FEB 16, 2017 ISSUE
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May 11 - Vince Gill coming to Carson Center
USE CODE- Vince17
On sale to public Feb 17
Paducah, KY. 
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with "When I Call Your Name," which won both the Country Music Association's Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy.  Gill has won 18 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year four times - making him the mostawarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has won 20 GRAMMY Awards. 

| WEB LINK  | Phone: (270)  450-4444

FEB 16
Vocal Trash
Paducah, KY. 
Promoting awareness on recycling, anti-bullying, and "going green," Vocal Trash is sweeping the globe with its green-minded ensemble. Described as "Glee Meets Stomp," this group is on a relentless pursuit to bring individuals together, using the universal language of song and dance. Using recycled instruments and industrial reclaimed percussion, Vocal Trash energizes audiences, leaving a lasting impression with a kick of urban flair. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this unique, re-purposed production. 6:30pm

| WEB LINK  | Phone: (270)  450-4444

FEB 16-20
Manchester by the Sea at Maiden Alley
Paducah, KY. 
Starring Virginia Loring Cooke, Richard Donelly, Kyle Chandler, Ben O'Brien & Casey Affleck
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. Rated R.

Thursday, 8:00pm

Friday, 7:00pm  9:30pm

Sunday, 4:00pm  7:00pm

Monday, 7:00pm.

   WEB LINK | Phone:270.441.7007

FEB 16 & 17-
MCHS Summer JOB Fair
Benton, KY. 
Free To Local Businesses. Please Contact Michele Swenson at Email below. Reserve your spot today. 11:30 to 1:30


FEB 17  
Southern Nights Gospel
Draffenville, KY. 
Featured Group : Trademark & Special Guest Bryce Nelson
Featuring great bands, groups, and soloists.  There is No Admission, but a love offering donation will be taken for the groups. 7:30pm.

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

FEB 17  Game Show
Grand Rivers, KY.
A show where YOU become the Star!Compete against other audience members for PRIZES! Badgett Playhouse! 7pm.

     | WEB LINK  | Phone:   (888)  362-4223

FEB 18
Kentucky Opry Talent Search every Saturday
Draffenville, KY. 
Rehearsals with the BAND Thursday nights - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on a first come first serve basis.  7:30 P.M.
Come out and vote for your favorites!

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

FEB 18 -
8th Annual Polar Plunge
Gilbertsville, KY. 
The Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics marks its eighth year in Western Kentucky on Saturday, February 18, when this chilly event hits the water once again at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.  The Plunge works just like a walk-athon with Polar Bears raising a "bear" minimum of $75 ($50 for Junior Polar Bears, those between the ages of six and 18) to earn the right to plunge. Every Polar Bear receives an official Polar Plunge T-shirt and Polar Bear Club Certificate, but participants who raise more money can earn even better rewards.

   WEB LINK | Phone:270  293-9054

FEB 18 -
Kentucky Dam State Park Trail Clean-up Day
Gilbertsville, KY. 
A trail clean-up day is planned for Saturday, February 18th at the new Kentucky Dam State Resort Park mountain bike trail. Anyone interested in helping can join in.
TIME: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: KDV Riding Stables & Cemetery Road - Gobblers Knob Point
There will be a group meeting at the Riding Stables parking lot NLT 10:00 AM. From there one crew will work the area along 641, between the Stables and Sledd Creek Road and the remaining crews will go to the Cemetery to work on the point going out to the breakwall and main lake. We will have bags donated for the trash and some trailers for hauling it out.

   WEB LINK | Phone:270  .325.0146

FEB 18  Elk and Bison Buffet & Local Artist Showcase
Gilbertsville, KY.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Includes bison steamship round carved on the line, wild boar with honey chipotle barbecue sauce, cornmeal-dusted catfish, homemade elk meatloaf, Southern fried chicken, spicy duck stir-fry, Cajun frog legs, bison taco pie, bison chili, vegetables, and desserts including banana pudding and baked Alaska.

$25.00 + gratuity for adults and $11.80 for children 5-12. Children under 5 free. 1 1:45am

   WEB LINK | Phone:270  .325.0146

FEB 18  Southern Gospel Show
Grand Rivers, KY.
Join us for this special Gospel Show, where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns! Badgett Playhouse! 2pm.

     | WEB LINK  | Phone:   (888)  362-4223

FEB 23, 2017 Justin Moore & Lee Brice: "American Made" Tour
Murray, KY.  
With opening act William Michael Tickets $29.75 - $59.75 
CFSB Center.


