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July


American Legion Riders, Post #6, Madisonville is sponsoring a Scholarship Poker Run and Auction August 9th. If you have a son, daughter or grandchild that is active in college and needs a little financial help, remit their information and copy of your DD214 for verification (copy will be returned to you) Application deadline will be July 19th. Click Here to get the event flyer will more information.



The Trigg County Triggers are selling Raffle Tickets. 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 to win a Remington 20 gauge express shotgun and a Rutgers 1022 Carbine. Only 500 tickets will be sold. One ticket drawn for each gun. The Drawing will be August 7th. Contact Daniel Ingram or Heida for tickets.

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to visit and enjoy our new featured exhibit: Lights, Camera, Action! Hopkinsville Goes to the Show.This exhibit explores the history of theaters and movies in the city. You can find more information here. To see all of the Summer Exhibits, Click Here!

The Annual Miss Black Patch Princess and Junior Miss Black Patch Beauty Contest will be held Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 PM in the Butler Auditorium in Princeton. Rehearsal is Friday, August 8 at 6:00 PM. Entries are now being taken for the pageants, which are open to girls age 8-12 and 13-15 Respectively. Click Here for the Black Patch News Release.

Christian County Middle School will have registration materials ready for parents during the week of July 21 - July 25. New and returning students are welcome to visit the school from 8 - 3, Monday - Friday, July 1 - 25, to obtain materials.

The Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation will begin offering pickle-ball at Thomas Street Center on Wednesdays beginning August 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. with a fee of $5.00 that includes usage of paddles and pickle-balls - ID Required. All ages and sill levels are welcomed to participate. Click Here for the Pickle Ball Flyer.

Trigg County Schools Open House Schedule. Click Here for more information!


The Hopkinsville Christian County UK Alumni Association will be awarding two Betty White Nelson Memorial Scholarships for the upcoming school year 2013-2014. Any student who is a graduate of a high school located in Christian County and who will be attending the University of Kentucky's main campus in Lexington is eligible. The deadline for receiving applications is 12:00 noon, August 7, 2014. For further information contact Julie Traughber at 270-881-2019. Click Here for the complete information flyer.


CenterShot Archery Program - Hosted and Sponsored by Second Baptist Church. This is an 8 week course $50.00 per person. Deadline to enter is August 3, 2014. 4th grade - 11th grade. Dates of Practice will be Mon., Tues., & Thurs. Nights. 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, and 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Beginning week of August 4th. For more information contact Rev. Chuch Poe at 270-886-0291.


July 21 - 25, Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Kids In College Can Soar (KICCS), at Trigg County Middle School. Please meet in the Cafeteria at 8:00 AM. HCC offers two fun and exciting options for summer youth camps during June and July. Registration is open now for all summer youth camps. For details or to register, contact HCC's Workforce Solutions and Community Education department at 270-707-3750.



July 24, Thursday

8:00 AM - Summer Farm Tour - Begins at Scott Jolly's Farm on Highway 68 with the program beginning at 8:30am. Second stop will be at Cundiff Farms, and the final stop will be at Blackpatch Farms with Steve and Denise Brashears. Lunch from Rutland BBQ at the end of the tour with entertainment from WKDZ Radio Country Showdown winner, Luk Nichols.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Christian Co. Board of Education Summer Community Education Series - The Public Library - What's In It For Me? Check out valuable resources for you and your family at the public library. Learn more by attending at the Hopkinsville Christian Co. Library.

6:00 PM - Cowboy Church Equestrian Drill Team Meeting - Sheriff's Posse Grounds, Hopkinsville. If you are interested at all in being a part of the Cowboy Church Equestrian Drill Team, please come to the meeting! For more information or directions, contact Becky Nichols at 615-512-5360.


July 25, Friday

7:00 PM - SKIT's Performance of Shrek the Musical - Little Theatre in the Trigg County High School.


July 26 - Saturday

9:00 AM
- The Eagle Riders Group & The Fraternal Order of Eagles #3423 present the 12th Annual Alexis (Lexi) Sabatino Poker Run. Registration begins at 9:00 AM at the Western Kentucky State Fairground Convention Center, 2810 Richard St., Hopkinsville. Ride at 11:00 AM, $20 per person. For more information call 270-889-5764 or 270-305-9279.
Tickets are still available at Todd's Jewelry!

9:00 AM - Benefit Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show - Sponsored by Hopkinsville Police Department and Pioneers, Inc.to support the Toy Drive "Christmas Morning Miracle." To be held at Bradford Square Mall in front of J.C. Penney. Click Here for the Flyer. General Public is free, but we will be accepting new unwrapped toys and donations.

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - 2014 Todd County RABIES Vaccination Clinic at the Todd County Middle School parking lot. Vaccinations for $5 per animal. This is a drive-thru clinic, so pets will stay in the vehicle. In Kentucky dogs, cats and ferrets are required to be vaccinated by 4 months old and to stay current on their rabies vaccination. For information contact the Todd County Health Department at 270-265-2362.

1:00 PM - Benefit Golf Tournament for Alex Keys at Boots Randolph Golf Course. 2 Person Team. Registration and food beginning at Noon. See the Event Flyer. For further information and to sign up to play, contact Todd King at 270-350-0542 or 270-522-7172.

7:00 PM - SKIT's Performance of Shrek the Musical - Little Theatre in the Trigg County High School.

7:00 PM - Join Back to Back as they present Brice Long & Friends at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at several ticket outlets. Click Here for more information.


July 27, Sunday

10:30 AM - Faith Family Ministries Presents Chad Williams, former US Navy Seal serving on Seal Team One and Seven grew up in California and became a professional skateboarder but just found himself wanting more in life. He decided to pursue becoming a US Navy Seal. This event will be held at Valor Hall Convention Center in Oak Grove. See the Event Flyer Here.

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council presents Clasic Movies at the historic Alhambra. To Kill A Mockingbird.


July 28, Monday

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christian Co. Board of Education Summer Community Education Series - Fun Times for Families on a Budget - Say yes to cheap family fun! The key to sticking to your budget when planning family fun is to know when to say yes and when to say no. Learn more by attending at the Christian County Extension Office.

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center - There will be a blood drive at Crofton Amish Community building located at 1304 Crofton Dawson Road. Community is Welcome. Blood types needed are: B Positive, A Positive and AB Negative.


July 29, Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Christian Co. Board of Education Summer Community Education Series - Tips for Managing Behavior Problems - Receive tips to help better manage behavior problems in children. Tantrums, angry outbursts and disrespect are tough child behavioral issues. Learn more by attending at the Christian Co. Board of Education.


July 30, Wednesday

10:00 AM - Pennyrile Forest State Park will host a book talk and signing by Kentucky author Eddie Price. Price, an award-winning educator who lives in Hancock County, is the author of "Widder's Landing," a historical novel about frontier life in Kentucky in the early 1800s. The talk and signing will in the park's Fireside Room in the lodge. For more information, call the park at 800-325-1711.

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center - There will be a blood drive at the Herndon Fire Station located at 10633 Lafayete Rd. in Herndon. The Community is welcome. Blood types needed are: B Positive, A Positive and AB Negative.


July 31, Monday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Business After Hours - Cornerstone Information Systems Celebrates their 30th Anniversary. 801 Main St., Hopkinsville.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Primary & Intermediate Schools Open House. Open House will be held in the Cafeteria.

 

AUGUST

The Trigg County Triggers are selling Raffle Tickets. 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 to win a Remington 20 gauge express shotgun and a Rutgers 1022 Carbine. Only 500 tickets will be sold. One ticket drawn for each gun. The Drawing will be August 7th. Contact Daniel Ingram or Heida for tickets.

The Hopkinsville Christian County UK Alumni Association will be awarding two Betty White Nelson Memorial Scholarships for the upcoming school year 2013-2014. Any student who is a graduate of a high school located in Christian County and who will be attending the University of Kentucky's main campus in Lexington is eligible. The deadline for receiving applications is 12:00 noon, August 7, 2014. For further information contact Julie Traughber at 270-881-2019. Click Here for the complete information flyer.

