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Local and area announcements for WNKJ/WNLJ listeners edited by Jenny Fleming and maintained by Ken Cummins. You can contact Ken by e-mail  ken@wnkj.org






July 4th - Dusk - Ameribration Celebration - Calvert City - (270) 395-7130

July 4th - Dusk - Downtown Riverfront Paducah - (270) 443-8783

July 4th - Dusk - Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park - (270) 362-4271

July 4th - Dusk - Thunder Over Eddy Bay at Eddy Creek Marina - (270) 388-2271

July 4th - Dusk - Independence Day Mud Races in Bandana - (270) 331-2998

July 4th - Dusk - Firework Celebration at Hickman Harbor Riverfront in Hickman

July 4th - Dusk - Fireworks at Pontonoc Park in Fulton

July 4th - 9:30 p.m. - Freedom Fest in Murray -  800-651-1603 


July 5th - 9:00 p.m. - Prizer Point in Cadiz - 270-522-3762 


End Date:  7/04/2015

Topic:  Fourth of July Program


The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, located at Hwy. 68/80 in Fairview, KY, will observe the site’s first annual 4th of July Program, with reading and signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The park will have the parade of soldiers representing the Revolutionary War to present, craft vendors, food vendors, period music, and dance.  Visitors will have the opportunity to sign the declaration.  All events are free except for monument and museum tours, which cost $8 per adult / $7 for military or senior citizens / $6 for children ages 5-12.  For more information, call 270-889-6100 or visit parks.ky.gov.



End Date:  7/10/2015

Topic:  The American Red Cross Urges Blood Donors


The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.  All those, who come out to donate blood July 2nd through July 6th, will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last.  Donors of all blood types – especially O negative, A negative, and B negative, are needed.  To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-733-2767. 



End Date:  7/25/2015

Topic:  “Summer Gospel Fest 2015”


New Horizons presents “Summer Gospel Fest 2015” on July 25th at Virginia Street Park from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  There will be vendors, food, fellowship, and fun for all.  Artists include:  The Dulin Sisters, Tim Boss Bell, Cedar Grove Youth Choir, Dexter Wilford and Triumph, Nate Bean, Jerda Musick, Gospel Pioneers, Toney Dabney, Paul Kenner, Angela Thompson, Demontrz Bell, and more.  Supporters and sponsors include Tom Bell State Farm and Pioneers, Inc.   Spots are still available for vendors and Gospel artists.  Contact Minister Aaron Pettus for more information at minarp44@gmail.com.  Bring your own lawn chair and join in the fun.



End Date:  7/16/2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Topic:  Barbecue and Car Wash Fundraiser at the YMCA


There will be a barbeque and car wash fundraiser on Thursday, July 16th, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 pm at the Hopkinsville YMCA, located at 7805 Eagle Way By-pass.  Dressed hamburgers will be sold for $4.00; hot dogs for $2.00; and drinks for 50 cents.  Barbequed whole Boston butts will be sold at $25 each by pre-order only.  Pre-orders must be paid in full by July 13th.  To place pre-orders, contact Emmanuel Wilson at 270-987-2055 or Angelique Victor at 270-498-5836.  All barbeque is being prepared by the Pioneer’s Inc.  Car washes will be available for any donation.  All proceeds benefit the YMC outreach programs.


End Date:  7/20/2015 AT 8:00 AM

Topic:  Music Camp

First Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN, located at 435 Madison St., will host Music Camp July 20th – 24th.  Music Camp is a fun-filled week of Christian fellowship and musical activities for children, who have completed grades 1st through 6th, and is sponsored by the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church in Clarksville. This year the camp is centered around the musical, “King of the Jungle”. This musical shows how God uses animals to teach Biblical truths in a fun way. Join them for camp July 20th – 24th from 9 a.m. until noon. The Musical Presentation will be held on Sunday, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m. Call the Church at 931-645-2431 for more information



End Date:  7/11/2015

Topic:  Commodity Distribution


On Saturday, July 11th, the Aaron McNeil House, located at 2nd and Campbell Streets in Hopkinsville, KY, will have a commodity distribution on a first come, first serve basis.  The distribution begins at 10:00 a.m.  A photo ID or other proof of residency in Christian County is required.  No proof of income is required.



