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Hopkinsville Community College Youth Workforce Connections Youth Workforce Connections is designed to connect young adults with the training and experience necessary to secure high skills, high wage jobs in our community. We offer short-term training courses designed to prepare participants for these jobs. Participants also receive assistance in finding employment opportunities directly linked to their academic and occupational training. This work experience can include paid and unpaid positions, internships, and job shadowing. Participants are directed to TABE testing, GED preparation, tutoring, study skills training, and instruction on post- secondary school completion and dropout prevention strategies as needed. Participants also have access to advanced technology, quality skill training facilities, career guidance and academic counseling services, and preparation for further education and lifelong learning. This program is designed to serve young adults who meet the eligibility requirements and reside in the Hopkinsville Community College service area and the Pennyrile Region of Kentucky. Participants must be between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty- one (21) and economically disadvantaged and must face one or more of the following barriers to appropriate employment: basic skills deficiency, no high school diploma or GED, homeless, runaway, or foster care status, pregnant or parenting teen, need for additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment. Orientation sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in Room 216 of the Technology Building on the HCC campus. Individual orientation sessions can be scheduled if necessary. Please call the YWC office to register for an orientation session. Each participant must attend an orientation, complete an application for services, and provide supporting documentation. These documents will be reviewed to determine eligibility. If it appears that an individual may qualify for services, a certification appointment will be scheduled. For more information, please contact the YWC office. The courses offered change over time, but past and current courses include: Automotive Maintenance Technology, Basic Computer Fundamentals Basic, Electricity Blueprint Reading, Certified Nursing Assistance, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Maintaining Industrial Equipment, Precision Measurement/Engineering Drawings, Programmable Logic Controllers, Quality Control Concepts, and Welding, Go to the Youth Workforce Connections Technology Center Room 124, Hopkinsville Community College, 720 North Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 42240, Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, or call 270-707-3745. All YWC services are offered to businesses and participants free of charge. Businesses/employers who are interested in hosting interns as part of our paid internship program are encouraged to contact the program coordinator. Youth Workforce Connections is funded through the West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.
Leadership Youth Inc. A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 or 365-3543 in Caldwell County for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile. Provides year-round organized recreational programs for over 1,000 youngsters annually.
Disabilities Youth Disabilities-Adult Disabilities-JSMC For children and adults with disabilities, a program meets at Jennie Stuart Medical Center (320 West 18th Street) in the Doctor's Pavilion in the lower level conference room. Please call 885-7959, 887-0100, 886-5481 or 885-5338, or click here: Resource YMCA-Hopkinsville-Ft. Campbell A local United Way agency, the YMCA offers programs to everyone regardless of race, income, or ability. Facility includes nursery, kid's corner, teen center, wellness center, chapel, track, aerobics room, locker areas, and outdoor pool. Programs include summer camp and youth sports. For additional information, please call 887-5382 or click here: link here . The Hopkinsville YMCA is located on the Eagle Way Bypass near Heritage Christian Academy. For information concerning the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Campbell, please call 270-798-7422. 'A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Sports-Soccer YMCA The Hopkinsville YMCA offers both Fall & Spring soccer leagues for ages 3-14 with games played at the YMCA center on the by-pass. Approximate cost is $50 for members and $55 for non-members. For "competitive/traveling" teams, contact Ambush Soccer. For additional information for Hopkinsville YMCA soccer, please call 887-5382 or click here: link here, >/a>, Hopkinsville YMCA Soccer.
Summer Camps YMCA A local United Way agency, the YMCA offers programs to everyone regardless of race, income, or ability. Facility includes nursery, kid's corner, teen center, wellness center, chapel, track, aerobics room, locker areas, and outdoor pool. Programs include summer camp and youth sports. For additional information for the Hopkinsville YMCA, please call 887-5382 or click here: link here , Hopkinsville YMCA. Located on the Eagle Way Bypass near Heritage Christian Academy. For information concerning the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Campbell, please call 270-798-7422 or 798-3077.
Summer Camps WKU Super Saturdays Super Saturdays at Western Kentucky University Saturday classes provide opportunities for high ability students in grades 1-7 to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with other bright young people. The classes emphasize a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning in an environment in which creative and critical thinking are encouraged. Limited financial aid is available. Go to www.wku.edu/gifted for more information or call 270.745.6323. Fall Super Saturdays (9:30 am to 12:00 pm) October 27, November 3, 10, and 17, 2007 Winter Super Saturdays (12:30 to 3:00 pm) February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2008.
Summer Camps WKU Center for Gifted Studies A gateway to many summer opportunities is the Duke University Talented Identification Program (TIP). Seventh graders who scored a 95% or better on any section of a standardized test their sixth grade year are encouraged to take an off-level test, either the ACT or SAT. This off-level testing attempts to measure what the student knows without putting a ceiling on the test (e.g., a sixth grade test only measure up to a sixth grade level.) Students who score as well or better than 85% of college bound seniors are recognized. In 2006, 70,024 seventh graders participated on the national level with 1,346 qualifying for state recognition in Kentucky and with 80 Kentucky students qualifying for Grand Recognition. Part of the recognition is that the student receives information about many learning opportunities including those at Western Kentucky University. The three-week camp done in conjuntion with Duke's TIP offers one class for indepth study for those with qualifying ACT or SAT scores. There is also a two-week enrichment camp for students finishing grades 6, 7, and 8. For additional information please go to www.wku.edu/gifted or call 270-745-6323. Or, contact Tracy Inman at 270-745-2742 or tracy.inman@wku.edu. For more information about the Duke program contact your child's middle school counselor or go to www.tip.duke.edu. For programs at Murray State, call (1-800-272-M4MSU), Murray State Gifted Students Program.
Senior Citizens Widowed Persons Services-Senior Citizens A local United Way agency, please call 886-5163 or 886-8171 for additional information or http://www.uwpennyrile.org, United Way of the Pennyrile. Offers support, socialization, guidance and counseling for widowed persons and their families.
Testing Why the ASVAB test is important The ASVAB test is a very important free test that measures one's vocational aptitude and trainability. The test is given each Monday evening in Hopkinsville at the Army Reserve Training Center at 1600 Woodson Drive, near Christian Co. High School between 5-8 p.m. However, before one can sit for the exam, please contact a military recruiter (Army, Navy . . .) at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd. (across from O'Charley's restaurant) in Hopkinsville for a request for examination ticket and provide a photo ID. The test is limited to 30 takers per session, so one cannot simply show up and take the test. This is a very helpful test, whether one is going to enlist in the military or not.
Service Academies West Point-Naval Academy-Air Force-Coast Guard Students interested in attending a service academy should contact the office of Congressman Ed Whitfield in Hopkinsville, located at 1403 South Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville, across from the First Baptist Church and Planters Bank. Please call (270) 885-8079. In addition, appointments can be made by Senator Mitch McConnell or Senator Jim Bunning. Students interested in a nomination should make contact in the spring of their junior year in high school. Also, please note that it is extremely important that the student begin the application process with the academies themselves. There are five Service Academies: The United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), Merchant Marine (USMMA), and Coast Guard (USCGA) Academies. Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. As far as the USAFA, USNA, and USMA are concerned, there are various nomination authorities, with each eligible young person able to apply to both United States Senators from the applicant's state, his or her United States Representative, and the Vice President (if very highly qualified). The other nomination categories are military-affiliated. With respect to the Congressional category, each Representative and each Senator is allowed to have at each of those academies at any one time five persons charged to his or her quota. The competitive method provides that the nominees compete among themselves for final appointment determined by the admissions authorities. They take into consideration a nominee's academic record, extracurricular and athletic activities, physical aptitude, ACT and/or SAT scores, leadership ability, and medical qualifications. Such facets of an applicant's record are also considered during the nomination selection process. No person will be offered admission if he or she does not meet the physical standards of the Academy unless awarded a medical waiver. As competition for nomination and appointment is very keen, it is wise for all interested persons to apply through all sources for which they are eligible and for all Academies in which they have a real interest. An individual may be nominated by more than one nominating authority and/or to more than one Academy. With regard to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the locality boundary for nomination by a Representative is the State in which the District lies rather than just the District itself. Each Representative and each Senator may nominate ten candidates each year to compete for admission. Washington Office 301 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-1701 (202) 225-3115 Voice (202) 225-3547 Fax District Offices 1403 S. Main Street Hopkinsville, KY 42240 (270) 885-8079 Voice, (800) 328-5629 Toll Free, or (270) 885-8598 Fax.
Resource West Ky./National Railway Historical Society Meets in Madisonville at the The Badgett Center (Old L & N depot) and quests are welcome. Contact Chuck Hinrichs at 886-2849 for additional details.
Theatre, Performing Arts West Ky. Performing Arts Program This program is led by Barbara Felts and Jeremy Easley and offers the opportunity for students interested in the performing arts to participate in musicals, operas, dinner theatre, and recitals. Please call 270-719-1595 or 270-719-1596 or e-mail pennyroyalacad@aol.com.
Leadership Wendy's Heisman Award Contact your High School counselor or go to Wendy's main website for an application and details. This program recognizes outstanding Juniors who have a strong academic and athletic background; only ten are chosen from each state. Must apply in the Summer before your Senior year.
Theatre, Performing Arts Watercolor Artists Guild of Trigg, Lyon, & Caldwell Co. Meets at the George Coon Library in Princeton. Group offers workshops by area artists, field trips to art museums, sharing hints and learning about improving painting techniques. Contact Jean Martin (270-522-7994), Charly Morgan (270-365-3532), or Shirley Cave at 270-388-7582 for additional details.
Sports-Basketball Volleyball-Softball Most churches in Christian County sponsor youth teams for basketball, volleyball, softball . . . Contact your pastor for additional information. If your church does not have a particular team, you can play on other church's teams.
Regional College Cost Summary Tuition & Test Scores Worksheet3 For additional information, please click the Academic Scholarship section located on the left of this site's home page. This list summarizes the known local scholarships known to the high school guidance counselors at HHS and CCHS. Also, the HCC has an additional list of scholarships sponsored or endowed by local individuals or businesses.
Guidelines Truancy The Code of Acceptable Behavior explains the law regarding truancy.
Medical Trover Health System-Parkway Medical Arts For information on the Trover Health System (Trover Clinic), please call 270-707-3300 or 800-998-5100 or click here to visit website: Trover Clinic. Trover Clinic is located at 500 Clinic Drive, near Wal-Mart in Hopkinsville. This locations is also the office of the Sports Medicine Rehabilitation of Western Kentucky.
Substance Abuse Trilogy Center for Women A State program for women that allows women with prior substance abuse programs to live in a safe and sober residential facility in Hopkinsville. Please contact the Pennyroyal Center for additional details at http://www.pennyroyalcenter.org or call 886-2205.
Resource Trigg Co. Rescue Team 'A local United Way agency, please call 522-8459 or 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile. Works to prevent loss of life by creating a better equipped, trained and coordinated rescue force of volunteers in Trigg County.
