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End Date:  4/18/2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Topic:  Garden and Outdoor Living Expo


The Christian County Master Gardeners invite everyone to the Garden and Outdoor Living Expo on Saturday, April 18th, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the Christian County Extension Office.  Special guest speaker is Jason Reeves, curator of the University of Tennessee-Jackson Botanical Gardens.  Over 25 vendors will showcase products; Farmer’s Market vendors will be on hand with the first crops; and Arrowhead Fix-It will be sharpening your garden tools for free.  Plus, 4-H will be selling grilled hotdogs.  There will also be an auction including garden items and a basketball autographed by UK Coach Callpari.  This event is free to the public.  For more information, please contact 270-886-6328 or https://christian.ca.uky.edu/GardenandOutdoorLivingExpo



End Dates:  4/18/2015 and 4/25/2015

Topic:  Upcoming Events at 4D Ministries


Upcoming Events at 4D Ministries, located at 913 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville, KY, include:

          Saturday, April 18th – Sharon Stewart will minister in song and word.

          Saturday, April 25th – The “Night Watch” prayer time is from 7-9 p.m.                  Please come pray for our City, State, and our Nation. The public is



End Date:  4/18/2015

Topic:  Yard Sale for Relay for Life

Hillcrest Baptist Church's Relay for Life Team is having a yard sale to benefit Relay for Life on Saturday, April 18th, from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the old Roeder Implement building, located at 1010 Skyline Dr. in Hopkinsville.  There will be something for everyone.  Please come and support this great cause.


End Date:  4/21/2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Topic:  Caregivers and Dementia


Caregivers of persons with Dementia are encouraged to bring their questions about care giving and Dementia to discuss with a expert panel from the U.K. Sanders Brown Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association.  The program will take place on Thursday, April 30th, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Baptist Health Madisonville Medical Associates Building B, 3rd floor in the Cardinal conference room.  The address is 200 Clinic Drive in Madisonville, KY.  The event is free and open to the public.  However, registration is required.  Please contact Claudia Mize at 859-323-5550 or email:  claudiastanton@uky.edu to reserve your spot.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 21st.  



End Date:  4/24/2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Topic:  “3 Nights of Empowerment”


Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Hopkinsville, KY, wishes to invite everyone to “3 Nights of Empowerment”.  The dates are Wednesday, April 22nd, through Friday, April 24th, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. each night.  The church is located at 1106 E. 2nd Street in Hopkinsville, KY.  Host pastor is Norris Mills.  Come and be blessed.



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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:  4/22/2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Topic:  Revival Services at Soul’s Harbor Baptist Church


Everyone is invited to attend Revival Services at Soul’s Harbor Baptist Church, located at 1105 W. Center St. in Madisonville, KY.  Services begin Sunday, April 19th, at 10:30 a.m. with Evangelist Brother Harvey Reeves.  Services continue Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, April 20th, through Wednesday, April 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. each night. The host pastor is Brother Bill Crabtree. 




End Date:  4/24/2015

Topic:  MLK Relay for Life Team


The MLK Relay for Life Team is having a “Jamberry Nails” fundraiser.  Each sheet of wraps will do at least two manicures and two pedicures.  They last up to two weeks on the hands and 6-8 weeks on the toes.  Cost is $20 per sheet.  Order and money deadline is April 24th.  For more information, please contact Kristen Haley at 270-887-7310.


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: 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:  4/24/2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Topic:  “Shred Day”


“Shred Day” is back for all Christian County residents, businesses, and organizations.  It is free for up to 100 lbs.  “Shred Day” is sponsored by Piranha Mobile Shredding and will be held on Friday, April 24th, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Public Works Complex, located at 705 North Main St. in Hopkinsville, KY.  Christian County residents may come “rain or shine”.  For further questions, please call 270-890-0215.



