TODAY

United Way of the Coalfield's 2019 Leadership Breakfast will be from 7 to 8 a.m. today at Madisonville Community College's Steve Beshear Center for Postsecondary Education. For information, call 270-821-3170 or email at executive.director@unitedwayofthecoalfield.org.

Pride Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet today at 7:15 a.m. at the school.

• Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library is holding its Brown Bag Book Club today at noon. Bring your lunch and join the HCMPL's own Mance Chappell as he explores and reviews "The Watchmen" by Alan More. Dessert and drinks provided by the Friends of the Library.

Homeschool Orientation Day starts at 1 p.m. today and is presented by the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library. Students and their families are invited for a day of programming, online resource guides, library tours and one on one tech help. For more information, call the HCMPL at 270-825-2680.

The Historical Society of Hopkins County will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today. This will be a special "Homecoming Potluck Picnic" at the Society's Museum on Union Street in Madisonville. Members are requested to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert. The program consists of a tour of the historic Dempsey, now owned by the Spencer family, house at 124 Union Street across the street from the Museum. Members are requested to register with the Society by calling 270-821-3986 between 1- 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Friday

The annual Hopkins County Relay For Life event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Madisonville Community College Health Campus next to Baptist Health at 750 North Laffoon Street. Gates will open at 5 p.m. The opening ceremony is set for 6 p.m. and the Luminaria Service will be held at 9 p.m. Various vendors, food, bouncy houses and a night of celebration is planned. Luminarias are $7 per bag, Shepherd Hooks, lanterns, and lights are $15 each or two for $25.

SATURDAY

Rita's Front Porch Gospel Jubilee will be having "God's Will" at 335 Princeton Road in St. Charles for the Hopkins and Muhlenberg County areas at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Offerings will be accepted and concessions will be available. For more information, call 270-875-6249 or 270-875-3219.

Webster County Cemetery Tour will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the White Oak Cemetery. Tickets are $5. Call 270-871-3220 to reserve your time. Tours take about one hour.

The Nebo Fall Festival is holding a quilt raffle drawing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Proceeds benefit Rose Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The Fourth Annual Farm to Fork event will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Ballard Convention Center in Madisonville. Tickets are $76 apiece and all proceeds go toward Hopkins County Farmers Market, FFA, 4-H and Danny Peyton Memorial Scholarships. Musical performance by Sean Stemaly.

• There is Gospel Singing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at New Good Hope Church, located on Good Hope Road in Mannington, KY. This month's featured group is With Willing Hearts from Dresden, TN. All are welcome to attend.

• A Remote Area Medical weekend will be held Sept. 14-15 at Grace Warehouse Church in Madisonville. The event will feature free medical exams, free dental work and free vision exams among other medical assistance to those in need. No identification is needed and the event is open to the public. On Saturday, Sept. 14, doors will open at 6 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. Sunday's times will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets for those seeking treatment will be handed out starting at 3 a.m. each day. For more information, contact Linda Pierce at 270-836-3445 or Gary Bennett at 270-875-9093.

UPCOMING

• Dr. RT Kendall is speaking at Covenant Community Church, 1055 N Main Street, Madisonville, KY, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 am on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Charleston Baptist Church is hosting its 90th Homecoming starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. A fellowship meal will be offered after the service and a concert by the Gospel Messengers begins at 2 p.m. For more information contact Margaret Purdee at 270-797-8543.

• New Hope General Baptist Church in Slaughters is hosting a Homecoming service Sunday, Sept. 15. Special music by Southern Grace will start at approximately 1:30 p.m. and there will be an afternoon meal. Everyone is welcome.

National Back to Church Sunday at Providence Rural United Methodist Church will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Located at 5715 Island Ford Road. For more information contact Karen Wolcott at 270-322-8248.

White Plains Senior Citizens Community Dinner will be held at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Tammy Barton of Owensboro Health will present exercises for Seniors. Menu includes: Meatloaf, bread and drinks. Attendees are asked to bring vegetables, salads and desserts. Blood pressure checks hosted by Hillside Villa Nursing Home. For more information, contact Spencer Brewer at 270-754-9317.

New Lakeside Baptist Church in Mortons Gap is having Revival beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 through Sept. 20. Steve Stone and the Stone famliy will be singing each night. Everyone is welcome.

• Browning Springs Middle School Site-Based Council will meet at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in the school media center.

Grapevine Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the school.

James Madison Middle School Site-Based Council will meet at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 17 in the school library.