CenterShot Archery Program - Hosted and Sponsored by Second Baptist Church. This is an 8 week course $50.00 per person. Deadline to enter is August 3, 2014. 4th grade - 11th grade. Dates of Practice will be Mon., Tues., & Thurs. Nights. 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, and 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Beginning week of August 4th. For more information contact Rev. Chuch Poe at 270-886-0291.


August 2, Saturday

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Crossroads Fellowship Church will be hosting a Back to School Bash at their pavilion located off E. Noel Drive (around the corner from Fortner Gas). We are inviting all children who will be attending Trigg County Schools for some free food, bouncers, games, school supplies and lots of fun!


August 4, Monday

10:00 AM - The Trigg County Republican Women's Club will meet at the Cadiz Christian Church in the fellowship hall. For more information contact Linda Williams at 270-350-6717 or visit www.facebook.com/TriggCountyGOP.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Open House at the Trigg Co. Middle School.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Open House at the Trigg Co. High School


August 6, Wednesday

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - The Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation offers Pickle-Ball at Thomas Street Center on Wednesdays, beginning today! Get all the information from the Pickle Ball Flyer.

11:30 AM - Military Affairs Committee meeting at the Commerce Center in Hopkinsville. RSVP to Tiffany Quebe at 270-885-9096 or
email Tiffany.


August 8, Friday


8:00 PM - Movie in the Park, presented by the City of Hopkinsville and Division of Parks and Recreation. "The Smurfs 2" will be shown at Westside Park.


August 8 - 9, Friday - Saturday

The Annual Miss Black Patch Princess and Junior Miss Black Patch Beauty Contest will be held Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 PM in the Butler Auditorium in Princeton. Rehearsal is Friday, August 8 at 6:00 PM. Entries are now being taken for the pageants, which are open to girls age 8-12 and 13-15 Respectively. Click Here for the Black Patch News Release.


August 9, Saturday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Back 2 School Fun Day #3 at Ruff Park, Litchfield Dr., Hopkinsville.

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Come get your grill on as Christian County Military Affairs and MB Roland Distillery present the 1st Annual Grillmaster Challenge at MB Roland Distillery, 137 Barkers Mill Rd. in Pembroke. The event features a barbecue contest, live music all day, and all the barbecue and fixin's imaginable. View the Grillmaster Event Flyer.


August 10, Sunday

9:30 AM - 43rd Annual Homecoming of former residents of Land Between the Rivers will be at the LBL Fenton Airport Pavilion. A potluck picnic will spread at noon. Please bring food, drinks and chairs. If you need further information contat Joann Harvey at 270-522-3956 or Faye Oakley at 270-271-2200.

7:00 PM - Lyle Lovett and his large band bring their talents to the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, in Paducah. This Texas-Based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. See the PSA Here!


August 11, Monday

5:00 PM - Hopkinsville High School SBDM Council meeting to be held in the HHS Library.

5:30 PM - The Trigg County Republican Committee will meet in the conference room at the Courthouse Annex. For more information contact Betty Sue Howard at 270-924-3632 or vist www.facebook.com/TriggCountyGOP.


August 12, Tuesday

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center Blood Drive for Mike Sears. Sponsored by: District 2 Probation & Parole. Bloodmobile in the parking lot of Stewart's IGA 306 South Main St. in Greenville. *Give blood in support of Mike Sears while he is undergoing medical treatment.


August 15 - 16, Friday & Saturday



The Kelly "Little Green Men" Day's Festival is an annual event held in Kelly Kentucky on Old Madisonville Road at Kelly Church Road on the third weekend of August. This will be the 4th year for the festival as it grows in attendance and popularity. Events for the weekend include a wide variety of craft vendors. Kelly "Little Green Men" Day's will also have the 2014 Festival T-Shirts, a popular item for those collecting the design for each year. Other returning sights include the 38 foot flying saucer, the Kelly Museum boards and the children's Alien bounce house. For more information, contact Joann Smithey at 270-881-8843 or Frank Brown at 270-885-1530. Information is also available at www.kellygreenmen.com.


August 16, Saturday

5th Annual Charity Car/Truck, Tractor & Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville, KY. All proceeds go to Angel Tree. Registration begins at 4pm - 8pm and resumes at 8am - 11am day of the show.


