Hopkinsville City Council’s committee of the whole had much discussion over Hopkinsville Mayor J.R. Knight Jr.’s proposed 2023-2024 budget during its meeting on Thursday, but ultimately decided to forward the $47,444,241 budget to the council for approval.

The committee failed to pass a measure proposed by council member Natasha Sophia Francis to increase the operational budget to $48 million — a move that would add another $555,579 in the mayor’s budget and would provide for several increases proposed by Frances, including $100,000 to the Legacy Hopkinsville program and $10,000 to Downtown Renaissance.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or tgrace@kentuckynewera.com.

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