Sports-Soccer Traveling-Select For information on the Ky. Olympic Development Team (ODP), please click here for more information: link here , Ky. ODP Soccer. For the Hopkinsville select soccer programs, please call 885-7297 or click here for more information: link here , Ambush Soccer. For the Clarksville, TN select programs, click here: link here , Clarksville Royals Futbol Club.
Disabilities Trace Industries-Pennyroyal Mental Health 'A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Resource Todd Co. Interfaith Center A local United Way agency, please call 270-265-3948 or 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile. Provides assistance to individuals in the areas of food, rent, utilities, medication and other basic needs.
Sports-Tennis Tennis Excellent public tennis courts are available at Ruff Park (across from the Hopkinsville Community College) and indoor tennis is available at the Hopkinsville Indoor Tennis Center located on the Pembroke Road. For additional information, contact the Pennyrile Tennis Association, Richard Wimsatt at 270-484-0471.
Summer Camps Technology-Computer-STLP Camp The STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) is an annual "summer camp". In 2006, one session was held June 27-30 at Hopkinsville High School and allowed approximately 100 students in grades 1-12 to attend a two-day workshop by age group. June 27-28 had grades 1-4 from 9-11 a.m. in four sessions: touch keyboarding/helicopter mouse fun; fun with color, fonts, and pictures in Microsoft Word; fun with Microsoft Excel and graphs; and learning the basics of the "inside" of the computer (taught by district technology department personnel). June 29-30 were for grades 5-10 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All of these students met together the first half of the day to learn about ISAFE. This is a national program to help student learn to be more aware of their activities on the computer and how to protect themselves. During the year, these students will help with the structure of the City of Hopkinsville's webpage and other projects. The camp is led by Kay Harrison (district STLP coordinator) and Joe Grace of the City of Hopkinsville. For additional information, please call 887-1300.
Testing TABE registration? The TABE Test is a test of reading, math, and language skills, and is required by many local employers for hiring consideration. If one does not do well on the TABE test, free remediation and an opportunity to re-test is available through our adult education services. The TABE Test is given at the HCC Technology Building, Room 205, at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and at 12:30 pm pm Thursday. There is no fee for this test. For more information, call 270-887-1319, or come by Room 205, HCC Technology Center.
Testing Sylvan Learning Center With two local offices in Clarksville and Murray, please contact www.tutoring.sylvanlearning.com for additional details.
Guidelines Suspension Each school’s site-based council determines discipline procedures for that school. Cases of suspension are handled by school principals.
Contact Administration Superintendent Appointments can be made with the Superintendent by calling (270) 887-7001.
Internships Summer in the City Internship Program The Summer in the City Internship Program is a cooperative effort of the City of Hopkinsville and high schools located in Christian County. For additional information, please contact the Mayor's Office at 890-0215 or review the link at www.hopkinsvilleky.us. This program seeks to offer students the opportunity to learn more about City government while gaining experience in career fields such as journalism, information technology, video/television production and editing, law, history, and archiving. Selected candidates will work from the Mayor's Office as unpaid interns during the duration of the program. Interns are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from work. To be eligible for the program, each applicant must: demonstrate interest in future employment in the public sector, currently be a high school junior or senior, be a Christian Co. resident, be 16 years old prior to June1, and be selected through a competitive application and interview process. Interns who successfully complete at least 60 participation hours during the course of the three-week program will receive letters of recommendation. Some program projects include: completing workplace readiness and interview technique training, conducting research for new and continuing municipal legislation, assisting with the entry of archival material into databases and files, assisting with conducting community outreach and constituent service, providing administrative support, and attending hearings or community meetings.
Substance Abuse Substance Abuse-Drug-Alcohol For help with alcohol addiction, help is free and available in Hopkinsville at Al Anon@Rebos Club, 102 Higgins Street, on US 68 East (before Western Hills Golf Course). For help with narcotics addiction, help is available at Nar-Anon@Volta Treatment Center, located on the campus of Western State Hospital, 2400 Russellville Road (past Western Hills Golf Course). For additional information, please click here: link here , Pennyroyal Mental Health Center. Also, contact Alcoholics Anonymous at Western State Hospital/Volta House (886-1697 or 1-800-606-6047) or the Hungry Spirits at the Rebos Club at 102 Higgins Street off Russellville Road (near the Western Hills Golf Course), 886--1697 or 1-800-606-6047. Also contact the East End Alcoholics Anonymous at 886-1697; or the Winners Narcotics Anonymous at the First Presbyterian Church Bus Stop Building (319 East 9th Street; 885-0732). In Elkton, please contact the Never Alone Again group of Alcoholics Anonymous at the First Baptist Church. In Cadiz, please contact the Cadiz Sober Group at the Cadiz First United Methodist Church.
Testing Students With Disabilities-Special Needs For additional testing options for students with disabilities, please click here: link here , Students with disabilities.
Hopkinsville Community College Student Support Services The Student Support Services (SSS) Program at Hopkinsville Community College provides opportunities for academic development and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. Eligible students must be enrolled at HCC and meet one or more the following criteria: first generation college student (parents do not have four-year college degrees); limited or low income; or physical or learning disability. Services include academic tutoring and 2-year to 4-year college transfer assistance.
Medical & Dental Student annual physicals-Grades 1-12-Sports physicals 'Contact the Christian County Health Department on Canton Street across from the Jennie Stuart Medical Center at 887-4160. For additional information, please click here link here , Christian Co. Health Department. For information on Parkway Medical Arts, previously Trover Clinic, please call 270-707-3300 or 800-998-5100. Trover Clinic is located at 500 Clinic Drive, near Wal-Mart in Hopkinsville. (Also office of the Sports Medicine Rehabilitation of Western Kentucky).
Dental St. Luke Free Clinic-Good Samaritan Clinic Serving Christian, Trigg, and Todd Counties, please contact the St. Luke Free Clinic at 889--9340 or visit their office at 408 West 17th Street in Hopkinsville. Dental services are coordinated through Good Samaritan in Clarksville.
Medical St. Luke Free Clinic Serving Christian, Trigg, and Todd Counties, please contact the St. Luke Free Clinic at 889--9340 or visit their office at 408 West 17th Street in Hopkinsville. Dental services are coordinated through Good Samaritan in Clarksville.
Sports-Physicals Sport Physicals Contact the Christian County Health Department on Canton Street across from the Jennie Stuart Medical Center at 887-4160. For additional information, please click here link here , Christian County Health Department. For information on Parkway Medical Arts, previously Trover Clinic, please call 270-707-3300 or 800-998-5100 or click here to visit website: link here , Trover Clinic. Trover Clinic, 270-707-3387, is located at 500 Clinic Drive, near Wal-Mart in Hopkinsville. (Also office of the Sports Medicine Rehabilitation of Western Kentucky). Also, contact the West Kentucky Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team in Hopkinsville at 270-889-0701.
Sports-Special Olympics Special Olympics The Special Olympics is an international program for year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than one million children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those special mental and physical limitations. The local contacts are LuAnn Duguid at 889-9866 or Debbie Castile at 886-6809, and the state website is .
Summer Camps Sleep Away camps, Out of Town There are many camps located across the USA and the world that specialize in specific types of camping experiences, and for more information click link here , Adventure Camps, link here , American Camp Association, or link here , Christian Camp & Conference Association, For one of the best two-week all-round "sleep-away" camps, call Camp Piomingo at 502-587-9622, a YMCA camp located near Louisville, Ky., link here , Camp Piomingo, "Camps".
Sports-Skateboarding Skateboarding Hopkinsville's only public skate board park is located on North Drive on Richard Street by the Hopkinsville Recreation Department's main office.
Sickle Cell Sickle Cell Foundation This volunteer program offers biannual clinics through Meharry Medical School for testing, counseling, and referral. The program also offers support groups for patients and family members and community educational programs. For additional information, please call 885-0870.
Medical Shots Contact the Christian County Health Department on Canton Street across from the Jennie Stuart Medical Center at 887-4160. For additional information, please click here: link here , Christian Co. Health Department. Trover Clinic is located at 500 Clinic Drive, near Wal-Mart in Hopkinsville. Also contact the Trover Health System (Parkway Medical Arts) please call 270-707-3300, 800-998-5100, or click here: link here, .
Speech & Hearing Second Voice Club of Western Ky. Contact the Speech, Hearing & Counseling Services at 210 West 15 Street in Hopkinsville, 885-0034.
Sports-Scuba Scuba Contact the Pennyroyal Scuba Center at 887-2585.
Contact Administration School visits? Parents are welcome in Christian County Public Schools, but must sign in when visiting a school and show proper identification.
Guidelines School Choice? School Transfer The School Choice program for Christian County Public Schools is monitored by Director of Pupil Personnel.
Contact Administration School Board Member Can I speak before the School Board? To contact your School Board representative or to be added to the School Board agenda to speak before the Board, call (270) 887-7001.
Testing SAT test This test is not required by most colleges in our immediate area. However, if you intend to apply to a college outside Kentucky, you may want to take this test in the Spring of your Junior year. See your HS counselor for details.
Child-Spouse Abuse-Child Neglect Sanctuary House-Pennyrile Children's Advocacy Center For additional information, call the Sanctuary House in Hopkinsville at 1-800-776-0000, 885-5421, 886-8174, 881-1111, or 889-0523 . Assistance includes a Parent Support Group. A local United Way agency, the program provides protective shelter in Hopkinsville, counseling, and crisis intervention for battered women and children. Operates a 24 hour crisis line and provides court advocacy for victims of domestic violence and abuse. The program works to prevent child abuse in all its forms throughout Christian County. The program also provides education and awareness activities. Or, call the United Way agency at 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Child-Spouse Abuse Support Group Sanctuary House A parent support group is available at the Sanctuary House at at 210 East 9th Street in Hopkinsville, please call 270-885-5421.
Clubs Salvation Army A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile. Assists in case of local disasters. Assists the needy with utility bills, food, medicine, and rent. Provides camp experience for underprivileged children. The Hopkinsville location also provides a shelter for those in need of lodging and runs a soup kitchen providing midday and evening meals. Please call 270-365-5097 in Caldwell and 885-9633 in Christian County.
Summer Camps ROTC The Hopkinsville military recruitment office is located at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd, across from O'Charley's restaurant. All branches of the military are located in this office. Students 17 or over can talk with a military recruiter about participating in a summer program before their senior year of high school. Each student is paid during this time period, travels.
Sports-Roller skating Roller-skating Call the Roller Dome Fun Plex on Skyline Drive (across from the Holiday Inn) at 885-3663 (885-DOME).
Resource Religion/Philosophy Discussions A weekly discussion of philosophy and religion issues are discussed Wednesdays during lunch (12:00-1:00) at the Hopkinsville Community College in room TC 212 of the Technology Center. Discussions are led by college professors and community leaders. Please contact Ken Casey at 270-707-3884 for additional details or to be placed on the e-mail list for future programs.
Resource Red Cross, Fort Campbell, Military The Christian Co. Red Cross office is located at 1411 South Main Street (across from the First Baptist Church) and their phone number is 885-5328. The program provides relief to victims of fires, floods and other disasters. Also offers health and safety training, including first aid and CPR. The babysitting class is for ages 11-15, costs $35 and upon completion of the course one will have earned the American Red Cross Babysitter Training Certificate and the Infant & Child CPR Certification. CPR and First Aid classes are held the last Tuesday of every month, and cost is $15. A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
First Aid Red Cross, Fort Campbell, Military The Christian Co. Red Cross office is located at 1411 South Main Street (across from the First Baptist Church) and their phone number is 885-5328. The babysitting class is for ages 11-15, costs $35, and upon completion of the course one will have earned the American Red Cross Babysitter Training Certificate and the Infant & Child CPR Certification. CPR and First Aid classes are held the last Tuesday of every month, and cost is $15. 'A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Sports-Swimming Red Cross lessons Red Cross Swim lessons are not taught by the Red Cross but are available at the Hopkinsville YMCA and include courses to become a certified Red Cross Life Guard. The Christian Co. Red Cross office is located at 1411 South Main Street (across from the First Baptist Church) and their phone number is 885-5328. Outdoor swimming pools include the YMCA pool located on the Eagle Way by-pass, the new Hopkinsville Water Park on the Eagle Way By-Pass, and the Venture River Water Park located in Eddyville, Ky (45 minutes from Hopkinsville), link here , Venture River. Indoor pools are available at Hopkinsville High School (competitive swimming only) and possibly Trover Clinic near Wal-Mart. Other swimming activities are available at Lake Barkley or Kentucky Lake (40 minutes, link here , Lake Barkley, or Lake Malone (45 minutes), link here , Ky. State Parks.
First Aid Red Cross The Christian Co. Red Cross office is located at 1411 South Main Street (across from the First Baptist Church) and their phone number is 885-5328. The program provides relief to victims of fires, floods and other disasters. Also offers health and safety training, including first aid and CPR. The babysitting class is for ages 11-15, costs $35 and upon completion of the course one will have earned the American Red Cross Babysitter Training Certificate and the Infant & Child CPR Certification. CPR and First Aid classes are held the last Tuesday of every month, and cost is $15. A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Recruiting Office-All branches Recruiting Office-All branches The Hopkinsville military recruitment office is located at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd, across from O'Charley's restaurant. All branches of the military are located in this office.
Sports Recreation Center-Fort Campbell-Ft. Campbell Please click here for programs offered at Fort Campbell: link here , Fort Campbell options.
Hopkinsville Community College Ready to Work Program The Hopkinsville Community College Ready to Work Program assists K-TAP recipients in enrolling and completing a 2-year college degree. To participate in the Ready to Work Program, a person must be a K-TAP recipient and a student at Hopkinsville Community College. Students must complete a general application form and employment application. The purpose of the Ready to Work Program is to provide the student with counseling, advising, and referrals that help them find the resources necessary to succeed in college. The program coordinator acts as a liaison between the student and faculty/staff, helping to find the right places to go, classes to take, and services to use. Additionally, the Program Coordinator works with K-TAP case managers to find money to help with school supplies, transportation, and childcare. What employment opportunities are available to participants? Students meeting grade requirements (2.5) are eligible to earn up to $2500 per person / per year, gaining work study income that will NOT reduce K-TAP money. This is an excellent way for students to earn valuable job experience in areas of academic study while meeting potential employers or job references. RTW helps to find money for interview outfits, on-the-job clothes, eye glasses, testing fees, and more. Money earned while participating in the Ready to Work Program will not affect any K-Tap benefits. Graduation Bonus = $250 Location: Academic Building, Room 16.
Guidelines Quit school Students who are under the age of 18 must secure a parent signature to sign out from school. Students who are over the age of 18 can sign themselves out. For more information call Director of Pupil Personnel at (270) 887-7000.
Testing PSAT 10th grade-Minority Students For any 10th grader, this test is given in the Fall of a student's sophomore year. Particularly for African-American students, this test is required for the National Merit Scholarship and National Achievement programs. Although few students take this test, it will show a student his weaknesses, improve his standardized testing ability, and the test is approximately $25. See your high school counselor for detail. Also, if a high score is achieved, many of the nation's more competitive colleges will begin contacting you before your senior year.
Leadership Program for young ladies-Precious Pearls For additional information, contact PADD.
Guidelines Pre-school options?
Guidelines Pregnancy Pregnant? Guidelines and options to remain in school? Pregnant students are encouraged to stay in school throughout the course of their pregnancy. Educational services are provided, for up to six weeks after delivery, through the Home/Hospital program. For more information contact the Home/Hospital Coordinator at 887-1477.
Leadership Pioneers Youth Program For additional information, please contact 885-0825 or visit their office at 904 North Main Street.
Theatre, Performing Arts Pennyroyal Museum For additional information for the Pennyroyal Area Museum, please call 887-4270 or click here link here . Located downtown across from the old Fire Department Clock on 9th Street, the museum offers many excellent programs, including a summer youth camp.
Mental Pennyroyal Mental Health Center The Pennyroyal Center offers a valuable resource should you want to test your child for any reason, including access to the Gifted & Talented Program. For additional information, please click here: link here , Pennyroyal Mental Health Center.
Theatre, Performing Arts Pennyroyal Arts Council 'The Pennyroyal Arts Council is located downtown in the old railroad depot and offers several different youth programs for all ages. For additional information, please call 887-4295 or 887-4079.
Theatre, Performing Arts Pennyroyal Academy of Fine Arts A group of artists, musicians, actors, dancers, students, faculty, and interested individuals pursuing the advancement of fine arts. Classes are taught at the First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville and their phone number is 270-719-1596 or www//pennyroyalacademy.org. The non-profit organization is located at 4044 Ft. Campbell Blvd. in Hopkinsville.
Leadership-Summer Travel Pennyrile Rural Electric Washington DC Program This program is sponsored by the Pennyrile Rural Electric Association and provides students selected by their high school counselors an expense paid opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. The program is competitive and is for students who have completed their junior year and takes place during the summer before their senior year. Each local high school usually has 1-2 students selected each year. For additional information, please call 886-2555 or click here: link here , Pennyrile Rural Electric Washington DC Program.
Sports-Swimming Pennyrile Aquatic Swim Club Please call 885-4826 or contact Coach Keith Marquess at Hopkinsville High School for additional information.
Resource Parents Helping Parents Meets at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital chaplain at 270-798-8777.
Senior Citizens PACS-SMP: Senior Medicare Patrol Educates Senior and/or other caregivers about how to take an active role in the detection, prevention, and reporting of health care errors, fraud, and abuse. This program also educates, assists, and enrolls individuals with the Prescription Part D Program, advises beneficiaries about the Medicare Saving Plan and Part D subsidy, helps individuals to understand their Medicare Summary Notices, and how to protect their Medicare number. For additional information, please contact 886-6341, Edith Lewis at pacskssmei@hesenergy.net, or Patricia Evans at pacsrsvp@hesenergy.net.
Senior Citizens PACS-Senior Citizens Center Works closely with the local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or go to //www.uwpennyrile.org. Provides home-delivered meals to seniors (60+) through Meals on Wheels. Also provides homemaker services, home repair, day care, health counseling, respite and recreation services for seniors. In Caldwell co. call 270-365-74446, 365-7446 in Christian Co., 265-5935 in Todd, and 522-8341 in Trigg. Works closely with PACS in all locations.
Senior Citizens PACS-RSVP: Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Supported by the local United Way and city/county government, the PACS-RSVP program provides the stimulus for adults over 55 to use their life experiences and skills to answer the call of their neighbors in need. By placing the volunteers at non-profit and/or public agencies, the volunteers are able to give back to their community through volunteer work. Please call 886-6341 for additional information or go to www.uwpennyrile.org In Christian County.
Senior Citizens PACS-CSBG Provides assistance with Emergency Services (food, utility assistance), Income Management, Case Management Services (medications), Low Income Home Energy Assistance programs, and Job Searches (resumes . . .). For additional information, please contact at 886-6341 or pacsmt@hesenergy.net.
Home School options? PACHEK, Ky., USA The Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (PACHEK) has served home schoolers in Christian, Trigg, and Todd counties since 1992. PACHEK is devoted to supporting area families who exercise their right and responsibility to educate their children. Benefits include meetings, enrichment classes, activities, field trips, and fellowship. Please contact Nancy Carter at 270-265-3596 or e-mail Nancy at president@pachek.org, or click here to visit website: Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of Ky.
Disabilities P.L.N.S./ARC of Christian County Provides information concerning the needs and services for children and adults with disabilities. The group usually meets in the Doctor's Pavilion of the Jennie Stuart Medical Center and can be reached at 270-885-7959 or 270-885-5338.
Pregnancy Orphanage The Methodist Churches of Kentucky manage an excellent orphanage and facility for children facing difficult circumstances. Please contact Dr. Howard Willen at the First United Methodist Church, 1305 South Main Street, in Hopkinsville, 886-0277.
Guidelines Optional High School-Summer School The Christian County Optional High School was developed to provide educational opportunities for students who, for a variety of reasons, have not been successful in the traditional school setting. Situations that could qualify for placement in this program include teen parents, 5th year high school students, dropouts, or pregnant students who have earned 20 or more credits. The mission of the Christian County Optional High School as a student-centered, non-traditional school community is to create a safe, supportive, personalized and successful educational experience for all students. If interested in more information, please contact the senior guidance counselor at either Christian County H.S. Guidance Office @ 887-7052 or Hopkinsville High School Guidance Office @ 887-7112.
Employment & Training (OET) Office of Employment & Training THE OET staff provides job services, unemployment insurance services, and Labor Market Information. Their office is located behind the Hopkinsville Post Office at 110 Riverfront Drive between 1st & 2nd Street, and please contact Carolyn Balthrop at 889-6509 or Carolyn.Balthrop@ky.gov, or www.hopkinsville.des.ky.gov for additional details. Job Services matches available workers with employers who need their skills and experience. Work search and referrals may be conducted locally, statewide, and nationally. Unemployment insurance provides short-term benefits for those who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Labor Market Information contains a wide range of statistical data on employment and wage patterns. It is available locally, statewide, and nationally to both businesses and job seekers. Individuals may register for employment at www.selfreg.ky.gov or visit the OET office on Riverfront Drive in Hopkinsville.
Guidelines Obtain official transcript Both Christian County High School and Hopkinsville High School are the custodians of students’ official transcripts. To contact your child’s school: Christian County H. S. Guidance Office@ 887-7052 or Hopkinsville High School Guidance Office @ 887-7112.
Theatre, Performing Arts Now Playing Nashville For a current list of all arts & entertainment information in Nashville, please click here: link here .
