Hopkinsville

Alonzo Pennington Live at Main Street Tavern

Main St Tavern is EXCITED to have Alonzo Pennington LIVE

For Reservations Call 270-484-5066

Meet the Artist:

Soul-Trax Records of Memphis recording artist, Alonzo Pennington, is a multi-award-winning guitar player who’s been performing his own music since he was 13. He cut his teeth playing alongside his father, respected and renowned thumbpicker, Eddie Pennington. So, take a smattering of vintage Merle Travis, a dash of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a spoonful of Waylon Jennings, and a pinch of Tommy Emmanuel, throw them all into a big old pot and you’ve got Alonzo Pennington. A satisfying musical stew that’s been influenced by greats in all styles! You are certain to enjoy some blazing guitar work, heart-felt ballads, and a few laughs along the way.

Hopkinsville-Christian County Branch NAACP Annual Awards And Freedom Fund Banquet

The Hopkinsville/Christian County Branch of the NAACP announces their Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pioneers Complex, located at 904 North Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY.

The Freedom Fund Banquet is an annual fundraiser endorsed by the National NAACP held to support each local branch. The fundraiser helps the local branch effect change in our community by assisting those who are disenfranchised and offering support to the youth in our community. Our efforts in the past have offered underserved youth the scholarship opportunities that assisted in bridging economic achievement gaps.

We are pleased to announce our speaker is Dr. Raymond Malcolm Burse who is a graduate of Christian County High School-Hopkinsville, KY; Oxford University-Oxford England; and Harvard Law School. He is the past President of Kentucky State University and is currently the General Counsel for the NAACP of Kentucky.

Tickets are $25.00 per person, $15.00 for children or $175.00 for a table of eight. For ticket information contact Rev. John R. Banks, Jr. President (270) 839-8929.

Inaugural F.E. Whitney Classic

Join us for the “Inaugural” F.E. Whitney Classic, the largest sports tourism event to take place in the Pearl City of the Pennyrile, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, affectionately known as Hoptown. This event celebrates MEDI’s 30th Anniversary providing small business and economic development services. This will be one of the most entertaining experiences that you, your family and friends will remember for a lifetime! You do not want to miss it!

Purchase your tickets online at https://fewhitneyclassic.eventbrite.com and book your rooms today by visiting http://www.visithopkinsville.com/category/listings/stay/. Please note that the Holiday Inn of Hopkinsville will host Kentucky State University’s football team and the Best Western of Hopkinsville will host Lane College’s football team.

The “Inaugural” F.E. Whitney Classic is a collegiate football competition between the Kentucky State University Thorobreds, Frankfort, KY versus Lane College Dragons, Jackson, TN played at the Stadium of Champions on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2 P.M., doors opening at 12 P.M. And be sure to arrive early for all the pre-game festivities: Tailgating begins at 10 A.M. and Pre-Game Events begin at 11 A.M.

The F.E. Whitney Classic will provide a number of memorable experiences. Come and see the gameball dropped into the stadium from a helicopter, cheer on the Battle of the Bands during the halftime show, and laugh and fellowship with friends while tailgating. The F.E. Whitney Classic Pre-Game events are free. They include a College Fair, Kids Zone, STEM Experience, Stomp the Yard, vendors and exhibits.

This “Classic” was named in honor of one of Hopkinsville, Christian County and Kentucky State University’s most notable and esteemed leaders, F.E. Whitney. Mr. Whitney was born in 1916. He was a graduate of the historic Attucks High School in Hopkinsville, KY, Kentucky State University and Indiana University. He owned and operated F.E. Whitney Real Estate and was the first black realtor to be accepted into the Kentucky Association of Realtors. F.E. Whitney served on the Kentucky State University’s Board of Regents. He was served as Mayor of Hopkinsville, Hopkinsville City Councilman and Magistrate of Christian County Fiscal Court.

MEDI, Inc. is one of Kentucky’s leading 501(c)3 organizations that provides small business and economic development services. Founded in 1988 and incorporated in 2009, MEDI has helped to startup hundreds of small, minority and woman owned businesses. MEDI has helped to create, save and retain hundreds of jobs and to obtain millions in capital investments.

To become a sponsor, purchase tickets, volunteer or simply for more information, contact MEDI, Inc. at 270-885-8885 or email [email protected]

Hopkinsville Beautification Commission Litter Pickup Day

Please join the Hopkinsville Beautification Commission for our quarterly Litter Pickup Day! We will be meeting at the Extension Office at 2850 Pembroke Road, Hopkinsville. We will be picking up litter in the Industrial Park area and along Pembroke Road. Bags and gloves will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring water and closed-toed shoes.

Soup’s On! – A Meet the Candidates Luncheon

Take the opportunity to meet your local candidates for office. For $8.00 you will get homemade soup, cornbread, a drink and dessert. This annual fundraiser for the League of Women Voters will connect you with those running for office in your area. The luncheon will be held at First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall (please use the 14th Street Entrance), Hopkinsville, KY.

Mayor’s Unity Breakfast

Our 45th Annual Mayor’s Unity Breakfast will be held on October 25, 2018. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 am-8:45 am; at the James E. Bruce Convention Center located at 303 Conference Center Dr. Hopkinsville, KY 42240.   The theme of this year’s breakfast is Better Together, with Dr. Alissa Young (President of Hopkinsville Community College) serving as the keynote speaker.

Individual tickets for $10.00 and tables for ten at $100.00 may be purchased at the Municipal Center in the Human Relations Commission or the Mayor’s Office or from any member of the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission.  Tickets purchased at the door are $15.00 each.