop if you are displaying symptoms of any contagious illness. 

Amanda’s is offering free shipping on all website orders. (270) 619-1231.

Aster & Ivy store is open! They are following all guidelines and taking every precaution. They will be cleaning and sanitizing the store beforehand and ask that you PLEASE please please wear your masks and bring your sanitizer! They will have some sanitizer waiting for you as well!  They will have a limit on customers in the building, and as always, Aster & Ivy is happy to bring things to you curbside!! Just call the store at (270) 213-3627.

Bobbie’s Hallmark and Bookstore is open, and they have lots of reopening specials. (270) 825-0120

Buds & Bows is open. They have normal hours 8 am – 5 pm Monday thru Friday. They are open Saturdays for the month of June & July on June 6th, 20th, 27th, July 11th, July 25th 9-2. You must wear a mask when to shop, and they also encourage sanitizing which is provided in the store. They are still taking phone orders and orders through Facebook. Call them at (270) 821-0500. They offer free delivery in town of $25 or more.

Cavanaugh Pools is closed to foot traffic. They are waiving the delivery fee of orders $50 and above within a 15 mile radius of either location. You can call in orders, or order online and they will do curbside pick up. Open 9 am til 5 pm during the week, 9 am – 1 pm Saturday. Closed on Wednesday’s and Sundays.

Clements Jewelers is open! They have slightly different hours due to staffing, so please check their social media to find out when you can visit! They ask that you please respect social distancing and wear a mask if possible in the store for the safety of their staff, yourself, and others around you; if you don’t have one and would like to wear one they will have masks available for you. You can also shop their new website www.clementsjewelers.com.

Cricket Wireless is open & here to serve the community. They have taken necessary measures to ensure the safety of both the community & staff. They are cleaning well and often and limiting the amount of people in the store at at time. They have several FREE phones for eligible ports & discounted plans. Come see them or give the store a call at (270) 339-8406 for more info!

Cute as a Button Boutique is open with new hours and regulations. They are open Mondays by appointment only, Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 am until 6 pm, and Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. All customers must sanitize their hands upon entry, wear a mask while shopping, stay 6 feet from other customers, and limit touching items that they aren’t considering purchasing. They ask that if you have been sick or have been around someone who has been sick to refrain from coming into the store for 14 days. To schedule an appointment to shop on Mondays, call (270) 245-2278. 

Exotic Florist and Gifts is open! They are requiring customers that enter the shop wear a mask. They are still taking orders via phone and delivering. Once again remember they are so much more than just a Florist, many blessings to all of you and stay safe.

Falcon Creek Boutique is open from 11 am until 5 pm Mondays through Fridays, 10 am until 3 pm Saturdays, and closed Sundays. Their website is up and running so you can shop online with free shipping. 

Finders Keepers is open from 10 am until 7 pm Mondays through Saturdays, and from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sundays. They ask that you wear a mask if you shop in store. 

Flax and Wool is offering free shipping on all purchases during this time. To order, please DM them a picture and size requested, text them a picture and size at (270) 245-2242, or you can comment on a picture with size request. They are doing live shopping events and sales in their Facebook Group, Flax and Wool Boutique Rubies, so you can shop their social media.

The Gift Horse is open with temporary hours of Mondays through Fridays from 11 am until 4 pm! They will also be open on Saturday, June 6, and Saturday, June 20, from 10 am until 2 pm. You can now shop online https://egifthorse.com.

Gordman’s is open!

Habitat for Humanity’s office and ReStore Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 am until 4 pm. 

Hodgepodge Farm, Feed, and Hatchery is open by appointment only Mondays through Saturdays from 7 am until 6 pm. If you call ahead and order, you can pull up and they will load your car. (270) 669-3006.

Lowe’s is open. They ask that you do not come in to the store if you are feeling ill. 

Mark of Distinction is open from 10 am until 4 pm Mondays through Fridays. They are making deliveries to homes and will let you pick up pre-arranged special order pick ups at their front door. For home deliveries, they will call and leave flowers on your porch. They are NOT making any deliveries to hospitals at this time. 

Merle Norman is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 am until 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am until 3 pm. They ask that you wear a mask when you come into the store. If you don’t have a mask, they have masks available at the door for you to wear. You will need to sanitize your hands when you enter the store and practice social distancing while in the store. You will still get the same friendly service you have always been given! (270) 821-4519.

Metcalfe Florist and Pleasant View Greenhouse is open! Please contact them at (270) 821-6144 by 2pm for same-day deliveries!

