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Residents Seek Re-alignment of Fire Districts

southhopkinsfire 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/20/13) – After a Nortonville woman said her calls for help were unanswered, a petition calling for the realignment of fire department jurisdiction has been generated.

Carolyn Foster collected 192 signatures on a petition asking for Nortonville to be within the jurisdiction of the South Hopkins Fire Department rather than the Mannington Fire Department, which is in Christian County.

She recently delivered the petition to the Hopkins County Attorney's Office.

“We have 10 to 12 fire departments around Hopkins County and South Hopkins Fire Department has district territory with Mannington’s Fire Department, which is in Christian County. Their service area currently crosses over into Hopkins County,” said County Attorney Todd P’Pool. “(That) also causes Hopkins County residents' home insurance to double.”

Since the 1970s, the Mannington Volunteer Fire Department has covered certain parts outside Nortonville, said P'Pool.

P’Pool is researching a way to legally change the fire district lines. There are about 300 residents that pay an extra $35 a year for fire dues, he said.

The review of the actual line boundary will be presented to Hopkins County Executive Judge Donnie Carroll at a later date.

 “We are currently seeking to annex a portion of Mannington’s district,” said P’Pool. “It will enhance the public safety and be a relief on their insurance bill.”

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News

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