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End Date:  4/28/2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Topic:  Caldwell County Caregiver Support Group


The regular monthly meeting of the Caldwell County Caregiver Support Group is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th, at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Central Presbyterian Church, located at 206 W. Main Street in Princeton, KY.  For additional information, please contact Miranda Hunt at 270-886-9484 or by e-mail at miranda.hunt@ky.gov.  You can also visit the website, www.peadd.org, for more information on Pennyrile Area Development District Programs.




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Topic:  High School Seniors


High school seniors across Kentucky are now receiving Financial Aid Award letters from the colleges they have applied to.  As parents and seniors look for the best Financial Aid package, remember to look for not only “how much” Financial Aid is being offered, but “what kind”.  $10,000 in scholarships at an expensive school is a better offer than $10,000 in student loan debt from a less expensive school.  Please examine award letters carefully.  This “Financial Aid Tip of the Month” is from the KY Higher Education Assistance Authority.







End Date:  4/28/2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Topic:  Junior Auxiliary Relay for Life Team


On Tuesday, April 28th, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. 10% of sales at Senor Lopez, here in Hopkinsville, KY, will be donated to the Junior Auxiliary Relay for Life Team.



End Date:  5/02/2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Topic:  First Baptist Church Relay for Life Team


First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, KY, will have a “BIG” yard sale to benefit Relay for Life on Friday, May 1st, and Saturday, May 2nd, from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  The yard sale will be held in First Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center, located at 1603 South Main Street, in Hopkinsville, KY.  Again this is a “BIG” yard sale and benefits Relay for Life.

End Date:  5/02/2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Topic:  Community Wide Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast


The Way, Christian Youth Center in Cadiz, KY, is holding a community wide yard sale and pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 2nd, at its temporary home, Cadiz Baptist Church annex, located at 72 Main Street.  These yard sales are normally some of Cadiz largest and have a wide variety of items for sale.  The yard sale is from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The pancake breakfast is from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee, and juice.  Donations will be accepted Thursday, April 30th, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, May 1st, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.  If pick-up is needed, limited capability is available by calling 270-498-1933.  All proceeds go to the construction of a new youth center.


End Date:  5/09/2015 at 7:00 a.m.

Topic:  Little River Audubon Chapter


The Little River Audubon Chapter announces its first annual “Saturday Morning Bird Walks” on the Rail Trail in Hopkinsville, KY.  The walks begin at the North Drive parking lot of the Rail Trail.  Members of the Little River Audubon Chapter will lead the walks and will have binoculars available for the first 10 participants.  The walks are free and can last two hours.  Participants may exit the walk at any time.  To register or for more information, call 270-886-8078 or e-mail selvidge@hesenergy.net.  The next walk will be Saturday, May 9th, at 8:00 a.m. and the public is invited.


End Date:  5/24/2015

Topic:  The Hoskins Family in Concert


The Hoskins Family will be live in concert on Sunday, May 24th, at 1:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church.  The address is 15283 Linton Road (Hwy. 164 East) in the Cadiz, KY, area.  For further directions or information, call 270-875-1953 or e-mail pch@twc.com or go online to hoskinsworld.com. That’s Memorial Day weekend with the Hoskins Family in concert!


End Date: 05/15/2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Topic:  Second Baptist Church Relay for Life Team


Second Baptist Church, of Hopkinsville, will have a “Taster’s Luncheon” on Friday, May 15th, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., to benefit their Relay for Life Team.  Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door.  The luncheon will be held in the Second Baptist Church’s Activity Center.  To purchase tickets, contact the office at 270-886-0291. 



End Date:  5/15/2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Topic:  Pennyroyal Hospice Relay for Life Team


Pennyroyal Hospice will be having a yard sale to benefit Relay for Life on Friday, May 15th, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Pennyroyal Hospice building, located at 220 Burley Ave. in Hopkinsville, KY.  Arts and crafts will also be available at the yard sale.  Please come out and support Pennyroyal Hospice’s Relay for Life team.



End Date:  5/21/2015

Topic:  “Music at Midday”


Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville, KY, will be hosting their 5th “Music at Midday” programs beginning Thursday, April 23rd, through Thursday, May 21st, at noon.  “Music at Midday” is a series of organ recitals on their historic Estey pipe organ that lasts about 15 minutes in length.  Wayne Eastman, organist at First Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville, will be first performer on Thursday April 23rd, at noon.  The public is cordially invited.  Grace Episcopal is located at the corner of 6th and Liberty Streets.  Below are more performers and dates:

          Stephen Wiggin on April 30th

          Wilson Augsburger on May 7th

          Wayne Eastman on May 14th

          Stephen Wiggin on May 21st




End Date:  4/27/2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Topic:  Pennyroyal Hospice Volunteer Training Session


Pennyroyal Hospice will be holding a volunteer training session on Monday, April 27th, at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday, April 29th, at 9:00 a.m.  It will be held in the conference room of the Pennyroyal Hospice building, located at 220 Burley Ave. in Hopkinsville, KY.  Classes will finish by 3:00 p.m. each day.  There is no charge for the training, but both days are required to complete the class.  To register for the training or for questions regarding becoming a Pennyroyal Hospice volunteer, please contact the volunteer coordinator at 270-885-6428 or 1-888-611-0121.  You can also email:  panderson@pennyroyalhospice.com



End Date:  4/27/2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Topic:  “Open House” at Challenge House #7


Challenge House #7, located at 1605 Phelps Ave. in Hopkinsville, is having an “Open House” on Monday, April 27th, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.  The Challenge House Movement is dedicated to helping connect kids and adults to opportunities of education, employment, and life skills.  For more information, contact Buddy Slaughter, Executive Director, at 270-305-2178 or visit online at challengehouse.org. 