My Best Friend’s Closet and Resale is open! They will continue private shopping by appointment, as well. Their hours are Tuesdays from 11 am until 4  pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am until 5 pm, Fridays from 11 am until 6 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am until 2 pm. 

Hometown Superstore (formerly known as New Returns) at 469 S. KY. Ave is open. They are still selling tempered glass for phones, but can not apply it for you. 

Poppy & Clover‘s first shop opening to the public will be Sunday, June 7th, from 1 pm until 4 pm. They will be allowing five shoppers into the store at one time. They ask that you respect other shoppers and social distance while browsing in store, as well as wearing a mask to protect yourself and others. They are also continuing shopping appointments and Porch pickups for the remainder of 2020 to give those that are uncomfortable with crowds to still have a safe shopping experience with us. Call (270) 339-2341 today to place an order or make a shopping appointment. 

Skyview Skatepark‘s shop is reopening on June 5! They are limiting the shop to 5 customers at a time and are requiring all customers practice social distancing while in the shop. They have the web store up and running, which offers “local pickup” AND shipping options. 

The VF Outlet is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 7 pm and Sundays from 12 pm – 6 pm. 

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Bath and Body Works is closed until further notice. 

Butler’s True Value is closed until further notice. 

Health

Baptist Health Madisonville has changed their visitation policy to help protect their patients, staff, and visitors. They are asking for no visitors in the facility except for the following situations: Cancer Center: All non-essential visitors should stay home; Emergency Surgery: One visitor only; Minor patients: May have one guardian in the facility with them; Mother/Baby and Labor & Delivery: One support person only; Dependent adults: One visitor only; End-of-life situations: One to two immediate family members plus clergy. When visiting, remember to wash your hands with soap and water when entering and leaving patient rooms. Those with fever, runny nose, body aches, or respiratory symptoms should not visit. They understand these temporary restrictions may be difficult for patients and their loved ones, but Baptist Health Madisonville is taking these necessary steps to protect patients and staff. They encourage the use of Skype, video chats and phone calls via the patient’s personal devices.

They have implemented a Controlled Access Plan for entry. The main hospital lobby doors will remain closed during this time. Patients and visitors are asked to enter the facility through the following entrances: Heart & Vascular Lobby M-F 7 am – 5 pm, Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center (cancer patients and their support person only, please) M-F 7 am – 5 pm, Emergency Department (all emergency patients) 24/7, and Same Day Surgery M-F 6 am – 5 pm. You will be screened, with temperatures taken, at these entry points before being allowed into the facility. Please allow time for screening when you arrive. Baptist Health Madisonville respectfully requests that all outside food and floral deliveries cease during this time. They apologize for any inconvenience to their patients and their loved ones but wish to maintain the safest environment possible for everyone. 

Donate Blood: Baptist Health has a blood bank set up at The Lions Club and are accepting donations via *ONLY* scheduled appointments. This is an incredible way that YOU can directly impact 3 people. Appointments are available from Tuesdays to Thursday from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. Call (270) 825-5150 to schedule your appointment.

Bluegrass Pharmacy is offering drive-thru, curbside, and delivery pick up of medications and home medical supplies. To help protect you and their team, they are limiting the number of people that come in-store.

Don Peeler Pharmacy at 127 East North St. is offering free delivery and drive thru service. Temporary hours are 9 am until 4:30 pm. Call (270) 821-5440 for more information. 

Haag Family Dentistry is open, but they ask that you are patient with them as they work with limited staff and rescheduling missed appointments. If you need to be seen for an emergency, please call their office at (270) 825-9616. 

Hometown Pharmacy is operating by drive thru and delivery only. They ask that you call ahead for any refills or any over the counter items that you may need. Please call before 2pm to ensure same day delivery. Their phone number is 270-821-8500. They will remain open regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-6:00 pm and Saturdays, 9:00 am-2:00 pm.

Madisonville Chiropractic is open by appointment only. Please call (270) 821-7001 to make one. Patients must wear a mask. The lobby is closed, so call from the parking lot when you arrive for your appointment. Only patients are allowed in the office, with the exception of minors or those with a disability, who will be allowed to have one person. 

McCay Chiropractic is open by appointment only. Please call (270) 821-2321. Patients must have a mask on while they are in the office. The lobby is closed, so please call them from the parking lot and they will let you know when you can go inside. They are checking temperatures at the door and have a COVID-19 screening form for you to fill out before getting your adjustments. 

