Hopkins County, Kentucky Government Social Media Accounts Policy
The purpose of official Hopkins County, Kentucky Government social media accounts is to present matters of public interest. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites.
We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff resources (your tax dollars), we generally only monitor comments and postings during regular business hours.
Once comments posted, Hopkins County reserves the right to remove submissions that contain:
Personal attacks of any kind
Comments or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation
Spam comments or links to other sites
Clearly off topic
Advocate illegal activity
Promote particular services, products, or political organizations
Infringe on copyrights or trademarks
Personally identifiable medical information
Information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations.
Banning people: If there are repeated violations of the comments policy above, Hopkins County reserves the right to ban participation on platforms that permit organizations to ban users.
Platform rules: Please note that social media platforms have their own rules of conduct, so social media platforms may take their own action to remove comments or ban users, not Hopkins County, Kentucky Government. Hopkins County is not responsible for those actions.
Video disclaimer: Hopkins County is not responsible for the content provided on “related” and “promoted” videos that are accessible from social media video channels. All viewers should note that these related videos and comments expressed on them do not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of Hopkins County or its officers and employees.
Archiving: All posts and comments are archived.
Private messages: Many social media platforms provide a non-public way to contact official Hopkins County social media accounts, however, those conversations are public records and subject to Kentucky Open Records laws.
Redress process: If you think Hopkins County took action wrongfully regarding your comments or participation on Hopkins County social media accounts, you may petition Hopkins County for review by contacting the Hopkins County Judge-Executive’s Office at 270-821-8294.