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Governor Presents Funds for School Highway Safety

We were excited to welcome Kentucky Gov. AndyGov. Beshear speaks at podium as board members and superintendent listen in chairs behind him Beshear to Hopkins County Schools on July 9!

Gov. Beshear discussed school safety projects and presented a ceremonial check of $2.2 million in governor’s discretionary funds for design and construction of turn lanes on the highways in front of Pride Elementary School and James Madison Middle School. Work at JMMS is expected to start next spring, with the Pride Elementary project scheduled to start next summer. This is part of $23 million in projects aimed at improving highway safety near schools.

Hopkins County Board of Education members Steve Faulk, Dr. J.W. Durst, Bobby Fox, and Shannon Embry, board attorney Keith Cartwright, Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton, Hopkins County Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield and Deneatra Henderson, chief district engineer with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2, were among those attending the event at James Madison.

These projects will improve safety at Pride and James Madison for our students, parents, and the community. We put a top priority on student safety and are very thankful for this assistance!

Gov. Beshear and Superintendent Amy Smith shake hands as three people look on

A group stand and talk on stage

Superintendent Smith stands at podium and gives welcome

Superintendent introduces board members

Full view of stage with governor speaking at podium

Group stands with ceremonial check

Pride Principal Kristy Saint speaks at podium

JMMS principal Matt Melton speaks at podium

Jack Whitfield

Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton

Group photo with ceremonial check