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River Birch is a great landscape tree that adapts well to both wet and dry sites. It is favored for its attractive exfoliating bark. It has only a few pest issues. Currently one is active causing new leaves to become distorted and corrugated-like. This is caused by an aphid with a peculiar n…

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The love of a mother is definitely a sacrificial unconditional love. You see a mother will love and stand by her children regardless of the things that they do good or bad. A mother is a woman that conceives a child and carries them in her womb and that child becomes a part of her. A mother …

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Dating from about 1840, and standing on the site of what is now the new Christian County Sheriff's Department, was an unusual log house, built in the Temple Form Greek Revival style (although a most basic model). This house was featured in our Aug. 11, 2017 article, which coincided with the …

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Plant diseases occur in most gardens; many on a yearly basis, others sporadically. Why disease occurs often is dependent on the weather. In fact, there are three conditions that must exist for a disease to be present: a host, a pathogen and a favorable environment.

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Carpenter bees have been very active the last few weeks and residents have been calling alarmed by these large bees flying near eaves. Quite often it is the male carpenter bee that is seen patrolling the area. The male carpenter bee is unable to sting and the females are not aggressive, but …

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DJ Bailey has proven he can squeeze dozens of lemons and make some tasty lemonade.

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The Extension office receives several calls a year from growers concerned about ground-nesting or digger bees in their gardens. There are many different species of these bees, and while their sizes can vary, they are generally hairy and dark or metallic in color. Many of these bees are activ…

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With servants' hearts and a mission for God, 17 students and three adults from Northpoint Christian School in Southaven, Mississippi, spent four days this week ministering in Hopkinsville.

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White onions, green and red peppers sizzled on the flat top grill Monday at Big Fellaz restaurant in downtown Hopkinsville.

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Standing at attention and making the traditional three-finger salute, Olivia Luttrull recited the Boy Scout Law to open the Scouts BSA Troop 3013 Tuesday night meeting at First Christian Church.

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From singing gospel hymns celebrating the resurrection of Christ to hiding and seeking brightly-colored eggs, local churches, businesses and groups have Easter activities planned for all ages.

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Bright lights, big fashion and high heels.

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Editor's note: These are the listings for principal's list and honor roll for Christian County private schools, Todd County schools and Trigg County schools for the third grading period of the 2018-2019 school year. Lists are submitted by the schools. To make corrections to the list, contact…

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Editor’s note: These are the listings for principal’s list and honor roll for Christian County Public Schools for the third grading period of the 2018-2019 school year. Lists are submitted by the schools. To make corrections to the list, contact the school. Someone from the school will infor…

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Days after her 40th birthday in November 2015, Hopkinsville native Michelle James found a lump in her breast. Weeks later she learned the tumor was malignant. She had breast cancer.

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Trees are a valuable asset to our home landscape. In addition to blooms, texture, and fall color, trees also help reduce energy bills by casting shade on our homes during summer. People are often reluctant to plant large shade trees because they don't want to wait 20 years or more to enjoy t…

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Explore the small businesses of Hopkinsville, sample refreshments and enjoy live-entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m. today during Downtown Stroll, Sip and Shop along the streets of the renaissance district.

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A two-week visit to Israel last fall inspired Casky Baptist Church pastor Jesse Brown to plan an "unusual" event for his congregation and the community.

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Each season, apple diseases are a threat to home orchard productivity and fruit quality. Now is an important time to manage some of these destructive diseases. There are many cultural practices that can be implemented now and in the coming weeks to reduce the threat of diseases such as apple…

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Backyard grapes will soon begin to break dormancy, so grape growers will want to take steps now to prevent anthracnose disease. Grape anthracnose most commonly occurs on shoots and berries; however fruit stems, leaves, petioles and tendrils are also susceptible. Anthracnose reduces the quali…

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Floki is a 3-year-old short hair tiger striped male cat who is up to date on his shots, neutered, front claws declawed and is available for adoption. He is one of many relinquished, abandoned or ceased each month and brought to the Christian County Humane Society. Animals can be seen and ado…

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America's favorite pastime just got a little more spirited with a new partnership between Hopkinsville's Casey Jones Distillery and the Bowling Green Hot Rods, a Minor League Baseball team and Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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More than 600 students, faculty, alumni, current and founding board members and guests packed the Heritage Christian Academy gymnasium Thursday morning to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independent, Christian, non-denominational, board-run, college-preparatory school.

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After hearing news reports of school shootings last summer and fall, Christian County resident Carol Gibson wept and prayed to God for a way she could help local students.

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For several years Hopkinsville resident Rose Thorpe has been interested in weight loss and eating better.

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Three women, one's husband and a Nashville architect have come together to restore the Peoples Bank of Pembroke -- not to operate as a bank again but to generate a different type of currency.

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The Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a great Kentucky flowering tree. It is fast growing and reaches a small to medium height that works well with today's smaller landscapes. Its bright dark pink blooms are among the earliest to herald in spring. It also has attractive heart-shaped leav…

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University Heights Academy freshman Riley Harper will study art at Sotheby's Summer Institute this July in the Big Apple.

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“If you’re struggling with something. If there’s something preventing you from moving on, moving forward – no matter how big or small – this is a great way to learn how to let it go,” said women’s bible study leader Jana Bishop Tuesday night at the Hopkinsville YMCA.

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Hillcrest Baptist Church invites anyone with special needs to get dressed up and dance the night away during Night to Shine from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Silo Event Center, 110 John Rivers Road.

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In an effort to put cultural African garments on display in Hopkinsville, three elementary school students participated in a photo shoot Saturday at Peace Park with photographer Vanessa Lynch.

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The 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Madisonville will feature two prominent speakers from Hopkinsville.

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The Rev. Ollie Dixon and the members of the former Christian Faith Temple are moving into a new phase of the 30-year-old ministry.

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The Alzheimer's Association will have programs to help guests understand more about the disease.

Baptist Health Madisonville plans to celebrate cancer survivors on National Cancer Survivors' Day on June 2. The day serves as a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration to those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and…

Kathleen Oliver of Princeton is pleased to announce the engagement of her, and the late Bill Oliver's, daughter, Carol Oliver, to Todd Turcotte, the son of the late Joan and Gerald "Jerry" Turcotte.

Going on today is a public blood drive at Madisonville Fire Department. Baptist Health Madisonville will be there to draw blood from 9 to 11 this morning

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All information from restaurant inspections is provided by the Christian County Health Department. A minimum score of 85 with no critical violations is considered passing. Restaurants have a chance to increase their scores by correcting critical problems while the inspector is on-site. Inspe…

Most Americans probably have not thought much about Iran lately. Then Monday morning came, and we woke up to headlines like the New York Times, "Citing Iranian Threat, U.S. Sends Carrier Group and Bombers to Persian Gulf."

The fourth annual Mule Days Pageant has been scheduled and participants are invited to sign up.

The Pennyroyal Master Gardeners will host the seventh annual Lawn and Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Service, 75 Cornwall Drive, Madisonville.

The Pennyrile Homemakers met on April 12 at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for their monthly meeting.

The YW Club met Thursday, April 18, in the dining room at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.

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All information from restaurant inspections is provided by the Christian County Health Department. A minimum score of 85 with no critical violations is considered passing. Restaurants have a chance to increase their scores by correcting critical problems while the inspector is on-site. Inspe…

Easter is about as late as can be on the calendar this year, but it has finally arrived.

Auditions for "Oliver!" will be held on May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on the campus of Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Kentucky.

Shelley Gobin, CEO of Health First Community Health Center was recently recognized at the Kentucky Health Center Network (KHCN) 2019 Leadership Conference.