With several counties having difficulty receiving funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hopkins County has employed former commissioner for Precinct 1 Beth Wisenbaker to assist with getting the paper work satisfactorily through the FEMA process according to County Judge Robert Newsom. Wisenbaker’s experience with FEMA will prove to be an asset according to Newsom.
The work that FEMA will reimburse has already been performed according to the judge. He stated that his duties and that of the commissioners in repairing and reworking roadways demands the necessity of adding Wisenbaker’s expertise to the mix. She does not work every day but has been given a small office next to the County Judge’s office to facilitate her work and the communication of paperwork between the county and FEMA.