End Date: 7/14/2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Topic: Upcoming Accessory Swap and Luncheon


There will be an accessory swap and luncheon to benefit the “2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 14th, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  First United Methodist Church is located at 1305 S. Main Street in Hopkinsville, KY.  You can donate jewelry, belts, scarves, and handbags and swap with friends for a donation.  There will also be a silent auction for a hand-made quilt.  Lunch is only $10 and tickets are available at the Church or at Pennyroyal Hospice.  Please call Sherri at 513-317-6932 regarding questions and donations.


End Date:  7/10/2015 at noon

Topic:  “Backyard Bible Study”


All children are invited to the “Backyard Bible Study” at Kirkwood Baptist Church, 3400 Kirkwood Road in Clarksville, TN. The Church is located at the corner of Dunlop Lane and Kirkwood Road and is four miles past the new Gateway Medical Center.  The theme for the Bible study will be “Journey off the Map” and the verse is Isaiah 30:21.  The dates are Monday, July 6th, through Friday, July 10th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  There will be music, Bible lessons, refreshments and new friends.  For more information, call 931-221-0555.



End Date:  7/12/2015

Topic:  “Second Great Awakening”


This year is the 215th Anniversary of the “Second Great Awakening”, which has sparked a revival in America.  The tent meeting, that was near Hopkinsville and hosted by Shekinah Glory Ministries, the Revival Center in Columbia, KY, and God’s Missions Ministry, is moving to the Red River Meeting House in Adairville, KY, in Logan County, July 9th – 12th.  Meetings will be held each day at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The location is 3008 HWY 663 in Adairville, KY.  The Revivalists are Bobby Brown of Kentucky, Derek Kelly of Florida, and Doyle Bradford of West VA.  For more information, call 270-484-0249.



End Date:  7/14/2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Topic:  Alzheimer’s Support Group


The regular monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD) Office, located at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville, KY.  For more information, call Miranda Hunt at 270-886-9484 or email: Miranda.Hunt@ky.gov



End Date:  7/14/2015

Topic:  The Compassionate Friends


The Compassionate Friends in Hopkinsville, KY, meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  Anyone suffering the loss of a child of any age is invited to come.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 14th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Christian County Baptist Association, 905 North Drive in Hopkinsville.



End Date:  7/15/2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Topic:  Pennyrile Grandparent Support Group


The regular monthly meeting of the Pennyrile Grandparent Support Group is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15th, at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at the Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD) Office, located at 300 Hammond Dr. in Hopkinsville, KY.  For more information, please call Miranda Hunt at 270-886-9484 or email: Miranda.Hunt@ky.gov.



End Date: 7/21/2015

Topic:  The Learning to Live with Cancer Support Group


The Learning to Live with Cancer Support Group schedule for July 2015 is as follows:

          Tuesday, July 14th, Dr. Ramesh Patel will answer questions.

          Tuesday, July 21st, Faith Boldt will speak on public health

          Tuesday, July 28th, the support group will celebrate with a


The meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. and the speakers begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Doctor’s Pavilion, lower Conference Room E.  The Doctor’s Pavilion is located at 17th and Canton Pike (near the Emergency Room) in Hopkinsville, KY.



End Date:  8/02/2015

Topic:  Greater Faith Temple Apostolic Church


Greater Faith Temple Apostolic Church, located at 4322 Casky Lane in Hopkinsville, KY, invites everyone to a special three-day event, July 31st through Aug. 2nd.  They will be honoring Bishop G.W. Bailey and First Lady Sheila Bailey.  Appreciation services for Friday, July 31st, will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Chambers of Russellville as the guest speaker.  On Saturday, Aug. 1st, at 3:00 p.m., Pastor Blunt of Charlotte, TN, is speaking, and on Sunday, Aug. 2nd, at 3:00 p.m., Bishop Dozier of Louisville will be the guest speaker.  For more information, contact Bishop G.W. Bailey at 270-890-0497 or 270-484-1911.  The public is invited.



Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:


Fort Campbell-

   7/7/2015: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Ft. Campbell Commissary,

      2606 Indiana Ave.

   7/10/15:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Byrd Health Clinic, 7973

      Strike Blvd.



   7/9/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Dickson Cumberland

       Presbyterian Church, 500 Hwy. 70 East.


        7/4/2015:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. **

    7/6/2015:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. **

** Indicates that you can donate blood these dates and times at the American Red Cross at 1760 Madison St. in Clarksville, TN.

