2011 Photo Album

Fatal Accident On I-24

One person was killed and traffic on I-24 was shutdown following an accident Friday morning on I-24 in Christian County. The accident occurred just after 8am near the 87.5-mile marker.

Helping Hands Sweet Treats

Several people stopped by the Trigg County Helping Hands Sweet Treats fundraiser at Cadiz Christian Church Fellowship Hall.  Supporters purchased sweet treats by the pound to help raise money to support the organizations food bank.

Gander Observance In Hopkinsville

The observance of the 26th anniversary of the Gander crash took place Monday morning in Hopkinsville. The event honored the 248 soldiers and 8 crewmen killed in the crash. The Screaming Eagles on their way home from a six-month peacekeeping mission on the Sinai Peninsula.

426th Brigade Support Battalion Makes Thanksgiving

As part of their duties as the support battalion, our newly adopted 426th is in charge of making Thanksgiving dinner flawless for the 1st Brigade Combat Team and it was a spectacular sight.

4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Celebrate Thanksgiving

It's an honor for the command groups from the battalions and brigades to serve their soldiers day in and day out, but Thanksgiving is a physical expression of that and this year was no different as the crowds gathered at the 4th Brigade Combat Team DFAC.

Fort Campbell Spouses Honored for Service

12 women, who live daily with the trials of military life, are being honored for their efforts to make the deployments easier for others and life in general easier for Fort Campbell and the surrounding communities.

Halloween Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat activities in Hopkinsville at Southside Church of Christ.

Home Total Loss

Officials say the home of  81-year-old Mary Partain, former owner and operator of Metcalf Florist in downtown Hopkinsville, is a total loss today after a fire broke out in the rear of her South Sunset Circle home last night.  After calling 911, Mrs. Partain escaped through the flames, unharmed, and was able to drive to her daughters house down the street. 

Trigg County vs. Caldwell County

Justin McGill of The Cadiz Record shared these photos from the Trigg County football game Friday night. Trigg remains undefeated with a 14 -6 victory over Caldwell County.     www.cadizrecord.com

Pow Wow 2011

Boomer Radio had a great time at the Trail of Tears 24th Annual Pow Wow in Hopkinsville this weekend - native dancing, beautiful costumes and weather, and a great crowd made the event a huge success!

Cadiz/TC Chamber of Commerce

The September meeting of the Cadiz/TC Chamber of Commerce was a very well-attended Lunch and Learn Session Thursday at the Renaissance Center. Around 50 people in attendance. Thanks to the City of Cadiz for providing the lunch and the speaker for the event. City of Cadiz Chief of Police-Hollis Alexander was the speaker and presented a great program on Safety and Security for your business.

Wabash National Trailer Center

Cadiz/Trigg County celebrated a new business - Wabash National Trailer Center is now open on Highway 68/80. A huge crowd joined the Chamber ribbon-cutting and celebration. Alan Watts with WKDZ was on hand for a live broadcast.

Toyota of Hopkinsville - August 24

There is always a good time, great deals and fun giveaways when Bill Booth takes his Live Afternoon Drive show to Toyota of Hopkinsville.

Greenville Road Accident

Four people were injured in a two vehicle accident on Greenville Road this (Monday) afternoon, with one person flown by Air-Evac from the scene. The accident occurred just before 3 o’clock near the Cave Street intersection by the Cave Springs Cemetery. 

Freedom Ride in Washington

Photos from Connie Konczyk's drive from New Jersey to DC Saturday where 1800-2000 motorcycles left Washington, DC, and were traveling to New York for the Freedom Ride. Unbelievable. Police closed entrance ramps going on to RT 95 in Baltimore.  Fire departments were taking their hook & ladders to raise American Flags over bridges and highways. Cars heading the opposite direction beeping their horns and waving. Quite an emotional experience.

Cattlemen's Lone Star Rodeo

Friday and Saturday's Cattlemen's Lone Star Rodeo had bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling and more at the Fairgrounds in Hopkinsville. Check out photos by Barb Heneisen from the Chamber of Commerce After Hours.

Christian County Chamber of Commerce Ag After-Hours Kicks Off Rodeo

The Christian County Chamber of Commerce helped kick off the 13th Annual Christian County Cattlemen's Rodeo Friday night with an After-Hours event that featured a dumby roping contest, dinner provided the Cattlemen's Association and several door prizes including a Holland Grill.

Kelly Green Men Festival

There were more sightings of little green men in Kelly, Kentucky, this weekend at the First Annual Kelly Green Men Festival where you could find lots of alien food and fun. Thanks to Drew Wilson, DJ Everett and Boyd Clark for sharing these photos.

PRECC Employee Injured

Rescue workers load an employee of Pennyrile Rural Electric into a helicopter to be taken to the hospital after the employee, according to PRECC Spokesman Brent Gilkey, came into contact with an electric wire.  Neither the name nor the extent of the employee’s injuries have been released. 

Todd County Wreck Involving School Bus Claims Bowling Green Man

Kentucky State Police say a Bowling Green man died at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville following a vehicle versus school bus wreck in Todd County, with no one on the bus injured.

Tractor Trailer Destroyed By Fire On Interstate 24 Tuesday Afternoon

The driver of tractor trailer says he was hauling corn gluten from Louden, TN to United Livestock in Mayfield when his rig caught fire and burned near Interstate 24's Exit 86 at Fort Campbell Boulevard.  The fire slowed traffic along the interstate for more than three hours.

Kentucky State Police Make Major Trigg County Marijuana Harvest

The Kentucky State Police's Drug Enforcement division harvested an estimated six million dollars worth of marijuana that was spotted by helicopter on the Trigg County Farm of James Adams, Jr, located on Siloam Road.  Click here to see photos of the operation taken by Adams.

Charles Jackson Circus Museum Opens To The Public

Jackson’s widow Mildred joined Pennyroyal Area Museum staff and board members, along with Hopkinsville and Christian County officials to cut the ribbon to the Charles Jackson Circus Museum on the day that he would have celebrated his 92nd birthday.  News Director Alan Watts was among many who saw the museum for the first time Thursday and shares some of his photos.

Governor Beshear Announces FP International Expansion

Governor Steve Beshear says FP International will add 60 new jobs thanks to a three million dollar expansion that was announced Thursday afternoon at the Commerce Park location.

Back To School Bash

Things were a buzz at Bradford Square Mall for our back-to-school bash. Take a look at the pictures and shop Bradford Square for great back-to-school deals!

Pennyrile Electric

Pennyrile Electric warehouse dedication - photos by Cindy Allen Lax.

Back to School Bash

Thanks to everyone who made our annual Back to School Bash to help the Helping Hands a huge success. $1602.77 was raised to help Trigg County kids in need to go back to school with the necessities. Special thanks to Hancock’s Neighborhood Market, Wildcat Chevrolet and Lakeside Bouncers for teaming up to make this event bigger and better this year. Your generosity is much appreciated. A Special thanks to Brice Long and the Back-to-Back Foundation for a $500 donation, that helped us get off to a great start. Every dollar ads up! Thanks again!....check out our pictures!

Princeton Field Day 2011

Pictures of the events at the recent UK Extension Field Day in Princeton.

Summer Reading 2

Cindy Allen Lax shares photos from the Summer Reading Program at the John L. Street Library in Cadiz.

Summer Reading

Photos by Robin Stevens from the Summer Reading Program hosted by Genesis Express in Cadiz.

Ribbon Cutting

The Cadiz/TC Chamber of Commerce welcomed Jackson & Schalk, Attorneys at Law to the chamber on Friday with an official ribbon cutting. Jackson & Schalk have an office in Princeton and are thrilled to expand into Cadiz. Their office is located at 28 Main Street across from the Cadiz Christian Church next to the TC Red Cross office. 

TC All Star Tournament

Trigg County’s All Star Girls (ages 7 thru 9) beat the Livingston Co. Rockets 12 – 2 in Friday night’s first round action.  Congratulations to the All Stars of Trigg County and best of luck for the remainder of the tournament. 

Car Wash

Never let it be said that Bill Booth does not pay his debts - Intern Kyle's car was washed!  Bill made a small "wager" that his blood pressure would be lower than Kyle's during recent testing and said he would wash Intern Kyle's car if he lost. (Now Kyle is 25 and Bill is............much, much, much older, so I'm not sure it was a smart wager in the first place). Nevertheless, Bill paid his debt Thursday, and we have the pictures to prove it.

Mrs. Western Kentucky State Fair

Sister In-laws Amanda and Wendy Westerfield take home the crowns in the 2011 Mrs. Western Kentucky State Fair.

Cadiz Field of Flags Veteran Memorial

American Legion Post 74 and the Marine Corps League sponsored the memorial honoring local veterans.

Todd's Jewelry - June 30

Good time had by all at Todd's Jewelry Thursday - the Live Afternoon Drive stopped by with free Dr. Pepper products and Domino's Pizza.  Bill learned about Kameleon Jewelry and Willow Tree Figurines as well as Pulsar watches, buying gold, and jewelry repair.  It was a busy two hours; thanks to everyone that stopped by to say Hi!  Congratulations to Joe Woosley, he won tickets to Holiday World, Tie-Breaker Family Aquatic Center and a Kameleon necklace with a jewel "pop" for his wife.

Cadiz Field of Flags

More than 225 American Flags will fly through Saturday, July 10th, to honor veterans and active duty military near the entrance to the downtown Cadiz area.  Each of the flags include an information card that contains details about the person being honored and those who have chosen to honor them.  The Field of Flags project is being conducted by American Legion Post #74 in Cadiz.

Gracious Me!

Congratulations to Helen Jane Brown of Madisonville winner of the Always Patsy Cline tickets from Gracious Me! in Hopkinsville. Stop by Gracious Me! for all your home décor, summer entertaining needs and gifts for all occasions. Check out the pictures of just some of the great things you’ll find at Gracious Me! in the Blue Creek Centre, Ft. Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville.

Hose Down at Max Fuel

Bill Booth came closer than we could of every imagined, only missing the last question on the "Big Hose Down" quiz. Bill had to pay the price and get hosed down. We would like to thank our sponsors for this event - Commonwealth Agri-Energy and Max Fuel Express.

Camp Cadiz

Trigg teens volunteer during Camp Cadiz.

Storm Damage in Pembroke

WKDZ's Amy Berry shared these photos from yesterday's storm damage in Pembroke.

3rd Brigade Combat Team Change of Command

3rd Brigade Combat Team Commander Colonel Viet Luong handed over the responsibility and command of the Rakkasans to Colonel R.J. Lillibridge, who has served with the brigade previously.

Toyota of Hopkinsville

Toyota of Hopkinsville was home to Bill Booth's Live Afternoon Drive Show Thursday........the show was filled with special car deals and live entertainment!

Soapbox Derby

 It was fun in the sun Saturday as 86 drivers, oil can racers and hundreds of residents packed Bethel Street for the 6th Annual Hopkinsville Kiwanis Soapbox Derby, and now the three division champions will prepare to head to Akron, OH, later this summer.

Customer Appreciation Day at Hancock's

What a great day at Hancock’s Neighborhood Market on Friday for Customer Appreciation Day. This annual event is Mallory’s way of saying thanks, and she really knows how to say thank you in a big way. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and tons of prizes were given away along with lots of thank you’s and smiles!

Max Fuel

Bill Booth on location at Max Fuel in Hopkinsville - an Ethonol/E85 Educational Event. Listen for your chance to win great prizes and be there to see Bill get hosed during the finale on June 23, from 3 - 5 PM.

A Motor Home on Fire Wednesday on I-24

New Photos Added - No one was injured when this motor home caught on fire as it was traveling in the westbound lanes of I-24.

Military Apprecition Bash

The Military Appreciation Bash at Kickers was a huge success - thanks to Blaine Larsen, Toyota of Hopkinsville, all the folks at Kickers and everyone that came out to help us salute our soldiers! We had lots of fun prizes, backstage passes, line dancing, fantastic music, and even had birthday cake and sang happy birthday to a soldier that had recently returned home from Iraq - what a great night.

Little River Big Arts Festival

Several local and regional artists participated in the Little River Big Arts Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Cadiz.  Click here to see photos from the weekend event.

Yard Sale in Downtown Cadiz

Cindy Allen Lax spent the afternoon in downtown Cadiz on day one of the 400-mile yard sale. She spent the afternoon talking (imagine that) to members of the Cadiz Merchants Association. Check out the pics and then head downtown Cadiz!

Storm Damage - May 23

These photos show damage from the line of storms on Monday night. A barn was blown down on the old Hale farm located in the 13,000 block of Highway 117-The Herndon-Oak Grove Road, about two miles west of Bell Station Road.

Relay For Life 2011

Trigg County Relay For Life was held May 13 and 14. The theme was " Celebrate Remember Hope and Fight Back". Click here for photos.

Creative Travel Agency

We had a great time yesterday at Creative Travel Agency. Thanks Lois and the girls for hosting the Hopkinsville/Christian County Chamber after-hours.

Hopkinsville Kiwanis Celebrates President's 60th Birthday with Roast

Kiwanis president, and Toyota of Hopkinsville General Manager, Charlie Ramsey celebrated his 60th birthday January 5th and the club hosted a roast complete with Ramsey's boss, Dan Renshaw and WKDZ/WHVO's Bill Booth. Click to see pictures from the event.

Gator Day at Roeder

The first ever Gator Day was held Saturday at Roeder Implement Hopkinsville. Talk about fun. If you missed it, check out the pictures and then join us this Saturday when we'll be back at Roeder Implement for Green Day/Customer Appreciation/and another Gator Demo Day!

Floodwaters in Paducah

Click here for aerial photos of flooding in the Paducah area by Jerry Chumbler.

President Obama & V.P. Joe Biden Salute Fort Campbell Troops

WKDZ's Alan Watts and DJ Everett provided you with News Edge Team Coverage today (Friday) when President Obama & Vice President Joe Biden visited the troops at Fort Campbell. More photos will be posted.

Scrap Cars Catch Fire at Trans Star Recycling Center

Firefighters from Highland, Crofton, Fairview, Lacy and other volunteer fire departments were called to Trans Star Recycling and Auto Parts just north of Hopkinsville on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to battle a blaze that involved several crushed cars.  Photos by DJ Everett

Kentucky and Barkley Dams Operating At Capacity To Manage Floodwaters

All but three of Kentucky Dam's concrete flood gates are completely open, with at least four flood gates at Barkley Dam doing the same to ease flooding and to manage floodwaters in the lakes and along the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers.  Click here to see photos by Susan Watts.

Floodwaters Leave Their Mark In Area

Floodwaters from more than a week of heavy rain and thunderstorms is leaving West Cadiz Park and several acres of farmland in Trigg County under water.  Click here to see photos by Susan Watts.

Sandbagging in Lyon County

Sandbagging and flooding are common sites in Lyon County. WKDZ/WHVO's Cindy Allen Lax lives in Lyon County and took photos of sandbagging efforts at her home (next to Barkley Dam) and flooding at Exit 45 and shots from Barkley Dam and Kentucky Dam.

Kentucky Derby AT&T Morningline Event

Alan Watts and Beth Mann bring you live coverage from Derby City, celebrating the world's biggest two minute sporting event! 

Recent Storm Photos

Photos of flooding, wind and tornado damage from recent storm activity around the area - thanks to our listeners for sharing their photos and rainfall totals. Full Gallery

Charlie's Steakhouse

Oak Grove Deputy Fire Chief Bill Johnson says the fire that destroyed Charlie's Steakhouse Monday night began in the kitchen area and quickly spread to the remainder of the restaurant.  The fire began at 9:00 pm, with firefighters remaining on the scene until early Tuesday morning. Full Gallery by Lesa Farmer.

