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Red, White & Oooh! Fireworks Show

Sponsored by WKDZ/WHVO, Red, White & Oooh! — the area’s LARGEST fireworks display of the year — is back in 2020! Get plenty of bang for NO bucks (it’s a FREE community event) on Saturday, July 4 at Ruff Park. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15pm.

Due to regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s fireworks display is DRIVE-IN ONLY. Spectators must remain in their vehicles before and during the fireworks begin. There will no food vendors on site.

Just like 2019, parking will be available in the Hopkinsville Community College and Christian County High School lots, and in various locations around North Drive. There is NO parking at Ruff Park, due to the fireworks drop zone.

2020 Christian County Heart Walk

Important update about the Heart Walk:

As a science-based organization which cares deeply about the health of our communities, the American Heart Association has been closely following the guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the community has been and will continue to be our top priority.

With that, we have decided that the best course is to remove the uncertainty for our participants and are excited to share that the Heart Walk will become a virtual event! That’s right, we’re still walking to raise funds for lifesaving research, support health and education initiatives in our community, improve the quality of care in our hospitals and advocate for healthy policies.

So wherever you are on June 13th, we invite you to lace up your shoes and WALK to ensure that funds are there for future medical advancements.

While this single-day event signifies so much for our community, we know that it takes a city to make an impact, and we cannot stop now. Heart & Stroke survivors will be counting on your support and commitment to help us raise funds and encourage participants to engage in new ways. If you haven’t already, register online and be on the lookout for future emails from your heart walk team.

We may be walking at a distance, but we are together in mission.

Please click here for more info, to register, or to donate.

Joe Mumford Park Ribbon Cutting

Mayor Carter Hendricks invites the community to come celebrate the unveiling of Joe Mumford Park at an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. The park is located at the corner of Woodmill Road and East 18th Street.

Mayor Hendricks noted, “I am excited to see this park project come to fruition. Thanks to Councilmember Patricia Bell’s persistent leadership and City Council’s support, we are celebrating the relocation and reestablishment of one of Hopkinsville’s most beloved and well known neighborhood parks. We will all be pleased as we see young people, families, and residents from all over our community taking advantage of this awesome opportunity.” Hendricks added, “We’ve also been honored to learn more about the park’s namesake as the Mumford family has truly made their mark in our community and across the globe. I encourage the public to join us for this very special ribbon cutting.”

Joe Mumford Park’s reconstruction was authorized by Hopkinsville City Council as part of the Hoptown-Christian County WINS slate of projects. The $650,000 recreational development measures 3.76 acres and features a playground, basketball court, pavilion, restroom facilities, parking, and lawn areas for gatherings.

For more information on the ceremony, please call 270-890-0200.