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WKCTC Information Event at Calvert Library

June 17: West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a free evening information event at Calvert City Library, June 17 from 3 – 6 p.m. WKCTC representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance with admission and enrollment process, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, available programs, services and more.
Students who register for classes and need to apply for financial aid need to bring proper documentation including ACT scores, transcripts and tax information. If unable to attend the evening events, stop by WKCTC campus to register for classes. Beginning June 2, walk-in hours for WKCTC’s START Center, Financial Aid, admissions/records, advising and business offices is Mon, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Tuesdays - Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For info contact 270-534-3302, or info on enrolling at WKCTC, call 855-GO-WKCTC.

MCHS Cheerleaders Car Wash

June 21:  Marshall County High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a Car Wash on Saturday's, June 21, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. In the parking lot of Country Chevrolet. A donation of $5 per car wash.

AmeriBration 2014 Beauty Pageant

The AmeriBration beauty pageant will be held Monday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Calvert City Civic Center. Sponsored by Calvert Area Development Association (CADA). Click here for more information.

AmeriBration Vendors

Attention vendors: AmeriBration is soon approaching...if you would like to set up a booth for arts and crafts or food vendors at Calvert City’s 4th of July AmeriBration celebration, please call Margaret at 270-395-4072.

Teen Summer Reading Program

The Marshall County Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program is for students who have completed grades 6-12, and provides fun reading challenges, weekly programs and an end of summer mega event. You could also win a $200 gift card.
Sign-ups begin June 1 at all three branches of the library in Benton, Calvert City and Hardin. Program runs from June through July with six weekly programs starting the 2nd week of June (no programs the week of Fourth of July). Held Tuesdays at Benton 1:00 p.m.; Tuesdays at Hardin 3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at Calvert City 3:30 p.m. For more information visit or call 270-527-9969.

Area Vacation Bible Schools

Click here for a list of area churches that are having Vacation Bible School. Note: Information not received by The Lake News for all VBS.

Babysitting Safe Sitter classes

June 20 and 27:  Baptist Health Paducah is offering Safe Sitter classes for boys and girls, ages 11-14, this summer.
Safe Sitter is a medically-accurate babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. The one-day class is taught by Certified Safe Sitter instructors.
Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 and June 27. The $30 fee includes lunch and supplies. Class size is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, phone 270.575.8444 or e-mail

S.O.D.A. POP Activity Center For Special Needs…

(Society Of Differently Abled POPulations) Now enrolling for summer sessions, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 979 US Hwy. 68 East, Benton, across from Marshall County High School. * This hands-on activity center creates an atmosphere that encourages daily routines and fun for those having different abilities. * It provides much needed social interaction among peers and our community. * Daily activities are designed to benefit those who have aged out of public school OR are on break from their daily school routines.
Contact us to enroll or to learn how you can help! For more information please call 270-205-1900 or email

Thank YOU for …embracing differences…

Taste of Marshall County tickets now on sale

June 24:  “Taste of Marshall County” Benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Join us on June 24 at the large pavilion in Mike Miller Park in Draffenville, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00 each, 6 years and under are free. Contact any Relay For Life committee member to purchase tickets or for more information call 270-527-2652. Tickets may also be purchased at The Lake News in Calvert City, Mon-Fri, from 8:30-5.

Pork Loin Sale fundraiser

All proceeds go to the Marshall County Relay For Life. Whole Smoked Pork Tenderloins, 8 to 9 lb. average (uncooked) $40.00 each, smoked by Rick Smith. MUST reserve and pay in advance. Pick up will be Saturday, July 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Draffenville King Bros. Supermarket. To place an order, send check for full amount payable to: American Cancer Society. Also send full name with contact phone number and email address. For more information contact Mitzi English at 270-527-2652 or 270-703-0075 or e-mail

Pennyrile Allied Community Services to hold summer events

June 21:  Women Mission Union YARD SALE to fund missions. 7 AM. Ohio Valley Baptist Church, 1424 US Hwy. 60, Ledbetter, KY. For more information or to donate items, please contact the church at 270-898-3343.


June 23:  Clothing Care - How to Care for and Maintain your clothes.  5-7 PM.  Livingston Co. Extension Office, 803 U.S. Hwy 60 East, Smithland, KY. For additional information, please contact the PACS office, 270-928-2827. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.


June 28:  FaithFest, Youth Conference, for ALL youth and teens. 2 PM. Featuring a Christian Magician. Ohio Valley Baptist Church, 1424 US Hwy. 60, Ledbetter, KY. For more information  please contact Kyle Smith at 270-898-3343.

5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Youth Run

June 28:  The AmeriBration 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Youth Run in Calvert City will be held Saturday, June 28, beginning at the Calvert City Civic Center. The timed 5k will start at 8 am, and the timed youth run will begin at 9. Awards will be held at 9:30.Proceeds will benefit the Marshall County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, which will help to purchase school supplies for the Back To School Bash. The Bash serves students in elementary - high school. Many schools have running clubs, so we want to encourage students, parents, teachers and school staff to come out and support us! 

Summer Camp Fun at WKCTC

Paducah, Kentucky – Need something for your kids to do this summer? West Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer a variety of summer camps for area youth beginning in June. The camps are filling up quickly so early registration is encouraged. Click here for details.

Join TeamKID at CCUMC

The Calvert City United Methodist Church will begin TeamKID Wednesday nights from 6-7 and Sunday mornings from 10-10:45. The theme of TeamKID is "Jumping the Hurdles" where children will learn how to get over the hurdles in life with God's help. It will be a great time of games and learning about ourselves, others and God. We invite any child in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to join us for TeamKID. Feel free to call the church office for more information - 395-4746.

Stanley Walker in Grand Rivers

Dance featuring Rockabilly Hall of Famer Stanley Walker and his band at the Sr/Community Center in Grand Rivers every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Come out and dance or just listen and enjoy Stanley and his band.

MC Hospital Board meetings

The Marshall County Hospital Board of Trustees will meet in the hospital conference room on the following dates in 2014: January 7, February  4, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2.

Fun at Land Between The Lakes

Join us for any of the programs listed below or come outside to camp, hike, bike, ride, drive, relax, fish, boat, hunt, learn, picnic, and more!  
Elk & Bison Prairie, drive through wildlife viewing area, open daily dawn until dusk  Admission: $5 per vehicle. 
Golden Pond Planetarium is open daily. Admission: $5 Ages 13 & up; $3 Ages 5-12 for Daytime Shows and $7 all ages for Laser Shows.

The Homeplace and Nature Station General Admission: $5 Ages 13 & up; $3 Ages 5-12.

Draffenville Lions Club Bingo

The Draffenville Lions Club Bingo is held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Concessions are available. Opens at 5:30 p.m. starts at 6:00 p.m., at the Draffenville Community Center behind Johnny’s Barber Shop on Hwy. 68.

Marcella’s Kitchen now serving

Marcella’s Kitchen is opened to the community. They are located at 242 Griggstown Rd., 2 blocks behind Johnny’s Barber Shop in the Lion’s Club Building. Marcella’s Kitchen hours are: Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The bus ministry pick up will be as followed: Click here for more.