COMMUNITYStory time with Santa

Story time with Santa will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday followed by a classic cartoon Christmas double feature at 2 p.m. at the Alhambra Theater.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” — A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. Also, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” — Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas. Both movies are rated G. The mask mandate and social distancing will be enforced.

Tickets are $5 at

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Hoptown

In a collaboration between Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation, Hopkinsville Fire Department and Hopkinsville Police Department, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will be riding on a fire truck and visiting area neighborhoods Sunday, during the inaugural Santa Claus is Comin’ to Hoptown event.

Santa will travel around town with three separate, simultaneous runs, which will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. A turn-by-turn list of truck routes will be available on the official Santa Claus is Comin’ to Hoptown Facebook event page.

Each HFD fire truck will be followed by a HPD vehicle, which will safely distribute goodie bags to children. Santa will be remaining on the truck during all neighborhoods stops and drive-bys. For more information, call 270-887-4290 or visit


Leadership Kentucky

The Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020 graduated virtually on Thursday, Dec. 10. Hopkinsville Community College president Alissa Young was among 40 civic and community leaders from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky celebrated completion of the program via Zoom after seven months together.

Leadership Kentucky joins together a selected group of leaders, with a variety of career accomplishments and volunteer activities, to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. In a series of seven monthly, three-day sessions held at various locations throughout the state, participants meet with Kentucky leaders and explore the state’s resources and opportunities.

Applications for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2021 will be available online via nomination beginning January 1st at


KMEA All-State Band

Five Christian County Public Schools musicians were recently selected as members of the 2020 Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Band.

Representing Christian County High School in All-State Concert Band are Austin Wright, first chair, Euphonium and Levi Mitchell, fourth chair, Trombone, while Joseph Anderson was selected fourth chair, Snare in All-State Symphonic Band.

Hopkinsville High School had two musicians named to All-State Symphonic Band with Jared Chance Martin, first chair, euphonium and Nicholas Laramee, fifth chair, trombone.

CCHS Director of Bands Anthony Darnall and HHS Director of Bands Grant Jones said in a joint statement, “KMEA All-State is one of the highest individual honors a high school musician can earn. We are both proud of all of our students who auditioned and put in countless hours of hard work and preparation.”

Murray State University

MURRAY — Murray State University has announced its Dean’s List recipients for the fall 2020 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.

Students who are a full-time undergraduate, enrolled in 12 or more hours in graded (not pass/fail) courses and have attained a term grade point average of a 3.50 or above are eligible for the Dean’s List. This requirement must be met at the time grades are initially submitted each term.


Sierra Nicolette Alexander, Savannah L Barnes, Emily May Belanger, Zoe Anesis Braboy, John David Buchanan, Kathryn G Buchanan, Bryana Cherrell Cushenberry, Taneisha Rena Dubose, Dominque Shacole Duran, Kirsten Blair Ezell, Gracie Renea Garrett, Paige Kathleen Glenn, Amanda Goble, William Alexander Groves, Joseph Ruff Harris, Lindsey Croft Hawkins, Carson M Holmes, Emalee Anne Hudson, Sonya-Marie Fox Hulstrom, Michaela Noreen Humphries, Jon Michael Johnston, Preston Wade Jones, Kaley Ann Keel, Jennalyn Kathryn Kelly, Logan Douglas Kirkman, Joshua Nathan Lupo, Phillip Edwin Miller, Jullian Chase Morman, Naomi Dulce Mullins, Andrea N Nichols, Jessica Nicole Reneer, Matthew Frederick Robbe, Angel Gabriel Rodriguez, Sofia Catherine Sargeant, Jennifer Leigh Schroeder, John Allen Schuzer, Caitlyn Lea Shelton, Jessica Lauren Shelton, Amanda Jane Smith, James Caleb Stallons, Emma Karleen Sunderhaus, Claudia Shae Sweeney, Jaylon Lamar Taggart, Staphany Teague, Destiny Elaine Tripp, Sean Tripp, Brandon L Wagoner, Dominic J Welch, Mollie-Grace C Whitaker, Evelyn Sage Widener, Jenna Suzanne Wiggleton, Dustin R Wilcox, Hutchinson Joseph Williams, Jordan Mackenzie Woodall.


