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Revenues Up For City Of Hopkinsville

The City of Hopkinsville had a good fiscal year bringing in almost three quarters of a million dollars more than last year.
Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin presented his monthly financial report to Hopkinsville City Council Tuesday night noting the increase in revenue.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp appointed a Public Transit Advisory Committee to help Pennyrile Allied Community Services with the implementation of a new public transportation system.
The Public Transit Advisory Board will be made up of Councilman Paul Henson as Chair, Councilwoman Kim McCarley as Vice Chair, and members Kenneth Bates, Vonda Gates, Cameron Mitchell, David Ptaszek, Denise Hillis Torian, and Emanuel Wilson.
In other business the City Council voted to rezone the area at the end of Sivley Road from General Business to residential. The area originally had frontage on to Eagle Way Bypass but once the Pennyrile Parkway extension was built the land was more suitable to housing. Builder Frankie Dudas asked for the change in order to add on to the subdivision already there.
Council also approved a zoning change on Crenshaw Boulevard in preparation for US Tobacco's new facility. The area is near US 41A in front of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Additionally, City Administrative Officer Nate Pagan explained that HWEA has requested to supply natural gas to the site.
VIP Cinemas, the company that has purchased the movie theater, was approved for an economic development grant. The requirements stipulate that VIP do half a million dollars of work to the building and employ at least 10 people for a 5 year period. VIP is already planning on improving the building to the tune of 500 thousand dollars and plans to employ 14 to 16 people.
The Mayor also reappointed James Givens II to the Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority.