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SEPTEMBER


Ham Festival T-Shirts ($10 Kids-XLg Adults and 2x & 3 x are $12.00 and Caps are available at all area banks, Cadiz Comfort Zone, City Hall, Handy Korner and the Tourism Center (across from the WKDZ/WHVO studios) on Highway 68 Cadiz
 
The annual Trigg County Chamber of Commerce Ham Festival Kick-off Breakfast, Monday October 6th at the Cadiz Baptist Church Annex.  Tickets are on sale now at all area banks and you can reserve your tickets by calling the chamber office at 522-3892. Tickets are $15.00. Doors open at 6am and the program begins at 7am. Ag Commissioner James Comer is the Guest Speaker.
 
The 38th Trigg County Country Ham Festival! Carnival ALL DAY at the West Cadiz Park with Special Vendors on Sunday, October 12th. Collin Raye is the Headline Entertainment on Saturday Night. Sand Pig Art is back! - Children's Petting Zoo - Ventiloquist - Hog Calling Contest - Country Ham and more!


WKDZ/WHVO in collaboration with PACS is collecting items for Military Care Packages to our Military Friends who are deployed across the world. You can bring items to the WKDZ/WHVO Studio Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm. Click Here to get a complete list of items for care packages.

Attention Married Women....Contestants Needed for the Mrs. Trigg County "Pretty in Pink" Pageant. 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 30 in the Trigg Co. High School Little Theatre. The Deadline to enter is Monday, September 22nd. Click Here for the Event Flyer. Click Here for the Mrs. Pageant Application. Click Here for the Mrs. Pageant Guidelines.


September 17 - 21, Wednesday - Sunday

The Houston County Fair returns to Erin. Come join us for Food, Fun, Family and more. Wednesday night the carnival opens. Friday; 4-H Market Hog Show, Poultry Shows, Kid's Rodeo, 4-H Beef Heifer Show. Friday Night, pull your truck in our "Run What You Brung" Street Truck Pull. Saturday includes a 5K Fun Run, Livestock shows, a Corn Hole Tournament and Pie Eating Contest. For more information, contact the Houston County Extension Office at 931-289-3242.
 

 
                       

September 19 - 20, Friday & Saturday

Dining With the Dearly Departed (DWTDD) Fundraiser for SKIT to help with the expense of producing the summer musical. This Event is Sold Out!


September 20, Saturday

 
8:30 AM - 5K Run/Walk - Heritage Christian Academy Lady Warrior Volleyball Bump Set Spike 5K. Pre-Register at www.active.com. 8349 Eagle Way By-Pass, Hopkinsville.

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Jakia Cheatham has written a book, "Bent But Not Broken: Prayer Changes Things" and will be at the John L Street Library for a book signing. Ms. Cheatham has overcome many challenges in her life and has an amazing story to tell. She will have copies of her book for sale.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - University Heights Academy's Oktoberfest - Wear your YMCA Soccer Uniform and receive 5 FREE Tickets! Rock Wall, Photo Booth, Corn Hole, Magic Show, Gift Basket Silent Auction and Delicious Food! Join the fun at 1300 Academy Drive in Hopkinsville.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Pembroke Harvest Festival - Parade begins at 10am. Games, Vendors and Food for everyone!

10:07 AM - 1st Annual Farm Equipment and Power Sport Auction - Open Consignment Presented by RTM Auction & Real Estate, LLC and the MSU Rodeo Club. William Cherry Expo, 2101 College Farm Rd, Murray, KY. Partial proceeds from the sale go to the MSU Scholarships Program.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Elk & Bison Prairie Celebration at Golden Pond Visitor Center. Free Admission to the Elk & Bison Prairie. Van tours available on a first come basis. Showcasing the beauty, wildlife & history of the prairie during its most active time of year!

11:00 AM - 7th Annual "My 3 Angels Trail Ride." Come and Honor he memory of Kortney, Kayla and Ethan at Pennyrile State Park. All proceeds will be donated to "The Way" in Cadiz. Ride will leave from the Rangers Station at 11am. (fast ride and slow ride approximately 3 hours). For Questions, please call Brandi Phillips at 270-350-0468.

1:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Naturefest at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center in Hopkinsville. If you have questions, or need more information contact Charles Turner by Email or call Sharon Rogers at 270-885-5600. See the Event Flyer Here!

2:00 PM - Kadie's Sweet Sixteen Fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Center. Sinking Ford Baptist Church Activities Center. Kadie Bumpas was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer when she was 4 years old and was told she would not live past her 5th birthday. Kadie was able to get a protocol at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where she under went radiation therapy. Although she is still a patient, she has been cancer free for 12 years!!! Items for Donation: Toys, Movies/DVD's, Books, Games, Walmart Gift Cards.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - American Legion Auxillary Fort Campbell Unit 233 is Hosting POW-MIA Recognition Day, Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Kentucky Girls State. $6 per plate, $3 for children under 6 years old. To be held at the American Legion Fort Campbell Post 233, 14633 Fort Campbell Blvd., Oak Grove, KY. Call 270-439-5826.

5:00 PM - Supper in the Cemetary at Glenwood Cemetary in Elkton! Honoring our History, our Heritage, and Those That Formed Our Past...
You will enjoy a Twilight Tour of the cemetary grounds and will hear tales from some of the fascinating individuals who shaped the history of our community, followed by supper and an opportunity to share your thoughts and stories of your past. Tickets $17 each and can be purchased at Elkton City Hall or the Historic Todd County Courthouse Welcome Center. Call 270-265-7070 for More Information. Click Here!


September 23, Tuesday

12:00 Noon - Trigg County Caregiver Support Group at the John L. Street Library on Main Street, Cadiz.

5:00 PM - Caldwell County Caregiver Support Group at the Central Presbyterian Church, Princeton, KY.



September 25, Thursday

Rep. John Tilley Charity Classic. Proceeds to benefit Trilogy Foundation and Sanctuary, Inc. $500 per team, Limited Availability. For more information, contact Virginia Gray by email or call 270-484-0470. Tournament will be at the Links at Novadell, Registration begins at 11:30 AM and start time is 1:00 PM.


September 27, Saturday

5:20 PM - Opening Ceremonies for Christian County Tournament of Bands at the Stadium of Champions, Hopkinsville. Admission $6, Children 6 and Under Free. Come and enjoy the Best Bands of the Pennyrile Region! Schedule of Events.


September 26,  Friday

United Way of the Pennyrile - Small Business Day - Get in the Game and be one of our most valuable players by joining the United Way of the Pennyrile in our efforts to create lasting change for the better by investing in education, income and health - the building blocks of a good life. When our volunteers call or visit on Friday, September 26th, please be ready with the most generous donation you can make. Click Here for the Flyer!

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Heritage Bank is Kicking Off a day to say Thanks. Join us for food and fun at our Cadiz Office on Main Street.


September 26, 27 - Friday - Saturday


Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County Presents the 3rd Annual Tobacco War Pilgrimage. Experience Black Patch History! Join us in Hopkinsvile to relive the turbulent times of the Night Riders, who ravaged the region for nearly a decade to stake a claim on their dark-fired tobacco. Click Here for the Event Flyer!


September 27, Saturday

Hal Fennell Memorial Antique Tractor Plow Day - An All Day Event. Hosted by Cundiff Farms. Sponsored by Western KY Antique Power Association. Plow Day will be held at 5601 Cerulean Road, Cadiz. (Rain Dates Oct. 4 and 11, 2014).

10:00 AM - Smith-Colson Reunion - Descendants of Firman & Pernicia Allen Smith and Joel & Sarah Oakley Colson at the Golden Pond Visitors Center Pavillion. Pot Luck Meal at Noon. Bring Lawn Chairs and our favorite dish and your old pictures. Contact Frances Smith Bullock at 270-522-6759 if you need more information.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Youth & Family Fun Day 2014 Sponsored by Genesis Express. Family Fun Day will be held at the Cadiz Central Park (96 Jefferson St). Everyone is invited to bring their entire family to the Park for some fun and health related activities. Free hotdogs, chips and water will be available, other food items will be for sale. For more information contact Pres. Bobby Acree at 270-206-5095 or George Radford at 270-871-1344

"Music at the Market" will take place at the Downtown Farmers Market in Hopkinsville.


September 28, Sunday

2:00 PM - The Pennyroyal Arts Council August Classic Movie is "ET - Extra Terrestrial" at the Alhambra Theatre in downtown Hopkinsville.


September 30, Tuesday

11:00 AM - Home Builders Chili provided - 12:00 Noon - Shotgun Start for Charlotte Barbee Classic Golf Scramble. Sponsored by Home Builders Association & Hopkinsville Electric System. The Links at Nova Dell. Click Here to see the Event Flyer!

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - For Kid's Sake - Let's Connect! Come to the Christian County Library inside the Community Room to learn more about helpful communication strategies and how you can help promote a positive learning environment for your child! Refreshments and Door Prize Drawings. For questions, call Heather Lancaster or Tonya Oakley at 270-887-7018.
 
OCTOBER

On Wednesday, October 15th, Hopkinsville Papa John's Pizza will be donating 10% of their sales towards the Jim Perrin Memorial Scholarship Fund. Your order will help grow the Scholarship Fund for future athletes. Click Here for more information!



October 3, Friday

 








8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Join Jennie Stuart's Annual Women's Show October 3rd at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. The clinic area will feature preventive health screenings from bone density and cholesterol, to carotid artery ultrasound and much more. Get More information Here
  For more information, call 270-887-0427 OR 270-839-3113 or email dyates@jsmc.org or lhull@jsmc.org.

 
 



8:30 AM - Shotgun Start - 24th Annual Mike Foster Golf Scramble to Benefit the Hopkinsville Community College Foundation. The Links at Novadell, 500 Novadell Way, Hopkinsville. Click Here for an Entry Form!
 


October 3 - 4, Friday & Saturday

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Aurora, KY will be having a "Flea For All" at the Aurora Community Park (formerly the visitors center) on Friday and Saturday. Instead of the usual Aurorafest, there will be fea markets and yard sales set up throughout the Aurora Community...just no parade. For more information call Bonnie Kincannon at 270-354-8467.


October 4, Saturday

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Kelly "Night Out" Chili Dinner - Kely Holiness Church Parking Lot - FREE Chili Dinner for the citizens of Kelly in appreciation and good fellowship. Music, Games, Prizes, Bouncer and more!


October 5, Sunday

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Thunder On The Square 2014 Car Show - On the Square in Russellville. Win a Trophy, Cash, Door Prizes. Music by Clay & Friends. All Proceeds & 50/50 go for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Kicking off The Tobacco and Heritage Festival!  Click Here for the Event Flyer.


October 7, Tuesday

7:30 PM - Roots 5 Music Concert Sponsored by MSU's Departments of History and English & Philosophy. Concert at Lovett Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Music by Newton & Thomas and Chris Scruggs & the Stone Fox Five. Free Admission.


October 10 - 12, Friday - Sunday
Ham Festival T-Shirts ($10 Kids-XLg Adults and 2x & 3 x are $12.00 and Caps are available at all area banks, Cadiz Comfort Zone, City Hall, Handy Korner and the Tourism Center (across from the WKDZ/WHVO studios) on Highway 68 Cadiz
 
The annual Trigg County Chamber of Commerce Ham Festival Kick-off Breakfast, Monday October 6th at the Cadiz Baptist Church Annex.  Tickets are on sale now at all area banks and you can reserve your tickets by calling the chamber office at 522-3892. Tickets are $15.00. Doors open at 6am and the program begins at 7am. Ag Commissioner James Comer is the Guest Speaker.
 
The 38th Trigg County Country Ham Festival! Carnival ALL DAY at the West Cadiz Park with Special Vendors on Sunday, October 12th. Collin Raye is the Headline Entertainment on Saturday Night. Sand Pig Art is back! - Children's Petting Zoo - Ventiloquist - Hog Calling Contest - Country Ham and more!


October 11, Saturday
                    
                     Hog Wild 5K Walk / Run - Baby Settle Benefit
    7:30 AM - Check-In
    8:30 AM - Race Begins

    Baby Settle has been diagnosed with Spinal Bifida. At just one   day old, Baby Settle will have to undergo surgery. All proceeds from this race will go to help ease the financial burdens of the medical bills. To register for the race, visit http://www.active.com/cadiz-ky/running/hog-wild-5k-2014?int=
  Get the Event Flyer Here!

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Christian County Animal Shelter Fall Fundraiser & Pet Adoption at the Oak Grove Community Center, 1705 Thompsonville Lane, Oak Grove, KY. Food and Fun for the Family Vendors Welcomd $10 per table. RSVP tables by October 8th. Call 270-640-6557.


October 13, Monday

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


October 14, Tuesday

7:00 PM - Kelly Community Organization, Inc. Committee Meeting - Kelly Baptist Church - Open to the public; we invite Kelly citizens to get involved.

Members of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Legion and the men of the American Legion, Post #74, are sponsoring a Titans Weekend as our major Fund Raiser for the year. All proceeds raised will be used for local veterans' organizations, to include the new Homeless Shelter in Hopkinsville, the Fisher House on Fort Campbell, the full-time nursing care facility at Hanson, Kentucky, and the VA Medical Center in Nashville, TN. The tickets are $5.00 each and the weekend package includes: Two seats on the 50-Yard Line for the Titans vs New York Giants on December 14, 2014. An overnight stay in a downtown hotel and $100 cash. The drawing will be held and winner announced at the Veteran's Day Parade on November 11, 2014 at the West Cadiz Park in Cadiz. Click Here for the Event Flyer.


October 15, Wednesday

4:00 PM - The North Drive Middle School School Based Decision Council meeting in the Front Conference Room at North Drive Middle School.

Hopkinsville Papa John's Pizza will be donating 10% of their sales towards the Jim Perrin Memorial Scholarship Fund. Your order will help grow the Scholarship Fund for future athletes. Click Here for more information!


October 18, Saturday

6:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fall Community Yard Sale Sponsored by the Hopkinsville-Christian County Jaycees. The Jaycess are hosting a community wide yard sale at the Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds on Richard Street. The yard sale will be inside the Convention Center. Plots available for rent are 15 x 15 which includes the use of one table.Set Up time: Friday 10/17/14 from 5pm to 7pm and Saturday 10/18/14 starting at 5am. Doors are open to the public from 6am to 2pm Saturday, October 18th.

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM - Get Ready to Rumba! Annual Harvest Moon Ball scheduled at the Robert Cherry Civic Center in Paducah. This popular ballroom dance event is a non-competitive, recreational dance hosted annually by Paducah's own "big band," the Paducah Jazz Ensemble. For advance reservations or more information, please call 270-898-0180.

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."

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Fish Fry at the Iron Mountain Masonic Lodge #544 F&AM, 1350 Spring St, Dover, TN. The Proceeds will be used to help fund our Annual Scholarship Fund, various charities and provide revenues for our building enhancement fund.


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."


October 23, Thursday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Set-Up Time - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Event Time - FNB Bank Presents the 2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at the Trigg County Convention Center & Recreation Complex, 303 Complex Rd., Cadiz. Come and beat the holiday rush, support great charities, and promote your business during the Holiday Shopping Season. Click Here for the Vendor Registration Form and Click Here for the Event Flyer.


October 24, Friday

Heritage Christian Academy Annual Harvest Festival will be held at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. This is a fundraiser to raise proceeds to help enhance student's education. For more information, contact Karen Peterson, HCS-PTF President at 270-839-1211.
NOVEMBER

November 7, Friday


The Christian Couny Literacy Council is Calling Our Community for the Twenty-Third Community Reader Day. A child's ability to read is influenced by home and school environments AND by the whole community. Community Reader Day seeks to inspire all area children to become readers who are eager to learn. Be among 275 Community Volunteers reading to the 8,000 students in Christian County's 13 Elementary Schools, Preschools, Head Start, and Day Care Centers. Contact Beverly Whitfield at the Literacy Council Office , 270-962-7114.


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.


November 19, Wednesday

4:00 PM - The North Drive Middle School School Based Decision Council meeting in the Front Conference Room at North Drive Middle School.
DECEMBER


December 6, Saturday

10:00 AM - Christmas Parade in Hopkinsville. This year's theme is "Christmas Memories" Save the Date!

December 8, Monday

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



December 17, Wednesday

4:00 PM - The North Drive Middle School School Based Decision Council meeting in the Front Conference Room at North Drive Middle School.


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.