Testing No Child Left Behind
Sports-NCAA NCAA guidelines Please click here for more information: NCAA.
Sports-NCAA NCAA guidelines Please click here for more information: NCAA.
Testing National Merit Scholarship For additional information for the National Merit Scholarship program, please click here: link here , National Merit Scholarships.
National Guard National Guard The Hopkinsville military recruitment office is located at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd, across from O'Charley's restaurant. All branches of the military are located in this office. The telephone number for the Army/Army Reserve is 270-881-9612. The telephone # for the Army National Guard recruiter's office at 1600 Woodson Drive (near Christian Co. High School) is 270-885-6091. The telephone # for the Army Reserve Training Center located at 1600 Woodson Drive is 270-885-3660.
Mental National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) This support group is for families, friends, and caregivers of people with a mental illness. For additional inform,ation, please contact Charlotte Cannon at 886-5163 or Marcia Bell at 719-0648.
Theatre, Performing Arts Movie Theatres Five movie theatres are available at the Martin 5 in Hopkinsville at the Bradford Square Mall (886-7944) and 16 theatres are available at the Great Escape complex in Clarksville on the Tiny Town Road (931-920-8800); Exit one.
Hopkinsville Community College Minority Student Union (MSU) The Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority regularly hosts a Sisters-Helping-Sisters Forum at the HCC Auditorium. The program assists women entrepreneurs from Hopkinsville and Clarksville by providing information on how women are starting their own businesses.
Academic recommendations Middle School Middle School curriculum is fairly uniform where students take five core classes and then rotate through a series of exploratory courses. Students can also choose to take either band or choir.
Heart Mending Hearts An emotional support group for people and their families with heart problems. Meets in the Conference Room of the Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Sports-Dance-Cheerleading Lou's Academy & Training
Academic Scholarships Local Scholarships For additional information, please click the Academic Scholarship section located on the left of this site's home page. This list summarizes the known local scholarships of the HHS and CCS high school guidance counselors. Also, the HCC has an additional list of scholarships sponsored or endowed by local individuals or businesses.
Industrial Park Local Industries-Job Opportunities For an overall listing of the major industries located in Hopkinsville, please click here: link here , Hopkinsville Economic Development Council. For additional information, please click here: link here , Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce.
Financial Aid Loan waiver due to Public Service? The College Cost Reduction and Access Act may allow you to reduce your student loan debt if you work in public service after graduation. Broadly defined, areas include public health, public education, working for a non-profit organization, serving in law enforcement , or as a public-interest lawyer. Aimed to recruit more graduates tp public service, students can have federal debt forgiven after 10 years of public-service work, and conditions do apply. Click here for additional information link here , Financial Aid.
Sports-Baseball Little League-Babe Ruth Both the Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball programs are part of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Youth League (HCCYL) and games are played at Ruff Park (across from the Hopkinsville Community College).
Adult education Literacy Council 'A local United Way agency, the program provides family literacy awareness activities aimed at breaking the cycle of illiteracy, e.g. Project Born to Read, BOOKENDS Family Reading Club, and Community Reader Day. The program assists the Adult Education Program in providing employment testing and instructional services for undereducated adults. Help is also available through our adult education program for adult non-readers. A reading assessment will be necessary, and then an instructional plan will be developed. Please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Eye Exam-Glasses Lions Club Contact the local Lions Club or any Lions Club member, e.g. John Smith at 270-886-9410.
Cancer Learning to Live With Cancer A support group for cancer patients and their families meets at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Please contact the RESPOND Center at 881-9551.
Disabilities Learning Disabilities, Special Needs, Student Disabilities The Hopkinsville Civitan Club sponsors an excellent program for special need students on Phelps Avenue in Hopkinsville at the Civitan Educational Complex, additional information is available at 886-1210.
Leadership Leadership Hopkinsville-Chamber of Commerce This annual program is sponsored by the Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce. The program is similar to the adult Leadership Hopkinsville and Leadership Kentucky programs, and provides junior and senior students from any high school in Christian County (including Fort Campbell High School) the opportunity to view Hopkinsville from many different perspectives. The class is limited to approximately 20 students, is competitive, and involves missing several days of school (approved by the school system). Each day is led by different community leaders and focuses on a particular topic, such as industry, health care, leadership . . . Although there is a fee to participate, scholarships are available. For additional information, please click here: link here , Hopkinsville Youth Leadership Program, or call 885-9096.
Summer Camps Land Between the Lakes The Land Between the Lakes offers many, many opportunities for children, students, and young adults on a year round basis. Degree of difficulty differ by program, but almost every possible subject involving the outdoors or nature are available. The cost, if any, is minimal, and for additional information please contact Jonathan Rhodes at 270-924-2007, 1-800-455-5897, FAX 270-924-2119, or jrhodes@friendsoflbl.org.
Special Academic Programs KYPIRC-Ky. Parent Information & Resource Center The Ohio Valley Educational Foundation, in partnership with three Kentucky school districts has established a statewide Parent Information and Resource Center Program, with the goal of providing local, regional, and statewide support to parents, to enhance their involvement in their children's education and thereby improve student academic achievement. The Kentucky Parent Information & Resource Center (KYPIRC) includes an Early Childhood Education Component, a Parent of School Age Component, and a Training of Trainers Component. Their staff provides training and resources in the areas of No Child Left Behind, parent/school communication, district and school parental involvement policy, supporting children's learning, nutrition, and other topics. For additional information, please contact Ms. Sharon Bronaugh, (270) 887-7045, or sharon.bronaugh@christian.kyschools.us.
On-line courses Ky. Virtual High School The Ky. Virtual High School now offers many challenging courses that rivals the courses taught by the state's elite public high schools. More than 750 Ky. students earned class credits through the KVHS. Classes include Latin, Spanish III, AP Psychology, and even Mandarin Chinese! Cost is $300 per student per credit and students must be enrolled in a public high school to participate. For additional information, call 502-564-4774 (State Dept. of Ed.) or www.kyvs.org. For KET (public TV courses), call 1-800-432-0951 or www.ket.org/education. Also, online courses are offered by both the Hopkinsville Community College and the Murray State Campus.
Legal Ky. Legal Aid A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile. Provides legal representation in civil matters to individuals who cannot afford an attorney, please call 1-800-467-2193.
Sports-KHSAA Ky. High School Athletic Association Please click here to visit website: Ky. High School Athletic Association. Provides eligibility and transfer guidelines for both middle and high school students. Also provides a list of many Ky. high school sport records, schedules, key athletic representatives.
Sports-KHSAA Ky. High School Athletic Association Please click here to visit website: Ky. High School Athletic Association. Provides eligibility and transfer guidelines for both middle and high school students. Also provides a list of many Ky. high school sport records, schedules, key athletic representatives.
Theatre, Performing Arts Ky. Governor's School for the Arts This is a State sponsored program for students interested in dance, acting, instrumental music, vocal music, creative writing, visual arts, and future architects. See your High School counselor for additional details and must apply in the Fall. GSA provides hands-on-arts opportunity for the states talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists. GSA’s primary component includes a three week summer residential program, regional arts workshops and master classes, college and career day and an artistic roster of performing and visual artists made up of GSA Alumni. Please call 502-562-0192 or click here: link here , Ky. Center Governor's School for the Arts.
Summer Camps Ky. Governor's School for the Arts Historical deadline is December 28; for rising Juniors & Seniors (must apply as a sophomore or junior); at Transylvania University in Lexington; must audition; 2008 class is June 22-July12. This is a State sponsored three week program for students interested in dance, acting, instrumental music, vocal music, creative writing, visual arts, and future architects. Please see your High School counselor for additional details. GSA provides hands-on-arts opportunity for talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists. GSA’s primary component includes a three week summer residential program, regional arts workshops and master classes, college and career day and an artistic roster of performing and visual artists made up of GSA Alumni. Please call 502-562-0192 or click here: link here , Ky. Center Governor's School for the Arts.
Summer Camps Ky. Governor's Scholar This is a State sponsored program for strong academic and well rounded Juniors interested in spending 5 weeks during the summer before their Senior year at a residential college in Kentucky, including Centre College. This is a very competitive program but provides an insight of what college may be like, allows you to learn in an environment with similar academically motivated students, and is a plus when applying to colleges. For additional information please click here: link here , Ky. Governors Scholars Program. This program is free, and if you qualify, often leads to additional college scholarships.
Ky. Dept. Veterans Affairs Ky. Dept. Veterans Affairs The local office for the Ky. Department of Veteran Affairs is located at 5817 Ft. Campbell Blvd., or please call 885-9622 or 1-800-928-9622.
Resource Ky. Department of Veterans Affairs Office is located at 5817 Fort Campbell near the Ky. Veterans Cemetery-West in Hopkinsville. Offers veterans and their families counseling and assistance in filing claims for state and federal benefits. A free service provided by the Ky. Veterans. Please bring a copy of discharge for (DD-214) and any other pertinent documentation or supporting information to support your claim. Call 270-889-6105 or 800-928-9622 for additional details.
Tutoring KUMON-After School Learning Program After schoool learning/tutoring program for math and reading. Contact www.kumon.com or 1-800-ABC-MATH for additional details. Two centers in Nashville.
Sports-Photos KNE-Photos-Kentucky New Era For a small fee, any picture of your child that has appeared in the Ky. New Era is available by calling 886-4444 or by clicking under the Photo Gallery section at the following website, Ky. New Era Photo Gallery.
Guidelines Kindergarten, Pre-School Children must turn five years old by October 1 to attend kindergarten. All elementary schools in Christian County offer kindergarten and all kindergarten programs are full day.
Summer Camps Kids in College Can Soar-KICCS Please call Carol Kirves at 270-707-3751 for the Kids in College Can Soar camp offered each summer at the Hopkinsville Community College. The camp is a 1/2 day camp for grades 1-6 held at the Hopkinsville Community College from 8:30-noon, Monday-Friday, for four weeks beginning in June through July, and the cost is approximately $75 per student per week. Each student can participate in 3 of 12 classes and with each class led by an enthusiastic teacher. Each student can participate in all 4 weeks or 1 week at a time and space is limited, so register early. For additional information, e-mail Carol Kirves at Carol.Kirves@kctcs.edu or click here: , Kids in College Can Soar Summer Camp.
Kidney, Dialysis Kidney Foundation-Dialysis A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile. Provides education and financial assistance to hemodialysis, kidney transplant and other renal disease patients who cannot afford medications, transportation or food.; please call 885-7750.
Testing Key contacts-GED-TABE The GED is an exam that enables a person (19 or older, or out of school a minimum of 90 days if under the age of 19) who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to take the Official GED Test, one must first take the Official GED Practice Test. Upon passing the practice test (which is free), the individual is then eligible to take the Official GED Test. If between the ages of 16 - 18, one must present proof of official withdrawal from school to be eligible to attend adult education classes or take the practice test. If one needs it, free instruction is available in whatever area the individual needs. Most instruction is on an individualized basis. Some group sessions are also offered. Please call 887-1319 to make an appointment for your first visit.