End Date:  4/28/2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Topic:  The U.S. Supreme Court


On April 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two questions related to marriage.  Question #1:  Whether State laws defining marriage as the relationship between one man and one woman are unconstitutional.  Question #2:  Whether States that define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman have to give legal recognition to a marriage between two people of the same sex when the marriage was performed in another state.  Please pray now through April 28th.  On Sunday, April 26th, churches across the Nation are urged to set aside time during services for corporate prayer.  On Tuesday, April 28th, if possible, pray at 10:00 EDT for the judges and lawyers when the oral arguments begin.



End Date:  4/28/2015

Topic:  Alpha Alternative Fundraising Banquet


Alpha Alternative Pregnancy Care Center in Hopkinsville, KY, is celebrating its 24th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Monday, May 4th, at the James E. Bruce Convention Center.  Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and program will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call 270-886-3820 for reservations or table information. You can also register online at alphapcc.org and registration ends April 28th.  Please reserve and register only those who can commit to come because Alpha Alternative pays meal costs.  This year’s theme is “Find the Light” and Psalm 36:9 is the related verse.    This is an adult-only event.  An opportunity for an offering will be extended.  Alpha Alternative is a Faith-Based 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and provides all services at no cost. 



End Date:  4/30/2015

Topic:  American Red Cross-Blood Donations/Blood Donation Opportunities


The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood.  Donors with all blood types are needed, especially types O Negative, A Negative, and B Negative.  To find a donation opportunity or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. 


Below are some upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Kentucky – Christian County – Ft. Campbell:


4/30/2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Byrd Health Clinic, 7973 Strike Blvd.


Tennessee – Montgomery County – Clarksville:


4/27/2015 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1760 Madison St.


In addition:

Clarksville Blood Donor Center at 1760 Madison St. is open Mondays – 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on the first Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until noon.


Again, for more information, call 1-800-733-2767.



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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:  5/02/2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Topic:  “First Annual Jesus Spring Fling Thing”


Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, located at 2204 Jarrell Ridge Road and Hwy. 12 in Clarksville, TN, invites everyone to the “First Annual Jesus Spring Fling Thing” and open car show.  It will be held Saturday, May 2nd, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  There will be free live music by “All for One”; free food and barbeque; free family carnival games; and activities and inflatables for children.  Door prizes and awards will be given away.  The awards will be announced at 3:30 p.m.  Open car registration (old and new models) will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  If you are interested in participating with your car, please contact Carl at 931-320-0573.  This event will be held on the activity grounds just north of the Church on Hwy. 12.  Look for signs.  For more information, call 931-362-3323 or visit online at mounthermonbaptist.org.



End Date:  5/07/2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Topic:  The 64th National Day of Prayer


May 7th is the 64th National Day of Prayer.  This year’s theme is “Lord, Hear our Cry”.  There will be a community observance held at Second Baptist Church, 720 W. 7th Street in Hopkinsville, KY.  The service will begin at noon on Thursday, May 7th, and will last about 45 minutes.  A sack lunch will be provided for all that attend.  This service will feature special music, local pastors, and community leaders leading in prayer for our Government, Military, schools, and families.  The public is cordially invited and encouraged to come.




End Date:  May 15th

Topic:  Preschool Screening


The Christian County School System’s preschool screening will be held Friday, May 1st, and Friday, May 15th, for children who reside in Christian County.  The screening will be held at the Christian County Board of Education and Christian County High School (the old Christian County Middle School) in Hopkinsville, KY.  Children, who will be three years of age by April 1, 2015 or will be four by August 1, 2015 and reside in Christian County, will be eligible for the screening in areas of vision, hearing, speech/language, motor, and concept development.  If you are interested in your child participating, please call 270-887-7004 to schedule an appointment.




End Date: 5/09/2015 @ 5:00 p.m.

Topic:  Kevin Williams in Concert


Kevin Williams, Gaither guitarist and humorist, will be in concert on May 9th, at 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Russell Springs, located at 392 E. Hwy. 80, Russell Springs, KY.  This is Kevin’s “2nd Annual Hometown Celebration” with friends and special guests.  A love offering will be taken with all proceeds going to the Russell County School Resource Youth Service Centers.  You are invited to come and enjoy this wonderful night of music.  For more information, call 270-866- 6495 or e-mail rsfbc@duo-county.com. You can also go on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/1KevinWilliams.  



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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:  6/01/2015

Topic:  1000 Leading Ladies and Magnificent Men “Together WE Can” Power Luncheon 2015


It is not too early to purchase your ticket for the 1000 Leading Ladies and Magnificent Men “Together WE Can” Power Luncheon 2015.  It will be held on December 10th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY.  Doors open at 9:15, with a pre-show performance at 9:30.  This power luncheon event is hosted by Rick Joyner and Katie Gambill.  A 5-star luncheon, gift bag, motivational speaking/special performances, vendors, and more will be offered.  Purchase your ticket early by June 1st and receive a free t-shirt!  Call 931-980-4661 for more information or visit the website www.LeadingLadiesWin.com.  Proceeds help benefit and support scholarships for Tabernacle Christian School.