Libbi Lindsay Jia Bullock, Amber Ilayce Kelly, Damon Sloan Key, Cobie Allen Pyle, Katie McKenzie Pyle, Clayton J Wilhelm.


MaKenzi Julia Ellis, Logan E Gibson, Mallory Anne Rager

Oak Grove:

Hannah Elizabeth Bullard, Jason Alan Dollinger, Angel Michelle Hoeckendorf, Patricia C Moore, Jayla Charisse Motley, Ke’osha Sheree Robinson.


Meghan Marie Easton, Jenna Leigh Shaw.

Fort Campbell:

Dionte Lamar Berry, Caroline Rachel Mcgee.


Margaret Layton Alexander, Madison M Blakeley, Lanie E Brumfield, Alana Faye Carr, Madalyn G Dewey, Madison Paige Dunn, Kayla Marie Frederick, Laurie Faith Freeman, Marcanah Alyse Frye, Maylee McKenzie Frye, Samantha Hart, Charles Jackson Hiter, Lydia E Humphries, Madison Grace Knight, Lindsey Noel Malone, Reagan Leighann Melton, Macy Dawnielle Mitchell, Rose Elizabeth Nelson, D’Avian J Phillips, Peyton Scott Phillips, Tyler Evan Pratt, Victoria Elizabeth Pratt, Alexandria Noelle Ricks, Olivia Kaylea Ricks, Layne Madison Shelton, Dakota J Shemwell, Ja’Maya L Shemwell, Roger Matthew Skinner, Kaylin Elizabeth Smith, Matthew Darin Smith, Sarah Rose Smith, Nicole Josephine Stanford, Leighton Alexandra Terrell, Molly Claire Thomas, Chloe Michele Williamson, Alexander James Wynne.


Keenan Neville Bush, Peyton Ann Embry, Payton Elizabeth Hale, Sarah Olivia Johnston, Allie Marie Maternowski, Hudson Michael Taylor.


Hannah Elizabeth Coombs, Megan Sue Haley, Laura McGehee.


Kaitlin Michelle Hamlet, Shelby P Parker, Taylor Faye Wilson.


Kelsey Faith Stuard.

Berea College

BEREA — More than 509 Berea College students were named to the Fall 2020 Dean’s List. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least four total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

Local students are Amanda Corder of Guthrie, Diamond Posey of Trenton and Nyeisha Watkins of Cerulean.

Kentucky Youth Assembly

Fifteen CCPS students participated in the 2020 Kentucky Youth Assembly Dec. 14-15. KYA is a mock state legislature in which the students participate in an ultimate government simulation, elected officers, debate bills and question laws.

Livi Ray, now a freshman at University Heights Academy, served as KYA governor. Ray was elected to the post in 2019 while an eighth grade student at Hopkinsville Middle School.

Ashton Grace, HMS eighth grader, was elected KYA lieuentant governor from among eight other delegates from across the state and will reign in that position at KYA 2021. This marks the 11th straight year a delegate from HMS has been elected to a KYA leadership position.

Hannah Wolfe, HMS eighth grader, was named KYA Outstanding Delegate, while Kaylee Wright and Rebecca Wood, HMS eighth graders, were selected KYA Outstanding Speakers.

HMS eighth graders Eliza Renshaw and Allison Delahunt chaired the Bluegrass Senate.

Rebecca Wood, Alyssa Meyer, Kaylee Wright and Callie White, HMS eighth graders, sponsored bills that passed in both the house and senate and were signed by the KYA governor.

Katherine Smith, Millbrooke sixth grader, sponsored a bill that passed the Bluegrass House and Senate and was signed the KYA lieutenant governor.

HMS seventh graders Foster Jackson and Andrew Mayes, and Sophie Wilson, Christian County Middle School seventh grader, sponsored two bills but were defeated in the Commonwealth House.

HMS was recognized as an outstanding delegation.

CCPS KYA Advisors are Kim Batts and Jennifer Jatczak.

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