    7/6/2015:  2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Governor’s Square Mall, 2801

         Wilma Rudolph Blvd. in Clarksville, TN


In addition, the Clarksville Blood Donor Center (1760 Madison St.) is open Monday – 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.



End Date: Indefinite

Topic:  The Cornell Memory Center Needs Volunteers


The Cornell Memory Center, across from the Chapel House off of North Drive in Hopkinsville, KY, is a part of the Christian Care Communities Campus.  They are non-profit and specialize in senior citizens with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  The Cornell Memory Center is in need of volunteers.  If you are interested, please call Marie Davenport at 270-885-1375, ext. 2 at work, or at 270-978-8113 on weekends.  Marie is the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator.  Also, to learn more, you can contact her at marie.davenport@ccc1884.org



End Date:  7/21/15 at 12:00 p.m.

Topic:  Summer Safety Party

There will be a HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services) Summer Safety Party for all HANDS families and all expecting parents in the community.  This party will be held on Tuesday, July 21st, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. in the Christian County Health Department basement.  Refreshments will be served.  Call 270-887-4160, extension 178 to RSVP.


End Date:  Until Further Notice

Topic:  Sidewalk Upgrades


A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has started sidewalk upgrade work along Skyline Drive from Ft. Campbell Blvd. to East 9th St. (Pembroke Rd.) in Hopkinsville, KY.  Sometime in mid-April, the contractor plans to begin milling and asphalt paving along this same section.  Motorists should be alert for lane restrictions and equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.



End Date:  11/01/2015

Topic:  Fall Women’s Conference


First Baptist Church on Main St. in Madisonville, KY, invites all ladies to their 2015 Fall Women’s Conference.  The keynote speaker will be Christian author and singer, Sheila Walsh.  The worship leaders will be “Highroad”.  The early bird tickets are $25 per person through September 6th.  The Fall tickets will be $35 per person through November 1st, and includes a box lunch.  The conference will be held on Friday, November 6th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 7th, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  The theme is: “Loved Back to Life”.  For more information, call 270-821-3611 or go online at fbcmadisonville.com



End Date: Indefinite

Topic: Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion


Healing the heartbreak of abortion; finding freedom, healing, and hope after abortion; and picking up the pieces.  You’ve been in the wilderness of secrets, despair, shadows, and shame long enough.  It’s time to heal.  For post abortion Bible study and family support, or more information, contact Heather Hawkins at 270-719-0735; Lorrie Brown at 270-498-9886; or Alpha Alternative at 270-885-3820.  It’s time for healing from the pain of abortion. 



End Date: 8/09/2015

Topic: “New Christian School for P.I.L.O.T.s - Positively Identified Leaders   

              Of Tomorrow – Enrolling Now For This Fall”


Power and Grace Preparatory Academy (PGPA), a newly established Christian school in Clarksville, TN, is preparing to open its doors this fall. The first day of school is August 10, 2015. With an emphasis on Jesus Christ and leadership, PGPA is committed to a unique mission of preparing youth for life by building spiritual character and academic excellence. Currently serving Pre-K-3 & 4 through 3rd grade students, onsite enrollment is scheduled May 20 - 29, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at PGPA’s established location of the Lettie M. Parker Kendall Community Center, 207 Oak Street. Enrollment is also available immediately at www.powerandgraceacademy.com. The establishment of PGPA is being led by Katobwa B. Stallworth, a gifted principal with more than ten years of experience in effectively leading a local Christian school and who earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. She may be reached at (931) 980-2752.



End Date:  10/31/2015                         

Topic:  “Trash for Cash Program”


The “Trash for Cash Program” has officially opened for 2015.  Registration packets may be picked up and returned to the Public Works Complex, located at 705 North Main Street in Hopkinsville, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The “Trash for Cash Program” will run from now until October 31st, or until the required 158 miles are completed.  Tax identification numbers for all non-profit groups are required in order to participate in the program.  Please contact Robin Charles at 270-348-5881 or by email at robincharles@bellsouth.net to schedule a day you would like to participate.   


If you have an announcement, please send it two weeks in advance to wnkj@wnkj.org, mail it to WNKJ/WNLJ, PO BOX 1029, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or by fax 270-885-7210.