Storm Photos

WKDZ's Travis Faulkner sent these photos from today's severe weather. TGASK in Hopkinsville and the Knight's Inn in Cadiz both sustained roof damage. We have reports of trees down and power outages across the listening area. Stay tuned to WKDZ 106.5 FM and Oldies for complete weather coverage. Full Gallery

Hopkinsville Outdoor Equipment

Alan and Allen were on location Friday at Hopkinsville Outdoor Equipment for their annual Spring Open House. The open house continues through Saturday (8-2), with special deals during Open House weekend. Full Gallery

Chambers Forming Regional Partnership

The Hopkinsville-Christian County and Cadiz-Trigg County Chambers of Commerce are joining in a regional partnership, which they say will benefit all members by giving them additional networking opportunities. Full Gallery

Trail Of Tears Commission Says Thanks To Volunteers

Members of the Trail of Tears Commission took time to say thanks to volunteers during a special dinner at The Pioneers Memorial Complex in Hopkinsville. Full Gallery

Hopdown The Pounds 2011

452 people signed up - 150 returned to finish the challenge and lost a total of 1,500 pounds!
Winners of Hopdown the Pounds
Overall Male - Zlatco Skuljan, Overall Female - Jamie Yokely
Division Winners - Brad Hodges, Jeanette Quarles,
Dave Hulslander, Dianne Cato, Gary Gragg, and Barbara Nash.
Click here for photos.

Civil War Days 2011

There was a war going on in Cadiz over the weekend.......soldiers marching, canons blasting, the smell of food cooking over an open fire could all be found at West Cadiz Park during this year's Civil War Reenactment. Click here to see photos from professional photographer, Allison Smith.

World's Largest Colon

Bill Booth made local radio history Friday when he broadcast his show live from inside the World's Largest Colon at the Wal-Mart in Hopkinsville. Click here to see photos from Becky Williamson.

Out With The Cold

It was Out with the Cold and In with Woo Hoo! Event at Gracious Me!
Hopkinsville, Thursday night. Ladies from across the area came in for a night of fun and fashion and at the same time, helped Hopkinsville Sanctuary House Domestic Violence Shelter. Hancock's Delightfully Delicious Deli catered the event, and it was sponsored by Planters Bank, West & Witherspoon Florist, the Perfect Closet and Gracious Me!
Full Gallery

Toyota of Hopkinsville

Bill took his Live Afternoon Drive Show to Toyota of Hopkinsville on Wednesday where they had great deals all over their lot! Full Gallery

Ducks Unlimited

Almost 300 people were on hand for the Barkley Lake Chapter Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet. There were several items donated to the Auction as Memorials honoring fallen Committee Members. The Banquet closed with a special one of a kind handmade knife and check presentations from the items sold in memory of long time Ducks Unlimited Member, Gordon Mitchell, to his daughter, Megan Mitchell, and the Mitchell Family. (Full Gallery)

Bowl For Kid's Sake 2011

WKDZ's Ken Cummins was the emcee at the Bowl For Kid's Sake in Princeton on Saturday. (Full Gallery)

Ribbon Cutting

The Cadiz/Trigg County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Friday at noon at JB's Bakery on Lafayette Street in Cadiz. Stop in and pick up some delicious goodies sometime. Full Gallery

Roeder Implement Kick Off

WKDZ and WHVO were at Roeder Implement on Thursday to kick off the spring green season. Registration is now underway to win a FREE JS36 John Deere Mower. You have 30 days to register - mower will be given away May 14th at the Green Tag/Customer Appreciation Day at Roeder. Full Gallery

Country Radio Seminar

WKDZ's Bill Booth has been in Nashville with the Country Radio Seninar rubbing elbows with the stars. Bill said it was a tough job, but someone has to do it! (Full Gallery)

Fort Campbell Welcome Home Ceremony January 28,2011

Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Rakkasan) were welcomed home Friday by hundreds of family members, friends and community leaders. Click here to see photos from the Ceremony.

