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Hopkinsville Rotary Club recently hosted a Kentucky Derby Benefit at Casey Jones Distillery, a party that raised money for scholarships.

Kiley Killebrew is Hopkinsville Rotary Club's President-elect, and this year's Auction Chair. She took a moment to talk about the event.

“This is actually a fundraiser for the Rotary Auction that we just held a couple of weeks ago,” Killebrew said. “We sold tickets for this, and the money went to support the auction.”

The Rotary Club's auction has become well known over the years, the whole community turns out to raise money for the cause.

“The auction went very well this year,” Kilebrew said. “We actually raised more than $320,000. All the money goes to our Rotary Scholars Program. We are very thankful to the community for their continued support.

“So, tonight, we're going to watch the Kentucky Derby and have some fun. We have live music from Cayce Burks and the Moonlight Band, a photo booth by Southern Exposure, some great hors d'oeuvres, and of course, custom beverages from Casey Jones Distillery.

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