Southside Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet at 7 a.m. Sept. 19 in the school's media center.

Camp Butterfly to be held at Mahr Park Arboretum from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The camp is a free grief camp for any child in the community ages six through 12 that have experienced the death of a loved one. For more information or to register for Camp butterfly, please call Kellie Gipson at 270-326-4660 by Sept. 9.

Oak Grove Baptist Church is hosting the 2019 Women's Praise Gathering at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. A continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m. Guest speaker at Oak Grove Baptist in Madisonville is Mrs. Tia Carney Roach. Guest speaker at Loving Springs Baptist Church in Glasgow is Dr. Martha Sales. There is a $10 registration fee. Lunch and materials provided. For more information, please contact Geraldine Fluellen at 270-825-2297 or Nadine McNeal at 270-825-9113

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society will have its 8th "Donut Saturday" at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 N. Main St., Madisonville. The program will be presented by Major Mike Good & Capt. Lisa Good, "Salvation Army 101: The History Of The Salvation Army." Everyone is welcome and attendees should enter through the north entrance.

Earlington High School Reunion Class of 1969 will host its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21. Dinner will be at Oasis Bar and Grill in Madisonville at 5 p.m. A social event will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Madisonville where attendees will find snacks, music and a photo booth. For more information, contact Kathy Gordon at 270-841-7945.

Senior Citizens Center of Dawson Springs is hosting a Doll Exhibition featuring the works of Karol Welch & Linda Brewer at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. The event will be held at 100 Clarkdale Court in Dawson Springs. All seniors are invited For more information contact Spencer Brewer at 270-543-5326.

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 N. Main St., Madisonville. The program will be presented by Author, Glen Conner on his book "The Burial Ground, Civil War Soldiers Who Died On Dumont Hill." Everyone is welcome and attendees should enter through the north entrance.

Covenant Community Church's Celebrate Recovery Ministry is hosting Mark J the Poet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 in the main sanctuary. This event is for students in 6th grade to adults.

• A Corn Hole Tournament opens for registration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The event is a fundraiser to support the children at Impact Mentoring, Inc. The tournament begins at noon.

• The Mitchell-Purdy Family Reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Dawson Springs community Center. A potluck meal will be served at noon. all descendants of Albert Eli Purdy, Sarah Jane Davis, Jessie James Mitchell and Gertie Ann Gamblin are invited. For more information, call 270-619-0933.

Door of Hope Pregnancy Care Center will host its annual Walk for Life on Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at the First United Methodist Church in Madisonville at 9 a.m. Participants are asked to raise funds for Door of Hope by seeking a "one-time" sponsorship. Those who want to walk may pick up a Walk for Life brochure from a participating church, at the center or register online through the Door of Hope Facebook page.

Madisonville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church is having Sunday Morning Service in the city park at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. Following the service there will be a potluck meal, please bring a dish to share. All events are depending on the weather. All are welcomed to join. For more information, please call Sister Becky Zahrte at 270-978-3328 or to keep up-to-date visit them on facebook.

Earlington Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the school office.

An inside yard sale by Willing Workers of Oak Grove Baptist Church will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. All season clothing, household items, Christmas decorations, etc. will be available during the sale.

ONGOING

Storytime by the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library happend every Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome. Join Ms. Channa for some silly stories, wiggles and crafts.

Chess Club meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library. Players of all skill level are invited. For more information call Ashley at 270-825-2680.

Lego Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library. Blocks are provided. Ages four to 99 are invited.

Impact Mentoring Inc. is partnering with the Tennessee Titans for the rest of the season. Purchase tickets for $40, while tickets last. Impact will receive $10 for every ticket sold. Titans' current median ticket price is $235. Fans can purchase tickets by logging into the Titan's website: bit.ly/TitansFundraiser. Ticket purchases will enter code IMPACT to receive discounted tickets.

• The Historical Society of Hopkins County is now open on the first Saturday of each month for customers whose work or school doesn't allow them to visit the museum at regular hours during the week. The hours will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum will close on the Friday before each open Saturday. Regular hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Story Hour with Pam is held at 10 a.m. every Friday at First Baptist Church, 246 N. Main St., Madisonville. It is held in the library at the Noel Street entrance and is open to all preschool children. For more information, call the church at 270-821-3611.

• The Madisonville Community College Workforce Connections Program and You Make a Difference CNA Program offers free welding classes, free CNA classes, and free employment opportunities for individuals that are between 18 to 24 years of age and living in Hopkins, Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg and Todd counties. For more information, call 270-824-1761.

• A cancer support group will meet at 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at First Christian Church, 1030 College Drive in Madisonville. Meetings are open to all patients, survivors and caregivers. For more information, call 270-821-5335.

Lick Creek Cemetery is accepting donations for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery lawn. Donations may be mailed to Lick Creek Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 26, Dawson Springs. For questions or more information, contact Gene Workman at 270-836-1274.

Dunn Cemetery in Dawson Springs is accepting donations for mowing and general upkeep of the cemetery. Donations can be mailed to Dunn Cemetery C/O 200 Union Temple Rd. St Charles, KY, 42453. For more information, call 270-584-4380.

Browder United Methodist Church Cemetery is accepting donations for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery lawn. For more information, or to donate, contact Claudie Conrad at 801 Neelie Webb Road in Madisonville at 270-821-4846 or Wanda Blohm-French at 451 French Lane in Greenville.

Sharber Cemetery by White Plains on Highway 813 is accepting donations for mowing and maintenance of the cemetery. Donations may be mailed to Sharber Cemetery Fund, C/O Hope Miller, Trustee at 245 N. Seminary Street, Madisonville, KY 42431-1937. For questions or more information, please call 270-245-2400.

Oglesby Cemetery in White Plains is accepting donations for mowing and upkeep. Call Wilma Farmer at 270-875-5565 or mail to 421 E. Greenville Road, White Plains, KY 42464.

Prospect Cemetery in Dalton is accepting donations for the general upkeep of the cemetery. Donations or questions can be mailed to Karen Maddux, Treasurer, at 644 State Road 2132, Marion, KY 42064 or Eva Tucker at 493 Tucker Lane, Princeton, KY 42445.

Kentucky Career Center -- JobNet has numerous resources available for job seekers. Individuals may walk-in to the office and build a resume, receive notifications of jobs in their skill set and speak to career partners regarding funding opportunities for training and work experience. New job postings and hiring information are also available on the agency's Facebook page. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Hooks and Needles will meet at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1550 Anton Road in Madisonville. The group provides fellowship and fun for anyone who crochets, knits, needlepoints or quilts. For more information, contact Rebecca Zahrte at 270-978-3328.

Salem Cemetery in Mortons Gap is accepting donations for general upkeep. Checks can be mailed to Joanna Lovan, P.O. Box 10, Mortons Gap, 42440. For more information, call 270-258-5165.

• The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Larry Carney Center, 230 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Madisonville.

Free Math GED classes will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at ACE2 Adult Education, 100 School Ave., Madisonville. For more information, call 270-824-1819.

The Show and Go Car Club will meet from 3-6 p.m. every second Saturday in April at Brother's Bar-B-Que. Beginning in May, the hours will be 5-8 p.m. For more information, call Dick Durban at 270-452-1900 or Perry Cheek at 270-836-9005.

• A Ladies Bible Study and Helps Ministry will be held at 6 p.m. Mondays at Praise Temple Apostolic Church, 725 W. Noel Ave. in Madisonville.

Door of Hope Pregnancy Care Center offers pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to those in unplanned and crisis pregnancy free of charge. Prenatal and parenting classes and baby supplies are available through the Earn While You Learn Program for those who qualify. Call 270-821-9825 for an appointment or visit www.doorofhope.com.

The Hopkins County Business and Professional Women's Club meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Oak Ridge Retirement Center, which is located at 750 Dodson Lane in Madisonville.

• The PACS-HCAC is now able to offer more seniors in need services in their homes. These services include home-delivered meals, homemaking services, personal care, respite and weatherization. For qualifications, call 866-844-4396.

The Hopkins County Senior Center, which is located at 200 N. Main St. in Madisonville, will host the regular monthly meeting of the Hopkins/Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month.

Earlington Elementary School's Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the school.

A crocheting group that benefits Hospice patients and their families will meet from 10 a.m.-noon on the fourth Wednesday of the month at First Christian Church of Earlington, which is located at 215 E. Main St. Supplies are provided. For more information, call 270-383-5250.

"Angel of Ours," a grief support group, will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at 1 N. Main St. in Madisonville.

Cuddles from Cale is an ongoing support group that provides stuffed animals to children's charity groups, and groups for parents enduring the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillborn birth. For more information, visit www.cuddlesfromcale.com.

