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Service Academies West Point-Naval Academy-Air Force-Coast Guard Students interested in attending a service academy should contact the office of Congressman Ed Whitfield in Hopkinsville, located at 1403 South Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville, across from the First Baptist Church and Planters Bank. Please call (270) 885-8079. In addition, appointments can be made by Senator Mitch McConnell or Senator Jim Bunning. Students interested in a nomination should make contact in the spring of their junior year in high school. Also, please note that it is extremely important that the student begin the application process with the academies themselves. There are five Service Academies: The United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), Merchant Marine (USMMA), and Coast Guard (USCGA) Academies. Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. As far as the USAFA, USNA, and USMA are concerned, there are various nomination authorities, with each eligible young person able to apply to both United States Senators from the applicant's state, his or her United States Representative, and the Vice President (if very highly qualified). The other nomination categories are military-affiliated. With respect to the Congressional category, each Representative and each Senator is allowed to have at each of those academies at any one time five persons charged to his or her quota. The competitive method provides that the nominees compete among themselves for final appointment determined by the admissions authorities. They take into consideration a nominee's academic record, extracurricular and athletic activities, physical aptitude, ACT and/or SAT scores, leadership ability, and medical qualifications. Such facets of an applicant's record are also considered during the nomination selection process. No person will be offered admission if he or she does not meet the physical standards of the Academy unless awarded a medical waiver. As competition for nomination and appointment is very keen, it is wise for all interested persons to apply through all sources for which they are eligible and for all Academies in which they have a real interest. An individual may be nominated by more than one nominating authority and/or to more than one Academy. With regard to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the locality boundary for nomination by a Representative is the State in which the District lies rather than just the District itself. Each Representative and each Senator may nominate ten candidates each year to compete for admission. Washington Office 301 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-1701 (202) 225-3115 Voice (202) 225-3547 Fax District Offices 1403 S. Main Street Hopkinsville, KY 42240 (270) 885-8079 Voice, (800) 328-5629 Toll Free, or (270) 885-8598 Fax.
First Aid Red Cross The Christian Co. Red Cross office is located at 1411 South Main Street (across from the First Baptist Church) and their phone number is 885-5328. The program provides relief to victims of fires, floods and other disasters. Also offers health and safety training, including first aid and CPR. The babysitting class is for ages 11-15, costs $35 and upon completion of the course one will have earned the American Red Cross Babysitter Training Certificate and the Infant & Child CPR Certification. CPR and First Aid classes are held the last Tuesday of every month, and cost is $15. A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Recruiting Office-All branches Recruiting Office-All branches The Hopkinsville military recruitment office is located at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd, across from O'Charley's restaurant. All branches of the military are located in this office.
Employment & Training (OET) Office of Employment & Training THE OET staff provides job services, unemployment insurance services, and Labor Market Information. Their office is located behind the Hopkinsville Post Office at 110 Riverfront Drive between 1st & 2nd Street, and please contact Carolyn Balthrop at 889-6509 or Carolyn.Balthrop@ky.gov, or www.hopkinsville.des.ky.gov for additional details. Job Services matches available workers with employers who need their skills and experience. Work search and referrals may be conducted locally, statewide, and nationally. Unemployment insurance provides short-term benefits for those who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Labor Market Information contains a wide range of statistical data on employment and wage patterns. It is available locally, statewide, and nationally to both businesses and job seekers. Individuals may register for employment at www.selfreg.ky.gov or visit the OET office on Riverfront Drive in Hopkinsville.
National Guard National Guard The Hopkinsville military recruitment office is located at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd, across from O'Charley's restaurant. All branches of the military are located in this office. The telephone number for the Army/Army Reserve is 270-881-9612. The telephone # for the Army National Guard recruiter's office at 1600 Woodson Drive (near Christian Co. High School) is 270-885-6091. The telephone # for the Army Reserve Training Center located at 1600 Woodson Drive is 270-885-3660.
Industrial Park Local Industries-Job Opportunities For an overall listing of the major industries located in Hopkinsville, please click here: link here , Hopkinsville Economic Development Council. For additional information, please click here: link here , Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce.
Ky. Dept. Veterans Affairs Ky. Dept. Veterans Affairs The local office for the Ky. Department of Veteran Affairs is located at 5817 Ft. Campbell Blvd., or please call 885-9622 or 1-800-928-9622.
Industrial Park Kentucky Unemployment Office (Please see the OET). The Ky. Unemployment Services Department in Hopkinsville is located at 110 Riverfront Drive and their phone number is 889-6509. The Ky. Employment office is located in the same building, the big white building behind the Post Office and across from the Police Department.
Industrial Park Kentucky Employment Office (Please see the OET). link The Ky. Employment Services Department in Hopkinsville is located at 110 Riverfront Drive and their phone number is 889-6516. The Ky. Unemployment office is located in the same building, the big white building behind the Post Office and across from the Police Department.
Adult education-High School equivalency GED-TABE-High School Equivalency The GED is an exam that enables a person (19 or older, or out of school a minimum of 90 days if under the age of 19) who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to take the Official GED Test, one must first take the Official GED Practice Test. Upon passing the practice test (which is free), the individual is then eligible to take the Official GED Test. If between the ages of 16 - 18, one must present proof of official withdrawal from school to be eligible to attend adult education classes or take the practice test. If one needs it, free instruction is available in whatever area the individual needs. Most instruction is on an individualized basis. Some group sessions are also offered. Please call 887-1319 to make an appointment for your first visit.
Industrial Park English as a second language English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered September through May at the HCC through the adult education program. One class meets on Wednesdays & Fridays from 12:00 -1:30 p.m. and another on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 887-1319.
Industrial Park Employment Fairs At least annually, either the Chamber of Commerce or the Ch. Co. Bd. of Education sponsor workforce employment fairs. For additional information, please call the Chamber of Commerce at (270) 885-14991 or 800-842-9959, 2800 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Hopkinsville, KY, 42240.
Industrial Park Employer Expectations Each Employer in the Industrial Park has different expectations concerning employee attendance, substance abuse, education, special skills, and the future opportunities within that company. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce for overall guidelines or each specific employer for additional details.
ASVAB test ASVAB test The ASVAB test is a very important free test that measures one's vocational aptitude and trainability. The test is given each Monday evening in Hopkinsville at the Army Reserve Training Center at 1600 Woodson Drive, near Christian Co. High School between 5-8 p.m. However, before one can sit for the exam, please contact a military recruiter (Army, Navy . . .) at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd. (across from O'Charley's restaurant) in Hopkinsville for an examination ticket. (Need a photo ID). The test is limited to 30 takers per session, so one cannot simply show up and take the test. This is a very helpful test, whether one is going to enlist in the military or not.
Army ROTC-Air Force ROTC Army ROTC-Air Force ROTC Both Hopkinsville and Christian Co. High Schools offer ROTC programs, please call 887-1300 for additional information. HHS offers an Army program and CCHS an Air Force ROTC program.
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