Industrial Park Kentucky Unemployment Office (Please see the OET). The Ky. Unemployment Services Department in Hopkinsville is located at 110 Riverfront Drive and their phone number is 889-6509. The Ky. Employment office is located in the same building, the big white building behind the Post Office and across from the Police Department.
Industrial Park Kentucky Employment Office (Please see the OET). link The Ky. Employment Services Department in Hopkinsville is located at 110 Riverfront Drive and their phone number is 889-6516. The Ky. Unemployment office is located in the same building, the big white building behind the Post Office and across from the Police Department.
Theatre, Performing Arts Kentucky Arts Council Contact http://artscouncil.ky.gov/ for additional details. Excellent overview of art . . . programs in Kentucky and the region.
Hopkinsville Community College KCTCS For additional information for Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville, please click here: link here , Hopkinsville Community College. The estimated annual cost to attend HCC on a full-time basis, including books, is $3,700.
Community Advocates JWSP Advocates Worksheet4 For additional information, please click here: Click here for more information
Sports-Basketball Jr. Pro-American Basketball Association For additional information please call Jessie Majors or Harold Bell at 881-4214. Or, visit their office (American Basketball Association) on Country Club Lane near Johnny Blane Realtors. Or contact Lonnell Wiggins at 270-305-2742.
Leadership Jerry Claiborne Award-Rotary Club This award is sponsored by the Hopkinsville Rotary Club and is one of the most prestigious in the community. This award recognizes the best high school football player at both Hopkinsville and Christian County High Schools. Coach Claiborne, a native of Hopkinsville, is honored in the College Football Hall of Fame. Contact the Hopkinsville Rotary Club (886-3034) or your high school football coach for additional details.
Medical Jennie Stuart Medical Center For additional information for Jennie Stuart Medical Center, please call 885-7959, 887-0100, 886-5481, 885-5338, or 1-800-887-JSMC, or click here: Leadership-Minority Students James White Scholars Program The James White Scholars Program is designed to benefit academically motivated students of color in Christian County in grades 8-12. The JWSP provides Community Advocates willing to assist you concerning your possible college, profession, or overall academic concerns. Please click the James White Scholars Program on the home page of this site for additional details.
Guidelines Internships The GED is an exam that enables a person (19 or older, or out of school a minimum of 90 days if under the age of 19) who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to take the Official GED Test, one must first take the Official GED Practice Test. Upon passing the practice test (which is free), the individual is then eligible to take the Official GED Test. If between the ages of 16 - 18, one must present proof of official withdrawal from school to be eligible to attend adult education classes or take the practice test. If one needs it, free instruction is available in whatever area the individual needs. Most instruction is on an individualized basis. Some group sessions are also offered. Please call 887-1319 to make an appointment for your first visit.
InterAgency Council InterAgency Council Coordinates many non-profit and community based programs in Hopkinsville that serve many different areas of concern. Please call Becki Wells for additional details at 885-9096.
Sports Industrial League-Coed-Church League Please call 887-4290 or click here for more information on men's open/industrial, church co-ed, open softball, and kickball leagues: Hopkinsville Recreation Youth Leagues.
Sports-Summer Camps In town-Out of Town Like summer academic camps, many colleges host sport camps for a specific sport, usually held on-campus and coached by the actual college coach and his player/counselors. Depending upon the camp, each athlete is able to test his or her abilities against similar athletes from across the state or nation. Depending upon your child's interest, ask any local high school coach for additional details. Depending upon the sport, many local high school coaches conduct their own summer sport camp at one of the local high schools.
Sports-Dance-Cheerleading Image School of Dance & Gymnastics Located in Hopkinsville near the YMCA on the Eagle-Way Bypass (270-887-5582) and in Elkton at 705 East Main Street (270-265-3483. Classes offered in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, recreational gymnastics, cheerleading, and tumbling.
Huntington's Disease Huntington's Disease Support Group Caregiver support group meets in Bowling Green at the Best Center for Independent Living, 624A Eastwood Avenue,, call 1-800-784-3721.
Academic recommendations HS Worksheet6
Summer Camps HS Academy of Math & Sciences at WKU This unique programs allows qualifying high school students to live in Bowling Green on campus during their junior and senior years of high school. Admission is completive but tuition and expenses are state subsidized. The academy, for gifted students in math and science, is only the 14th such school in the nation. As the school was founded in 2007, for additional information please go to www.wku.edu/gifted or call 270-745-6323, or contact 270-745-2742.
Senior Citizens Hospice
Summer Camps Horse Camp Contact the Circle T Horseback Riding camp at the Pennyrile State Forest Part (866-427-7888).
Resource Hoptown Writers Anyone interested in writing and sharing their stories should contact Terri at 270-886-2351, Betty at 270-886-3850, or contact the Universalist Church (Main & 3d Street) in Hopkinsville.
Hopkinsville United Way Hopkinsville United Way A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Medical Hopkinsville United Way Please call 886-8171 for additional information. (working on a web page).
Financial Aid Hopkinsville Rotary Club An excellent site is link here , Hopkinsville Rotary. Please download applications directly from the site, or e-mail rotary@hopkinsvillerotary.com. The Rotary Club's office is located in the Memorial Building at 1202 South Virginia Street, P. O. Box 199, call 886-3034.
Summer Camps Hopkinsville Recreation Department Please click here for more information: link here , Hopkinsville Recreation Summer Camps. Please call 887-4290 or 1-800-909-9016 (FAX 270-887-4293) or e-mail hoprec@hesenergy.net for additional information concerning the summer camp hosted by the Hopkinsville Recreation Department.
Mental Hopkinsville Chapter of The Compassionate Friends A self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. Anyone who has lost a child, grandchild, or sibling in death is invited to attend. Please contact the Christian Co. Baptist Association at 905 North Drive in Hopkinsville for additional details.
Guidelines Home School If you are planning to home school your child, you must notify the Director of Pupil Personnel in writing that you are withdrawing your child from the Christian County Public Schools for the purpose of home schooling. For more information, contact the Director of Pupil Personnel @ (270) 887-7005.
Divorce Hillcrest Baptist Church For help with the problems from a divorce, whether as a child or a spouse, please call the Hillcrest Baptist Church at 886-6017, located at 920 Skyline Drive in Hopkinsville. Hillcrest offers a free, 13 week program called Divorcecare.
Career & Technology High School-HCC The Advising Center is located on the first floor of the Administrative Building. Our staff encourages you to make the Center your first stop when you decide you are ready to take that first class or return to college after being out of school for a while. Services are provided on a walk-in basis. You are invited to come in an take advantage of the many services avaialble, including academic advising, new student orientation registration, COMPASS assessment appointments, and class registration. The Center is located on the first floor of the Administration Building, hours are 8:00 am to 5:30 on Monday & Thursday and 8:00 am-4:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday. Their number is 270-707-3820 and the HCC main number is 270-707-3700 and two toll-free numbers are available to call the Hopkinsville Campus: 1-866-534-2224; Fort Campbell Campus: 1-866-317-3950.
Summer Camps High School ROTC Both Hopkinsville and Christian Co. High Schools offer ROTC programs, please call 887-1300 for additional information. HHS offers an Army program and CCHS an Air Force ROTC program.
Sports-Summer Camps High School Coaches Depending upon the sport, many local high school coaches conduct their own summer sport camp at one of the local high schools. Summer camps include the Coach Jeff Addison Soccer Camp at Hopkinsville Middle School for Grades 1-6, $65 per student; Blazer Basketball Camp at UHA for Grades K-5 and 6-12 for $60 (885-0821 or 885-3898), and Coach Steve Lovelace's youth football camp for ages 8-14 from May 29-June 1, call 887-126 or 887-7064.
Academic recommendations High School High school students are encouraged to first review the high school graduation requirements before they begin planning their class schedule. Failure to meet these requirements will block graduation. Students should seek out rigorous classes to best prepare themselves for post-secondary education, service in the military, or the work force.
Speech & Hearing Hearing tests-Hearing aids Contact the Speech, Hearing & Counseling Services at 210 West 15 Street in Hopkinsville, 885-0034.
Leadership HCC Upward Bound Program For additional information for the Upward Bound Program coordinated by the Hopkinsville Community College. The Hopkinsville Community College Upward Bound Program assists high school students at Christian County High School, Hopkinsville High School, and Todd County Central High School prepare for college. Students attend monthly Saturday educational enrichment workshops that include college planning assistance, study skills instruction, and cultural field trips. The summer program is a five-week residential learning experience where students live on a university campus while pursing a variety of cultural and educational goals. A senior bridge program is designed to help high school graduates transition to college. To participate in the Upward Bound Program, individuals must be first generation college students (parents do not have four-year college degrees) or meet federal family income guidelines. Students must complete an application packet and admission interview.
Hopkinsville Community College HCC Upward Bound For additional information for the Upward Bound Program coordinated by the Hopkinsville Community College. The Hopkinsville Community College Upward Bound Program assists high school students at Christian County High School, Hopkinsville High School, and Todd County Central High School prepare for college. Students attend monthly Saturday educational enrichment workshops that include college planning assistance, study skills instruction, and cultural field trips. The summer program is a five-week residential learning experience where students live on a university campus while pursing a variety of cultural and educational goals. A senior bridge program is designed to help high school graduates transition to college. To participate in the Upward Bound Program, individuals must be first generation college students (parents do not have four-year college degrees) or meet federal family income guidelines. Students must complete an application packet and admission interview.
Hopkinsville Community College HCC Technical Degree If you would like to stay close to home, the Ky. Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will work for you. There are several good reasons to attend a college like the Hopkinsville Community College.
College HCC courses in high school? The tuition cost is approximately $160 per credit hour. Contact any high school guidance counselor or admissions advisor at the HCC. Many students, rather than co-op or 'coast' their senior year, take their remaining required high school courses while also taking 1-2 HCC courses as well. This approach is strongly recommended rather than co-opting and for any student who intends to attend any college, not necessarily the HCC. In most instances, HCC courses transfer, so such courses do not have to be repeated at another college.
Hopkinsville Community College HCC Career Assessment & Placement Center Please call the Career Center Coordinator at Hopkinsville Community College at 707-3827. The Career Assessment & Placement Center is a valuable resource for both HCC students and local employers. Students may utilize the Career Center for assistance with career exploration, including choices and focus assessments, and developing job search skills (resume writing, interviewing, etc.) In addition, the Center coordinates the college’s job placement activities by matching HCC students with employers seeking qualified workers. A student job listing is regularly distributed to HCC students and local employers are encouraged to contact the Center regarding available job opportunities for students.
Hopkinsville Community College HCC Advising Center The Advising Center is located on the first floor of the Administrative Building. Our staff encourages you to make the Center your first stop when you decide you are ready to take that first class or return to college after being out of school for a while. Services are provided on a walk-in basis. You are invited to come in an take advantage of the many services avaialble, including academic advising, new student orientation registration, COMPASS assessment appointments, and class registration. The Center is located on the first floor of the Administration Building, hours are 8:00 am to 5:30 on Monday & Thursday and 8:00 am-4:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday. Their number is 270-707-3820, and the main contacts are Julie Hyams (Admissions Advisor), 707-3824, Julie.Hyams@kctcs.edu; Deloria Scott (Counselor), 270-707-3823, Deloria.Scott@kcycs.edu; Leigh Ann Simpson, (Admissions Advisor), 707-3821; Leighann.Simpson@kctcs.edu. The Fort Campbell contact is Marc Barker (Director), 270-707-3962; Marc.Barker@kctcs.edu.The HCC information numbers are 270-707-3700; two toll-free numbers are available to call the Hopkinsville Campus at 1-866-534-2224 or the Fort Campbell Campus at 1-866-317-3950.
Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity For additional information, please contact Ms. Jessie Quarles.
Senior Citizens Grandparents Support Group Meets at the A.W. Watts Senior Center, 1402 West 7th Street in Hopkinsville, please call 270-886-9484.
Guidelines Graduation Requirements, Commonwealth Diploma Due to the new graduation requirements approved during 2008, it is critical for all students and parents to become familiar with the new, more demanding standards. Please check with your high school counselor 2-3 years in advance of your planned graduation for details. Also, to earn a diploma earned by only a few students in any Kentucky high school, please ask your HS counselor concerning the Commonwealth Diploma.
Guidelines Graduate early High school students can graduate early if they have satisfied all the graduation requirements and they secure written permission from the Principal and Assistant Superintendent.
Leadership Governor's Scholar Program This is a State sponsored program for strong academic and well rounded Juniors interested in spending 5 weeks during the summer before their Senior year at a residential college in Kentucky, including Centre College. This is a very competitive program but provides an insight of what college may be like, allows you to learn in an environment with other academically motivated students, and is a plus when applying to colleges. For additional information please click here: link here , Ky. Governors Scholars Program. This program is free, and if you qualify, often leads to additional college scholarships.
Sports-Golf Golf Several 18 hole public golf courses are available, including Cherry Grove in Trenton (270-466-3610), The Links at Novadell (886-1101), Pennyrile State Forest Park (866-427-7888), and Western Hills Municipal Golf Course (885-6023).
Summer Camps Girl Scout For girls ages 5-17 who want to participate in adventure, learning, and fun activities under quality adult supervision. The program also provides an opportunity for girls to gain life skills, develop personal values, and learn self-respect. For additional information for the local Girl Scouts or Brownies program, please click here: link here , Girl Scouts & Brownies. A local United Way program. 'A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 or 887-9390 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Sports-Geocaching Geocaching For additional information, click here Geocaching.
Adult education-High School equivalency GED-TABE-High School Equivalency The GED is an exam that enables a person (19 or older, or out of school a minimum of 90 days if under the age of 19) who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to take the Official GED Test, one must first take the Official GED Practice Test. Upon passing the practice test (which is free), the individual is then eligible to take the Official GED Test. If between the ages of 16 - 18, one must present proof of official withdrawal from school to be eligible to attend adult education classes or take the practice test. If one needs it, free instruction is available in whatever area the individual needs. Most instruction is on an individualized basis. Some group sessions are also offered. Please call 887-1319 to make an appointment for your first visit.
Adult education GED-TABE The GED is an exam that enables a person (19 or older, or out of school a minimum of 90 days if under the age of 19) who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to take the Official GED Test, one must first take the Official GED Practice Test. Upon passing the practice test (which is free), the individual is then eligible to take the Official GED Test. If between the ages of 16 - 18, one must present proof of official withdrawal from school to be eligible to attend adult education classes or take the practice test. If one needs it, free instruction is available in whatever area the individual needs. Most instruction is on an individualized basis. Some group sessions are also offered. Please call 887-1319 to make an appointment for your first visit.
Gastric By-Pass Gastric By-Pass Support Group For those considering the procedure as well as those who have undergone the procedure, call Julie at 719-0624.
Nutrition Free lunch program-Christian Co. Public Schools For more information on the Free and Reduced Lunch program please call the food service director, at (270) 887-7009.
Guidelines Free Lunch For more information on the Free and Reduced Lunch program, call the food service director at (270) 887-7009.
Foster Children Foster Children-Foster Homes Contact the Pennyroyal Mental Health Center (RESPOND) at 270-881-9551. For additional information, please click here: link here , Pennyroyal Mental Health Center.
Guidelines Foreign Language Courses (on-line) In addition to the foreign language classes in the local high schools, on-line courses are also available. The Kentucky Virtual High School offers on-line courses (including Chinese . . .). For additional information, please contact www.kyvs.org or www.dl.ket.org/faq/courses/1998-99sch.htm. For proficiency, contact STAMP (Standard-based Measurement of Proficiency), a web based assessment tool built to characterize proficiency levels tied to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages performance guidelines, see http://avantassessment.com/products/about_stamp.html.
Fitness Fitness Center-Exercise-Weight Loss Several fitness centers are available in Hopkinsville, including the Curves for Women (4501 Canton Pike, 886-0208), Curves for Women (3014 Ft. Campbell Blvd), Fitness Formula-Trover Clinic (500 Clinic Drive, 707-3361), In-Motion Rehabilitation (1811 East 9th Street, 886-1289), Ladies Choice (3143 Canton Pike, 886-3900), Total Fitness Center (1007 Skyline Drive, 707-0800), and the YMCA (7805 Eagle Way Bypass, 887-5382). Additional locations to walk include Bradford Square Mall , Christian Co. Middle School track (rubberized), and the track at Hopkinsville High School. In addition, the Christian Co. Health Department offers additional information, Christian County Health Department.
Kindergarten First Methodist, Grace Episcopal Several different kindergartens are available in Hopkinsville, many sponsored by local churches, including First United Methodist Church Kindergarten (886-0277), Grace Episcopal Kindergarten (885-8757).
First Aid First Aid-Disaster Relief-Red Cross-Crisis Relief The Christian Co. Red Cross office is located at 1411 South Main Street (across from the First Baptist Church) and their phone number is 885-5328. The program provides relief to victims of fires, floods and other disasters. Also offers health and safety training, including first aid and CPR. The babysitting class is for ages 11-15, costs $35 and upon completion of the course one will have earned the American Red Cross Babysitter Training Certificate and the Infant & Child CPR Certification. CPR and First Aid classes are held the last Tuesday of every month, and cost is $15. A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Summer Camps Finance Camps for Kids For additional information, please go to www.creativewealthintl.org; www.youngbiz.com; www.campsertoma.org/camp/challenge; www.yacenter.org
Resource Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Behavior problems Family Resource & Youth Service Centers All Christian County Public Schools have Family Resource Centers, Guidance Counselors, Nurses, School Psychologists and Pennyrile Mental Health Center counseling support. For additional details, please contact the guidance counselor at your child's school. To speak with the guidance counselor, please contact your child’s school.
Resource Family Resource & Youth Service Centers Created as part of the Ky. Education Reform Act (KERA) in 1990. For additional information, please call Ron Gager at 887-7313. The primary goal is to help remove the barrier's to student's learning by providing direct services or linking families with other community resources. The Centers are open to all students, parents, and families in Christian County. Some of the services include Health & Social Services, Mental Health Counseling/Referrals, Family Crisis Assistance, Parent Workshops, Drug & Alcohol counseling, Employment counseling, Career Fair, Recreational activities, Educational Enrichment services, After School Child Day Care, Support & Training for Day Care Providers, and information on local child care services. All centers are run by full-time coordinators and an Advisory Council.
Medical & Mental Family Resource & Youth Service Centers Created as part of the Ky. Education Reform Act (KERA) in 1990. For additional information, please call Ron Gager at 887-7313. The primary goal is to help remove the barrier's to student's learning by providing direct services or linking families with other community resources. The Centers are open to all students, parents, and families in Christian County. Some of the services include Health & Social Services, Mental Health Counseling/Referrals, Family Crisis Assistance, Parent Workshops, Drug & Alcohol counseling, Employment counseling, Career Fair, Recreational activities, Educational Enrichment services, After School Child Day Care, Support & Training for Day Care Providers, and information on local child care services. All centers are run by full-time coordinators and an Advisory Council.
Guidelines Expulsion Before a student can be expelled from school, their case must be considered by the principal, a hearing officer and the superintendent. If the superintendent recommends expulsion, his recommendation must be approved by the School Board. For more information, call Director of Pupil Personnel at (270) 887-7000.
Hispanic-foreign language-ESL English as a second language Help is also available through our adult education program for adult non-readers. Any adult interested in improving his/her reading skills can come into the HCC Technology Building, Room 205, at any time during our regular hours of operation. A reading assessment will be necessary, and then an instructional plan will be developed.
Industrial Park English as a second language English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered September through May at the HCC through the adult education program. One class meets on Wednesdays & Fridays from 12:00 -1:30 p.m. and another on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 887-1319.
Industrial Park Employment Fairs At least annually, either the Chamber of Commerce or the Ch. Co. Bd. of Education sponsor workforce employment fairs. For additional information, please call the Chamber of Commerce at (270) 885-14991 or 800-842-9959, 2800 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Hopkinsville, KY, 42240.
Industrial Park Employer Expectations Each Employer in the Industrial Park has different expectations concerning employee attendance, substance abuse, education, special skills, and the future opportunities within that company. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce for overall guidelines or each specific employer for additional details.
Academic recommendations Elementary
Financial Aid Early Admission guidelines Many colleges have open admissions process so a student can apply anytime and if accepted begin the next course term. However, many colleges have very definite deadlines and you should check with all colleges in which you are interested as they may not be the same. Note that the admissions process often involves more than submitting an admission application, as references, writing samples, test scores, high school transcript, and other information is often required. Note that all must be received by the college before your admission file is completed. This approach is favored for those students who definitely know which college they would like to attend, 'Early Admission' allows seniors to apply to college in the fall and know whether they have been accepted before the majority of students.
Disabilities Dyslexia & Attention Deficit-Learning Disability A local United Way agency, the program offers multi-sensory reading instruction directed by highly trained professionals for persons with dyslexia or other learning disabilities (fall, winter, and summer sessions offered). The program also provides screenings, parent training workshops, and community education. For additional information for parents, tutors, and students, please visit their office at 3000 Canton Street, Suite 4-D (across from the Indian Hills Bowling Alley, call 885-5804, or e-mail dyslexia@commandnet.net. For additional information click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Medical Doctor Search For additional information at Doctor Search, please go to www.docboard.org.
Financial Aid Do I qualify? The local financial aid expert is located at the Hopkinsville Community College and for more information click here: link here , HCC Financial Aid; main HCC financial number is 707-3830.
Disabilities Disabled American Veterans Their office is located at 807 North Main and for additional information please call 270-889-0564.
