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It may surprise us all to know that we have had no fewer than six hospitals in and around Hopkinsville — since the first of these, Western State Hospital, opened its doors in 1858. We have chosen Hopkinsville Hospital for today’s feature because it occupied the imposing (but sadly now demoli…

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Forcing spring-blooming trees and shrubs to flower indoors this winter can be a fun project with kids and a great way to kick the winter-time blues.

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Two decades ago, Milt and Janie Corley placed their faith in God to bring to life a place where people can learn about and experience agriculture in the great outdoors.

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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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Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to #TitanUp because the boys have done the improbable. After beating the Houston Texans to secure their NFL Wildcard playoff spot, the Tennessee Titans traveled to Gillette Stadium and upset the New England Patriots, possibly putting an end to the Belichick-B…

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Former Tennessee Titans cheerleader Stephanie Clark Longo spent years dancing under bright lights in big cities.

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For the most part, readers of this article often pride themselves on being do-it-yourselfers. But occasionally, we all need some landscaping advice. Whether you're considering hiring someone to help with a landscape design or the full service (design, installation and maintenance) here are s…

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From losing a few pounds to learning how to eat right, Americans vow to change their look -- and outlook -- on life with resolutions on New Year's Eve.

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The annual Holiday Decorations Contest recognizes the efforts of Hopkinsville residents and businesses that encourage community pride through holiday spirit.

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Winter and early spring can be tough on landscape plants, especially those within the sights of a hungry deer population. Damage can also occur from bucks rubbing trees with their antlers during the rutting season and other times of the year. The simple fact is that no tree or shrub is "deer…

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This time of the year brings a bunch of unwanted stress to some of us and will cause many of us to feel down, while others will even suffer with seasonal depression. There are several different causes for these unwanted negative feelings, which may consist of missing a loved one that has pas…

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Written for a show at New York's Cotton Club in 1931, composer Harold Arlen delivered the world of a song entitled "I Love A Parade." Both then and now it might be argued that almost everyone on the planet agrees with him.

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Fruit trees can look to be very appealing additions to the backyard while paging through new gardening catalogs. But keep in mind that not all listed fruits do well in western Kentucky. Important traits to consider when evaluating selected fruit trees and cultivars for your backyard are hard…

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Growing an amaryllis is an easy way to add tropical color to your home during an otherwise drab winter. Amaryllis is loved by many for its large four- to six-inch bell-shaped flowers which bloom in a range of dramatic colors including red, orange, salmon, pink, white and variegated. As many …

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Visitors sitting in the Rev. Dr. Joe Bufford's office at Hillcrest Baptist Church will notice the pastor clearly enjoys hunting in the great outdoors.

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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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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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Tri Vo of Princeton has been recognized as one of nearly 2,400 students named to the fall 2019 Austin Peay State University dean's list. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or greater.

Madisonville Community College has released its fall 2019 dean's list. Students named to the dean's List earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester and were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours at the 100-level or…

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.

"Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?"

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.

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,…

Caldwell Medical Center is marking a new stage of expansion and growth with the addition of the CMA Orthopedic Clinic in Princeton.

Madisonville Community College recently recognized Frank and Janet Corum as the 2019 Benefactors of the Year at the annual Madisonville College Foundation Gala.

The regular monthly meeting of the Hopkins-Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 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…

University of the Cumberlands has proudly accepted Macey Dukes of Dawson Springs for the upcoming academic year. Macey is welcomed into the UC Class of 2024.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites the public to celebrate the Festival of the Nativity from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 and 3-6 p.m. Dec. 8.