Hopkins Co. gains only one new COVID-19 case, 152 recoveries

Hopkins County continues to see a flattening of cases of COVID-19 and they’re preparing for how voting has changed in Kentucky for the June primary.

Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton and Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield announced only one new case during Wednesday’s update, thanking people for their hard work in making sure they’re staying healthy and socially distancing to cut down on those cases. That puts the total in Hopkins County at 217, with 152 people recovered and 38 ‘active’ cases.  They also reported no new deaths.

Mayor Cotton says they believe their cases have plateaued, but he urges people to keep working hard to make sure there’s not another spike.

Hopkins County, much like other counties in the state, will be implementing mail-in absentee ballots, which people must request from the state in order to receive.  Hopkins County Clerk Keenan Cloern says there will be limited precincts open on voting day, but she has implemented a traveling voting truck that will visit multiple locations throughout the county where people can vote.

A list of those locations can be found on the Hopkins County Clerk’s Office Facebook page, and she says anyone can vote at that mobile unit while staying socially distant.  The state intends to launch an online portal in the near future where citizens can request a ballot to be mailed to them.