CommunityElkton-Todd County Bicentennial Christmas Parade

Featuring floats and entries from individuals, local businesses, schools and churches, the Elkton-Todd County Bicentennial Christmas Parade is set for 5 tonight.

Participants are encouraged to decorate their float or entry with a historical bicentennial theme celebrating Elkton and/or Todd County’s past from the years 1820 through 2020. For those that choose to have a historical bicentennial themed entry, there will be awards given recognizing the Most Creative Entry and Most Historical Entry. Recommend to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear a face covering while attending the event.

To participate in the parade, visit to submit an online entry or contact the Welcome Center at or call 270-265-7070.

Bowling with Santa 2020

Hot chocolate, cookies and crafts as well as bowling at Bowling with Santa 2020 from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday at Southern Lanes of Hopkinsville, 3001 Canton Pike. Call and reserve your spot at 270-874-2265. Sign-up before and it’s $10 each child. The day of the event, the cost is $15.

Holiday decorations contest

Hopkinsville Public Works Annual Holiday Decorations Contest is now open for members of the community. Nominations for Best Decorated Residence and Best Decorated Business will be accepted until 4 p.m. Dec. 18. Decisions will be made the week of Dec. 21.

Members of the community can enter by calling Public Works at 270-890-0600 and asking for the Beautification Coordinator Heather Braun, entering at the Hopkinsville Beautification webpage or on the Hopkinsville Beautification Commission Facebook page. Awards will be brought to the winners, and the winners will be announced on Dec. 28. Winners will also receive recognition on the Hopkinsville Beautification Commission webpage and Facebook page.

Tavern Trivia New Year’s Edition

Have dinner and some holiday fun at the holiday edition of Tavern Trivia at 6 p.m. Dec. 30 at Main Street Tavern, downtown Hopkinsville. Since we are still at 50% capacity you should make reservations ASAP. Call 270-484-5066.

NOTEBOOKBelmont University

Kassidy Knight of Hopkinsville achieved the Dean’s List at Belmont University for the Fall 2020 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Approximately 55% of Belmont’s students this semester qualified for the Fall 2020 Dean’s List.

Kentucky Youth Assembly

Heritage Christian Academy junior Josh Groves won president of the Commonwealth Senate at this week’s virtual Kentucky Youth Assembly. KYA is a two-day expanded educational opportunity in which students serve as part of a model state government. KYA offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around the Commonwealth.

Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — Angel Rodriguez of Hopkinsville placed third in the annual auditions for the Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Oct. 23-24. The event was held virtually by Western Kentucky University.

Rodriguez competed in the First Year College Tenor, Baritone, Bass category under the direction of Dr. Christopher Mitchell.

Students from institutions and independent studios from throughout Kentucky sent recordings of a required repertoire. Teachers of the participating students also served as judges, providing valuable written feedback for each young artist. Semi-finalists earned an average score of 90/100 or had scores of 90 or higher from two out of three judges. Finalists and winners were determined by a ranking of singers in each category by the judging panel.

Other universities that participated included the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Asbury University, University of the Cumberlands and Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada and more than 35 other countries. The mission of the association is to advance excellence in singing through teaching, performance, scholarship and research.

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