Mental Depression-Suicide Call the hot-line for the Pennyroyal Mental Health Center (RESPOND) at 270-881-9551. For additional information, please click here: link here, , Pennyroyal Mental Health Center.
Guidelines Co-op programs If a student plans to attend college, he/she should not co-op in high school. Instead, the student should take a full course load during their senior year and improve their proficiency in writing, math, and the sciences, courses they will encounter in college. Or, during their senior year, contact the HCC and take the required courses (math . . .) that will be required during the student's freshman year of college. Or, contact the HCC to enroll in one of the college courses taught by the HCC at each high school.
Leadership Congress of Christian Education
Sports-Swimming Competitive Please call 885-4826 or contact Coach Keith Marquess at Hopkinsville High School for additional information.
Medical Compare hospital-medical care These on-line sites are helpful for comparison shopping or comparing hospitals: Hospital Compare at www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov; Leapfrog Group at www.leapfroggroup.org; National Association of Health Data Organizations at www.nahdo.org/qualityreports.aspx; Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality at www.talkingquality.gov/compendium; and Health Grades at www.healthgrades.com.
Common Application Common application? Many colleges now use the Common College Admission application, and is available on most college's websites under Admissions. This application can often be completed online and e-mailed directly to the college's admission office. For additional information, contact the Hopkinsville Community College, your high school counselor, or the college of your choice.
Hopkinsville Community College College-Youth Workforce Connections Youth Workforce Connections is designed to connect young adults with the training and experience necessary to secure high skills, high wage jobs in our community. We offer short-term training courses designed to prepare participants for these jobs. Participants also receive assistance in finding employment opportunities directly linked to their academic and occupational training. This work experience can include paid and unpaid positions, internships, and job shadowing. Participants are directed to TABE testing, GED preparation, tutoring, study skills training, and instruction on post- secondary school completion and dropout prevention strategies as needed. Participants also have access to advanced technology, quality skill training facilities, career guidance and academic counseling services, and preparation for further education and lifelong learning. This program is designed to serve young adults who meet the eligibility requirements and reside in the Hopkinsville Community College service area and the Pennyrile Region of Kentucky. Participants must be between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty- one (21) and economically disadvantaged and must face one or more of the following barriers to appropriate employment: basic skills deficiency, no high school diploma or GED, homeless, runaway, or foster care status, pregnant or parenting teen, need for additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment. Orientation sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in Room 216 of the Technology Building on the HCC campus. Individual orientation sessions can be scheduled if necessary. Please call the YWC office to register for an orientation session. Each participant must attend an orientation, complete an application for services, and provide supporting documentation. These documents will be reviewed to determine eligibility. If it appears that an individual may qualify for services, a certification appointment will be scheduled. For more information, please contact the YWC office. The courses offered change over time, but past and current courses include: Automotive Maintenance Technology, Basic Computer Fundamentals Basic, Electricity Blueprint Reading, Certified Nursing Assistance, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Maintaining Industrial Equipment, Precision Measurement/Engineering Drawings, Programmable Logic Controllers, Quality Control Concepts, and Welding, Go to the Youth Workforce Connections Technology Center Room 124, Hopkinsville Community College, 720 North Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 42240, Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, or call 270-707-3745. All YWC services are offered to businesses and participants free of charge. Businesses/employers who are interested in hosting interns as part of our paid internship program are encouraged to contact the program coordinator. Youth Workforce Connections is funded through the West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.
Resource Clarksville Civil War Roundtable Meets monthly (Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.) at the Borders Bookstore in the Governor's Square Mall on Wilma Rudolph Highway in Clarksville. The meeting is open to any interested person and one does not need to be an expert to attend.
Sports-Chess Clarksville Chess Club Club conducts matches at Books a Million in Clarksville, TN, call 931-552-1839 for additional information.
Summer Camps Church Camps All local Methodist Churches offer summer camps for various age groups at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, Kentucky (one hour away), please click here for additional information Camp Loucon, Methodist Camp.
Resource Christian Youth Services A local United Way agency, the program provides a volunteer program for troubled youth referred by the court system. The program supplements an academic and treatment program for youth rehabilitation. For additional information, please call 887-1147. 'A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Diabetes Christian County Diabetes Coalition Contact the Christian County Diabetes Coalition at 887-4160 at the Christian Health Department on Canton Street across from the Jennie Stuart Medical Center. For additional information, please click here link here , Christian Co. Health Department.
Christian Co. Rescue Team Christian Co. Rescue Team A local United Way agency, please call 887-4150 or 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile. Works to prevent loss of life by creating a better equipped, trained and coordinated rescue force of volunteers in Christian County.
School Nurse Christian Co. Public Schools, School nurse
Adult Education-High School Equivalency Christian Co. Literacy Council 'A local United Way agency, the program provides family literacy awareness activities aimed at breaking the cycle of illiteracy, e.g. Project Born to Read, BOOKENDS Family Reading Club, and Community Reader Day. The program assists the Adult Education Program in providing employment testing and instructional services for undereducated adults. For additional information, please call 887-1319 or e-mail bthomson@christian.k12.ky.us. Help is also available through our adult education program for adult non-readers. Any adult interested in improving his/her reading skills can come into the HCC Technology Building, Room 205, at any time during our regular hours of operation. A reading assessment will be necessary, and then an instructional plan will be developed. Please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Adoptions Christian Co. Health Department For information about adoptions, please contact the Christian Co. Health Department, Alpha Alternative (1-800-525-0871), or World Adoptions at www.worldadoptions.org.
AIDS Christian Co. Health Department 'Contact the Christian County Health Department on Canton Street across from the Jennie Stuart Medical Center at 887-4160. For additional information, please click here link here , Christian Co. Health Department. For information on Parkway Medical Arts, previously Trover Clinic, please call 270-707-3300 or 800-998-5100. Trover Clinic is located at 500 Clinic Drive, near Wal-Mart in Hopkinsville. (Also office of the Sports Medicine Rehabilitation of Western Kentucky).
Medical Christian Co. Health Department Contact the Christian County Health Department on Canton Street across from the Jennie Stuart Medical Center at 887-4160. For additional information, please click here link here , Christian Co. Health Department. Programs include: HEALTHY START: (preschool & child care providers) Provides classes to children in daycare settings. PUBERTY: (5th grade) The basics of puberty are taught including: how the reproductive organs function (gender specific), hygiene basics, general anatomy (gender specific), video and discussion covering changes that occur during puberty, question/answer session. (6th grade) Review of reproductive organs and functions, discussions about sexuality, pregnancy, resisting pressures to become sexually involved. TOBACCO: (6th grade) Tobacco use prevention techniques are taught to students. CHOOSING THE BEST: (7th and 9th grades) Contract with Alpha Alternative Pregnancy Care Center to provide abstinence until marriage programming. BABY THINK IT OVER: (8th grade): A “what if..” program designed to teach teens the consequences of becoming sexually active. Budget for living with and without a child, responsibilities, long term outcomes of becoming pregnant. YOUTH ADVOCACY CORP: (11th & 12th grade) High school students are selected to participate in monthly meetings addressing issues relating to high risk behaviors and other topics relating to life as a teen. Teens advocate to friends the importance in abstaining from these behaviors. BIRTH CONTROL/STD/HIV CLASSES: (high school and community) Upon request. All birth control options are addressed stressing the importance of abstinence as the only 100% sure way to avoid pregnancy and STDs. NUTRITION & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: ( All grade levels and adult) 5 a Day Campaign, 1% or less milk, Heart Adventure Challenge Course, Get Moving KY, Obesity, Worksite Wellness, Power Panther, Take 10, Sisters Together, Body Composition Analysis, After school programs, Kids on the Move Summer Camp, Community Physical Activity Resource Guide WORLD’S GREATEST BABY SHOWER: (expecting parents) Educational and informational baby shower for pregnant parents. KTPC: State coalition addressing teen pregnancy issues. Provides a state wide conference once a year addressing teen pregnancy issues. COOPER CLAYTON SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES: Partners with Jennie Stuart Medical Center to provide Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation. DIABETES: Local coalition, health fair, foot clinics, yearly newsletter, education and pamphlets CAR SEAT CHECKS: Inspect car seats by appointment or at community wide events. CPR & FIRST AID: Once a month for day care providers and/or community.
Public Library Ch. Co. Public Library The Christian County Public Library is located at the corner of Bethel and 9th Streets in downtown Hopkinsville (near the Little River bridge). For additional information, please call 887-4262 or 4263. (The library is working on a webpage). The library is open Monday-Friday from 9:00-6:00 and on Saturday from 9:00-5:00, and has an excellent family history department. The library has several special reading programs specifically for youth and young readers. youth and young readers.
Resource Ch. Co. Genealogical Society Meets monthly in the community room of the Ch. Co. Public Library.
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Testing CATS test The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) is designed to improve teaching and student learning in Kentucky. CATS includes the Kentucky Core Content Test, a nationally norm-referenced test, the CTBS/5 Survey Edition, writing portfolios, and the alternate portfolio for students with severe to profound disabilities. The CATS test is free and is given each year by each Ky. public school system to different grades. The test indicates how your student is performing compared with similar age students. Also, depending upon your child's GPA and ACT score, your child can earn significant college scholarships (may have to attend a Ky. college). Please click here for additional information, link here , Ky. Department of Education, CATS testing, or call 1-800-533-5372.
Career & Technology Career & Technology Center Located behind the Central Office and Ch. Co. Middle School, the Career & Technology Center offers a tremendous opportunity for students who prefer welding over Shakespeare. Also, can earn HCC college credit while attending the CTC or coordinate the courses so that they transfer to HCC upon high school graduation.
Hopkinsville Community College Campus Tours All colleges encourage campus tours for prospective students and their parents. Although campus tours can be made anytime during the year, often the summer works best as several different colleges can be made on a 'college tour'. For the HCC, please call the Advising Center at 270-707-3820. Most tours are led by college students, allowing prospective students to ask additional questions not normally fielded by an admission counselor.
Sports-Football Bud Hudson-Little League The youth football league (Bud Hudson Football League) for ages 8-13 is sponsored by the Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club and games are played during the Fall. There is a $50 registration fee and a copy of a birth certificate is required for registration. For additional information, please contact Todd Morris at 885-3185. In addition, the Hopkinsville Youth Football Camp is traditionally held during July for ages 8-13, is held at Hopkinsville High School, and with instruction provided by the HHS football staff.
Substance Abuse Bright Life Farms A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile. In Caldwell County, provides a licensed home founded by Christian individuals to provide quality care for mentally or developmentally challenged adults. Please call 270-365-1676 or 365-0830.
