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Freeze damage to woody plants in the fall is just like plant damage in the spring, in that the newest growth (also termed softwood growth) will receive the most substantial damage. Also, broadleaf evergreens seem to bear the brunt of damage compared to conifers or deciduous trees and shrubs.

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My sister in Christ Duoatto Duo once said to me, "Sis when a person walks around mad and lashing out, we cannot take it personal because the person is really mad at themselves or they hate the person that they have become due to the lack of joy in their own lives."

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"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10

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Composting is an environmentally beneficial process to dispose of leaves and other yard wastes. When you compost leaves, yard debris, and kitchen waste, a microbial process converts these items into a more usable organic amendment. You can use finished compost to improve soil structure in ga…

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An especially common mistake many gardeners make is realizing that a large shrub or tree was planted in exactly the wrong spot in your landscape. Maybe it was planted too close to the house and is growing under the eave. Or it might be blocking a view. A new addition to a home is another com…

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The Kentucky New Era, which sprang to life in Hopkinsville in 1869 -- just four years after the cessation of the Civil war -- has had a number of homes. The first of these were several locations on East Sixth Street. Now it has a new one, on a site that is part and parcel of the downtown rev…

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From his childhood teachers to the career-elevating opportunities he's been offered, Pembroke native Eric Coleman believes every relationship in his life has been instrumental to his overall purpose.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: These listings are provided by each school and include students who achieved principal's list and honor roll for the first grading period of the 2019-2020 school year. Contact the individual school to submit any corrections.

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One of the most diverse groups of ornamental trees is the crabapples. They truly are a plant that offers four seasons of beauty to your landscape. But chances are when you think of crabapple you think of the spotted, diseased foliage and big gnarly fruits that you have to mow around or else …

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Thanksgiving is in November, and the fall weather has really kicked in. At the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, we think that's the perfect excuse to grab a blanket and a pile of cozy mysteries and read the day away! Here are five Thanksgiving-themed cozy mysteries that are perf…

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A New Jersey artist with Christian County roots, Laurie Mitchell painted the landscapes of rich farmland she grew to love in Kentucky.

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So often we hear that fall or winter is a particularly good time to do certain things in the landscape. This is usually due to the fact that plants have entered into winter dormancy. You can compare dormancy to an extended period of "rest" for plants, when they are relatively inactive in ter…

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We all know that darkness is the absence of light. Darkness is sometimes referred to as evil or bad. In the Bible darkness symbolizes sin.

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Da-da-da-dum (snap, snap)

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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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Cookies for dogs are a new offering at this year's Cookie Walk. The event is scheduled for 3-6:30 p.m. Friday and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Life Center. There will also be fellowship and live entertainment. Proceeds from the…

The Caldwell County Trail of Tears Commission hosted a program late last month at Caldwell County Elementary School in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still…

Last week I gave you my yearly rant about the commercialization of the holiday we call Christmas. This week I am asking you to think about Christmas - not the decorations or the gifts, but why the first Christmas happened,…

The fall tag sale sponsored by the Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center is scheduled for Nov. 7, 8 and 9, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Anyone who would like to donate items for the sale should notify Wanda…

The regular monthly meeting of the Hopkins-Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 9:15 a.m. at the Hopkins County Senior Center located at 200 N. Main Street, Madisonville. For additional information, contact Cindy Tabor at 270-886-9484…

In July, Cathy Lewis received an email from Super Delicious, casting company for Food Network, asking her to submit an audition video to be on the network's Halloween or Holiday Wars.

Hebrews, chapter eleven, is commonly known as "the faith chapter." The chapter gives a summary of the acts of faith exhibited by some of the Bible's great characters - Noah, Abraham, Moses, and others. Toward the end of the chapter,…

"You will receive power and the Holy Ghost will come upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and all Judea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth."

The growing options for outsourcing meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking can be called time-saving blessings or culture-destroying curses. In the end, they're probably a complicated mix of both.