(270) 821-8294




CLICK HERE to be Directed to the Hopkins County COVID-19 Information Page


Kentucky COVID-19 website – A comprehensive list of COVID-19 information Kentuckians need, including the latest facts on numbers, actions taken by state government, and links to relevant resources.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


File for Unemployment Insurance – Kentucky Career Center

Apply for Medicaid only - Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange website or call the Kentucky Healthcare Customer Service line toll-free at (855) 459-6328

Public Assistance (SNAP, KTAP, etc) – Department for Community Based Services

WIC – contact the Hopkins County Health Department at 270-821-5242


Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Pennyroyal Center Crisis Number: 1-877-473-7766


Emergencies: dial 911

Central Dispatch: 270-821-1720

Hopkins County Sheriff: 270-821-5661

TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: 877-597-2331 or 800-752-6200


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Nick Bailey, Director
Hopkins County EMA
130 N Franklin Street, Madisonville KY
Phone (270) 821-5717

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Director has the responsibilities for the day-to-day emergency management programs. The Emergency Management Office cooperates with a comprehensive network of local, state, and federal Emergency Management personnel; governmental agencies, law enforcement, fire, ambulance, and other emergency personnel; private businesses; voluntary organizations; and individuals to identify potential hazards, to develop emergency plans for each potential natural and technological hazard and to apply the four phases of Emergency Management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.


ARE YOU PREPARED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?   Below are programs in place here in Hopkins County Kentucky to help our residents be prepared in case of an emergency situation. 


codered1This rapid emergency notification service is called Hopkins County Alert.  The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. Hopkins County Alert employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines. 
Sign up for the Hopkins County Alert program  CLICK HERE



Family Communication is critical in an emergency situation.  Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so this plan will ensure each of your family members knows how to contact one another and filling out the form will allow you to plan appropriately.  
Download the Family Communication Plan PDF




Hopkins County Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
hopkins county storm warning alert



earthquakeready7 Steps to Earthquake Safety:  The Emergency Survival Program (ESP) created based on "The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety" handbook information.