Business View Magazine | July 2020

195 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2020 Madisonville, KENTUCKY A season of change M any regard Madisonville, KY, which serves as the seat of Hopkins County and the commercial seat of the Western Kentucky Coal Fields Region, along Interstate 69, as “the Best Town on Earth.” That powerful slogan is, in fact, one that the City takes much pride in because of what it reflects of the numerous community-minded and community-invested initiatives. The heritage that has been passed down generation to generation, from administration to administration, is one of devotion and dedication to our community and citizens. “I’ve been Mayor since 2019,” says Kevin Cotton, a man who’s spent his entire career serving the public interest. Perhaps one of the greatest of these is serving alongside his wife as foster parents within their community. “I took office on January 3rd, 2019. Since that day, I’ve put a lot into different infrastructure projects, looking at the quality of life and housing concerns. Prior to Covid-19, our unemployment rate was ranging in the low fours, which is extremely low for our area, and a record low for the City of AT A GLANCE MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY WHAT: The seat of Hopkins County; population nearing 20,000 WHERE: Along the 1-69 in the Western Kentucky Coal Fields Region WEBSITE: