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• There will be a Memorial Service honoring all veterans at 2 p.m. at the Earlington Veterans’ Memorial Park on Oakwood Avenue on Saturday. A complimentary lunch will be served around 2:30 p.m. at Earlington Loch Mary Park. The memorial is sponsored by Earlington American Legion Post 2, City of Earlington, Earlington Rescue Squad #4, and the Civic Club. The community is welcome to attend the service and the lunch after.


• The Capt. John Metcalfe Chapter of the “Sons of the American Revolution” will hold its next meeting at 6pm on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Country Cupboard in Madisonville. Benjamin Chandler will present a program entitled “Origins of the United States Navy.”

Gilland Ridge Baptist Church in St. Charles will be having Vacation Bible School June 5-9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Children under four must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a nightly snack.

• The Historical Society of Hopkins County will have its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the County Government Center at 53 N. Main Street in Madisonville. “Earlington Schools: My Personal Journey” will be the topic of discussion of a program presented by Amy Smith, Superintendent of Hopkins County Schools. Smith, a life-long resident of Earlington, was both a student and later faculty member of her hometown school. Superintendent Smith, now in the precarious position of coordinating Earlington’s closure, will share thoughts from a perspective held by others as her beloved school becomes history.

• Local non-profit A Stitch in Time will be holding a sewing day camp June 12-16th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Larry Carney Center in Madisonville. For more information call or text 270 339 1038 or email e mail

• The Earlington Yellowjackets Reunion committee will have a reunion for all Earlington Alumni and community on June 16-18. There will be games, activities, food trucks, vendors, fellowship, and remembering Earlington School. For more information, contact the committee at or Sharon Scisney Foster at 317-519-5212.


• There will be a free concert at West Dawson, located at 3420 Huddleston Loop Rd. Dawson Springs, KY the first Friday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. Each event with prayer, pledge of allegiance, open mic followed by a featured recording artist or group. Bluegrass, Country, Folk or Gospel something for everyone.

• The West Hopkins SDBM Council meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 3:00 PM at the school.

Young at Heart meets at the Madisonville First Baptist Church the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. Use Noel Ave. entrance. Lunch is $7.00 followed by things going on in our area, a speaker or entertainment and day trips occasionally. For all ages. Come and join with us.

• The United Way of the Coalfield raises monies for non-profit agencies in Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties. The fourteen partner agencies support individuals through education, health, and financial stability. Donations can be made by going online to or by mailing a check to the United Way, PO Box 366, Madisonville, KY 42431. Together we can make a change!

Innovate + Caffeinate Entrepreneur Meetup is held at 7:30AM the first Wednesday of every month at Kentucky Innovation Station (38 W. Arch St., Madisonville, KY) Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and Community Members are invited to attend.

Hopkins County Local History Classes will be held the first Monday of each month at the Hopkins County Regional Senior Activity Center located at 200 N. Main St. Classes will last from 10-11 a.m. with Spencer and Linda Brewer.

• The Madisonville City Council meets on the first and third Monday night of each month, at 4:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers. If the regular meeting falls on a legal holiday, the meeting will take place on the next day at the same time.

• The Madisonville Lions Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Lions Club building located at 505 Hospital Road.

• The Rotary Club of Madisonville meets every Wednesday at 12 p.m. at the Country Cupboard restaurant at 581 McCoy Ave.

• The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library will have a Laugh & Learn Session at 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month to help kids get ready for kindergarten.

• The Hopkins County Young Professionals meet at noon on the second Thursday of every month at the Kentucky Innovation Station on 38 W. Arch Street.

• The Historical Society of Hopkins County meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Government Center, 54 N. Main Street. The program for each meeting will be announced a head of time and are open to the public.

• The Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Club meets every Friday at 12 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Downtown Madisonville located at 200 E. Center St. Everyone is welcome. Anyone attending should enter through the Northside door.

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