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We talk a lot about insects and diseases that can wreak havoc to our landscape trees, but many times people are a tree’s worst enemy — especially people wielding lawn mowers and weed trimmers. And while a slight bump from a mower’s frame or a quick zip of trimmer line around a tree trunk may…

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“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.” — Luke 18:10

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When it comes to providing protection to roses in winter, there are about as many techniques as there are rose varieties. If you are growing grandifloras or floribundas you may have had success without winterizing because these roses tend to be fairly winter hardy. However, most gardeners ag…

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On February, 2019 HIPS featured the Veterans’ Hospital #29 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Looking over the bare ground today, it is hard to conjure up the sprawling complex of 28 buildings that once made up the huge Outwood facility on 5,000 acres. Only a short time after construction, the hos…

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When you have finished with your lawn mower, grass blower, string trimmer and tiller this season, don’t just throw a plastic bag or old bucket over the engine and let it ride out the winter. Follow these few winterizing steps to get the longest life and best service out of equipment powered …

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Evergreen is not the same as forever-green. Like maples and oaks, individual leaves or needles shed from pines and arborvitae yearly. Even though the show may not be the same as our fall foliage stars, to a gardener who just discovered their well-cared for trees suddenly dropping their needl…

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LOS ANGELES — Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle’s special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted “Trans lives matter,” getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up.

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Deciduous shrubs are a key component of a well-designed landscape. Like fertilization and watering, pruning should be considered part of the regular maintenance of shrubs. However, they are frequently pruned incorrectly. Sometimes gardeners view pruning as a yearly ritual that must be done —…

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The popular Todd County Hay Bale Trail, which first started eight years ago, is up and going with a record number of participating residents, businesses and other organizations this year.

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Nerves, poise and intelligence were all on full display on Tuesday night as 37 students in grades 3-8 took the stage for the Inaugural Literacy Council Spelling Bee at The Alhambra Theatre. The event, which was divided into two grade divisions, was sponsored by the Christian County Literacy …

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If you have a spruce in your landscape, this is a good time of year to observe them carefully for some of the following problems:

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Bobby Stallons, 86, of Cadiz, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

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Manuel Rosas, age 42, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

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Dottie Hinson Hendricks, age 70, of Cadiz, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at her home in Cadiz.

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Dorothy James Carter, 98, of Cadiz, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Barkley Plantation in Cadiz.

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“A library is a place where you can live a thousand lives. So why are you waiting when you could be living? Visit your library today.” — Stephen King

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We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. -1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 ESV

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We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. -1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 ESV

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The Christian County Colonel Marching Band was named overall Grand Champion at the Graves County Marching Invitational on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Marching their show entitled “Catching Shadows”, the Colonel Band also received first place in Class 4A and Best Overall Percussion.

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Members have an interest in all things pig, and everyone has a collection, says Janet Booth, president of the Happy Pig Collectors Club and hostess for the club’s 25th Happy Pig Collectors Convention.

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So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

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NEW YORK — On a chilly Easter Sunday 82 years ago, a tall, elegant Black woman walked down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before an integrated crowd of 75,000 and sang her way into the history books.

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Can God heal us? Of course! We do not need to speculate or wonder about His ability to provide miracles and bring restoration even in the most difficult situations. Jeremiah 17:14 says, “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed. Save me, and I shall be saved: for Thou art my praise.” Whatever …

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Carpenter ants are among the largest ants in the United States. Workers of a colony may be up to 1/2 inch long. Their color may vary from a solid dull black or yellowish-red to a combination of black and dull red or reddish-orange. The black field ant and the Allegheny mound ant are two spec…

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Every year in early June, we observe the anniversary of the Normandy invasion of World War II commonly called D-day. By the way, the “D” simply stands for whatever day a military assault is planned. For example; D-3 meant three days before a D-Day, while D+7 meant seven days after a D-Day. O…

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Worldwide there are nearly 330 species of hummingbirds, but here in Kentucky there is only one. The ruby-throated hummingbird is the only species regularly found east of the Mississippi River.

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Available products at the Hopkinsville Farmer’s Market the week of June 7

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Over a 12-year span at UCLA, American college basketball coach John Wooden won ten National Championships and their total of 11 remains a record today. Wooden is regarded as one of the most successful coaches in sports history, and more importantly an even greater person. He was a man of int…

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Skeletonization is a term used to describe how an insect chews away a layer of the soft leaf tissue leaving behind the leaf veins. The thin layer remaining turns clear or brown and the uneaten veins appear like a skeleton. This results in an unsightly plant. Unfortunately, in the case of ros…

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I was raised going to church like many of you and fell into the habit of thinking that an hour on Sunday was fulfilling my duty and earning points with God. What I did not understand until I grew older, was that going to church does not make us a Christian, but we go because we are a Christi…

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Tomato is queen of Kentucky vegetable gardens. This vine-ripened fruit is a delight for any table, from a formal dinner to backyard barbeque. Gardeners often have friendly competition for the “bragging rights” that go with the first ripe tomato of the season. But growing tomatoes is not with…

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I notice when talking with certain people about Christian living, it’s common for them to lose eye contact as they start searching for a way to change the subject. Actually, this is perfectly understandable. Why? Because if someone, even if they are somewhat religious has never given their h…

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Light as air, bright as stained glass or creamy as angel wings, butterflies and moths do the important work of pollinating our plants while bringing joy to our gardens. They don’t require a lot from us human caregivers — only a few host plants for the caterpillars, a few nectar plants for th…

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It’s easy to find people who can express their opinions about the Bible while at the same time having a tight grip on the amount of their will they surrender to God. Sound familiar? In a controlled environment and at a comfortable distance many live their lives keeping God in a box and only …

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The term anthracnose refers to the dark blotching (necrotic) symptom commonly seen on some of our favorite shade trees. Anthracnose can occur in the spring with cool, wet weather and when expanding leaves are affected, leaf distortion frequently results. Defoliation (leaf drop) often occurs …

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I remember as a kid how the days seemed so long. I recall in the summertime after breakfast, I would shoot basketball until the sun became too hot, and then I would ride my bike to cool off. Our neighbors had five children and we would play kickball until it was too dark to see. Life was fun…

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Nerves, poise and intelligence were all on full display on Tuesday night as 37 students in grades 3-8 took the stage for the Inaugural Literacy Council Spelling Bee at The Alhambra Theatre. The event, which was divided into two grade divisions, was sponsored by the Christian County Literacy …

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For adults, students and children who are spending extra time at home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Museums of Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library have some entertaining and educational ideas to stay occupied.

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Editor’s note: The following is the most up-to-date listing of activities, which were not canceled or postponed in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. Before leaving for an event, please call in advance to confirm it is still taking place.