(270) 821-8294




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Kentucky COVID-19 website – A comprehensive list of COVID-19 information Kentuckians need, including the latest facts on numbers, actions taken by state government, and links to relevant resources.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


File for Unemployment Insurance – Kentucky Career Center

Apply for Medicaid only - Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange website or call the Kentucky Healthcare Customer Service line toll-free at (855) 459-6328

Public Assistance (SNAP, KTAP, etc) – Department for Community Based Services

WIC – contact the Hopkins County Health Department at 270-821-5242


Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Pennyroyal Center Crisis Number: 1-877-473-7766


Emergencies: dial 911

Central Dispatch: 270-821-1720

Hopkins County Sheriff: 270-821-5661

TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: 877-597-2331 or 800-752-6200


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Hopkins County Circuit Court Judge

Hon. James Brantley
Hopkins County Courthouse
120 East Center St, Room 36
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone (270) 824-7422  |  Fax (270) 824-7051



susan mcclure judgeHopkins County Family Court Judge

Hon. Susan Wesley McClure
Hopkins County Courthouse
120 East Center St
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone (270) 824-7342  |  Fax (270) 824-7346


JUDGE Bill Whitledge 1Hopkins County District Judge

Hon. William R. Whitledge
Hopkins County Courthouse
120 East Center St
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone (270) 824-7512  |  Fax (270) 824-7074


David Massamore MG 9612 ediHopkins County District Judge

Hon. David Massamore
Hopkins County Courthouse
120 East Center St
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone (270) 824-7513  |  Fax (270) 824-7074

Tanya BowmanHopkins County Circuit Clerk

Tanya Bowman
Hopkins County Courthouse
120 East Center St
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone (270) 824-7502  |  Fax (270) 824-7032
 Circuit Clerk Website



Court records are available from 1990 to present. Copies are $0.25 cents per page and you must do your own records search and copies. No record checks are done in this office. You must go through AOC or check for yourself at the office. No credit checks.

Drivers License Information:
The test is given on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays by appointment.

Special Programs:
Trust for Life Organ Donation Program; Parenting class for divorcing persons on the first Tuesday and first Saturday of each month held at Madisonville Community College

Forms of Payment Accepted:
Cash and checks are accepted for citations and filing of suits. Cash only for restitution and bail bonds.

Other Information:
Circuit Court dress code: No shorts, tank tops or halter tops. Shirts must be tucked in. No chewing gum. Small children are discouraged, but may attend if quiet. Monday is the busiest day. Wednesday is the slowest day, being the best day to search records.

Other Phone Numbers:

Circuit Civil:  (270) 824-7340

Records and Passports:  (270) 824-7341

Circuit Criminal:  (270) 824-7501

Family Court Records:  (270) 824-7502

District Criminal:  (270) 824-7507 and (270) 824-7508

District Civil:  (270) 824-7509

Bookkeeping:  (270) 824-7504

Driver's Licensing:  (270) 824-7503