The Pennyroyal Center is open for telehealth services. They are doing their best to accommodate children who receive school-based appointments. Please call (270) 821-0632 to schedule an appointment. 

Seibert Chiropractic is open by appointment only! Their lobby is closed, so call when you arrive. All patients must wear a face mask. Please call (270) 821-9020 with any questions. 

Synergy Counseling and Wellness is working hard to support our community in bringing peace, calm and movement during this time of quarantine.  Synergy is still providing counseling services in person at this time. However they are also seeing clients virtually, which can be done in the comfort of your own home. If you would like to make an appointment please call the office at (270) 245-2205.

Walmart Pharmacy has temporary hours of 8 am until 7 pm on Mondays, 6 am until 7 pm on Tuesdays, 8 am until 7 pm on Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 am until 7 pm on Saturdays, and 10 am until 6 pm on Sundays. The drive thru is open. They ask that you call any refills in 24 hours in advance to expedite the check out process. (270) 821-4031.

Walmart Vision Center is closed until further notice. 

Groceries

Dawson Springs Food Giant is open from 7 am until 8 pm daily. Check out the videos on their Facebook Page to see how they are practicing social distancing! 

Dollar General has announced that the first open hour of each location will be dedicated to seniors. All stores plan on closing one hour early in order to give employees proper time to sanitize and clean the stores. Dollar General remains committed to providing customers and employees with a safe, clean and pleasant shopping environment at all stores and seeks for customers to feel confident when shopping its stores.

Kroger has limited their hours from 7 am until 10 pm until further notice. 7 am until 8 am from Monday thorough Thursday will be a dedicated senior shopping hour. 

Madisonville Market Place has limited their hours from 7 am until 8 pm until further notice. The deli remains open, but the dining area in the deli is closed.  They are dedicating the first hour of shopping each day to senior citizens. They have started doing grocery pick ups in the fire lane from 10 am until 5 pm, call the store at (270) 821-2379 between 9 am and 6 pm to place your order. 

Nortonville Bestway is open during regular hours. When possible, Bestway will deliver groceries and pizza to the elderly in our community. The possibly vulnerable folks need our care during this difficult time. Call (270) 676-3385.

Walmart in Hanson has changed their hours until further notice. They are now only open 7 am until 8:30 pm daily. On Tuesdays, they will open at 6 am for an hour of shopping dedicated to senior citizens. All Auto Care services are suspended until further notice. 

Walgreens is offering a senior shopping hour daily from 8 am – 9 am. 

Fitness

As of 5PM on March 18, all gyms in the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be closed by order of the Governor. 

Governor Beshear has announced that gyms and fitness centers can reopen June 1st. 

Fitness Formula is closed to fitness members but OPEN to therapy patients! 

Hilary Lowbridge Yoga, LLC.‘s location on Center St is closed, but she is uploading all-level yoga classes to her social media channels so you can get your flow on at home. 

Hopkins County Family YMCA is open! Find the details and restrictions here

Madisonville CrossFit is open! 

Melody Lanes Bowling Center is open Thursdays from 4:00 pm -9:00 pm, Fridays from  11:00 am – 10:00 pm, and Saturdays from 12 pm until 10 pm. There are guidelines in place. Only 10 lanes will be used at any given time. Masks are recommended, however they are not requiring them. They ask that customers please adhere to the new rules. They will gradually add hours and days of operation. They will be contacting all league secretaries to discuss the fall league as soon as they know information about leagues.

Skyview Skatepark is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 3 pm until 9 pm. If you have been sick within the past 48 hours, please do not come into the park.

Synergy Counseling and Wellness is open for membership holders only at this time! They are still doing some Zoom classes for those who are unable to attend in person. 

Workout Anytime Madisonville is open! 

The West Kentucky Archery Complex is closed until further notice. 

The YAA is closed until further notice. The YAA (Youth Athletic Association) Baseball and Softball Spring Season that usually runs from the first of May until the end of June has been moved forward to start around August 17, 2020 until approximately October 1, 2020.

Salons

As of 5PM on March 18, all salons, spas, and nail salons in the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be closed by order of the Governor. 

The Governor has announced that these businesses may start reopening on May 25th. If your business is reopening, please email [email protected] your business information and we will update your listing on this page.

Allure Hair Salon is open by appointment only. (270) 824-1005

Blades Salon is open by appointment only. (270) 825-4040.

Brick House Spa is open! (270) 836-4757

Hairapy Lounge is open! (270) 821-5770

Parlor 23 is open by appointment only. (270) 245-6019

Events

AMC Theaters (including the Parkway Plaza Mall location) are starting to reopen mid-July. 