August 17, Sunday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "The Breakfast Club."


August 29 - 31, Friday - Sunday

Join us for a FREE FAMILY CAMP! The Center for Courageous kids and the Life Adventure Center are teaming up to host this amazing weekend full of fun and excitement. This camp is for military families caring for a wounded, ill or injured service member and/or child. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Click Here for the event flyer.
SEPTEMBER


September 2, Tuesday

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center Blood Drive for Mike Sears. Sponsored by: District 2 Probation & Parole. Bloodmobile in the parking lot of Food Giant 720 West Fairview Ave. in Eddyville. *Give blood in support of Mike Sears while he is undergoing medical treatment.


September 8, Monday

5:00 PM -
Hopkinsville High School SBDM Council meeting to be held in the HHS Library.


September 12, Friday


Noon - Registration for Hopkinsville Lions Club Annual Benefit Golf Scramble at Western Hills Golf Course, Hopkinsville. Tee-Off time is 1:00 PM. Cost is $200 per team. This includes Entry Fee, Greens Fee, Cart, Practice Balls, One Mulligan and Chance to Win Various Prizes. Contests: Putting Challenge, Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, Hole in One. To Register contact Patricia Carter with Hopkinsville Lions Club at 270-498-8114 or contact by email. Proceeds Purchase Eye Exams/Glasses for Local Individuals in need. Click Here for the Event Flyer!

8:00 PM - Movie in the Park, presented by the City of Hopkinsville and Division of Parks and Recreation. "Journey 2 - The Mysterious Island" will be shown at Westside Park.


September 13, Saturday


Pennyrile Walk To End Alzheimers at the Christian County Justice Center. For more information, contact Sherri Turner at 513-317-6932 or Traci Mason at 270-498-0560, or visit www.alz.org/walk.

9:00 AM -
The James Thomas Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will  meet at the Trigg County Extension Office, 2651 Hopkinsville Rd. For information contact Virginia Alexander at 270-522-8219.


September 27, Saturday


9:00 AM - Noon -
"Music At The Market" at the Downtown Farmers Market in downtown Hopkinsville.


September 28, Sunday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial."
OCTOBER


October 3, Friday

8 AM - 7 PM -
The 2014 Women's Show will be held at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. For more information, call 270-887-0427 OR 270-839-3113 or email dyates@jsmc.org or lhull@jsmc.org.


October 10 - 11, Friday - Saturday

The 38th Trigg County Country Ham Festival! Carnival ALL DAY at the West Cadiz Park with Special Vendors on Sunday, October 12th. More information coming soon. Sand Pig Art is back! - Children's Petting Zoo - Ventiloquist - Hog Calling Contest - Country Ham and more!


October 13, Monday

5:00 PM - Hopkinsville High School SBDM Council meeting to be held in the HHS Library.


October 18, Saturday

1:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "Gone With The Wind."


October 19, Sunday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "Gone With The Wind."
 
NOVEMBER


November 10, Monday


5:00 PM - Hopkinsville High School SBDM Council meeting to be held in the HHS Library.


November 15, Saturday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "The Maltese Falcon."


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - November 22nd through December 20th.
Christmas Market on the Square at the Farmers Market in downtown Hopkinsville. *Exception is December 13th hours will be 4:00 - 7:00 PM.
DECEMBER


December 8, Monday

5:00 PM - Hopkinsville High School SBDM Council meeting to be held in the HHS Library.



December 20, Saturday

6:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "It's A Wonderful Life."


December 21, Sunday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council Presents - Classic Movies at the Historic Alhambra in Hopkinsville will be showing the movie "It's A Wonderful Life."

 

ONGOING EVENTS:


Email ddickerson@wkdzradio.com with ongoing events in your organization.
 

Trigg-Lyon County Newcomers Club meets on the third Wednesday in the months of January, February, April, October, November and December at 11 AM at the Lake Barkley Lodge. Meet and greet starts at 10:30 AM. For information, contact President Nola Courtney at 270-522-9703 or Membership Chair Patsy Rajnowski at 270-522-3526.