FEB 28
Beer 101 
Paducah, KY. 
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Co-sponsored by The Dry Ground Brewing Company
Craft beer has been experiencing a renaissance for quite some time! Join us as Taproom Manager Cory Greene and Head Breawer Andy Wiggins of the Dry Ground Brewing Company presents Beer 101.
This talk will give you an educational and entertaining experience into the world of beer.
The presentation will include a brief history of beer, the brewing process, a review of ingredients, how to taste beer, and will examine the current state of beer in America.
Dry Ground Brewing Company is Paducah's first craft brewery. The microbrewery and tap room is open in The Coke Plant, a Paducah, Kentucky landmark.  http://www.drygroundbrewing.com/

|   WEB LINK  | Phone: (270)  442-2510 ext. 117 

MAR 10 - Comedian Etta May returns to Kentucky Opry
Draffenville, KY. 

Etta May won the prestigious American Comedy Awards: "Stand-Up Comic of the Year," and has appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live, MTV, and as a guest commentator on "CBS Sunday Morning."
Etta May headlines the most successful all female "Southern Fried Chicks Tour". Selling out theatres all over the country. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair! Etta May appeared on CMT's "Comedy Stage", plus co-produced "Southern Fried Chicks" for CMT. She was also the subject and first female comic ever on the biography show, "Comedy Club." She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, who are also featured in this series.

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

Tater Trot 5K and 1-mile run to benefit Marshall Co. Track and Field
Benton , KY.  
CFSB's 32nd Annual 5k & 1 Mile Tater Trot is set for Saturday, April 1 at Mike Miller Park in Draffenville.

The 5k run will begin at 9 am, with a 1-mile fun run or walk starting at 9:30 am.

| WEB LINK  | Phone: (270)  527-1453 


Two  Toastmaster Meetings in Western Kentucky
Paducah & Marshall County 

Toastmasters helps people develop communication and leadership skills. You can learn to speak in public with confidence through evaluations and encouragement from experienced speakers. Work at your own pace through an organized program that adds new skills with each project. 

Paducah Meeting location: MSU Paducah Regional Campus, Room 219. From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm every Thursday. Donnie McKinney 270-217-1222

Marshall County club meets every Monday 6:45 pm at the Quality Inn - Draffenville  173 Carrol Road Benton Ky contact Clay Campbell 270-703-2700

Clubs meet every week except on National Holidays

| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 217.1222

February 9-24; Reception Friday, February 24, 6-8pm
Mayfield, KY. 
An exhibit of works by students from the Graves County Elementary School District will be on display at the Icehouse Gallery from Thursday, February 9 through Friday, February 24. Represented are Central, Lowes, Sedalia, Farmington, Wingo and Simsonia Elementary Schools. All works will be on sale to the public for $10 each with proceeds going to the Icehouse.

| WEB LINK  | Phone: (270) 247-6971 

Kentucky Opry Tours Trips 2016

2017 Trips

SOLD OUT! April 27 - May 3 2017 (Thurs - Wed) - Washington DCTrip For all details go to  Kentucky Opry Diamond Tours
$739 per person (dbl. occ.)

$499.00 per person (dbl occ)

SEPT 10 -16 2017  - Myrtle Beach Show Trip & Charleston,SC.  For all details go to Kentucky Opry Diamond Tours
$705 per person (dbl. occ.)


| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 527-3869

Fri & Sat
Lakeland Jamboree - Live Music for All Ages

Cadiz, KY

- Listen to the Music. Friday & Saturday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 61 Jefferson Street. 

| Phone: (270) 924-0900 

Senior Dance
Cadiz, KY
The Trigg County Senior Citizens Center, 127 Joy Lane, has announced there will be a dance on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds go to the home delivered meals program.

| Phone: (270) 522-8341 

SUNDAY 10:30am
Kentucky Lake Cowboy Church

Draffenville, KY

 Brother Chris Clarke, Savanna, Carson, Hunter, Clay and all the folks at Kentucky Lake Cowboy Church want to invite you to come on down and join us at the Kentucky Opry each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for Cowboy Church. Casual clothes are welcomed. Feel free to wear your favorite jeans, boots, and cowboy hat! You'll feel right at home with the "down home" flavor of the country/bluegrass/gospel music and down-to-earth preachin' from God's Word. Be sure to come early for free coffee and donuts!! We'll save you a good seat!!! Kentucky Opry Theatre

| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 527-3869 

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