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2013 Photo Album

Linton Road Fire - December 31

A Linton Road home was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning. The News Edge reported from the scene and took these pictures. 

Toy Trains At Museums of Historic Hopkinsville and Christian County

Toy Trains from the late Dan Cowherd and Bill Ferrell have been operating at the Pennyroyal Area Museum the last two weekends.  Museum Director Alyssa Keller says more than 130 people stopped in to see the trains.

Chris Sutton Reception

A retirement reception was held Thursday afternoon for outgoing Executive Director of the Pennyrile Area Development District Chris Sutton. We stopped by and took a few pictures. 

Shop With A Cop

Officers with the Hopkinsville Police Department, deputies with the Christian County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Jailers, and Fort Campbell Military Police joined together to make "Shop With a Cop" special for 25 kids and their siblings. We went along for the ride and took these pictures.

Janice Mason Christmas Trees

If you did not get a chance to stop by and see the trees at the Janice Mason Art Museum, we stopped by recently and took these pictures.

Bike Presentation From Santa

Santa made an early stop in Cadiz Tuesday night to deliver a new bike to a special little boy with the help of Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam. We stopped by for thespecial presentation and took a few pictures. 

Trigg County Students Sing Carols

Trigg County Intermediate students spent part of the school day Monday spreading Christmas cheer across the district. Third grade carolers strolled the halls while singing favorite Christmas songs. We dropped by and took these pictures. 

House Fire On East 7th Street

Firefighters from all four Hopkinsville fire stations were called out late Monday night to a house fire at 1701 East 7th Street. The News Edge spoke to officials on the scene and took these pictures. 

Cadiz Christmas Parade

Cold and blustery conditions did not put a damper on the holiday spirit during the 2013 Cadiz Christmas Parade, Beth and Cindy broadcast the parade LIVE on 106.5 WKDZ. Be sure to check out our pictures of the annual event kicking off the Christmas season in downtown Cadiz.

Hopkinsville Christmas Parade

Despite gray skies and some light drizzle in the area, a good crowd turned out for the 2013 Hopkinsville Christmas Parade. The Parade was LIVE on Oldies 96.5 and 100.9. Check out all of our pictures from the big day. 

Lunch With Santa

The Cadiz Lions Club hosted their annual Lunch with Santa Saturday. We dropped in on all of the fun and took these pictures. 

Arrowcat Archery Tournament

In addition to all of the holiday activities Saturday, the Trigg County Arrowcats hosted a big archery tournament. We stopped by and took these pictures. 

Helping Hands Food Drive

The annual Helping Hands Food Drive took place Thursday afternoon at Hancock's Neighborhood Market. It was another recording breaking effort, which was LIVE on 106.5 WKDZ. Click to check out our pics.

Hopkinsville Gander Ceremony

The annual Gander Remembrance Ceremony was held Thursday afternoon at the Fort Campbell Memorial Park in Hopkinsville. The ceremony was aired live on Oldies 96.5 and100.9. The News Edge was there and took these pictures. 

Wreaths Delivered For Wreaths Across America

The Walmart Distribution Center hosted a ceremony Thursday morning commemorating the passing of two transfer trucks full of wreaths from Indiana to Hopkinsville, forthis year's Wreaths Across America. The News Edge was there and took these pictures.

Fort Campbell Gander Ceremony

A day that will live in the history of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team forever was remembered Thursday. Fort Campbell held a remembrance ceremony for the 248 soldiers killed in the Gander crash 28 years ago. The News Edge was there and took these pictures.

TeleTech Grand Opening

TeleTech officially held a grand opening for its Hopkinsville call center Wednesday afternoon. The News Edge was there and took these pictures.

Winter Storm December 5-6

Several of our listeners sent us pictures from the Winter Storm of December 5 and 6. If you would like to add to our gallery with some of your pics, just email to

Atwood Retirement Reception

A forty year career touches many lives and makes many friends, and there was no shortage of friends Thursday afternoon to say farewell to Hopkinsville Community College Chief Business Affairs Officer Beverly Atwood. Your News Edge was there and took these pictures.

12th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot

More than 500 people participated in the 12th Annual Turkey Trot in downtown Hopkinsville.  The event, hosted by the Pennyrile Rail Trail Foundation, raises money to support the promotion of greenways in Christian County.

Cerulean Road Fire - November 27

A home at 4150 Cerulean Road was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. Your News Edge reported LIVE from the scene, and took these pictures. 

Turkey Bowling 2013 at Hancock's

Turkey Bowling 2013 was a little wet, but that didn't stop us from having fun. Congratulations to Anthony Tyler winner of the $50 Hancock's gift card, and congrats to Freida Maxey, Linda Sexton and Linda Perry all winners of free turkeys!! 

Local Volunteers Help In Brookport, Illinois

A group of local volunteers recently assisted tornado victims in Brookport, Illinois.  Volunteers from around the region were on hand to begin assisting with the cleanup.

KNE All Stars

Eight area high school seniors will have $1,000 scholarships to help them begin the next step in their education career thanks to the Kentucky New Era Rotary Academic All-Star Program. The News Edge was on hand for the official ceremony and took these pictures.

Eagle Way Accident - November 19 2013

One person was flown from the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon, near the intersection of US 68 and Eagle Way Bypass, just west of Hopkinsville. The News Edge reported LIVE from the scene and took these pictures. 

Cadiz and Trigg County Honors Veterans and Active Duty Military

Cadiz and Trigg County took time out Monday, November 11th, to honor veterans and active duty military during the 2013 Veterans Parade that was broadcast on Oldies Radio 96.5 and 100.9 FM.  The News Edge was on hand and captured photos of the parade and ceremony.

VFW Plaque Unveiling

Residents gathered Monday morning at the War Memorial Building as two new plaques were unveiled in honor of Christian County residents who had given their life in service to their country. The News Edge was there and took these pictures.

Veterans Day 2013

Observances took place across the region on Veterans Day 2013. The News Edge was on hand for observances at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West and in Cadiz. Be sureto check out the pictures from these observances.

Singing Their Songs Concert

WKDZ partnered with Soldiers and Families Embrace, or SAFE, and The Beat of Life Foundation to raise nearly $2,000 Friday that will go to help provide counseling to soldiers and families in need. Check out our pictures from this special evening.   

Hopkinsville-Christian County Honors Veterans

Hopkinsville and Christian County showed appreciation to area veterans and active duty military during the annual Hopkinsville Veterans Honor Parade Saturday, November 9th.  The News Edge was on hand for the parade.

Senior Citizens Center

Alan and Allen (from the WKDZ Country Club) had a great time at the Trigg County Senior Citizens Center on Friday. From cakes, pies, cookies and cupcakes donated from generous in our community up for grabs, to a huge announcement, it was a great day!

Todd County Career Pathways Institute

State and local officials were on hand Thursday, as 1st District Congressan Ed Whitfield formally presented a grant for the Todd County Career Pathways Institute. The News Edge was there and took these pictures. 

Pets On Parade

Photos from Pets On Parade in Cadiz by Ramona Hamilton.

W.C. Car Club 8th Annual Charity Cruise-In

Lots of classics on display at the W.C. Car Club 8th Annual Cadiz Charity Cruise-In at the WKDZ/WHVO Studios.

Hopkinsville Trick or Treat

Pirates, ghost, skeltons, Snow White, wolves, cowboys and a fairy princesses were abundant in downtown Hopkinsville for the annual Trick or Treat celebration. The weather was perfect and young and old alike had a great time. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a huge success!

Halloween Safe Night in Cadiz

Downtown Cadiz was full of cowboys, cats, pirates, witches, mice, bumble bees, lions, werewolves, and I even saw a box of crayons and Scarlet O'Hara! Kids as well as adults had a great time - thanks to the downtown businesses and everyone who helped make this a fun afternoon for hundreds of residents.

Millbrooke Vocabulary Parade

Five students at Millbrooke Elementary School now have bragging rights after winning the first ever Vocabulary Parade. The News Edge was on hand for the event and took these neat pictures. 

FORT CAMPBELL: 4th Brigade Combat Team Welcome Home

A small flight of Currahee soldiers was welcomed home Thursday, October 31, by a pirate, Boba Fett, a ninja turtle, princesses, and family.

Logan's Roadhouse Groundbreaking

Though dirt has been moving for a few weeks now, it is now official that Logan's Roadhouse is coming to Hopkinsville.  Mayor Dan Kemp joined with Logan’s Regional Manager Bill Palmer and Construction Manager Jeff Purvis to host a groundbreaking Thursday morning. The News Edge was there and took these pictures. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Trigg County Hospital held their annual Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon Tuesday, at the Renaissance Center, in downtown Cadiz, The hospital holds the event each year to raise awareness about the warning signs of breast cancer, the technology that is available in your hometown, and to show support for those affected by breast cancer.

Pink Out 2013

It was a beautiful day to celebrate cancer survivors and Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the WKDZ/WHVO Pink Out. Over 100 joined in the one mile Walk of Honor, and we appreciate all of the donations for Trigg and Christian County Relay For Life. The highlight of the afternoon was country singer/songwriter Amber Hayes singing her hit single, "Any Day is a Good Day." Thanks to Amber, Bill, our sponsors and to everyone to who helped us celebrate our "good days" today.

2013 Pink Out Preparations

It was a busy day behind the scenes, getting ready for Pink Out 2013. Check out these pictures of the preparations throughout the day. 

Brazeway Open House

Brazeway held an open house Thursday, in celebration of the company's 25th anniversary in Hopkinsville. We stopped by and took these pictures. 

Mayor's Unity Breakfast

The 2013 Mayor's Unity Breakfast took place Thursday at the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center. The News Edge was on hand for the big morning and took these pictures. 

2013 Christian County Hall Of Fame

The 2013 Class of the Heritage Bank Christian County Hall of Fame was announced Thursday morning. Your News Edge was there and took these photos from the announcement. 

Eggers Ferry Bridge Site

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted an informational meeting for potential contractors for the new Eggners Ferry Bridge this week. Check out the pictures ofthe work being done, as well as models of the finished Lagoon Bridge and the new Eggners Ferry Bridge. 

FORT CAMPBELL: 4th Brigade Combat Team Welcome Home Ceremony

140 soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team landed Wednesday, October 23, just before 6:00 pm and family members could not have been more excited to welcome them home nearly three months early.

United Way Mid-Campaign Luncheon

The United Way of the Pennyrile held its mid-campaign luncheon Wednesday. Your News Edge was there for the event and took these pictures. 

Rand Paul At Cadiz Restaurant

U.S. Senator Rand Paul stopped in at the Cadiz Restaurant Monday afternoon for a meet and greet event. The News Edge was on hand and took these pictures.

Gordon And Martha Mitchell Trail Ride

More than 130 riders participated in the 15th annual Gordon and Martha Mitchell Trail Ride that took place at the John Vinson farm on Blue Springs Road. The News Edge stopped by and took these pictures.  

Community Awards Celebration

Thanks to everyone that helped make our Community Awards Celebration a huge success Sunday afternoon, and we hope you were able to see the exhibit - it's quite amazing!

2013 Pembroke Harvest Festival A Success

Rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended the second annual Pembroke Harvest Festival Saturday, October 19th.  This was the second year for the festival in the south Christian Community.  Morning Ag Report Photographer Susan Watts shares photos from the parade and the Festival.

Ham Festival Saturday Night

A huge crowd gathered at the WKDZ Renaissance Stage for the Hamtastic Drawing, comedian Rik Roberts and Sammy Kershaw ending the night with a blend of his old and a few new songs. The 2013 Trigg County Ham Festival might just be the best one ever!

Ham Festival Saturday Afternoon 2

Comedian Rik Roberts (Barney Fife), country ham auction, car show and Leith Loftin entertained the crowd this afternoon. The day is winding down, but the fun is not - there's still time to come out and join us!

Ham Festival Saturday Afternoon

More fun at the Ham Festival - carnival rides, petting zoo, great food and Branch and Dean.

Ham Festival Saturday Morning

Saturday morning always brings the World's Largest Country Ham Biscuit sponsored by Trigg Country Helping Hands - the biscuit was done in just over an hour and was delicious! Best Country Ham and Biscuit competition was held on the front lawn of the Jefferson House, live music from the WKDZ Ham Jam Stage featuring Haylee Page, (Branch and Dean begins at 12:30), carnival rides, a magician, whole hog roasting in the Justice Center parking lot and vendors galore are all set up for the day - come join us!  Don't forget to stop by the TC Historical Museum to see the WKDZ Radio Retrospective Exhibit!

Ham Fest 3

Rock Williams and his band entertained the crowd as a perfect day ended at the Ham Festival. Lots more fun in store for Saturday with more food, fun and live music. Saturday night Sammy Kershaw will perform at the WKDZ Ham Jam Stage at 7 PM, we are expecting a big crowd so make plans to get there early!

Ham Festival 2

Amber Hayes is entertaining the crowd on the WKDZ Ham Jam Stage, RM Wood Carving is carving a pig out of logs with a chain saw, petting zoo is in full swing, Miss Triggy Piggy is working the crowd, they are roasting a whole hog by the Justice Center and the carnival rides are awesome! 

Trigg County Country Ham Festival - Friday Morning

The Ham Festival is officially underway - wonderful food, great music and perfect weather is making for a fantastic day! We are having a great time and hope you can come out and join the fun!

2013 Miss Trigg County Pageant

Shaye Patterson was crowned Miss Trigg County 2013 Thursday, October 10th, during the annual pageant held at the Trigg County Schools Little Theater.  The pageant is sponsored by the Trigg County Band Boosters.

2013 Mrs Trigg County Pageant

Ashley Reynolds won the crown at the Mrs. Trigg County “Pretty in Pink” Pageant Monday night. Sally Gust was named first runner-up. Second runner-up was Lisa Strader. Check out the pictures. 

Trigg County Country Ham Festival Kick-off Breakfast

The 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival Kick-off Breakfast was held at the Cadiz Baptist Church Annex Monday morning to a packed house. Cadiz Restaurant served a delicious breakfast, WKDZ's Bill Booth gave a quick history of the country ham and several awards were given out - see the complete story on our News Page.

Ham Festival 2013 - Little Miss And Master Pageant

The Trigg County Little Miss and Master Pageant took place Saturday. Fifty contestants participated in what is traditionally the Ham Festival’s opening event each year. Check out these pictures.

Skills USA Students Public Service Project At Lake Barkley State Park

131 Skills USA Students from 10 Western Kentucky Counties spent Thursday, October 3rd, painting picnic tables, refinishing the deck at Lake Barkley State Park Lodge and flipping one of the staff houses at the park.  The News Edge was on hand to see the work in progress.

Cadiz Auto Parts

Cadiz Auto Parts Customer Appreciation Day was a huge success. Steven Ezell and crew thank you all for your support.

Youth Explosion

An estimated 3,000 people packed the practice field outside Trigg County Middle School Saturday night for Youth Explosion 2013. Contemporary Christian artists, Unspoken, Chris August and Big Daddy Weave rocked the house and praised the Lord, along with local acts, The Trinity Choir, Jeremy Dale and Nashville Christian rapper Tony Tillman. Photos Courtesy of Cheryl Bowers. 

Hummin' & Strummin'

Several hundred people gathered under the big tent overlooking Lake Barkley at the State Park Beach Friday night to see Kentucky history come to life. Chautauqua performers portrayed the lives of Henry Clay, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mark Twain and Grandpa Jones, and a string quartet made up of musicians from throughout the region played the music of Kentucky Bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.

2013 Three Angels Trail Ride

A number of riders were on hand Saturday, September 28th, for the 6th annual Three Angels Trail Ride at Pennyrile State Resort Park near Dawson Springs.  The ride is held in memory of Roaring Spring murder victims Kayla Williams, Kortney Frensley and Ethan Frensley and in honor of their mother Kristy Frensley.

2013 Tobacco War Pilgrimage Trial Of The Night Riders

The 2013 Tobacco War Pilgrimage included three re-enactments of the historic Trial of the Night Riders in Christian County Courthouse courtroom.  Prior to the trial a Kentucky Humanities Council speaker was on hand to portray a man whose family was attacked by the Night Riders.  Morning Ag Report photographer Susan Watts was in the courtroom to capture photos of the event.

2013 Oak Grove Butterfly Festival

Oak Grove Tourism Officials estimate more than 12-thousand people were on hand Saturday, September 28th, for the 5th Annual Butterfly Festival.  Susan Watts was on hand when the more than 950 butterflies took flight at 5:00.

2013 Pennyrile Walk To End Alzheimers

More than 400 people took to the streets of Hopkinsville Saturday, September 28, to celebrate raising $60,000 for the fight against Alzheimers.

Chamber After Hours

The Bank of Cadiz hosted a Chamber After Hours Thursday night at the Cadiz Renaissance Center. 

Trigg County See You At The Pole

The annual "See You at the Pole" observance took place Wednesday morning in front of Trigg County High School. The News Edge was there, and took these pictures. 

Teacher And Staff Member Of The Year Reception

Teachers and staff members in the Christian County Schools were recognized Monday evening during the annual "Teacher and Staff Member of the Year" reception at the Bruce Convention Center. The News Edge was on hand and took these pictures. 

Fall At The Homeplace 1850 In Land Between The Lakes

Tobacco is hanging in the barn, oxen are working in the field as fall arrives at the Homeplace 1850 in Land Between the Lakes.  Morning Ag Report photographer Susan Watts has a look at the Homeplace.

Customer Appreciation Day At Hancock's In Princeton

106.5 WKDZ was on hand LIVE Friday for the big customer appreciation day at Hancock's Neighborhood Market, in Princeton. While there we took these pics.

Gracious Me CMA Giveaway

And the winner is, Ann Noel, of Hopkinsville. Ann is winner of the tickets to the CMA award show, courtesy of Gracious Me!, in  Hopkinsville and 106.5 WKDZ. Lots of other winners were drawn as well for CD's and t-shirts. Carrie was there LIVE Thursday for the giveaway. Check out these great pics.  

New Hopkinsville Municipal Building

City Council members had a chance to tour the new Hopkinsville Municipal Building Thursday, and get a look at the progress being made. Your News Edge was there andtook these pictures. 

Farm Safety Week - Christian County Livestock

As a part of National Farm Safety Week, Alan and Cindy stopped by at Christian County Livestock LIVE to talk about farm safety issues. Be sure to click through andcheck out the pictures from their visit. 

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Speaks In Cadiz

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr, spoke to the James Thomas Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution to help kick off Constitution Week. 

More than 500 Participate In YMCA Trot For Troops

More than 500 runners and walkers participated in the annual Hopkinsville-Christian County YMCA Trot for Troops Saturday, September 14th. 

2nd Annual Trigg County Day of Play

More than 50 children, along parents and other family members participated in the 2nd Annual Trigg County Day of Play Thursday, September 12th, at the Trigg County Recreation Complex.  Representatives of 18 organizations and businesses braved hot temperatures to help make the day a success. 

