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Coronavirus, tornados and hurricanes seem to be the three leading causes of death at this time. My Lord, my Lord! Yes, this is real and although the entire world is facing a life changing crisis I want to say to everyone, “hold on and do not be afraid.”

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Temperatures are rising, the sun is occasionally peeking out of a bluer sky than we’ve seen for a while, and many of us are itching to start working on lawns that may not look so great after a long, wet winter.

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Apples, pears, crabapples and even some ornamentals are infected by fire blight, a destructive bacterial disease. Fire blight damage is noticeable when infected leaves suddenly turn brown as if scorched by fire. This disease can result in reduced fruit, loss of limbs, or even tree death. Qui…

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Fear and anxiety are negative byproducts of modern life which unfortunately attempt to influence us every day. Our jobs are often stressful, our relationships and finances, and even our children struggle with social pressures we hardly faced when we were their age. Some people turn to natura…

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OMAHA, Neb. — Visitors to the small northeastern Iowa city of Dyersville can soak up all the Americana that embodies a baseball diamond built amid cornfields for the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams.” At Fort Dodge, they can experience a replica of 19th-century fort life. And in tiny Cushing, the…

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Aphids are soft-bodied insects that use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap. They usually occur in colonies on the undersides of tender terminal growth. Heavily-infested leaves can wilt or turn yellow because of excessive sap removal. While the plant may look bad, aphid fe…

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An obscure edifice from the past comes back to entice us today in the form of the coal-fired Electric Light Steam Generating Plant, dating from the mid-1920s. It is located at the very north end of Campbell Street, and executed in the American neoclassical architectural style of the period. …

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Pack your sunglasses, board shorts, sundresses and flip flops. The community is cordially invited to the destination wedding of Sophie and Sky on a tiny Greek Island in the Aegean Sea.

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It’s March, and we’re celebrating Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

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One natural oddity that often concerns gardeners are the grayish-green “fungus” growing on the branches and trunks of many of their landscape trees and shrubs. The major concern is that these growths are killing the plant and homeowners want to know how to remove them. The growths are called…

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Contestants get their hands dirty with cake while digging for the ring.

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Surely one of the most widely recognized harbingers of spring is the bright yellow blooms of forsythia. These extremely durable shrubs have graced gardens for centuries. While beautiful in bloom, these plants grow quite large and may be more plant than your landscape can handle. Fortunately,…

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At times we all encounter some type of disappointment in life. This happens because we are imperfect people living in a world full of temptations and some times we make bad choices and get into situations that will cause failure. At some point in each of our lives we will be let down, talked…

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PRINCETON — Four men who were on the committee that drafted the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, a revised summary of faith for 14.8 million Southern Baptists, will gather in Princeton Monday to preach at the 33rd annual Western Kentucky Evangelism Conference.

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A dozen young Hawks and Spartans basketball players, their coaches and three referees gathered at center court in the Second Baptist Church activities building.

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As flakes of snow fell in the bright sunlight at the Christian County Chamber of Commerce, three Chamber Ambassadors transported Valentine’s Day gifts Friday morning to Sanctuary Inc., a nonprofit agency committed to helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Over the winter, some folks might see wiggly and weird house guests in their basements or on the ground floors of their home. These are house centipedes, and while native to the Mediterranean, are now found worldwide in various structures.

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Raymond and Elaine Perry, Hopkinsville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Southside Church of Christ Educational Building, 529 Country Club Lane.

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Hopkinsville resident Gwenda Motley is known as the collector of her family. She’s the keeper of her sister bell hooks’ books and artifacts. She has elephant figurines throughout her home as an homage to her sorority Delta Sigma Theta Inc. And, the bench her late mother sat on every Sunday a…

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A founding member of The Black Crowes rock band, Hopkinsville’s own Steve Gorman, returns home this month for two community events. The first is a book signing of his memoir, “Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of The Black Crowes” at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Library. The second is a concert by his band, Trigger Hippy, at the Alhambra Theatre.

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We had a power shortage the other day for several hours and it reminded me of how dependent we are on electricity. The house was dark and every time I went to do something, I realized there are no lights and I could not see. Finally, I turned off the flashlight and just sat down in my reclin…

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Parents: One of the best ways for your kids to cash flow their college education (yes, it’s totally possible) is by applying for scholarships. But the scholarship search can be an overwhelming and time-consuming process, especially for high schoolers who are already trying to balance school,…

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Valentine’s Day is coming! Prepare yourself for an onslaught of Instagram posts featuring bright flowers, sparkling jewelry and oversized teddy bears. Your feed is about to get #blessed. If you get to know me for more than 10 seconds, you know that’s not what I’m about. Heck, my husband isn’…

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Last week I looked at the nominees in the Acting categories for the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards. This week I’ll look at four more categories, even though I know we’re all here for Best Picture.

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It’s February, and Valentine’s Day is coming on the 14th! Romance books are the perfect pairing with all that candy! Here are some we recommend from the library:

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I was having a discussion with a friend the other day about how it seems that so many people are living in sadness and discouragement when he mentioned something that really made me think. He said that it was impossible to be depressed and walk in the joy of God’s presence at the same time. …

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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.

American Legion Post 68 in Kuttawa is hosting a free veterans appreciation breakfast for local veterans and their families from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at 373 Lakeshore Dr., in Kuttawa.

The regular monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Support Group will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville.

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The Glema Center is pleased to announce Phil Madeira in concert on Dec. 13 as part of its Hancock Bank & Trust Coffeehouse Series. Madeira is a Nashville-based musician, artist, songwriter and producer. Phil has been a behind-the-scenes shaker and…

Santa Claus is coming to town. He will be at the Dawson Springs Senior Citizens Center at 100 Clarkdale Court on Monday, Dec. 23.

The Princeton Art Guild and Gallery displays its members work for visitors to view or purchase. Art Guild owner Melissa Peek said this allows guild members' work to get recognized and appreciated by those who come in and take a…