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Kicking off the holiday season, the Pennyroyal Arts Council and Brooke Bailey Dance Addiction & Gymnastics collaborated to present the third annual production of The Nutcracker ballet at the Alhambra Theatre.

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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 must mow around or else rak…

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The Trigg County 2022 Festival of Trees kicks off with a reception at 4 p.m. Saturday just before the Cadiz-Trigg County Christmas Parade.

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“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.” — Luke 18:10

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Hopkinsville Electric System (HES) helped get downtown looking good this week by hanging Christmas decorations over the streets. The holiday season is upon us and Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation will host a Christmas Tree Lighting at Founders Square that will begin at 6 p.m. Friday night D…

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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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Twelve years ago in November, almost to the day, we first looked at the 1883 Moseley House on South Virginia. At that time, this unique late Victorian offering was in fairly decent shape. Since then, however, it has fallen into a state of disrepair, and — save for its latter day knight in sh…

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This year’s Trigg County Relay for Life Survivors Dinner saw a good number of participants following its return to the community after a two-year hiatus, noted Survivor Chairman Tammy Phillips.

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Most families have faced the devastating truth regarding family heirlooms — they often get lost or sold to satisfy the debts of an estate. Seldom do those heirlooms find their way back to the family. However, one local family has the opportunity to reclaim a 137-year-old heirloom with a bit …

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Making a garden interesting through the year starts by selecting shrubs with multiple interest or attractive features such as beautiful flowers, colorful fruit, exfoliating bark, or outstanding fall color. Now is a great time to select shrubs for planting this fall. During the fall, the soil…

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Captivated by stories of opera singer Jenny Lind, the French general Marquis de Lafayette and other notable visitors, Mark Guth and his late wife were drawn to the old Canton Hotel.

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The struggle is real. We were born into sin; so therefore our flesh wrestles to do what is right. Many of are torn between the two. In the Bible; Romans 7:15 states, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. This particular verse allows us to se…

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Injury to the thin bark of young trees and vines may occur when sunlight heats the lower trunk during the dormant season. If bark tissues are coaxed out of dormancy because of warm temperatures, they can be damaged or killed when the air temperature drops on cold nights. Damage appears in su…

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Among the entries for this year’s Trigg County Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show were two covers that guild member Robin Vidrick described as lovely.

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It was a beautiful fall day Wednesday afternoon at the War Memorial Walking Park in Oak Grove. The weather is supposed to be pleasant for the next few days, making it the perfect time of year to enjoy the fall colors outdoors.

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The 9th Annual Bluegrass on (Lake) Beshear Pickin’ Life event will take place in Dawson Springs from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.

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The Purchase Chess Foundation hosted its first scholastic chess tournament since February 2020, the USCF Membership Tournament, which was held Saturday at the Paducah Innovation Hub.

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With temperatures expected to drop into the 40’s and 50’s, now is the time to bring your tropical plants and houseplants back indoors to protect them from the upcoming cold weather. Most tropical plants suffer at temperatures below 40 degrees; a few are damaged below 50 degrees.

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The Murray State University Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts will present “The Fisherman and His Wife”, on Friday, at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. All performances are in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre on the campus of Murray State University.

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The war was not going too well in the early 1940s, when James “Jim” Ethridge was a self-described “little tagalong,” hanging out with young men who were three and four years older than he was.

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Krishna L. Davis, a 1995 graduate of Christian County High School, was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in a ceremony at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership in Fort Knox.

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Fall temperatures have arrived and for many gardeners the cooler nights and shorter day length signal the end of another gardening season. Most will begin turning their thoughts to ordering garden catalogs or watching other people garden on television. But don’t put away your gardening glove…

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The book “Notables of Todd County” will be the focus of a book release event on Saturday, September 10, at the Milliken Memorial Community House located at 208 West Main Street in Elkton.

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There are six grass species grown commonly in Kentucky lawns: bluegrass, tall fescue, the fine fescues group, perennial ryegrass, bermudagrass, and zoysiagrass. The first four are considered cool-season grasses meaning they grow best in cooler weather but generally remain green year-round, e…

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Yellowjackets are often considered the most dangerous stinging insects in the United States. They tend to be unpredictable and usually will sting if the nest is disturbed. During late summer and fall, yellowjacket colonies are nearing maturity and huge numbers of workers are out foraging for…

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Soon gardeners will begin putting their perennials to bed for the winter. Adding mulch, cutting back old growth, and tidying beds are common practices in the weeks following a heavy frost. Although these are valid gardening tasks, I for one would like a little more effort from my garden. Aft…

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The Todd County Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for the 2022 Todd County Bale Trail — the ninth year for the popular roadside contest.

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Lace bugs are small insects, 1/4 to 1/8 inch long, broad, flattened and somewhat rectangular in shape. Their bodies are usually brown or black, but their wings are partially transparent and lace-like. Lace bugs use their sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap. Damage ranges from a few scatt…

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The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced student Logan N. Cherry, from Hopkinsville, KY, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commi…

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Fruit cracking is a major physiological disorder that can cause significant damage to a wide variety to fruit including tomato, cherry, apple, pepper, peach, watermelon, and cantaloupe.

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Christian theology historically confesses that Jesus is both truly God and truly man. While there are aspects of this union that are certainly mysterious, the Scripture is clear. The apostle John wrote, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of th…

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There are many, many, many interesting stories that make up the fabric of Trigg County’s history, notes Paul Fourshee, who together with Kim Fortner has co-authored “On This Date,” a coffee table book that has compiled those stories of the county’s 200-plus years of history into a single pub…

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Unfounded claims that bats get stuck in people’s hair, that all bats have rabies, and Hollywood’s influence (i.e., blood-sucking vampires) often put bats in a negative light. The truth is bats are truly important just how important bats to the environment.

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One problem showing up in landscapes is a canker disease causing wilt and dieback on rhododendron, caused by the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea.

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Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. -Luke 7:2‭-‬3 ESV

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In the past, the Wednesday night sessions have brought around 100 people, sometimes more, sometimes fewer, to the John L. Street Library in Cadiz to enjoy a little summer reading.

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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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Nerves, poise and intelligence were all on full display on Tuesday night as 37 students in grades 3-8 took the stage for the Inaugural Literacy Council Spelling Bee at The Alhambra Theatre. The event, which was divided into two grade divisions, was sponsored by the Christian County Literacy …

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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.