Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks appeared on WHOP Friday to discuss progress in the city, including expansion of the Greenway System, Hopkinsville Transit and more.
Speaking on the transit system, Mayor Hendricks says the service has done nothing but flourish since its inception 5 years ago and they will continue to add stops and shelters to better serve the riders and bring in more.
He says the transit team is always looking for ways to improve, including possibly extending the bus schedule hours to accommodate second and third shift employees in the future.
The ribbon was cut for Second Street Park at the end of 2018 and Mayor Hendricks is hopeful to have one soon for Joe Mumford Park. He says the hope is that private developers will see the improvements in these neighborhoods and invest in new housing or other projects.
He says city officials having been working with state government to get requirements done and hopefully get ground broken soon for the Greenway expansion.
He also spoke on the recent grand opening of the Hopkinsville Sportsplex and the economic impact it will have on the community by bringing in sports-tourism dollars and that sign-ups are still being sought for the curbside recycling program, which goes into effect February 1.