Carter Hendricks kicks off reelection campaign

After going unopposed in the May primary, incumbent Republican Mayor Carter Hendricks is now gearing up for a four way race and he kicked off his campaign Thursday.

The kickoff event was held at the Forbes Event Center and several people spoke in support of Hendricks, including Vance Smith, the owner of Seafood King in Hopkinsville. He says you can always count on Hendricks to do what needs to be done and urged everyone to do something to help the community.

Others who spoke were Magistrate Darrell Gustafson and recent Heritage Christian Academy valedictorian Katie Ruth.

Hendricks spoke and says there’s a momentum in Hopkinsville that he wants to build on for the next four years.

He thanked everyone for their support and says he promises he will continue to lead with vision and work with everyone to better all of Hopkinsville.

Hendricks detailed a strategic plan for the future of the community, including becoming the safest city in the state, investing in downtown and the inner-city, improving the quality of life with sidewalks, street lights and faster internet and creating more jobs, retail and residential options.

Hendricks will square off against Democrat Jason McCraw and independents Walter Shamble and Wally Bryan in the November general election.