The Battle of Sacramento event for this year has been postponed until September 18-20. 

The Hopkins County Literacy Celebration Book It 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Walk on March 28th has been postponed. Keep an eye out for a new date. 

Bowl to Impact a Child has been postponed. Please see the statement from Impact Mentoring Services

The Dawson Springs Barbecue Festival will take place on July 24th at the Dawson Springs Community Center and Food Giant. They will NOT have a dining-in option, games for youth are suspending, and social distancing recommendations by the Health Department will be in place. 

Friday Night Live Concerts and Fourth Fest have been postponed to 2021. 

The Home Builders Association 2020 Home Show has been postponed. 

The 2020 Hopkins County-Madisonville Fair has been canceled. There will be a three day agricultural event for 4-H and FFA sponsored by the Hopkins County Farm Bureau Federation. The event will take place during the original fair week. Plans are being finalized in accordance with state, local and CDC guidelines. The Fair Board is also working on plans to host the Teen, Pre-Teen and Miss pageants. The Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows is moving forward with their state pageants at the October and January conventions. They will have more information once state association guidelines are in place.

Jeff Allen at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts has been rescheduled for October 17, 2020. There are now 2 shows: one at 6:30 pm and one at 9 pm. 

The Kingdom Choir concert at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts has been rescheduled to October 15, 2020. 

The Lions Club Man and Woman of the Year Banquet scheduled for March 30th has been postponed. They hope to reschedule to a later date! 

The Madisonville Miners summer 2020 season has been canceled. 

Mamma Mia! at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts has been rescheduled for July 16-18, 2021.

Martina McBride: Livin’ Life Up at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts has been rescheduled to October 1, 2020. 

Madisonville North Hopkins High School’s production of Narnia the Musical has been rescheduled to 2021. 

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has canceled all scheduled summer events except their Moonlight Canoe Trips on July 3rd and 31st and a Saturday Hike on July 11th. 

The Madisonville Noon Kiwani’s annual Take a Kid Fishing Day is postponed due to restrictions on gatherings. They hope to announce an alternate date soon! 

All events at the West Kentucky Archery Complex are canceled until further notice. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates, though, as they are trying to reschedule some events. 

The West Kentucky Speedway racing season is underway! 

The YAA Baseball and Softball Spring Season that usually runs from the first of May until the end of June has been moved forward to start August 17, 2020 until approximately October 2, 2020. Tryouts are July 6 & 7. Contact Mike Duncan at (270) 871-1680 for more information. 

Government Services

City of Dawson Springs is closing the Dawson Springs Municipal Building until further notice. They are working so all bills can be paid via dropbox at the door. You can make special arrangements for service needs and cash payments by calling (270) 797-2844 or (270) 797-2781. 

City of Madisonville has restarted curbside recycling.

City of White Plains has announced that the inside of City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. The drive thru will still be open to accept payments. If you have any questions please call them at (270) 676-8639.

Kentucky Court Restrictions: State Supreme Court restrictions include in person appearances, trials and hearings, unless for emergency and time sensitive matters. Only lawyers, parties and witnesses will allowed to be inside. In custody arraignments will still happen. New rules also include suspending new juror orientations, letting bailiffs discourage gatherings outside courtrooms, and encourages e-filing and drop boxes for documents.

The Hopkins County Attorney’s Office is open for business. Contact the County Attorney’s staff by phone at (270) 821-3164 for any questions. 

The Hopkins County Clerk is open. This is a ‘soft’ opening by allowing customers into the office by appointment (except passports). You can schedule an appointment by calling the Clerk’s office at (270) 821-7361. KSP has begun Road Tests in Hopkins County. You will call 270-875-1017 to schedule your appointment. This does not include motorcycle skills tests.

All Hopkins County Government Offices are open to the public! The public is encouraged to wear masks and practice safe social distancing. All county convenience centers will continue operations, and will be open regular hours.

The Hopkins County Humane Society has changed their hours until further notice to Friday through Sunday from 1 pm- 5 pm and Tuesday from 1 pm- 5 pm. They will not be accepting ANY appointments outside of these hours! This includes stray drop offs, owner surrenders, donations, viewing adoptable animals, and adoptions. All appointments are to meet them in the parking lot – they are not allowing anyone in the building. They will no longer be accepting any volunteers. This includes students and community service.

