Hopkinsville City Council heard the first financial report of the fiscal year at Tuesday’s meeting, as well as recognized several people for recent achievements.
Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin, and his department, was recognized for once again receiving the Excellence in Financial Reporting award. Giving his monthly financial report, Martin says the city had $3.2 million in collected revenue but $3.5 million in expenses, which is the norm for the start of the fiscal year.
He said is confident those numbers will go back into the positive around October. Martin says there is an available cash balance of $7.7 million, which is up from this time last year.
Pennyrile Electric and McGee Pest Control were presented with Keeping Hopkinsville Beautiful Awards from the Hopkinsville Beautification Commission. Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority CEO Derrick Watson recognized two staff members, Daniel Lancaster and Jenny Moss, for their dedication to keeping water clean in Hopkinsville and their recent award from the Kentucky Water Environment Association in pretreatment excellence.
Also recognized were the winners from this year’s All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. Ashton Grace is the World Local Super Stock champion after coming in first place. Connor Bledsoe took fourth place in the World Rally Stock Division and Courtney Planka, Peyton Hilton, Audrey Rains and Maggie Goode were also congratulated for their showings.