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:  4/18/2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Topic:  “Ride for Life”


Hope Pregnancy Center of Clarksville, TN, will host its 4th Annual “Ride for Life” on Saturday April 18th.  Riders will gather at 9:00 a.m. at Appleton’s Harley Davidson in Clarksville, TN.  The ride begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by lunch and prizes.  For more information, call 931-645-2273 or go online to www.SpeakingHope.com



End Date:  4/19/2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Topic:  Woodlawn Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church


Woodlawn Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to come celebrate their pastor’s 29th Anniversary on Sunday, April 19th, at the 11:00 a.m. service.  His name is the Reverend C.R. Cheatham.  The guest speaker is Pastor Cedric Cheatham.  He and his congregation are from New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Woodlawn Elizabeth Missionary Baptist is located at 2350 Woodlawn Church Road in Woodlawn, TN. 



End Date:  4/18/2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Topic:  “One Stop Spring Shop”


Restoration House, located at 2414 Ft. Campbell Blvd. in Hopkinsville, is having its semi-annual “Holiday Shop”.  It’s the “One Stop Spring Shop”.  It will be held on Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Mother’s Day is just around the corner and this is a great place to find something really special for the very special mom in your life.  There will be everything from purses and boutique clothes…makeup…jewelry…home décor…great give-a-ways, and much more!



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:

4/20/2015 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1760 Madison St.

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:  4/23/2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Topic:  Screening of “War Room”


Pastors, staff, and their spouses are invited to a screening of “War Room”, created by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, who also created faith films, “Facing the Giants”, “Fireproof”, and “Courageous”.  The screening of “War Room” will be held on April 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. until 8:45 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN.  It will be shown in the Hope Building, 3rd floor in the student area.  First Baptist Church is located at 435 Madison Street in Clarksville.  For more information, please contact John Franklin at 270-893-9342 or at john@johnfranklinministries.org, or call Rick Stevens at 931-358-9036.  This screening is for pastors, staff, and their spouses. “War Room”  will be released in theaters August 28, 2015.



End Date:  4/18/2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Topic:  “Ready Reader Road Rally”


The Christian County Literacy Council is hosting a “Ready Reader Road Rally” on Saturday, April 18th, at 9:30 a.m., at the Hopkinsville Municipal Building, located at South Virginia St. in downtown Hopkinsville, KY.  It’s a competition and treasure hunt.  Participating teams will be given clues to locate sites by car throughout Christian County or by foot in downtown Hopkinsville.  The first two teams to return with stamped passports and digital photos will receive monetary prizes.  The registration fee is $40 before the rally day and $50 the day of the rally.  The fee is non-refundable and tax-deductible.  To register, call 270-962-7114.




End Date:  April 19th at 5:00 p.m.

Topic:  Revival Services at Parkway Missionary Baptist Church


Beginning Monday night, April 13th, through Sunday, April 19th, Parkway Missionary Baptist Church will be having revival services.  The evangelist will be Brother Paul Taylor, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, in Eddyville, KY.  Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. nightly, and on Sunday, April 19th, at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Parkway Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1851 Peartree Lane, Hopkinsville, KY, across from Affordable Dentures behind Hopkinsville Electric.  Brother Roy Marquess, Jr. is pastor and the Church invites everyone.



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:  4/18/2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Topic:  “Hopkinsville Marathon for Hope” 5K Run/Walk



The Aaron McNeil House is partnering with Elite Era Entertainment to host the “Hopkinsville Marathon for Hope” 5K Run/Walk.  Children and seniors can choose to run a modified course.  Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the Aaron McNeil House Crisis Relief/Food Pantry Program.  This 5K will be held on April 18th at 9:00 a.m. Registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children and seniors 65 or over.  Parent may run with child at no additional cost. Donate a non-perishable food item and receive $2 off your registration.  Registration fee includes t-shirt, runner’s tag, and medal upon completion.  There will also be other fun activities for the whole family.  For more information, please call 270-886-9734.




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.