2020 Movies in the Park : Sonic the Hedgehog


Thanks to sponsors United Southern Bank, WHOP Hopkinsville, KY 98.7 and 95.3 FM and 1230 AM and Lite Rock 98.7 WHOP FM, the Movies in the Park summer series is back and remains free in 2020! It’s another incredible lineup this year, including Sonic the Hedgehog on Friday, August 28 at Ruff Park, located at 735 North Drive in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The movie will start at approximately 8:00 p.m.

ALL movies in 2020 will be drive-in, meaning families can remain in/on/next to their car during the movie. There will also be socially-distanced, marked spots in the grass for sitting. Loud speakers AND radio tuners will be available for audio. Restrooms will be able for use, but there is no congregating or group solicitation allowed.

Hoptown Hose Down

Need a COVID cool down?? Beginning Monday, July 6, Hopkinsville Fire/EMS and Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation are partnering to bring the community Hoptown Hose Down — a five-park tour on weekday afternoons that will allow local residents a chance to be sprayed down with an HFD pumper truck! Each stop will be limited to 100 people at a time. Check out the graphic for more details. #SprayinAndPlayin

Free Beginners Youth Tennis Camp

Do you know a beginner youth tennis player who wants to learn the game at a fun, manageable level? Sign them up for a FREE Beginners Youth Tennis Camp at Thomas Street Recreation Center!

Scheduled for 11:30am-12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from Aug. 3-14, this USTA-funded opportunity will be taught by the Pennyrile Area Tennis Association (PATA) and is only open to the first TWELVE (12) participants to register. Take advantage of this smaller racquet, smaller ball and smaller court, as the youth participants learn the game of tennis the right way. Call 270-887-4290 to sign up.

CAMP SCHEDULE (all at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville):
Monday, Aug. 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Monday, Aug. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:30am-12:30pm

Pennyrile Volleyball Camp

It’s time to once again bump, set and spike at the Sportsplex! Led by coaches and alums from UHA Volleyball, the two-day Pennyrile Volleyball Camp will offer safe and socially-distant instruction, skills and training for 8th-12th graders around the Pennyrile Region.

PVC is set for 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville. The camp is just $60, which includes a designated volleyball that will be issued to each participant to be used during camp. All CDC and Christian County Health Department regulations will be followed. Sign up now at

Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center’s Annual Doggie Dip

Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center has the paw-fect event for your furry friends! You and your pal(s) are invited to the annual “Doggie Dip” on Saturday, September 7, from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Little Dogs (under 25 lbs) take the water from 10:00 am-noon, and Big Dogs (25 lbs+) swim from noon-2:00 pm.

Bring your favorite pooch–it’s their time to splash around at Tie Breaker!  (The park is closed for the season for people, so it’s Doggie Dip time.)  Admission is $5.00 to let your favorite canine have an afternoon of waterpark fun.  No owners in the pool, just the dogs!

Here are some rules and other information on the event:
• Waiver must be completed at the gate prior to admission.
• Dogs only allowed in the pool.
• Humans may enter up to ankle depth, only for emergency.
• Slides are closed for the day.
• Rubber inner tubes not allowed in the pool.
• Canine life jackets provided by owners only at own risk.
• No inflatable rafts or toys allowed.
• Aggressive dogs not controlled by owners will be asked to leave.
• Dogs to be on leash entering and exiting water park.
• Please pick up after your dog – Mutt Mitts provided upon request.

For more information, visit, or follow Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center on Facebook.


8 Great Summer activities in Hopkinsville!

Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

If you are looking to make a splash with your kids this summer, head over to Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center! With the Rip tide Express, Hurricane Alley, and a concession stand, there is gallons of fun to be had! The facilities are available for after-hours rentals and Wet & Wild Birthday Parties. The season begins May 24th, and the park is open daily through the summer.  For more information, please visit the Tie Breaker Park Website.

The Christian County Cattlemen’s Association Lonestar Championship Rodeo

Voted a Top 10 Event in Kentucky by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, the Cattlemen’s Rodeo is great fun for everyone! Contest Events include: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing, and Brahma Bull Riding. Box seats are available. For more information, check out the event information.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

With hiking and horse trails, a newly refurbished beach, and camping, there is so much to do at Pennyrile Forest. Head out for any of the special events including the Beginning of Summer Beach Blast and Moonlight Canoe Trips. For more information, contact the Park at (270)797-3421.

Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Center

Featuring a lake, walking trails and gardens, Jeffers’ Bend is a great place to take the family to explore the outdoors. Enjoy Take Kids Fishing Day or Dinner by the River as a special treat! For more information, visit their website.

Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf

Christian Way Farm and Mini Golf offers family farm tours, mini golf, a farm store, and Summer Day camps! For more information about any of the activities, or the many summer day camps, visit their website.

Trail of Tears Park

This historic park is one of the few documented sites of actual trail and campsites used during the forced removal of the Cherokee people to “Indian Territory”. It’s a great spot to learn about local history in the Heritage Center museum and explore the beautiful grounds. For more information about the park or the Annual Pow Wow in September, visit their website.

Copper Canyon Ranch

In October, Copper Canyon is a ghost town, but in the summer, you’re invited to take tours of the recreated Western Town and watch the live Gun Show! This space is also available for private events and has been featured in several films. For more information and hours, visit their website.

Pickin’ on the Porch at MB Roland Distillery

Pickin’ on the Porch is a live music event out at MB Roland Distillery that is fun for the whole family! At this party in Pembroke, you can enjoy bottomless snowcones, purchase your favorite MB Roland products and have delicious food. Starting May 24th, and happening every other week until November, Pickin’ on the Porch is an event you don’t want to miss. For a full schedule, visit their website.


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