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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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Walnut trees, including black walnut (Juglans nigra) and butternut (Juglans cinerea) are Kentucky natives and are considered by many as a valuable shade source. Additionally, the nuts produced on the tree are attractive to wildlife and people alike. Problems can occur however when trying to …

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For many years I’ve had the privilege to visit nursing homes as I truly enjoy spending time with the elderly. I sing and teach Bible studies and appreciate hearing about their former lives. The Lord has allowed me to make some precious friendships and I want to share with you about a lovely …

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The overall health of your perennial flower garden can drastically affect its need for pest control. A practical and effective approach to pest control involves a process known as integrated pest management, or IPM. The IPM process is multifaceted and much broader than simply applying pestic…

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Glory to God! Lord I thank you for all of the chaos, disrespect, lies and the plan to take my life. Hallelujah! He has risen. Some of you may not understand the reason why I am thanking the Lord for the trauma and tragedies that have occurred in my life this past year, but I will take this t…

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Several key pests of vegetables need to be controlled in the late spring, as control during this period will also help with their management later in the summer. It is important to get seedlings and transplants off to a good start. Here are some of the early-season insects that need to be ma…

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Chadwick Maynard and Melissa Maynard, Lebanon, Tennessee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Brooke Maynard, MSN, RN, NP-C, to Ross Byron Pruett, P.E., son of Ronald and Alisa Pruett, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Gardening, in one form or another, is a popular hobby in the United States. Taking part in gardening activities helps promote healthy habits, including spending time outdoors, being physically active and consuming homegrown fruits and vegetables.

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Hannah Bullard of Hopkinsville is one of two Murray State University journalism and mass communications students who have been selected as winners in the radio and television categories of the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards program this year.

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Nothing signals springtime quite like the smell of freshly cut grass wafting through the neighborhood. With warmer weather on the way, your annual lawn duties begin. Of those tasks, mowing at the right height can have a big impact on the overall health of your turf and future weed problems.

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The Christian life is difficult to understand. Generally speaking, the masses are satisfied with receiving a spiritual fish instead of becoming a fisherman as refusing to learn what God requires becomes an easy way to avoid responsibility. The motto of the default system is, “The less we kno…

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As we drive East on 68/80 going from Hopkinsville to Elkton — on the right hand side — we soon catch sight of what was originally the R. H. Kelly place, a most unusual house dating from the late 1880’s or 1890’s. As it was in the 1950’s, when I would pass it regularly on my way to church in …

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Since they were seventh graders at Hopkinsville Middle School, friends Dustin Wilcox and Cade Utterback have shared the same interests in animation and television production.

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Clay soils, found in many of our landscapes, do not mean you can never achieve a garden worthy of glossy magazine coverage but it does mean you will have to work harder at it. Improving your clay soil starts with a basic working knowledge of soil structure and plant needs.

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Have you ever made plans to do something, but it did not work out? I’m sure that most of us have.

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Sure, we love our dogwoods and redbuds in the spring, but why limit ourselves to using only those two trees? There are many native trees that could add beauty and variety to your landscape over all four seasons. Plus, a diversity of plantings will attract and sustain more native wildlife. We…

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April 22 is Earth Day, and we’ve got a great selection of books about climate change, conservation, and climate fiction on display. The five books below are examples of climate fiction, also known as cli-fi, in which the plot is based on climate change whether it takes place now or in the fu…

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Throughout history, no one has made a greater impact on this earth than Jesus Christ, yet many still do not understand who he is. During Christmas, people around the world acknowledge his birth was over 2,000 years ago but actually he existed long before that. As the Son of God, Jesus is the…

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A year ago, churches across the state and country shut down right before Easter out of an abundance of caution because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The grass is turning green. Soon it will be time to start mowing, if you have not already started. As you rev up your mower’s engine for the first time this spring, here are some reminders to keep you and your family safe.

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Many people around the world have heard of the Moron Brothers, (Michael Carr and Michael Hammond) who live in my hometown. Mike Carr is a good friend and I’ve actually performed music with him in church events and we are also members of a gospel quartet. As a dedicated Christian, he’s had so…

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“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” — 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ESV

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While it may be just a little early to start planting tomatoes and peppers, there is one crop tough enough to take the inevitable cold snap before our frost-free date — salad greens, specifically lettuce, spinach and various greens or some combination thereof.

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The time has come for all of us to be used effectively by God. In order for us to be available for the Lord to use us there are some things that we need to leave behind us. Ponder on that statement for about two minutes. We must sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk with the Lord and find …

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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.