2011 Auction Items

Check out our photo gallery of items up for bid in this week's Cadiz Rotary Radio Auction. Full Gallery

Kick Off Breakfast at LBSRP

There was a packed house at the 2011 Cadiz Rotary Radio Auction Monday morning at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Convention Center. Some "interesting" photos were auctioned of Trigg County graduates to start the bidding early today. The Auction benefits the Youth and Senior Citizens of Trigg County - do your part by bidding high and bidding often!

Nelson Dossett-Nationwide Insurance & Kenny Lee Insurance

WKDZ'S Cindy Allen Lax was on location Friday at Nelson Dossett-Nationwide Insurance and Kenny Lee Insurance on West 7th Street. If you didn't get a chance to stop by and register to win the 32 inch HDTV, stop on in during the month of April. TV will be given away at the end of the month, while there get to know these nice guys, you just might decide they need to be insurance guy. Full Gallery

Bradford Heights

Check out photos of Bradford Heights Nursing & Rehab Center's Open House last week - WKDZ's Bill Booth was there with a live broadcast. Full Gallery

2011 Home Show

WKDZ & WHVO featured live broadcast Friday during the Home Show at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Stop by and see us Saturday from 9 - 6 , and be sure to register for tickets to see George Jones in concert and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps at TPAC, made available by Tennessee Repertory Theater. (Full Gallery)

Electric Blanket Cause Of Fire

Cadiz Fire Chief Kerry Fowler determined a faulty electric blanket started the fire that destroyed the Glendale Drive home of Myrtlelene Hooks Wednesday night. Fowler was assisted by Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander, with the Fowler saying no foul play was suspected. (Full Gallery)

Bridal Expo Surprise

The 7th Annual Bridal Expo held at the James E. Bruce Convention Center held a special surprise for Mariah Cunningham - her boyfriend, Aaron Lewis, took the microphone and proposed to her while she was on stage modeling a wedding gown! (She said yes) (Full Gallery)

Christian County 2011 Heart Walk

American Heart Association organizer, Jamie Smith, says the huge turnout on Saturday made the 2011 Heart Walk one of the most successful. (Full Gallery)

Christian County Struck By February Tornado

A EF-2 Tornado struck Christian County Thursday, February 24th, just north of the Hopkinsville city limits. The National Weather Service was out Friday morning to survey the damage and the News Edge followed along. Click here to see pictures from the damage.

National FFA Week

This is National FFA Week and officers and members of the Trigg County FFA were guests on the Country Club this morning with Alan Watts.

Toyota of Hopkinsville

Don't miss the huge President's Day Sale going on now at Toyota of Hopkinsville, where Bill Booth was broadcasting live Thursday to formally kick it off! They just announced an additional $500 rebate for this weekend! (Full Gallery)

American Heart Association

Austin in the studio with Carrie, and Bill at the BP during the American Heart Association fundraiser Monday. (Full Gallery)

Mr. Trigg County

Jared Stallons, Trigg County High School Senior, was crowned as the first ever Mr. Trigg County during the Mr. Trigg County pageant sponsored by the high school DECA club Friday night in the Little Theater. Jared is the son of Ken and Joy Stallons of Cadiz. Runner-up honors went to Chris McKenzie, Chris Jenkins and Jayven Jones. (Full Gallery)

Cumberland Place

Huge day on Saturday at the Grand Opening of Cumberland Place, in the toll-gate center, your home for Carhartt and Dickies. Click here to see who was there to help them celebrate their Grand Opening!

Cadiz March

More than 75 community members braved cold damp weather Monday to march from Trigg County Schools to Bloomfield Baptist Church for the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration sponsored by Genesis Express. (Full Gallery)

Janice Mason Art Museum

WKDZ's Cindy Allen paid a visit to the KidsArt Exhibit on display at the Janice Mason Art Museum. There are over 500 pieces of artwork on display, here are a few for your enjoyment. Stop by the Janice Mason Art Museum before January 30th and enjoy! (Full Gallery)