Imagination Library

Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, in partnership with a local downtown retailer, Bella Marie Boutique, is providing a shopping event from 4 until 7 p.m. today at Bella Marie, 601 S. Virginia St., for your own hour of shopping, a few beverages and live music! Tickets are $20 and include 20% off your entire purchase, a $5 gift card with a purchase of $100 or more and 10% off the purchase of a gift card.

There will be 25 people per one hour of private shopping. Tickets may be purchased at the Hopkinsville Bella Marie Boutique location or at the library.

All ticket proceeds benefit Imagination Library.

‘Midday with the Art Guild’

The Hopkinsville Art Guild’s programs are presented one Wednesday of each month at noon for one hour in an atmosphere with social distancing and observing all COVID-19 restrictions.

In November, Karen Shields will share information about the life of Ida B. Wells-Barnett at noon Wednesday at the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Wells-Barnett was the most famous black woman in America of her time. She was a journalist and educator. She spent much of her life fighting for equality for black women.

A light “tasting” boxed lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to the public in an atmosphere with social distancing and observing all COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations are required by Sunday at

For more information, contact Henrietta Kemp, or 270-886-3776.

History on Tap

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is moving our next History on Tap to the virtual world! Join us on the Museum’s Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a Facebook Live experience. Jennifer Brown and Alissa Keller will be sharing stories about “Ten Christian Countians That History Almost Forgot.”

Turkey Trot

Typically billed as Hoptown’s largest holiday social gathering, the 19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K is going virtual in 2020 because of COVID-19.

Whether a jog on the home or gym treadmill, brisk walk on the neighborhood sidewalks or even a regular family outing on Thanksgiving morning on the Rail Trail, the Virtual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot will allow Trotters to complete the 5K in a safe fashion, and at their own pace.

Instead of the traditional Turkey Trot course, participants who wish to complete the run/walk downtown may use a Parks & Recreation-approved route. Visit to access a provided map. For safety purposes, this specific route is 100% on the Hopkinsville Greenway System Rail Trail.

Participants must register, using, to purchase the long-sleeve Turkey Trot shirt, which will be limited in supply. The shirt purchase deadline is noon on Monday. Anticipated pick-up date for the shirts is Nov. 23.

Additionally, the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot joins forces with the Christmas 5K Light Run (Clarksville) and Ugly Sweater Run (Fort Campbell) in the Second Annual Tri-Cities Holiday Series.

For more information or to sponsor the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot, call 270-887-4290 or check out details and updates on the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

Hopkinsville Reverse Christmas Parade

The deadline for entering is Wednesday. All local businesses, organizations, schools, club and non-profits are encouraged to participate, whether that’s through a float or marching band into the Reverse Christmas Parade. The parade is at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 12 at downtown Hopkinsville.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the HES-EnergyNet Hopkinsville Reverse Parade Grand Champion Float, Runner-Up, Christian County Chamber of Commerce Best Business and the WHVO/WKDZ People’s Choice Award. The entry fee to participate in the parade is $20 and an unwrapped Christmas toy.

To enter the parade, or for more information, contact the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290. Entry forms are available at


University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — — Mary Reynolds of Cadiz, recently completed their Master of Arts in Education in Literacy Specialist at the University of the Cumberlands.

Troy University

TROY, Ala. — Walter Castillo of Fort Campbell, has been named to the Chancellor’s List at Troy University for Term 1 of the 2020/2021 academic year.

The Chancellor’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of 4.0.

Term 1 consists of students at TROY’s campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and online.

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