A new Hopkinsville City Council was sworn in Thursday evening and welcomed two new council members into its ranks.
Darvin Adams will be representing ward 1, after defeating incumbent Thomas Grant in the democratic primary and challenger Natasha Francis in the general election, and he says he has multiple priorities for both his ward and the city as a whole.
Jason Bell will represent ward 11, taking the place of longtime councilmember Wesley Grimes. He says he’s excited to begin and he intends to focus on bringing opportunities here for the youth of the city while generating revenue.
Mayor Carter Hendricks, who was also sworn in, welcomed them both to the team, saying he’s looking forward to working together with all members to continue improving Hopkinsville.
The swearing in was performed by Christian District Judge Foster Cotthoff, who wished them the best of luck in the coming year and thanked them for their willingness to serve. The first city council meeting of 2019 will take place January 8.