Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks continued his bid for reelection Thursday at the grand opening of his headquarters downtown.
The headquarters is stationed in the Clayton’s Building on East Ninth Street and Hendricks spoke to the crowd who gathered to support him. He says since he’s been mayor the city has ended every fiscal year with a surplus in the budget, which he feels does not indicate ‘frivolous spending’.
He says he has focused on making the city attractive to new residents, industry and business and he plans to continue doing that and make sure Hopkinsville is a ‘21st century’ city.
Hendricks mentioned his opponents, saying he has seen what they think of his administration and while he promises to maintain a positive campaign, he says he will be sure to defend himself.
Hendricks highlighted his eight-point plan for growth, which includes supporting public safety by hiring more police officers and creating a new fire protection plan, growing more retail and creating new tourism.
Hendricks, a Republican, will face off against Democrat Jason McCraw, independent Wally Bryan and independent Walter Shamble in the November election.