Donald E. Carroll
Hopkins County Government Center
56 North Main Street
Madisonville, KY. 42431
The Judge Executive serves as the Chief Executive/Administrative Officer of the county. He is a member and presiding officer of the fiscal court.
Donnie was born and educated in Hopkins County, and has continually been a resident except while serving our county in the Air Force. His education includes degree work in criminal justice, which was utilized during more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement. Prior to being elected Hopkins County Judge Executive, he was employed in private industry in the area of transportation safety-compliance and risk management. Donnie and his wife, Judy, have two children, Chad Carroll and Kristy Heltsley, and granddaughters Victoria and Kaitlyn. Judge Executive is the third elected office Donnie has held in Hopkins County, having previously served as Sheriff and Jailer.
Judge Carroll states: "I believe that if we, as a county, follow our state motto "United we stand; divided we fall" jointly with our cities, we will be able to move Hopkins County forward as an aggressive economic developer which would result in a better economy in Hopkins County."
His duties and missions include the following:
- Promote full utilization of existing county resources (people, funds, building and land).
- Support economic development of the entire county.
- Practice and encourage positive communication within the fiscal court, and with all city and county elected officials.
- Oversee county roads and prioritize use of road funds based upon need.
- Utilize coal severance funds effectively throughout the county.
- Maintain continued accessibility to all citizens.
- Appoint with Fiscal Court approval, all members to various boards and committees.
Click here to read Judge Carroll's state of the county speech delivered at First Methodist Church on September 2, 2014.
Fiscal Court Personnel
Patricia Wiles, Administrative Assistant to Judge Executive Donnie Carroll
Patricia’s work history has been influenced by her interests in community service, writing, and literacy. Prior to joining the Judge-Executive’s team she was the Membership and Outreach Director for the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Before that, she was a reporter for The Messenger newspaper where she received several awards from the Kentucky Press Association for her coverage of city governments, business, agriculture, and breaking news. She’s a graduate of Leadership Hopkins County, serves as President of the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Board of Trustees, and as Vice President of the Hopkins County Community Clinic Board of Directors. She has also served on the United Way of the Coalfield Board of Directors. Patricia and her husband, Tim, live in Hopkins County. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
Mary Ann Brooks, Member of Hopkins County Judge Executive's Team
Although venturing out of state during her former career with the federal government, she has lived in Madisonville most of her life. Mary Ann’s education includes a degree from Transylvania University, where she had the distinction of being the oldest freshman on campus. She is now a resident of Madisonville. Her immediate family includes her husband, Buddy and two dachshunds, since their children (Roger, Mike, Ashby, and B.W.) are grown and away from home.
Cindy Jones, County Treasurer
Hopkins County Government Center
56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY. 42431 | Phone: (270) 821-2666
Cindy has been the Hopkins County Treasurer since 1999. As a native of Hopkins County, her parents were born and raised in Dawson Springs. She was a member of the last graduating class of Madisonville High School and has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Western Kentucky University. Prior to becoming Treasurer, she spent almost 20 years in the banking industry. Cindy was the Controller for Kentucky Bank and Trust Company, Liberty National Bank, and Bank One all from the same office here in Madisonville, Kentucky.
Tracy Browning, Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer
Tracy Browning was born in Daytona Beach, FL to Jean Ausenbaugh Summers and the late Beau Summers. She is married to Jeff Browning. She has two daughters; Rachael Browning and Melissa Clayton. Tracy has one granddaughter, Sydney. Tracy graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School in 1979. She has been employed by Hopkins County Fiscal Court for nine years.