SEPT. 12 — 16

Welcome home


When: Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 16.

Where: Clarksville

Info: Celebrate the service and sacrifice of veterans from across the years, miles and conflicts during the Welcome Home Veterans Celebration Sept. 12-16. The following events will be held at Beachaven Winery, 1100 Dunlop Lane, Clarksville: A traveling memorial wall (opens?Sept. 13), a field of honor (Sept. 15) Valor Run (Sept. 15) and a Lee Greenwood concert (Sept. 15). For a full schedule and event times, visit welcome

homeveteranscelebr or call 800-530-2487.

Sept. 12

Birds at Jeffers Bend

When: Wednesday, Sept. 12

Where: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center

Info: the public is invited to bring bird seed to Jeffers bend Welcome Center.

Sept. 13

United Way

Kickoff Breakfast

When: 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13

Where: Christian County Senior Center

Info: Join the United Way Campaign Cabinet for the 2018 Campaign Kickoff Breakfast at the Christian County Senior Center at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. We will premiere the 2018 Campaign Video and the theme “Dynamic Duos: United Way and You.”

Birds at Jeffers Bend

When: Thursday, Sept. 13

Where: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center

Info: The public is invited to visit the bird observatory and see the birds feeding.

Taste of

the Pennyrile

When: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13

Where: James E. Bruce Convention Center

Info: Contact Elissa Tucker at the Pennyroyal Hospice at 270-885-6428 or email her at for tickets or information.

Sept. 14

Movies in the Park: “Sherlock Gnomes”

When: 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14

Where: Second Street Park, 745 E. Second St.

Info: Bring your own blankets and chairs or listen in your vehicle at certain locations. Food trucks and concessions will be onsite. For more information, visit, follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook or Twitter, or call 270-887-4290.

Hopkinsville Antique Tractor and Small

Engine Show

When: 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15

Where: Cherokee Park, Shawnee Drive, Hopkinsville

Info: The fourth annual Antique Tractor and Small Engine Show will feature antique tractors, farm equipment, gas engines, arts and crafts, and activities for children. There will be demonstrations, including cider making. There will also be tractor pulls Friday and Saturday evening. Admission is free. For more information, check out our Facebook page or call Howard Jones at 270-348-5883.

History and programs at Jeffers Bend

When: Friday, Sept. 14

Where: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center

Info: The public is invited to visit the bend to talk to volunteers about the bend’s history and ongoing programs.

Sept 15

Pin Seeker’s

Golf Outing

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Where: Western Hills Golf Course, 2160 Russellville Road, Hopkinsville


When: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Where: Crofton Gordon Park, 13735 Old Madisonville Road, Crofton

Info: There will be a co-ed softball tournament, live entertainment, mechanical bull rides, games, face painting, vendor booths, food and more.

Trot for the Troops

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Where: Hopkinsville YMCA, Eagle Way Bypass.

Info: There will be a 5K/10K and 1 mile fun run. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. This is a competitive, chip-timed race and awards are given in all age categories. The race follows a certified course beginning and ending at the YMCA parking lot and includes portions of Eagle Way Bypass, Cox Mill Road, Gary Lane and James Lyn Drive. The non-competitive 1 mile fun run will kick off at 8 a.m. The 5K and 10K races begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. Cost of the 1 mile fun run is $12. The 5K is $30, and the 10K is $35. Register online at or at the Hopkinsville YMCA. Packet pick up and same day registration begin at 6:30 a.m.


When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Where: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center

Info: A variety of nature-related events, including live animals and insects, outdoor obstacle course, pumpkin painting and more, will fill the day for kids and their families. Admission is $10 per car, $15 per bus up to 25 and $30 per bus 26 plus. Fee includes events and parking. Advance tickets are available at the Boys and Girls Club, Christian County Extension, Hopkinsville Municipal Center, Hopkinsville Electric and HWEA drive-thrus, the Housing Authority, Jeffers Bend and the Thomas Street Recreation Department.

Pennyrile Classic

Car Club

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Where: Indian Hills Shopping Plaza

Info: Bring classic cars, trucks, a chair to sit in and your family to this free event. No loud music, burnout or alcohol allowed. Organizers are not responsible for accidents, lost or stolen items. 50/50 Pot tickets will be sold and a winner will be drawn at 8:30 p.m. For more information, email

Dinner/Show with Chef Squirrel and the Well Done Comedian

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15

Where: 482 Lakota Drive, Cadiz

Info: SALTY VETS Presents Dinner and a Show with Chef Squirrel and the Well Done Comedian: Bobby Henline. SALTY VETS Foundation is holding a benefit dinner with a show featuring U.S. Army veteran and culinary artist Paul Heytman and US Army veteran and comedian/speaker Bobby Henline. Show up for a grand time in your wackiest tie.  Social hour with appetizers at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting shortly thereafter. For event tickets visit

/e/dinner-and-a-show-with-chef-squirrel-and-the-well-done-comedian-tickets-48285082983. Dress is business casual. Valet parking will be available at no cost.

Sept. 20

History on Tap – One family’s experience in the coal mines

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20

Where: Hopkinsville Brewing Company

Info: Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is hosting local storyteller Ann Roseberry who will skillfully weave a tale about her family’s experiences in the coal mines of Hopkins County, “In Coal Mining Country.” She combines an account of the Daniel Boone Mine Disaster of October 27, 1941 in Hopkins County and her family’s personal narrative of that event. Did her grandmother’s premonition or second sight keep her grandfather from being among the dead that day? She also tells the story of her paternal grandfather and his long and hard life in the mines of Western Kentucky. Did a random act of kindness save him on the day when a section of the mine collapsed?


Sept. 21

Outdoor Movie


When: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21

Where: Wayde’s Way Park, Wayde’s Way Lane, Oak Grove

Info: Share your photos and experience. Give back to the Neighborhood Watch; they need the awareness and the support. The event is free. Donations are appreciated. We will have concessions available for purchase, concessions benefit the Neighborhood Watch. No ATMs onsite. Thank you for your support. Please visit our Facebook for the title this evening and for other future events.

Sept. 28

Wendell B

performing live

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28

Where: Memorial Building

Info: Wendell B is an R&B recording artist as a prouder, composer, etc. from St. Louis. This his second appearance in Hopkinsville.

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