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Soon gardeners will begin putting their perennials to bed for the winter. Adding mulch, cutting back old growth and tidying beds are common practices in the weeks following a heavy frost. Although these are valid gardening tasks, I for one would like a little more effort from my garden.

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According to breastcancer.org, in 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

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Many are in a serious battle today with their health, finances, relationships, and are being attacked with anxiety, fear, and depression, however there is great news! We have been given the hope of restoration and deliverance in Jesus Christ who is the great physician, is absolute truth, and…

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Today our eyes have landed on a South Main office building that started out life as one of Hopkinsville’s most substantial if long-forgotten homes, on an impressive lot whose area comprised an entire city block from Main to Virginia, and from 11th to 12th streets.

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We’ve all had our share of battles this year with the virus and the devastation it has caused, and now as the election is just a few weeks away, many are experiencing stress and anxiety about the future. Each day I hear from people on both sides of the political spectrum about how afraid the…

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The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), has gradually worked its way across the state since first found in eastern Kentucky in 2013. It has a “hitchhiker” tendency of moving on cars, shipped materials, etc. from one place to another. As of 2019, BMSB was not well-established in western Kentuc…

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Young princesses, ghosts, monsters and super heroes have an opportunity to trick-or-treat at a new location this year instead of downtown Hopkinsville.

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The following local and area Halloween-themed events were scheduled as of publication deadline Friday:

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For October at the library, we’re reading about all the “Stranger Things” in our world. From Bigfoot to ghosts, there’s tons of creepy stories of close encounters. Here are some we recommend:

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I was reading an article the other day that was discussing how most people are confident that just being nice secures a place in heaven. But is this true? Of course, we want to believe that it’s relatively easy to go to through the pearly gates, but is being a decent person all there is to i…

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Fall is the time to think about all those flowers we associate with spring: daffodils, crocus and other easy-to-grow flowering bulbs. If you aren’t growing any spring-flowering bulbs in your landscape, you are missing out onsome easy-to-grow plants that provide early color to your garden.

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Take a walk with me today to the book of Ephesians 1:4-6. It reads: For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of…

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When God taps us on the shoulder and introduces Himself, we are faced with a decision to either listen, or excuse ourselves and walk away. Some individuals when convicted with this holy invitation will accept His love and are filled with joy as they proceed into an exciting life-changing jou…

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Did you know that wet, poorly drained soils are one of the most challenging soil types for growing plants in the landscape? I’m not really talking about sites that may flood in the spring for a few days but then dry out, most plants can survive that. I’m describing the soggy soils where wate…

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We’ve all seen garden beds that have been made more attractive by a fresh dressing of mulch. Besides aesthetics there are many reasons to use mulch. An important reason is the reduction of water loss by evaporation and runoff on the soil surface.

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Few things are as interesting and attractive as songbirds. Unfortunately, suitable habitat for birds is often in short supply. As urban areas expand and develop, natural areas are often destroyed or altered dramatically. By creating bird gardens, we can provide an oasis for birds, even in th…

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The highest elevation in any community is usually reserved for something significant. Hopkinsville is no exception. While one might expect that Belmont Hill would have been commandeered by the town’s richest and most important person for the construction of a grand mansion — as in Victorian …

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The first few tractors trickled in Thursday with their owners excited to show off their original paint jobs and mechanisms and eager to tell the stories behind them.

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After being cooped up at home during the coronavirus lockdown, Pennyrile area residents may want to expand their horizons and their creativity with programs offered by the Hopkinsville Art Guild.

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On occasion I receive calls from frustrated homeowners wanting to know how to get moss out of their lawn. This week I would like to flip the tables and ask you to consider what it might take to establish moss in the lawn.

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Fall is one of the best times to plant trees and shrubs in your landscape. Fall planting provides the plant with the opportunity to put its energy into root growth now and in the early spring, before it has to concentrate on producing leaves. Roots grow well in cooler soils, and the plant al…

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Sometimes the dark side tries to bring us down and discourage us and if we continue down this miserable path, we will agree that our life is not worth much and no one really cares. However, there is some incredibly good news; the Bible as the highest standard of absolute truth clearly establ…

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This month at the library we’re loving humorous fiction. We’re ready to laugh and share some laughs with you. Here’s five humorous titles to tickle your funny bone:

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Staying physically active and visiting parks, trails and open spaces are key ways the Centers for Disease Control advises the public to “relieve stress and get some fresh air” as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Rose Rosette is a severely damaging disease to nearly all cultivated roses, especially the popular Knock-Out roses. Symptoms include leaf distortion; witches broom; abnormal red discoloration; and increased shoot elongation. Rose Rosette is caused by a virus transmitted by eriophyid mites. T…

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People, I want to be real and enlighten you all. When we are alone and by ourselves; and away from everyone else and unable to perform our daily duties the enemy will definitely come by to visit. I know this because I have experienced it during the past two months. Most of us focus on money,…

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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.