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Set back from Clay Street at the corner of 11th is a rather large, imposing and exceptionally tall brick structure, which has been hiding in plain sight since 1919. It looks like a city power substation, an equipment plant for a hydroelectric dam or one of the old direct current buildings in…

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For many people, pumpkins are a symbol of the fall season. Here in Kentucky, commercial farms have been harvesting pumpkins for several weeks, and they are readily available in local markets. For those home gardeners that grow their own pumpkins, these are probably ready to harvest as well. …

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"Feeling the wind, straightening his ears and tail, makes Oinker want to fly. His adventure leads him to observe, practice, and collaborate with some unusual characters. Oinker's dream of flying becomes very important. Because one night, all of the barn-yard animals' lives will depend on it."

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In Kentucky, movement of insects, specifically lady beetles and boxelder bugs, to buildings generally begins in late September continuing through mid-November. While they tend to be more attracted to lighter-colored buildings, illumination or brightness appears to be an even stronger attract…

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An annual music festival that supports area pregnancy care centers has expanded its hours and changed its day in hopes of raising more money to support the cause.

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In November 1819, a small country church organized and started having services in a log building nine miles west of Hopkinsville on Old Eddyville Road.

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Kentucky's been pretty dry the past few weeks. September and October are usually our driest months. Even if we get a heavy rainfall in the near future, it won't completely alleviate drought symptoms.

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Nationwide, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease. That number is expected to rise to 14 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Be on the lookout for an introduced invasive plant recently found in Hopkinsville. The plant identified as Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) is a perennial broadleaf native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Identification was confirmed from plants submitted to the University of …

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At the top of the list of things that Kentuckians can be justifiably proud of we find our architectural heritage. It goes back to the 18th century and encompasses such homes as Pope Villa in Lexington and Federal Hill in Bardstown -- both unique and invaluable icons of early American archite…

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A packed house at the newly-renovated Alhambra Theatre Saturday witnessed a record-breaking night as the 2019 Dancing With Our Stars raised $70,000 for two local nonprofit agencies.

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An orange and white domestic shorthair cat and her six kittens found at a Hopkinsville home were recently turned in to the Christian County Animal Shelter.

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The new Halloween shop in the front of the store has costumes, décor, wax melts and candles; Bargain Hunt employees busied themselves setting up the display several days ago in advance of the holiday known for its ghouls, goblins and ghosts.

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Since early July, Hopkinsville dance studio partners have helped eight local celebrity couples with the choreography, their costumes and music for the 2019 Dancing With Our Stars.

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Wasp stings are a serious health threat to humans and animals. Many people in the United States die each year from allergic reactions to the venom of these insects. Paper wasps, hornets and yellowjackets are more dangerous and unpredictable than honeybees. Workers foraging away from the nest…

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John Crawford held an arrow in his right hand and pulled the bowstring back. Taking aim, he eyed the target a few yards away before shooting.

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Wood cockroaches live under loose bark, in cavities of fallen or dying trees or in stumps. They are natives of moist woodland habitats where they feed on decaying organic matter. These cockroaches are accidental invaders in homes and buildings in and around wooded areas. They are especially …

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Hopkinsville native Willie "Sonny" Killebrew will be a part of "The Biggest Party of the Summer" downtown this weekend at the fourth annual Summer Salute Festival.

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In the year before the Great Depression, 1928, the architectural landscape of Elkton, Kentucky, was altered substantially by the addition of an imposing Neo-Georgian structure, thought to be the first privately donated community house in America.

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It is not uncommon for stressed trees to drop leaves early, especially during late summer dry spells. But extra consideration should be given to oaks, especially red and pin oaks, and to maples including silver, red and sugar.

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After spending two weeks in the Big Apple this summer, Cadiz resident and University Heights Academy sophomore Riley Harper wants to pursue a career in the art world.

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The brown marmorated stink bug, a recently found invasive species in Kentucky, continues to increase in numbers in our area. It has a wide host range of vegetable and fruit crops. Currently, sweet corn is on the radar as a crop with the potential for rising pest populations.

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A former dean of academic affairs at Hopkinsville Community College has penned two new literary fiction novels.

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Casey Jones Distillery has announced the release of "Grand Slam Moonshine" in partnership with the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The new spirit is based on the popular 100 proof Casey's Select moonshine and will be available for sale at Casey Jones Distillery and in cocktails at the Hot Rods ballp…

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In 1994, three Hopkinsville singers combined their talents and love for God to form the Southern Gospel group Still Water.

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Occasionally lawns will suffer from hard compacted soils or excessive thatch layers, but it is not very common. The process of dethatching and core aeration are both serious causes of stress to lawns. Therefore, unless these cultivation practices are necessary, its best to avoid them.

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Foreign grain beetles are frequently a problem in new construction (less than five years old). They are one of a group of beetles called "fungus beetles" that feed on molds and fungi growing on poorly seasoned lumber or wet plaster and wallboard. If they are found infesting flour, grain or o…

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Farm-to-table fare just got even closer to the dinner plate as the newest farm in Christian County thrives inside a 40-foot shipping container near downtown Hopkinsville.

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Wilting plants and shrubs do not always need water when sunny weather returns after a rainy period. In fact, the soil might be saturated making extra moisture one thing the shrubs and plants do not need.

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Dawson Springs, we have a mission for you. Vans (the brand most known for their footwear) is hosting its "Custom Culture 2019" contest. How does this involve you? We need you to vote!

When rotten things happen in life; God does have a plan.

"In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now." - Numbers 14:19

Cassie Ipock of Dawson Springs was re-elected to represent Region One of the Kentucky Association of School Councils during the association's annual conference in Lexington on September 10. She will serve for a three-year term on the KASC Board of…