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The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host a Kentucky Irrigation Workshop on Wednesday at UK's Research and Education Center in Princeton.

Retired Adm. William H. "Bill" McRaven's first visit to his father's alma mater stirred emotions he hadn't expected Thursday in the hours before his address as part of the Murray State University Presidential Lecture Series.

According to the National Weather Service Paducah Bureau, Princeton has received nearly 6 inches of rain in the first half of the month.

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Hopkins County Extension District Board is coming up.

Two webinars hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association aims to shed some light on the memory disease, according to a news release from the association.

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is thrilled to announce the Grand Re-opening of the Pennyroyal Area Museum on Thursday, Feb. 27.

These establishments were inspected by the Hopkins County Health Department through Feb. 6:

The Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center board had its first meeting of the year and discussed plans.

• The Dawson Springs Independent Schools board of education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the school board office.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports recently:

In today’s world of package tracking and interconnectivity, an email from the U.S. Postal Service or even our Inspector General regarding mail delivery might seem legitimate.

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The defense attorney for Lt. Jefferson Alexander filed a motion Wednesday asking Christian Circuit Court to dismiss a first-degree perjury charge against Alexander or disqualify Christian County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling from prosecuting the case.

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Federal legislation that went into effect at the beginning of the year gives retirees more time to add to their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) and 401(K)s, but there’s a caveat to the good news.

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The Hopkinsville Community College main campus saw a slight increase in enrollment for the spring semester — around 1%. Though the Fort Campbell campus enrollment dropped from 662 students to 619 for the spring semester, around a 6% decrease.

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Students were given the floor to discuss issues such as mental health, the nickel tax and school safety Monday during the Delta and MYCity Youth Forum at the Christian County Middle School Performing Arts Center.

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The United Service Organizations Nashville and USO Fort Campbell is partnering with Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership and Wounded Warrior Project to host its first Empowering Women Career Summit next week. The event is scheduled for from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at Valor Hall in Oak Grove.

Sports stories from our other publications

It took nearly a week to get there and so many obstacles to overcome, but the Caldwell County Lady Tigers have their season sweep of Hopkins County Central with a Monday night victory at 47-37 on the road to start…

In varsity-only action on Monday night, the Lyon County Lady Lyons once again had a big uplifting game from freshman guard and catalyst Cathryn Brown in the first three quarters, but one turn at the end of the quarter changed…

Playing 24 hours before an unfamiliar venue at South Hopkins Middle School, the Caldwell County Lady Tigers returned to old familiar places in Princeton that they once called home, and on Throwback Tuesday night at the old Butler Stadium in…

The Dawson Springs Panther fans came out in full force for Tuesday night’s home game against Trigg County and they got quite a show.

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Jack Flaherty found it much more difficult to walk around the St. Louis Cardinals' annual fan festival without getting noticed this year, a byproduct of a breakout season in which he established himself as one of the game's best pitchers.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari watched his Wildcats fall behind by as many as 14 points in the first half and enter the locker room down with their biggest deficit of the season on the road at Vanderbilt.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert urged Congress to put restrictions on college athletes' ability to earn money from endorsements, telling a Senate committee Tuesday federal action is needed to “maintain uniform standards in college sports” amid player-friendly laws approved in Ca…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The debut of the new XFL had a punt blocked for a touchdown, a juiced-up crowd roaring for big plays and a player swearing during an in-game television interview.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker recalled making $400 a month when he began his career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, sleeping under his desk hoping to be noticed when coach Nick Saban walked in or out of the building.

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KHSAA announces matchups for Sweet 16

One former Webster County softball player will get the chance to compete with some of the best softball players in the world this week when the Liberty University Lady Flames travel to the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, FL…

The 2020 Second Region tournament proved to be a tough one for Webster County archery programs, despite some strong performances from some individual team members.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Auburn's depth wore down Arkansas and the 11th-ranked Tigers edged the Razorbacks in overtime.

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The Hopkinsville Tigers and Lady Tigers walked out of Cadiz with the sweep over Trigg County on Monday night. The boys walked out with a 69-53 win while the girls took home a 40-31 victory.

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The Christian County Colonels kept up with Warren Central for the first few minutes of the game, but the experience of the Dragons proved too much for the Cols Monday at CCHS.

Opinion stories from our sister publications

The Oscars were held Sunday evening and WalletHub released a report on the 2020 Oscars. Here are some notes from the report:

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Small steps in the right direction on the nation’s opioid crisis have helped life expectancy improve slightly for the first time in nearly three decades.

While legislators are meeting in Frankfort during this year’s General Assembly session, they will look for ways to improve Kentucky’s communities, grow the state’s workforce and provide an affordable way for students to attend and pay for college.

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If you’re reading this sentence, you’ve already invested more effort into your understanding of the world around you than most other people. By reading beyond the headline, you’ve made a conscious choice to better yourself through reading, to not take your assumptions for granted, to conside…

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Though it can’t be seen, heard or smelled, carbon monoxide poisoning — which is more prevalent during cold weather due to gas- and oil-burning furnaces and portable generators — can be deadly. But, it can also be prevented, according to the state Department of Health, which is urging Kentuck…

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Right before former Gov. Matt Bevin left office in early December, he issued a number of controversial pardons that rightfully caused a lot of concern.

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A bill that would outlaw female genital mutilation in Kentucky is moving forward speedily during this year’s legislative session. We hope it continues on the fast track and becomes law as quickly as possible.

In 2018, the General Assembly and Kentucky voters demonstrated their strong support for crime victims when they overwhelmingly adopted the Marsy’s Law constitutional amendment. Their intent was as clear as their message: “you deserve better, we support you, and your…

Living stories from our sister publications

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.

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

Caldwell County Elementary Schoo (Third Grade)

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…

The Kentucky Medical Association launched AIM for Better Care: Administrative Improvements in Medicine in September with the hope of helping patients and physicians with medical barriers they encounter.

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

Obituaries from our sister publications

Charlie Slaton, 82, of Princeton, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Princeton Health and Rehab Center.

Cynthia Kay Whitsett, 83, of Princeton, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The funeral for Terry Wayne Ramsey, 60, of Dawson Springs, will be at 2 p.m. today at Beshear Funeral Home.

Services for Harlan Gene Workman, 78, of the Charleston community of Dawson Springs, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs.

Funeral services for Margie Crick Perkins, 95, Barnsley, were Saturday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.

A private family funeral service for Mildred Jackson Ramage, 96, Dawson Springs, was Monday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Services for Margaret Pike, 96, Madisonville, will be at 1 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Hopkinsville.

The funeral service for Riley Flood, 7, Princeton, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan’s Funeral Home, Princeton.

Funeral services for Olis Hamby, 93, Hopkinsville, were Saturday at Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

Services for May Dean Mills Hopper, 85, Madisonville, will be at 1 p.m. today at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home, Madisonville.

A graveside service for family and friends of Roberta McMillin Robards, 94, Fredericksburg, Texas, and formerly of Dawson Springs and Americus, Ga., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. in New Beulah Cemetery in Hopkins County.

The funeral service for David Edward Carter, 79, Nebo, will be at 1 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Funeral services for Anna Deloris Hancock, 65, Mortons Gap, were Wednesday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.

Funeral services for Donald Wayne Morris, 51, Nebo, will be at 11 a.m. today at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City.

Services for Martha Lou Childress, 78, Dawson Springs, were Saturday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Rachel Mae Scott Abbott, 89, Dawson Springs, were Sunday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Services for L.D. Mathis, 91, Princeton, and formerly of Dawson Springs, were Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Sherri Marvel, 59, Earlington, were Wednesday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.

Services for Robert “Tommy” Hibbs, 75, of Dawson Springs, will be at 11 a.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville.

A memorial service for Lucile Gee Kirby Cottrell, 85, Hopkinsville, will be at a later date.

The funeral for Samuel Ray "Sam" Hatfield, 74, Rabbit Ridge, was Sunday at Beshear Funeral Home.

A memorial service for Ashley Nicole Parker Mills, 27, Port Orange, Fla., and formerly of Dawson Springs, will be Jan. 12 in Port Orange.

Services for Franklin R. "Frank" Lapradd, 87, Calvert City, were Thursday at Collier Funeral Home, Benton.

Services for Rita Grace Ridley, 99, were Monday at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, and Tuesday afternoon at Dawson Springs Primitive Baptist Church.

The funeral service for Linda Sue Ezell Adcock, 71, Madisonville, was Dec. 17 at Harris Funeral Home, Madisonville.

Services were Dec. 14 for Margaret Helen Maness, 90, Martin, Tenn., at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin.

The funeral for Dara Marie Frost, 82, Dawson Springs, will be Friday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Frank Eugene Langdon, 87, Madisonville, were Saturday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home.

The funeral for Kathleen Wiggins Bernhardt, 85, Rochester, N.Y., and formerly of Dawson Springs, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Beshear Funeral Home.