Tutoring Boys & Girls Club, Aaron McNeal House
Summer Camps Boys & Girls Club The Hopkinsville Boys & Girls Club is located at 1600 South Walnut Street, beside the football stadium. The Director can be reached at 887-4020, and for additional information please click here: link here . Also offers after school tutoring. 'A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Summer Camps Boy Scouts A local United Way agency, the program offers activities promoting citizenship, and character development. In addition, any of the Boy Scout programs encourage physical and spiritual fitness in young people. For additional information for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Tiger Cubs in Christian County, please e-mail Kyle Overton at koverton@bsamail.org or call Kyle at 270-889-7104. For additional information, contact the Shawnee Trails Council at http://www.shawneetrails.org, the Boy Scouts at http://www.scouting.org. or the United Way of the Pennyrille at 1-800-477-6974.
Sports-Boxing Boxing Contact the Hopkinsville Boxing Club at Coach Wimpye's Gym, call 987-0605.
Sports-Bowling Bowling For additional information, please call the Indian Hills Bowling Alley on Canton Pike at 885-3936, including a Saturday morning youth bowling league. Cost is approximately $6.00 per week.
Sports-Dance-Cheerleading Bluegrass Cheer Cats Please call 885-7297 or click here for more information: Bluegrass Cheerleading.
Birthdays Birthday activities-Special events Several local firms are available for special events or programs unique to youth, including link here , Backyard Bouncers and Sports Jewelry & More, 270-305-6770 (Beverly Moorefield), or the Roller Dome Fun Plex (Skyline Drive) at 885-3663. Private Birthday parties range from $120-$210, depending upon the number of children and type of party package selected. For additional information, please click here link here , Roller Dome Fun Plex.
Resource Big Brothers & Big Sisters The Big Brothers Big Sisters program serves children in Christian, Calloway, Todd & Trigg Counties. Their telephone number is 270-886-8172, and their office is located on the third floor of BB&T Bank in downtown Hopkinsville at 1002 South Virginia Street. Their e-mail is bigbrosbigsis@bellsouth.net. A local United Way program, the program matches children ages 5-13 who are in need of individualized, one-on-one relationships with adult volunteers who can offer friendship and guidance. In addition, there is also a School-Based Mentoring Program.
Tutoring Before School-After School The Neighborhood Center offers after-school tutoring, ACT preparatory testing, the CHOICES program for girls, an annual Christmas party for the working poor, and summer programs for youth. The Center is also available for use as a meeting facility for community or neighborhood groups. For additional information, please call 886-9734. Led by community volunteers and staff, visit their office at 604 East Second Street in Hopkinsville. A local United Way program; please click here to visit website: link here , National United Way.
Resource Beekeepers Club Contact the Christian Co. Extension Office, 2850 Pembroke Road, 270-269-6006.
Transfer Attend HCC & transfer to 4 year college Contact Jason Warren or Julie Hyams at the HCC at 270-707-3820.
ASVAB test ASVAB test The ASVAB test is a very important free test that measures one's vocational aptitude and trainability. The test is given each Monday evening in Hopkinsville at the Army Reserve Training Center at 1600 Woodson Drive, near Christian Co. High School between 5-8 p.m. However, before one can sit for the exam, please contact a military recruiter (Army, Navy . . .) at 4152 Ft. Campbell Blvd. (across from O'Charley's restaurant) in Hopkinsville for an examination ticket. (Need a photo ID). The test is limited to 30 takers per session, so one cannot simply show up and take the test. This is a very helpful test, whether one is going to enlist in the military or not.
Financial Aid Assistance with college admission fees? Unfortunately, students applying to several different colleges may be required to pay a different application fee for each college. Depending upon the college, these fees can exceed $100 per college. If this is a problem, contact the admissions office directly and ask if any special waivers are available.
Army ROTC-Air Force ROTC Army ROTC-Air Force ROTC Both Hopkinsville and Christian Co. High Schools offer ROTC programs, please call 887-1300 for additional information. HHS offers an Army program and CCHS an Air Force ROTC program.
Sports-Fort Campbell Armed Services YMCA-Fort Campbell For information concerning the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Campbell, please call 270-798-7422 or 798-3077. The Family Center targets military families E5 and below with the goal of improving quality of life through life skills instruction and heightened self-worth and self-sufficiency for both children and adults. The Back Door Boutique provides low-cost gently used clothing and housewares at no cost to families E5 and below. Co-op Nursery provides volunteer exchange system of childcare in which adults learn child-rearing and parenting skills.
Sports-Dance-Cheerleading Angel's Cheerleading For additional information, please call 887-0479.
Pregnancy Alpha Alternative For additional information, please call 270-885-3820 or click here: Leadership All State Academic Team-Courier Journal Contact the Louisville Courier Journal for an application and details. This program provides statewide recognition in several different areas, with winners announced each Spring.
Leadership All Star Academic Team-USA Today Go to the USA Today website for an application and details. This program recognizes High School students on a national level, with winners announced each Spring.
Theatre, Performing Arts Alhambra Children's Theatre The Pennyroyal Arts Council is located downtown in the old railroad depot and offers several youth programs for all ages. For additional information, please call 887-4295 or 887-4079, or click here: link here , Pennyroyal Arts Council. Also, visit the nearby Pennyroyal Area Museum, Janice Mason Arts Museum in Cadiz, Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Ky. Center for the Arts in Louisville, and Actors Theatre in Louisville. Also, contact the Hopkinsville Art Guild at P. O. Box 495, Hopkinsville, Ky., 42241, which hosts the annual Pennyroyal Juried Art Exhibit, traditionally held in October in the Auditorium Building Gallery at the Hopkinsville Community College. For additional information, please contact Betty Liles at 885-7941 or Nancy Schaefer at 886-1363.
Testing Advanced Placement tests Advanced Placement courses are high school classes taught with college-bound criteria. They are designed for students who intend to seek out post-secondary studies. The classes are much more rigorous in content and instructors are specifically trained to teach them. Students can take an Advanced Placement exam in each class in May and if they score at least a 3 on the exam, where five is the highest score, the cost of the test is reimbursable. Many of the classes will translate into college credit. Also, the Ky. Virtual High School (KVHS) offers an online AP exam review free of charge to students attending Ky. schools. Schools can register for the online review by identifying one contact person for the school who will receive instructions and be responsible for enrolling students in the AP Exam Review.
Disabilities Adult Sheltered Workshop-Trace Industries A local United Way agency, the program is affiliated with the Pennyroyal Mental Health Center and offers a sheltered workshop environment. The program provides work opportunities and training for adults with mental disabilities. For additional information, please call 885-1601 in Christian County, 365-9416 in Caldwell County, 265-2901 in Todd, and 522-8115 in Trigg County.
Disabilities ADHD-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Impacts approximately 8% of all school age children. For additional information, please contact www.SmartKidswithLD.org; www.CHADD.org; and www.LDOnline.org.
Testing ACT, SAT, PMSAT-Minority students Please click here to visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and other key ACT information: link here , ACT. Please click here to visit the SAT website for upcoming test dates and related information:: link here , PSAT/NMSQT. For fee based testing practice courses, visit link here , Ivy West.
Testing ACT test Every Ky. high school junior must now take this test. Preferably, Algebra II should be completed before taking the ACT. . Plan on taking the ACT again in the Fall of your Senior year. The cost is approximately $35 and money is available to take the test one time for free. Your high school counselor has the registration packets and the separate application to take the ACT for free.
Testing ACT Practice sessions Each high school offers free tutoring to prepare for the ACT. For more information, contact your child’s school guidance office. Christian County High School – (270) 887-7052 or Hopkinsville High School – (270) 887-7112. Also, the Boys & Girls Club offers qn ACT Prep class for approximately $20, call 887-4020.
Testing ACT Fee Waiver Any student interested in obtaining an ACT fee waiver needs to contact his/her guidance counselor. Usually, if a student participates in the free lunch program, a one time fee waiver is available.
Summer Camps Academically Proficient African American HS Conference For junior & senior African American students interested in pursuing a teaching or educational degree in college. The 2008 conference will be hosted at Murray State on June 13-14. Although there is not a registration fee there is a $10 room charge for parents and students requiring overnight accommodation. To be eligible, an African American student must be a junior or senior in the fall of 2008, have a 2.75 GPA, and demonstrate the ability or interest in postsecondary opportunities in higher education. Principals are asked to nominate students for the conference no later than March 28. For an application, contact Mary Marshall 502-564-3791 or Natasha Murray 502-564-1479, both with the Ky. Department of Education. Sponsored by the Ky. Department of Education and the Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education.
Leadership Academic All Stars-Kentucky New Era-KNE Contact the Kentucky New Era for an application and details. This program for Middle and High School students provides recognition in several different areas, with winners announced each Spring at an impressive ceremony at the Hopkinsville Community College. For additional details, please click here Ky. New Era.
Summer Camps Academic If you have excellent grades and a specific interest in a particular subject or profession (engineering, medicine . . .), see your high school counselor as soon as possible. You may be eligible for a 3-4 week summer program for high school students offered by many colleges. You would live in college dorms for the summer and scholarships may exist. Often, once admitted, such programs are free or scholarships are available. Also, see Youth Activities-Summer Camps, this site.
Senior Citizens AARP Chapter 1329 Meets at the A.W. Watts Senior Center, 1402 West 7th Street in Hopkinsville, please call 270-886-9484.
Leadership Aaron McNeil-Neighborhood Center-Crisis Relief-Tutoring The Aaron McNeil House Neighborhood Center offers after school tutoring, ACT preparatory testing, the CHOICES program for girls, an annual Christmas party for the working poor and summer programs for youth. The Center is also available for use as a meeting facility for community or neighborhood groups. For additional information, please call 886-9734. A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Tutoring Aaron McNeil-Boys & Girls Club The Aaron McNeil House Neighborhood Center offers after-school tutoring, ACT preparatory testing, the CHOICES program for girls, an annual Christmas party for the working poor, and summer programs for youth. The Center is also available for use as a meeting facility for community or neighborhood groups. For additional information, please call 886-9734. A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Senior Citizens A.W. Watts-Senior Citizens Center Serving Hopkinsville since 1970, their 33,000 square foot facility offers daily health, recreational activities, in-home services, adult daycare, congregate lunch, and "Meals on Wheels". Call the Executive Director at 270-886-8885, or contact them at www.awwatts.org.
Summer Camps 4-H-Camp-Kids on the Move For additional information for the local 4-H Program, please call 886-6328 or click here: link here , Christian Co. 4-H Program.
Summer Camps 4-H Club Located on the Pembroke Road, please call 886-6328 for additional information.
Leadership 21st Century Youth Program The Focus 21st Century Minority Leadership Program is organized exclusively for educational purposes, more specifically to enhance leadership skills, create community awareness, and promote minority representation in the Hopkinsville-Christian County community. The program consists of approximately 22 students who meet on Saturday for 8 months. The cost is approximately $65 per participant, and for additional information please contact Henry Snorton at 885-9096. The application deadline is historically July 30 and your application needs to be turned at the Chamber of Commerce office on Fort Campbell Blvd., next to the Bank of Cadiz. For an application, please click here: link here , Focus 21st Century Leadership Program.
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