The Hopkins County Jail has suspended all visits in an effort to reduce large groups of the public from congregating in the lobby. All volunteer-run programming has also been suspended. Only staff and arresting officers are being allowed access to the secure area of the jail. In an effort to protect the staff, inmates, and public, everyone entering the secure area is being screened per the CDC guidelines before entering. They are offering video visitation at a cost of 50 center per minute. 

Hopkins County – Madisonville Public Library is running a curbside pick up program. Request a book online, on the phone, or through their Google Form, schedule a time for pickup, and check out a book! Find more information on the pickup program here. Questions can be asked to [email protected] or facebook.com/hcmplibrary. Please do not return library items until the library re-opens! The library has a number of digital items available for free! The library will open to patrons on July 14th. There will be restrictions and regulations in place, including observing social distancing (6 ft minimum between patrons), requiring masks while in the building (masks will be provided if you don’t have one), only allowing 15 folks in the library at a time, a reduced number of usable computers (both teen and adult) and limited computer time to one hour per patron, and a change in daily activities (like how you return books). Follow the library’s Facebook page for more information. 

Hopkins County Public Works is business as usual. Their employees have little to no contact with the public, but all are advised to keep a safe social distance from everyone and to wash their hands often.

Hopkins County Public Works Sanitation Department has stated that all Hopkins County Convenience Centers will remain open and on their regular schedules, but all employees have been instructed to keep a safe social distance from everyone they may come in contact with. 

Hopkins County Schools meal services will continue through the summer break. See this post for information on meal services for school aged children. Hopkins Co Teachers Fed Credit Union has amended their temporary hours to 9 a.m.-noon. To make a transaction during that time, please call ahead so they can have your transaction ready to bring down to you. For the safety of all, the credit union asks if you are sick or have a fever to please not come to the office. The Credit Union’s number is 270-821-0504. Members may also access their accounts online at hcteachers.virtualcu.net.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is open to the public with the following guidelines. Their temporary hours are 8 am until 3:30 pm daily. They ask that you conduct business over the phone or online as much as possible – (270) 821-5661. All office personnel and public must remain at least 6 feet away from one another. Public restrooms are closed. Fingerprinting services are still not available because there is no way to take the fingerprints while remaining socially distanced. Passport and CCDW photos will not be available at this time. CCDW processing and pick-up of your license can be handled in the office as normal, however, you can also start the process for new license and/or renewal online as well. If you need a copy of a criminal report or other… please call the office for instructions. If you need a vehicle inspection, please call the office to schedule the inspection and they will come to your location. They are asking (not mandating) that you wear a mask to help keep employees healthy. They will be wearing one when they have public interaction as well. If you have been sick or live with someone that has been sick please do not come to the office but rather call for assistance. They are disinfecting the office daily. 

Kentucky Career Center JobNet is no longer seeing customers face to face.  You can still reach them at (270) 821-9966 if you need services or have any questions!

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released the following statement: To support Governor Andy Beshear‘s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, there will be changes to in-person services provided by KYTC. We will continue to post updated information on our website and social media as it becomes available. The drivers license department in Madisonville will reopen on June 1 by appointment only for all services except permits and road tests. 

The Madisonville Fire Department released the following statement: Due to the current recommendations from the CDC, Ky. Fire Commission, IAFF, and IAFC, Madisonville Fire Department is suspending all fire prevention activities, Station Tours, Public CPR classes, Fire Extinguisher Training, the Citizens Fire Academy, and Car Seat Installs. In order to reduce unnecessary contact in an effort to keep our firefighters safe, and the community we serve as healthy as possible Pre-Incident and business inspections are suspended. Code enforcement will also conduct business over the telephone and limit face to face operations. I want to ensure the Citizens of Madisonville that the MFD is continuing to respond to emergencies in our community and that will not waiver.

The Madisonville Police Department has released the following statement: Due to the current recommendations from the CDC, the Madisonville Police Department will be suspending all ride-a-longs and our fingerprinting service. We will continue to respond to calls for service. However, it is our goal to reduce unnecessary contact in an effort to keep our officers, staff, and the community as healthy as possible.

Madisonville Utilities asks that any bills be paid online, over the phone, or through their drive-thru. They have released the following statement regarding late charges & terminating service: Madisonville Utilities will not terminate service to any current residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic during the State of Emergency and Madisonville Utilities will waive any late fees that residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic during the State of Emergency.