A course in miracles study group will meet from 1:30-3 p.m. every Thursday at 161 Sugg St. in Madisonville. For more information, call 270-871-7870.

The Hopkins County Bass Club will meet at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Brother's Barbecue in Madisonville.

The Pennyrile Dulcimer Players meet from 1:30-3 p.m. every Tuesday and from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at Hanson Baptist Church in Hanson. Everyone is invited to visit the group and join in playing. All skill levels are welcome. The group will provide one-on-one instruction as needed. Instruments in the group now are mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, bass, banjo, guitar, Native-American flute, dobro and percussion. For more information, call Kay Buskov at 270-825-3372.

The "Turn the Page" young adult book club meets from 5-6:30 p.m. on the last Monday of every month at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library, 425 E. Center St. The club is for anyone who likes to read young adult fiction, regardless of age. Everyone is welcome to join the free program.

Madisonville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1540 Anton Road, will host family-friendly movie nights at 5 p.m. every third Saturday of the month. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Story Hour is held at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library, 425 E. Center St. All ages are welcome.

A weekly group series on single parenting will be held from 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Greater Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Madisonville, 2860 N. Main St. The group will provide practical help and encouragement for the challenges faced by single parents. For more information, or to register, call 270-619-0766.

The Hopkins County Regional Senior Citizens Center now performs SHIP (insurance) counseling for Medicare recipients. For more information, call 270-821-9173.

Westlawn Cemetery is accepting donations for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery lawn. For more information, or to donate, call John Ashby at 270-339-0696 or mail 8350 Island Ford Road in Madisonville.

The Library Poetry Writing Group will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library. Attendees are given prompts to write a poem, and the group will read and discuss them. The Poetry Reading Group will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the second Friday of every month. Members will take turns presenting a program of their favorite poets. For more information, call Mary Zimmer at 502-724-8804 or Teresa Ball at 270-339-0404.

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the First United Methodist Church library. Everyone is welcome and there are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. For more information, call 270-339-3516.

The Browning Springs Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the school's media center.

The Pride Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the school.

• Bonworth, located in the Hanson Factory Outlet Mall, will host "Nana and Me Day" every last Saturday of the month. Children will be offered storytime with cookies from 3-4 p.m. Shoppers without grandchildren may bring in a church bulletin to receive discounts.

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Biblically-based program to overcome life issues sponsored by Covenant Community Church will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Thursdays at Fun4Kids. A meal will be served. The group is also seeking tax-deductible donations for a fundraiser. The group is accepting gift cards, gift certificates and items to be placed inside gift baskets. Cash donations (checks written to CCC with Celebrate Recovery in the memo) will be accepted and used to purchase materials as well as meals served each week before the group meeting. For more information, call Anthony Thompson at 815-295-0442.

The Hopkins County Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. every second Thursday at the EMA building.

The Prosody Club, a women's poetry group, will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Thursday in March to June and September to December. Members will read poems from their favorite poets. Light refreshments are provided by the leader of each month. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Evelyn Walker at 270-821-1416 or Karen Hane at 270-871-6446.

• The Madisonville Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, call Richard Sarles at 270-825-2127.

Christian Music Connection will be held on the fourth Friday of every month until Dec. 29 at Fellowship Baptist Church, which is located at 132 West Dixon. Refreshment will be provided and music is family-friendly.

• Local business personnel will meet for Mad City Mingle at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday at Big City Market and Coffee Bar.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Service Officer Johnny Allen is available by appointment every Monday and Tuesday at the Hanson Veterans Center and Wednesday and Thursday at the VA Clinic in Owensboro. Appointments can be made by calling 270-399-1618 or emailing johnny.allen@ky.gov.

The West Hopkins SBDM will meet at 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month in the SBDM conference room.

The Hopkins County Community Clinic will host free health checks from 9 a.m.-noon on the fourth Tuesday of each month hosted by the Kentucky Career Center, which is located at 56 Federal St. in Madisonville. Screenings include blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. Screenings are open to the public. For more information, call 270-824-3555 or 270-824-7562.

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly #290 will meet at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 260 W. McLaughlin in Madisonville.

Christ the King Catholic School has a 40-year tradition of sharing Jesus in the community and teaching our children through faith-based education. Christ the King is a fully-accredited Pre-K through eighth-grade school with certified teachers. The students engage in monthly STEM and community service projects, have one-to-one computer access for all students and small group instruction. To schedule an appointment, call 270-821-8271.

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