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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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Christian! This is not a time to hang our harps on the willows and weep! It is the enemy of our souls that loves to whisper his lies of discouragement and tell us we are defeated. Listen, my brothers and sisters, has Jesus Christ ever said that you are defeated? Has He ever told you to curl …

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The Cadiz/Trigg County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7890 honored students for their speech/essay contest submissions and teachers for their service to the community during a ceremony earlier this month at the VFW, 62 Lafayette St.

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The term mausoleum dates back to at least 350 B.C. in Halicarnassus, Asia Minor, where King Mausolus’ queen decided to erect a large temple-like structure as her husband’s final resting place. This trend, once initiated was soon imitated, and has grown exponentially throughout the ages.

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If you’ve been thinking about growing small fruit this year, whether for personal use or for sale at a farmers market, now is the time to start scouring nursery catalogs or visit local nurseries.

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I went for a quiet walk the other day, to relax and sort through my thoughts like the stacks of messages and notes on my desk. While gazing at the clear sky and breathing in the cool air, it dawned on me that it’s been almost five years since my dad passed away. Honestly, it seems like yeste…

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A nice landscape of a few trees and shrubs, some flowers and well-tended turf has value. Our landscapes help define our outdoor living space, provide shade and help screen unwanted views. A well-maintained landscape may add as much as 5 to 10% to the value of our property.

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The greatest life-changing story ever told is that Jesus died for you which proves he loved you more than anything in the world. He knows your every thought and intention, listens to every word, and sees every act and deed. He has never taken His eyes from you, nor has he ever been distracte…

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This March we’re featuring Big Read Read-A-Likes at the library. The Big Read book for this year is “Circe” by Madeline Miller, which focuses on the witch Circe of Greek mythology. If you enjoyed this mythology book, you’re sure to enjoy these other looks at myth as well:

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It may not seem like it, but spring is just around the corner. And while we have been snowed in recently, one of the busiest and most enjoyable times for gardeners begins next week. Here are some spring garden tips to help turn your thoughts to warmer days.

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In the midst of our worries and concerns for this country and our family’s future, there are several bright lights of good news. Like you, I read the editorial sections and listen to what others have to say and mostly what I gather is someone repeating over and over how bad everything is. Do…

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Bramble is the common name for the genus Rubus which includes raspberries, blackberries and their hybrids and cultivars. The term bramble is used to denote “thorniness” a common trait among these plants. This is not always the case as new varieties have been released that lack thorns. Brambl…

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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.