Hopkins County Commissioners Court Holds Public Hearing on Tax Rate
Aug31

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Holds Public Hearing on Tax Rate

At a regular meeting Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court is scheduled to have public hearings on its’ 2015 fiscal year budget and on the tax rate for the budget. The tax rate is rising just over 5-cents per $100 valuation. The court will also consider purchasing a used fire truck from the Brinker Volunteer Fire Department.

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Meets on Jail & Budget Monday
Aug24

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Meets on Jail & Budget Monday

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court has scheduled two public hearings for a Monday meeting at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of the County Courthouse. One public hearing is for the tax rate in the proposed budget that is going up more than 5-cents due to the new county jail project. A second public hearing is for the proposed budget. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Surprise At New Jail Site, Newsom Talks County News
Aug21

Surprise At New Jail Site, Newsom Talks County News

Workers doing dirt work for the new Hopkins County Jail project north of the current jail unearthed a surprise recently. They found what appears to be a railroad spur that had been buried. County Judge Robert Newsom says it shouldn’t raise any environmental issues. He can’t find any records for the spur. Judge Newsom says County Commissioners will be removing the rails and selling the steel. In some Hopkins County notes, County Judge...

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Jail Project and Our County Budget
Aug17

Jail Project and Our County Budget

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom continues to stress that the new County Jail project is coming in below budget so far. Plus the County Commissioners Court has budgeted $400,000 for any contingencies that might arise. Some or all of those funds might be saved. Judge Newsom was also impressed that the Construction Manager-At-Risk was already at work on the site the day after the groundbreaking. The Hopkins County Commissioners Court...

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County Breaks Ground for New jail
Aug09

County Breaks Ground for New jail

At high noon Monday, Hopkins County officials will break ground for the new $16-million 192-bed County Jail. The groundbreaking will take place north of the current jail. Some 12 to 15 months of construction will follow. County Judge Robert Newsom says the project appears to be below budget. It is expected to increase the county tax rate in the budget about six cents according to Judge Newsom. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Commissioners Court Continues Work On Budget
Aug04

Commissioners Court Continues Work On Budget

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will continue working on its’ budget for next fiscal year at work sessions planned all this week in Meeting Room 1 adjacent to the County Judge’s Office. The court will also have a work session Thursday morning, August 7,  at 10 a.m. to meet with the County Beautification Committee. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court  Working on its’ Budget
Aug02

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Working on its’ Budget

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will continue working on its’ budget for next fiscal year at work sessions planned all this week in Meeting Room 1 adjacent to the County Judge’s Office. The court will also have a work session Thursday morning at 10 a.m. to meet with the County Beautification Committee. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting
Jul27

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will take up several items in a regular meeting Monday at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse. The court will consider approving an agreement to widen County Road 2300 in Precinct 2. The court will also consider renewing medical insurance for the county and hiring outside auditors. The court will also have a work session after the regular meeting to discuss the Civic Center, Environmental operations, the...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Works on Budget
Jul19

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Works on Budget

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will continue with work sessions this week on the budget for next fiscal year. The court is expected to meet Monday through Thursday on the budget. A preliminary budget is due July 31. County Judge Robert Newsom is hoping the budget can be finished by September 1. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Commissioners Court Discusses Plans For Use Of Available Courthouse Space
Jul17

Commissioners Court Discusses Plans For Use Of Available Courthouse Space

Wednesday morning, July 16, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court visited the County Annex across the street from the Courthouse. They plan to move the District Clerk’s Office out of the Courthouse to the former site of the Tax Office. Deconstruction work has already begun at the site. Among possible uses for extra space at the Courthouse include a private office for District Judge Eddie Northcutt, an attorney-client meeting area and...

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