Highway 139 Bowl Tailgate Party

The Highway 139 Bowl tailgate party was a huge success on Thursday night! Thanks to Hancock's Neighborhood Market for hosting the event along with Wildcat Chevrolet, Gary's Main Street Pizza, Cumberland Place and A Raye of Sunshine Salon. 

2013 Farm Safety Day

Fourth graders from Trigg County Intermediate School spent Thursday morning at Bill Mize’s farm as a part of Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day. The News Edge was there and took these pics. 

Eagle Remembrance Ceremony

Wednesday was a day to honor and remember fallen heroes and Fort Campbell took the opportunity to recognize one of their own as part of the Eagle Remembrance Ceremony. The News Edge was there as tribute was paid to Staff Sergeant Sonny Zimmerman.

Trigg 9-11 Flagpole Dedication

The flagpole at the Trigg County Senior Citizens Center now stands in remembrance of Emergency Management and County Facilities Director Randy Wade, who passed away last month. 

Save On Drugs

Friday was a great day of celebration at Save On Drugs in Cadiz!! Bill Booth and Cindy Allen Lax were on hand to help Rick and Karen Clement celebrate their 60 year anniversary.

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Donates $50,000 To Community

The City of Hopkinsville hosted a meet and greet Tuesday, September 3, for the new Chief Administrative Officer, Nate Pagan.  Pagan was joined by his wife, Michelle, and their two sons.  The News Edge was there and took these pictures. 

Teddy Bears For BOSS

The Trigg County Military Affairs Committee, along with the VFW, and the American Legion, has been collecting teddy bears, sheets and towels, to donate to the single soldier organization on post, BOSS. The teddy bears will be donated to victims of child abuse on post.

Hopkinsville Welcome New Chief Administrative Officer

The City of Hopkinsville hosted a meet and greet Tuesday, September 3, for the new Chief Administrative Officer, Nate Pagan.  

FORT CAMPBELL: 4th Battalion of 159th CAB Hosts Family Day

Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted Family Day Wednesday, August 28.  Spouses and children watched soldiers parachute and were able to fire guns before a bar-be-que.

Work On Lagoon Bridge

Work continues to move forward on the lagoon bridge at Eggners Ferry. The News Edge recently drove to the site and took these pictures.

Trigg County Middle School Meet & Greet

A good time was held by all Monday night at TCMS for the 10th Annual Meet and Greet. Take a look at the pics of our great community partners, school personnel, students and families having fun.

United Southern Bank Customer Appreciation

It was a FANTASTIC turnout at United Southern Bank's Customer Appreciation Day in Pembroke last Saturday. WKDZ broadcasted live from 11am - 1pm with our very own Carrie McGinnis. Their new location is scheduled to open around the middle of September. 

WKDZ Exhibit Opens

The WKDZ Radio Retrospective exhibit opened Friday at the Trigg County Historical Museum. Here is just a sampling of what you can see when you visit the exhibit. 

Angie Johnson Visit

Sony Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson stopped by Friday. After visiting the studios of WKDZ-WHVO, she met with fans at the Cadiz Restuarant for a brief concert and lunch. You can hear Angie's single "Swagger" on 106.5 WKDZ. 

Titans Ticket Winner at Garland

Here's Jason Killebrew, the winner of the Club Level Titans Tickets from Garland Nissan on August 15th. 

Special Needs Rodeo

Christian County Schools special needs students were transformed into cowboys and cowgirls Thursday morning as they got to participate in a rodeo just for them. The News Edge was there and took these pictures. 

Christian County First Day Of School

The News Edge visited Sinking Fork, Holiday, Indian Hills, and Millbrooke Elementary Schools snapping a few pictures of the kids returning to school in Christian County for the 2013-2014 school year.

Hopkinsville Eagles Present Checks To Two Families

The Hopkinsville Eagles Club, Ladies Auxiliary and Eagle Riders Group presented checks totalling more than 45-thousand dollars to the families of Tyler Watts and Landrey Basham Tuesday night.  The money was raised through the 11th Annual Lexi Sabatino Poker Run.