The Christian County Master Gardener Association announces Allie Maternowski is the recipient of its Gift for Horticultural Education. Allie is a junior studying agriculture science and horticulture at Murray State University. She is an excellent student and is already involved in horticulture research at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton as a student employee. This $1,000 gift is awarded annually to third- or fourth-year college students pursuing a degree in horticulture or a related field. The purpose of the gift is to help with student’s expenses in their final years of pursuing a degree. Funding comes from Master Gardener community projects, including the Garden and Outdoor Living EXPO. For more information, contact the Christian County Extension Office at 270-886-6328.
Big Read events
This year’s Christian County Big Read book is “Circe” by Madeline Miller. The following are events planned throughout March revolving around the Greek mythology theme of the book.
• Christian County Literacy Council’s Mythical Trivia Online Challenge March 8-12. Answer all questions correctly and be entered in a drawing for a special “Circe” prize. Questions will be posted daily on the Christian County Lite.acy Council Facebook page. Like and follow on Facebook for an additional entry.
• Readers and critics book discussion of Chapters 19-27 with Addison James on Hopkinsville Community College on Zoom starting at 6 p.m. March 11.
• Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library will have grab and go kits with bags and iron-ons featuring quotes from “Circe” available at the library front doors beginning at 9 a.m. March 13 for adults. Kits available while supplies last.
• Widely known as the father of Holistic Medicine, Edgar Cayce provided psychic readings for people suffering with health issues. Many of these readings identified herbs and other natural remedies for healing. Join the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 10:30 a.m. March 13 for a workshop to learn about some of the most useful herbal remedies recommended in the Cayce readings — and to make one of your own.
• In a creative writing workshop led by Addison James, English professor at Hopkinsville Community College, learn how to create effective heroes and protagonists in fiction writing, heavily based on Joseph Campbell’s theory on archetypal heroes. Starts at 5 p.m. March 16.
To stay updated on the latest developments and activities, like and follow @thebigreadhopkinsville on Facebook or visit pennyroyalarts.org/big-read.
Hopkinsville Girl Scout Troops 304 and 1890 will be selling cookies today and March 13 and 20 in the Save-A-Lot parking lot on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Hopkinsville. For more information, visit girlscouts.org and type in the zip code.
Casual Creatives is a workshop series presented by the Pennyroyal Arts Council featuring local experts teaching creative skills through March 30 at The Hall at the Alhambra Theater. Pre-register for events at pennyroyalarts.org. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.
• 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays in March: Wellness: Yoga on the Stage led by instructor Jessie Dempsey of Balance Hot Yoga for beginners to advanced students. $10/per person | 25 student max
Tuesday: Jeweled Christmas Trees
March 16: Creative Writing
March 23: Style Your Closet
March 30: Free Spirit Drum Circle
Visit pennyroyalarts.org or the Alhambra Theatre’s Facebook page @alhambratheatre hopkinsville for additional information.
Pandemic influence on student achievement
Join the League of Women Voters of Hopkinsville for this virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on student achievement in Christian County Public Schools. Email LWV President Henrietta Kemp for a Zoom link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10th Annual Regional Entrepreneur Conference
Presented by Hopkinsville Community College and Christian County Chamber of Commerce, the 10th Annual Regional Entrepreneur Conference will be at 9 a.m. March 10 online.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Join the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 7 until 10 p.m. March 17 at Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel. Grab your green beer and enjoy drink specials all day long! DJ Joe Padula will provide live entertainment at the Sports Bar Stage.
Dailey & Vincent Show
The Live at the Alhambra Series presents the Dailey and Vincent Show at 6 and 8:30 p.m. March 26 at the Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St. and a livestream presentation.
“The Rock Stars of Bluegrass,” duo has won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including 14 International Bluegrass Music Awards, 4 Dove Awards, and 3 Grammy Award Nominations.
Visit https://www.pennyroyalarts.org/live/dailey-vincent/ for ticketing options.
Spring Vendor Fair
At least 30 local small business owners will be on hand for the Christian County Chamber of Commerce Spring Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. March 13 at the chamber parking lot. All vendors are asked to register before Wednesday at https://business.christiancountychamber.com/form/view/22218.
In the event of inclement weather, the vendor fair will be rescheduled.
Parks and Recreation is offering pickle ball on Mondays (9 until 11 a.m., 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.) and Wednesdays (1 until 3 p.m.) at the Hopkinsville Recreation Department, 2600 Thomas St. Limited to gatherings of 50 or less.
Line dancing class
Get your dancing on with Dancing Darlings Line Dancing Class at Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Tuesdays. For additional information, call Dixie Majors, 270-348-2510.
Join Zumba from 5 until 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation, 2600 Thomas St. For more information, call Amy Fortin, 270-498-0150.
University of the Cumberlands
University of the Cumberlands congratulates all students who completed their degrees in fall 2020. The following students from your area earned their degrees:
Taylor Duke of Hopkinsville — Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts
Kimberly Dowdell of Hopkinsville — Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Elizabeth Thompson of Pembroke — Education Specialist in School Counseling
Contessa Orr of Elkton — Education Specialist in Supervisor of Instruction
Amanda Shaw of Hopkinsville — Master of Arts in Education
Mindy Crider of Hopkinsville — Master of Arts in Education
Sarah Stuard of Trenton — Master of Arts in Teaching
Christopher Butler of Hopkinsville — Master of Arts in Teaching
Kortez Ivory of Hopkinsville — Master of Arts in Teaching
Colby Bicksler of Elkton — Master of Arts in Teaching
Peyton Waldrop of Hopkinsville — Master of Arts in Teaching
Kristin Nolte of Cadiz — Master of Arts Education in School Counseling
Terri Redwine of Hopkinsville — Master of Business Administration
University of the South
SEWANEE, Tenn. — Trinity Smartt of Fort Campbell, Ky., has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South for the Fall 2020 term. To earn a place on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale. Trinity is the daughter of Donna and Curtis L. Smartt of Fort Campbell.
District and region champions
University Heights Academy came in first overall in the district and region academic team tournaments. They also came in first in quick recall in both the district and region.
Placements in district: Math — Jackson Flynn, first; Rudra Patel, third; Ryan Luckey, fifth
Science — Rudra Patel, third; Jillian McCourt fifth
Social Studies — Luke Humphries, second; Alexis Pollard, third
Language Arts — Katie Isaacs, first, Elijah Walton, third
Arts and Humanities — Luke Humphries, first; Eli Finch, third; Meg Long, fourth
Composition — Katie Isaacs, first; Lennon Wyatt, second
Placements in region: Math — Jackson Flynn, first; Rudra Patel third
Science — Rudra Patel, second
Social Studies — Luke Humphries, second
Language Arts — Katie Isaacs, first, Elijah Walton, fourth
Arts and Humanities — Luke Humphries, first; Eli Finch, fifth.