Senior Centers are closed until further notice. In-home services will continue to be provided as well as transportation services. All in-home service staff are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. An alternate plan will be implemented for providing meals to the congregate clients (“drive thru” meals). Call the Senior Citizens Center at (270) 821-9173 for more information. 

Other Services

Automotive Express is open. They’re offering complimentary pick up and drop off.

Browns West Side Auto (Formerly Sharkey’s) is offering 15% off your repair bill until the end of April to help families in Hopkins County. Having a safe and working car/truck gives families options when crisis hit home the hardest. It keeps you mobile and able to respond quickly to whatever your family needs are. Call (270) 821-3995 or stop by 820 W. Noel Ave.

Center Street Service, Wheel & Tire is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 am until 5 pm and Saturdays from 8 am until 12 pm. They are offering complimentary pick up and drop off for vehicles in Madisonville. 

Charter/Spectrum Internet has released the following statement: Due to the impacts COVID19 is likely to have on households across the country, Charter is announcing the following commitments to help ease the burden on families with students that need to work remotely: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use. For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps. Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees. In addition, Charter has accepted FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected” pledge, which for the next 60 days includes the following: Charter will not terminate service to any current residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Charter will waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Christ the King Catholic School will offer free meals to anyone under the age of 18. Meals will be served Monday-Friday from 8 am-9 am and 11 am-12:15 pm. Please come in the building and pick up your grab and go breakfast/lunch! The child must be present to receive the meal. Contact the school office for more information (270) 821-8271.

First United Bank & Trust is drive-thru only until further notice. Customers whose transactions cannot be handled through the drive thru can make an appointment by calling (270) 821-5555 to be connected to the banking center of their choice.

Habitat for Humanity‘s office is closed until further notice. 

Heritage Homes is closing their office to foot traffic. They are still serving clients, showing homes, writing offers, coordinating closings, listing new homes daily, and maintaining their daily job of being your realtor.  Your real estate needs & concerns are still their priority! Should you need assistance, please call 270-825-9090 or your Heritage Homes Realtor.

The Historical Society of Hopkins County Museum is open Mondays through Fridays from 1 pm – 5 pm.  

Hopkins County Collision LLC is open for mobile estimates, pickup and drop offs. They also have on site parking lot estimates available. They are open from 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday with social distancing and sanitizing plans in place.

Hopkins County Genealogical Society is closed. If you have research needs, please call Theresa at (270) 825-0438, Betty at (270) 836-0929, or email: [email protected]

All Hancock Bank locations are drive-thru only until further notice! As always, their online banking products, mobile banking products, and ATM’s are available to you during this time.

All Independence Bank locations are drive thru only until further notice. 

KU will suspend disconnections and late payment fees as the state grapples with the novel coronavirus. The utilities will suspend disconnects for residential customers who may have difficulty paying their bill and waive new late fees incurred during this time.

Level Up Gaming has announced that they are closing permanently. 

Madisonville Community College campus buildings are closed to students and the public. Read their full statement here. 

The Messenger has released the following statement: Out of an abundance of caution, and in order to protect the safety and well-being of our staff and their families, The Messenger is closing its office to public access for the time being. Our customer service staff is still available by calling (270) 824-3254 or (270) 841-9541 or email to [email protected] We encourage the use of our dropbox by our front door to leave subscription payments and other correspondence. If you are concerned about your subscription lapsing, please call customer service at the above number and our staff will be glad to help you ensure your access to important community news is not interrupted. Our news and advertising teams will remain available by appointment, as we work to best serve our customers and our community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service team and we’ll do our best to help you.

Pampered Pet boarding will be closed until further notice.  Please call (270) 821-1234 if more information is needed.

The Paragon of Madisonville is closed to visitors until further notice. They don’t want to keep residents out of touch with loved ones during this time, though. They’re encouraging frequent phone calls, emails, cards and letters, care package drop offs, flowers, and more. Find more information here. 

Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home is closed to visitors until further notice. They would appreciate if your children would send letters or artwork for their residents’ to enjoy. Staff will hand deliver them to our residents! Address: 150 Cornwall Drive Madisonville, KY 42431 ATTN: Activities. They appreciate everything our community is doing for them and their residents during this time. If you have any questions, please call (270) 825-0166.

Stuart’s Termite & Pest Control is open and available for all pest control services, termite treatment, and sanitizing and disinfectant services. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am until 6 pm, and Saturdays 8 am until 12 pm. 

The UPS Store is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 am until 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm. They are sanitizing surfaces often and have asked employees to stay home if experiencing any symptoms of illness.