The Christian County Senior Citizens Center (AW Watts Senior Center) has resumed their monthly dances. Dances are 1st and 3rd Thursday nights. Doors open at 6:30. $6.00 per person. Concessions will be available. The dance is from 7:00-9:30.


Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer among us, yet it is one of the most preventable. Regular screenings can prevent colon cancer or detect it early and prevent its spread. Uninsured, income eligible residents of Christian and Todd counties should call the Christian County Health Department at (270) 887-4160 for free colon cancer screenings. It could save your life. 
 
The United Way of the Pennyrile and Christian County Cares have partnered to match non-profit agencies in the community with volunteers willing to share their time and talent. If interested, contact Jennifer Maddux at uway@hesenery.net for more information.


Low income seniors: The Aging and Disabilities Resource Center can connect you with services you may be eligible for. Call toll free 1-866-844-4396 or 270-886-9484. This is a service of the Pennyrile Area Development District.


Every Thursday

3:30 - 4:30 PM -
Zumba Classes at St. John's United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville.  $5 per class.  For more information contact Wendy Westerfield at 270-498-4441 or email wendy_woo@hotmail.com.


3rd Thursday of every Month

4:30 PM -
Hopkinsville Police Department will have a Crime Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Lackey Municipal Building.  Open to the public.


2nd Saturday of Every Month

8 - 11 AM -
The Aerie 3423 Eagle Riders Group has their Big Breakfast at the Eagles Club, 2600 Fort Campbell Boulevard.  All you can eat for $6.  Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits & gravy, potatoes, fried apples, coffee, milk and orange juice.  Proceeds benefit charities.

10 AM -
Aaron McNeil House will have a Commodity Distribution - items will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Photo ID or other proof of residency in Christian County is required. Proof of income is NOT required. 

The Woody Winfree Fire Transportation Museum located at 310 9th Street in Hopkinsville is open Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM.  Admission is $5 for adults/ $3 for seniors/ free for age 16 & under and for museum members.  For more information call 270-887-4270.



Trigg County Recycling

Cerulean Baptist Church parking lot - 8 AM Monday - 1 PM Wednesday
Rockcastle Volunteer Fire Department - 2 PM Wednesday - 2 PM Friday
Southroad Volunteer Fire Department - 3 PM Friday - 6 AM Monday
Roaring Springs Volunteer Fire Department - 7 AM Monday - 1 PM Wednesday
Linton Volunteer Fire Department - 2 PM Wednesday - 1 PM Friday
Canton One Stop - 2 PM Friday - 6 AM Monday


Regular Meetings


The Stephen Trigg Chapter, Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution, meet the 3rd. Tuesday 6:30, Old Cadiz Masonic Lodge Building.

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Cadiz Chapter, meets Wednesday mornings at the Cadiz United Methodist Church, 482 Lakota Drive. Weigh-ins start at 9 am - meeting at 9:30 am. It’s not about a “diet” - it’s about making the right choices. For more information, call 522-5604.

The Trigg County Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Monday of each month at 1:30 P.M. at the Trigg County Hospital conference room, lower level."


Ducks Unlimited, Lake Barkley Chapter, invites you to become a DU Committee member.  Meetings are held every Monday night at 6 PM at the Cadiz Restaurant.  For more information contact Nick Gresham at 270-881-2689.

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 PM at the James L. Street Library, lower level.  For more information call Ditto Pietrzak at 206-0489.

Western State Hospital Support Group for families meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3 PM in the Family Resource Center of the hospital.  For more information call 270-889-6025 ext. 490.  Updated 5/6/11.

The 4-H Dog Club meeting is held on Monday nights at 6 PM.  Call 522-3269 for more information.  Updated 5/5/11.

The Cadiz VFW meets the 1st Thursday of the month at the VFW building located at 37 Lafayette Street.  Call 522-1836.

The Foster Care and Adoption Program informational meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 110 Riverfront Drive, Hopkinsville.  For more information call Carole Keel at 270-889-6570.  Updated 5/5/11.

The Trigg County Democratic Women's Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the Emergency Management Operations Center on Jefferson Street.  For more information, contact club president, Betty Baker-Wharton at 270-985-3083.