City of Hopkinsville

Veterans Honor Parade

The 20th Annual Veterans Honor Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, will allow all local vets the chance to walk or ride along the parade route, which will begin at the War Memorial Building (1202 South Virginia Street) at 10 a.m. Veterans don’t need to register in advance to participate, but are asked to check in at War Memorial by 9:30 a.m. the morning of the event.

We also hope that thousands of “sidewalk saluters” will line the streets to honor these brave men and women. The route will go from South Virginia Street to 9th Street, ending at the Christian County Justice Center. For more information, please call 270-887-4290.

The following streets will be blocked from 9am-10:30am:
– 14th Street at Virginia Street
– 13th Street at Virginia Street
– 12th Street at Virginia Street and at Main Street
– 11th Street at Liberty Street
– 10th Street at Main Street and at Bethel Street
– Main Street at 7th Street
– Bethel Street at 7th Street
– Bethel Street at 9th Street
– 9th Street at Justice Way

The Christian County Justice Center will be CLOSED to public parking. Suggested parking areas are Founders Square, Bethel Street, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library and West Side Park.

 

Pinning Ceremony & Reception for Fire Chief Futrell – at The Bruce

Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks cordially invites the public to a reception and pinning ceremony in honor of Fire Chief Steve Futrell on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. A reception and meet-n-greet will begin at 4:30 p.m. with remarks commencing at 5:00 p.m.

Festivities will be held at The Bruce Convention Center, located at 303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville. For more information or to RSVP, please call 270-890-0215 or email [email protected].

Arbor Day Festival – at DeBow Park Hopkinsville

Come join the City of Hopkinsville as they celebrate Arbor Day in DeBow Park with food, music, children’s activities, information sessions, vendors, giveaways, and MORE!

For more information, please click here to visit Hopkinsville Public Works and Hopkinsville Beautification Commission on Facebook.

Groundbreaking: Phase 2 of Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail

Mayor Carter Hendricks and city officials extend an invitation to trail enthusiasts and the general public alike to celebrate a groundbreaking for the second phase of the Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail! The event will be held Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 pm at the Pardue Lane Trailhead at 151 Pardue Lane, Hopkinsville.

The keystone feature of the trail expansion is a pedestrian bridge, which once constructed, will be the longest of its kind in the state. The bridge design was essential to the project to ensure the safety of trail-goers traversing one of the busiest intersections in town at Lafayette Road and Country Club Lane. This project will add another 1.7 miles of trail to the existing greenway system, taking it from Pardue Lane to Foston Chapel Road near Eagle Way Bypass.

For additional information about the groundbreaking, please call 270-890-0200.

 

Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

The Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank (Half Marathon) and Jennie Stuart Health (5K), is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, KY.

The course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential areas, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on the popular and new Greenway/Rail Trail.

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Couple this great race layout with Saturday’s Hoptown Harvest Fest and Bourbon celebrations (also held downtown) and you’ll have a fabulous race experience! Proceeds from the race and associated events (Friday Expo) benefit the non-profit partners of the United Way of the Pennyrile.

Half-marathon runner package includes a beautiful medal and comfortable long sleeve moisture-wicking performance shirt. Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville, or Hoptown as we call it — at the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health.

Race starting line is at 1001 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville. Race-day registration and packet pickup is at the nearby Christian County Justice Center, 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

 

                       

Hoptown Half & 5K Pasta Dinner – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

Looking for a fun way to carb-load the night before your race? Join us for the Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K Pasta Dinner! Get your grub on from 6:30-8:00 pm on Friday, September 27 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

Cost is $10 for registered runners (must show bib as proof), $5 for kids 8-and-under and $12 for everyone else.

The dinner includes pasta, bread, salad, and the choice of water or tea from Four Seasons Catering. We’ll also have a motivational speech from Marathon Runner Stella Christoforou! Seating is limited to the first 200 people, so don’t hesitate to purchase your spot. And remember, all proceeds to go to United Way of the Pennyrile!

Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, visit with a slew of running vendors and stick around for the carb-load pasta dinner, all on September 27, 2019 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville. The Expo will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, giving runners/walkers the chance to beat the crowd and enjoy some fellowship the night before the Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fridays at 5 – Sounds on the Square

Join the City of Hopkinsville and Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation for Fridays at 5 – Sounds on the Square.

Friday, August 23rd – Fridays at 5 will be part of the annual Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival.

Artist will be announced at a later date.

Farewell Reception for Chief Montgomery

City officials will host a farewell reception in honor of Chief Montgomery at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the Hopkinsville Municipal Center, located at 715 South Virginia Street. The public is welcomed to attend. For additional details regarding the reception, please call 270-890-0200 or email [email protected] .