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Posted: Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:30PM

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Housing During Forum

Three of the four candidates for Mayor of Hopkinsville participated in a forum Thursday put on by the Hopkinsville Home Builders Association, Hopkinsville-Christian and Todd County Board of Realtors, and Atmos Energy. The forum, before a packed house at the Pioneers Memorial Complex, focused on two topics: how to boost housing opportunities and how to make housing development easier. Republican candidate Carter Hendricks set out his five points for improving housing opportunities.

Democratic candidate Joey Pendleton says there is a need to bring in business and retail in order to grow the housing stock.

Democratic candidate Willie Kendrick says there is a need to work with the banks in the area to make it easier for people to buy homes.

To make housing development easier Kendrick says he would work with the Planning Commission to make building permits and regulations simpler.

Pendleton says, if elected, there would be some changes in the Planning Commission.

Hendricks says he would work to make the economic climate favorable for growing Hopkinsville.

The other Republican candidate Jason McCraw was not in attendance at the forum.

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