Hopkins County Board of Education

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The Hopkins County Board of Education has approved making available a drug to prevent opioid overdose in local high schools. Narcan is an opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of an overdose for 30 to 90 minutes.

Hopkins County Deputy Superintendent Linda Zellich will be the district's first female superintendent. The board of education selected Zellich yesterday to replace retiring superintendent James Lee Stevens. Zellich said she is ready to face the challenge of managing the 7,000 students and 1,000 employees. 

Hopkins County Schools

The Hopkins County School District is a step closer to hiring a new superintendent after the board ended a second round of interviews last night in Madisonville.

A screening committee recommended four finalists last week. Board members questioned the first two candidates Tuesday.

The Hopkins County Board of Education begins its search for a new superintendent this week. Kentucky Association of School Administrators Senior Search Consultant Phil Eason says the board will post the open position Wednesday that should remain open for 30 days.

Current Superintendent James Stevens announced Feb. 28 that he plans to retire no later than June 30.