Madisonville, KY – Hopkins County officials are still searching for a new Emergency Management director. So far, the county has received nineteen applications for the position. The post remains vacant after former Director Broc Oglesby retired in April. He held the position for about five years. County Magistrate Mike Duncan tells the Madisonville Messenger the job is more complex than in years past as the numbers of weather-related incidents continue to rise. Duncan says there have been some 55 natural disasters in the area over the last five years. Hopkins County is expected to hire the new EMA director before July 1.