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I get more questions about having to manage squash bug, a key pest of squash, gourds and pumpkins, than possibly any other insect pest of vegetables. While many of the questions occur in mid-summer when high populations of large nymphs are attacking the plants, control needs to begin early i…

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When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him.” — John 19:6 ESV

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A common request in the spring is how to get rid of crawfish that are making unsightly mud chimneys in lawns. Crawfish can be common in lawns and other low-lying areas where the water table in close to the surface. A single crawfish can dig a burrow that can extend several feet deep, and the…

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Carpenter bees have been very active the last few weeks and residents have been calling alarmed by these large bees flying near eaves. Quite often it is the male carpenter bee that is seen patrolling the area. The male carpenter bee is unable to sting and the females are not aggressive, but …

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On the 217th anniversary when Lt. Presley Neville O’Bannon raised the American flag over Tripoli harbor after the Battle of Derna, U.S. Marine Corps Major General Jerry Humble (Retired) and Mrs. Margaret Humble, along with the community and the nation, dedicated O’Bannon’s home as a center f…

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Asparagus is a wonderful vegetable, it can be prepared in so many different ways, it is full of nutrients, and by the end of April, there should plenty of asparagus available. It is an easy crop to grow and is very popular, but different than most vegetables because it is a perennial.

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Driving south on Lafayette Road, most of us have probably not noticed a single gatepost on the left as we turn right onto Stone Valley Drive. One of a pair originally, it is the tilted lone survivor. On close inspection, we can see that it says “Palmyra Park”. One immediately wonders if ther…

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Storm water run-off poses an increasingly difficult problem for many urban areas. Storm sewers, drainage ditches and retention basins often overflow during significant rains causing soil erosion and flooding. Run-off also carries excess fertilizer and pesticide residue to streams and lakes t…

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One morning, many years ago I woke up and knew I was going to become a beekeeper; I did. I would always give the honey to friends, relatives and those in need. A couple years ago I decided to try something different. I remember as a child my father would often tell me a story about how he, a…

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Home gardeners might be experiencing “spring fever” with the warmer temperatures and in a rush to do spring tilling. But keep in mind, the ground is still wet from a recent snowfall and a lot of rain. Don’t till the ground too early and potentially damage the very structure of your garden so…

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Boxwood growers — listen to your boxwoods. Yes, listen with your ears. This is the time of year when you can audibly hear the larva of boxwood leafminer chewing in-between the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves. You will also notice yellow blisters on the leaves and general discoloration…

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So many things seem to go wrong for most of us in this lifetime; but when people do us wrong, or walk out of our lives we still have to find a way to live in peace with them. Our source to live in absolute peace is God. Living in peace requires love and patience. Living in peace is an outwar…

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“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine natur…

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At the age of about 14, future Christian County Historian William T. Turner began to collect old photographs depicting life in Hopkinsville and the county. People, places and events that would have — through the years — been lost to successive generations, are thus preserved and can spring b…

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For fans of hunting and fishing, or just the outdoors in general, an exciting new opportunity has arrived in Hopkins County that might be offering just what you are looking for.

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Sunday is the official first day of spring, but warm temperatures for the past few days have the daffodils and other signs of spring popping up all over Christian County.

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A photographer whose work includes portraits of American farmers from across the country will be the featured speaker during this year’s Trigg County Ag Appreciation Dinner.

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Daffodils are one of the easiest and most dependable flowers to grow. They are also one of the first bloomers of the year and, if given the proper growing conditions, we can enjoy their bright yellow blooms for several weeks.

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Zander Lilly Boyd created a 3-D representation of a fearsome creature with a mouthful of sharp teeth for the youth art show at the Janice Mason Art Museum in 2020.

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Generally speaking, people tend to be impatient. We like fast food, we like tv on-demand, some even like instant mashed potatoes. When it comes to landscaping, we expect newly planted to trees to become big shade trees in just a year or two. And while a few trees are rapid growers, they ofte…

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But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God...have you not read what was said to you by God?” — Matthew 22:29, 31 ESV

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In John 13:34, JESUS tells us; “A new commandment I give you; Love one another as I have loved you, so you must Love one another.” So as you can see we have to love each other for the Bible tells us to love. Everyone of us in the world today seems to be so busy with our own lives; we forget …

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It is mating time for skunks in Kentucky, and you are probably going to start seeing, or actually smelling them, along the highways and byways and maybe your backyard.

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A few weeks before Christmas my cousin and his wife, Stephen and Elaine Boyd contacted me by FaceTime and invited me to Merida, Mexico.

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It kept growing and growing and growing, observed Leann Champion of the business that’s become a thriving enterprise since she opened her doors in Cadiz three years ago.

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Deicing salts are helpful in providing dry, safe pavement for walking and driving. They are used in large quantities to improve safety during icy conditions. While deicing salts are important tools, the runoff from treated pavement contains dissolved salts that can injure and even lead to de…

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The two decades before the Civil War delivered quite a number of fine homes in the new Greek Revival Style (usually of brick), all over the developed part of our country, and a surprising number of these were put up in Hopkinsville and Christian County. One of them is the house on Sivley Roa…

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Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. One example where pruning a younger tree can prevent problems later can be found with redbuds and ornamental pears. These trees, as well as others, tend to develop branches with narrow angles of atta…

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Our culture is exhausted because we are always pursuing the “interesting.” We all feel the need to have something unique, different, or broken about ourselves that gives us a sense of identity.

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Praise God everyone! We are truly Blessed to have made it through the turmoil of 2021... This past year many of us have lost someone dear to us, some of us are dealing with health issues, while some are in a financial bind and we all have had to deal with COVID-19 in some way; but through it…

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As he prepares to embark on the more than year-long venture, Trigg County cattle farmer John David Fourqurean considers how being in the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program’s Class 13 will strengthen his leadership skills.

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Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online product offering, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by options. But, for gardeners who have had issues in the past, choosing different varieties is one way to preventatively manage disease.

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Clell Calhoun started focusing on Trigg County about six or seven years ago, capturing the places he’s familiar with — the churches and businesses along with other local landmarks — on canvas.

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The Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) is a tree that you cannot miss, even if you tried. Its wide native range from Ontario and Quebec to mid-Florida and west to North Dakota and Texas makes it the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern U.S. This broad reach of Eastern Redcedar…

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I remember my first holiday with my wife’s family before we got married. I was welcomed warmly by her mom and dad. I enjoyed excellent food. I was even told tons of funny and embarrassing stories about my wife in her younger years! I got to taste the fruit of family life, but I was not famil…

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“It’s wonderful!” Judy Burton proclaimed through tears as she walked into her new home for the first time Wednesday afternoon.

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The students were gentle with the dogs — Roxy, a purebred boxer, and Athena, a rescue dog — and they seemed to really enjoy petting the animals and learning about their jobs.

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The Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University recently honored high school students from the Purchase, Pennyrile and Green River regions as Murray State FFA All-Region Stars based on the students’ demonstrated leadership in Future Farmers of America (FFA).

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To set the stage for our Christmas architectural offering from the 1850’s ,we need to turn back the clock and look at America as it emerged from the war of 1812, which for the first time gained America international respect. This was followed (1816 to 1824) by what was known as the “Era of G…

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Few things are as interesting and attractive as songbirds. They brighten up the dreary days of winter by adding music and color in the landscape. Unfortunately, suitable habitat for birds is often in short supply. As urban areas expand and develop, natural areas are often destroyed or altere…

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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.