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  • The Central Office is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 

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  • We want to make students, parents, and staff aware that lane changes will be made to U.S. 41 near Madisonville North Hopkins High School starting on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Please use caution while driving in the area.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 shared a news release with the following details:

    Motorists should Anticipate Lane Changes on US 41 in Hopkins County
    Addition of two-way turn lane will improve traffic flow in the area

    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2023) –  KYTC plans to implement striping and signage changes on US 41 in Hopkins County. The changes will take place between North Hopkins High School and Winding Creek Drive.

    The striping changes will alter the use of the existing left turn lane. A portion of the existing left turn lane will be converted to a two- way left turn lane to accommodate left turns in both directions.

    KYTC will begin the traffic pattern in the area starting Saturday, January 28th.

    Signage will be posted in the area to alert drivers of the new traffic pattern.

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  • Earlington Save the Date - April 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.Orders are being taken now for #OneLastTime Earlington Celebration T-shirts to commemorate our memories of Earlington Elementary and Earlington High School. Your $25 order purchases a T-shirt for you and gifts a T-shirt (of a different design) to an Earlington student. Orders are due by March 24, 2023. Please complete this form  to place an order. 


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  • Hanson ... A Lasting Legacy - Save the Date April 29, 2-4 p.m.

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Remember Your Why Award

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    Hopkins County Schools wants to recognize employees and students for good deeds and kindness shown to others. Remember Your Why Award winners may be nominated by any district stakeholder, including staff, students, parents, and community members. The nomination form is available at www.hopkins.kyschools.us/RememberYourWhy.


  • Hopkins County Schools bus driver Dee Yates and bus monitor Brittany Holmes received the Eight people standing in front of board table Remember Your Why Award during the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 9.

    They found some packages in the road while driving an afternoon route one day before Christmas. A community member let us know that these employees took the time that afternoon to take the packages to the Sheriff’s Department. After finding out who the packages should have gone to, those people were contacted to let them know they could get their packages at the Sheriff’s Department. Both of these employees demonstrated great kindness and went out of their way to help others during the Christmas season!

    Dee Yates expressed her “why” by saying, “I love kids and I love driving.”

    Brittany Holmes said, “I had my CDL and wasn’t using it. I saw the desperate need for bus drivers, and thought I could help the community by taking some of the stress from parents and children in regards to transportation.”


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  • Katie Riggs, an art teacher at South Hopkins Middle School, received the Remember Your Why Award at the Board of Education meeting on Monday. She continually looks for activities that generate creative andKatie Riggs with family and administrators engaging work from her students. She is patient, supportive and very nurturing to each and every one of her students. She teaches her students how art is part of their day-to-day lives, even when they do not realize it. Most recently, Ms. Riggs applied for and won a grant that covered the expenses of bringing in a professional videographer to help her students plan, develop, edit and create their own multimedia video. (This also included the use of a drone!) She continues to apply for other grants that will provide additional learning opportunities for our students. We are very fortunate to have her as part of the SHMS FAMILY!
    Here is how Riggs explained her “why”: “I teach because I want to be an influence and make a difference in the lives of my students. I hope to instill a belief in my students that they can achieve goals and create new things that they didn’t think were possible before. Art is a wonderful outlet to show them that.”
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  • Scott Moore (not pictured) and Jennifer Curneal were honored with the Remember Your Why Award duringAdministrators with Jennifer Curneal the Board of Education meeting on Nov. 21. They are described as life savers for their efforts to help a coworker last month. Curneal, a kindergarten assistant, was eating lunch with a co-worker who choked on an apple piece. She was able to get her up from the table and tried to dislodge the apple. Unable to get it out, she pulled her toward the door so others could hear her calls for help. Mr. Moore ran to help and used the Heimlich maneuver on their coworker. Their quick actions saved a life!

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