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When Morine Evans Alexander was born on Oct. 23, 1919, minimum wage was just 28 cents an hour, while a pound of bread would set you back a dime; 16 cents would buy you a quart of milk; and an eight-ounce package of Corn Flakes cost you just 14 cents.

The Messenger wants to know when your church will have its Living Nativity or other Christmas events. To get your living nativity in the paper we need to know where it will be, the dates, the times, and if tickets need to be purchased. Send the information by email to jcamp@the-messenger.com…

The Messenger wants to know when your church will have its Living Nativity or other Christmas events. To get your living nativity in the paper we need to know where it will be, the dates, the times, and if tickets need to be purchased. Send the information by email to jcamp@the-messenger.com…

The downtown streets of Madisonville are going to resemble that of a Hallmark movie over the next few days in preparation of the holiday season and the kick-off on December 2 with the Mistletoe Art Stroll.

The Hopkins County Family YMCA is hosting their annual fitness challenge as a way to help keep participants motivated and accountable during the holidays, which is often times the most difficult to stick to a routine, especially when it comes to working out.

The Messenger wants to know when your church will have its Living Nativity or other Christmas events. To get your living nativity in the paper we need to know where it will be, the dates, the times, and if tickets need to be purchased. Send the information by email to jcamp@the-messenger.com…

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Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday. Families may have their own unique Thanksgiving traditions, but one staple of this kickoff to the holiday season is bound to make its way to Thanksgiving dinner tables no matter how unusual families’ holiday celebrations may be: turkey.

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Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and reflect on one’s blessings. In 2022, Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on October 10, while Americans celebrate on November 24. In anticipation of these holidays, here are some interesting facts about the Thanksgiving celebration.

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Hopkins County Government Center, the Hopkins County Public Works and Sanitation departments and the City of Madisonville Public Works Department will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, Nov. 25.

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Thanksgiving Day is a week away, and so is the Run for the Hungry to benefit the Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County.

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On Tuesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order to relax the Commonwealth’s prohibition on medical cannabis, a move which drew harsh criticism from Kentucky Republicans.

The Messenger wants to know when your church will have its Living Nativity or other Christmas events. To get your living nativity in the paper we need to know where it will be, the dates, the times, and if tickets need to be purchased. Send the information by email to jcamp@the-messenger.com…

An assortment of area businesses will be offering special deals and discounts to active duty servicemen and women, as well as veterans, this Friday in recognition of Veterans Day.

The Messenger wants to know when your church will have its Living Nativity or other Christmas events. To get your living nativity in the paper we need to know where it will be, the dates, the times, and if tickets need to be purchased. Send the information by email to jcamp@the-messenger.com…

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The Messenger wants to know when your church will have its Living Nativity or other Christmas events. To get your living nativity in the paper we need to know where it will be, the dates, the times, and if tickets need to be purchased. Send the information by email to jcamp@the-messenger.com…

One man is dead following a hit and run in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is looking for any details about the accident that occurred on Tippett Road near Hanson.

The annual Pumpkin Painting Contest at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library have been tallied and the results are in. All winners are asked to please head to the library for your prize. Pumpkins must be picked up no later than November 18.

Major Beverly Mock, retired U.S. Air Force, has been chosen by the Hopkins County American Legion Post 6 to be the Grand Marshall of the 2022 Veterans Parade.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, in Madisonville, recognized that their Christmas decorations were in major need of a face lift so they are asking for the community’s help. The aim of these efforts is to have beautiful decorations for this Chri…

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The city of Dawson Springs will be getting three new council members as well as a new mayor after the votes from Tuesday’s general election were tabulated.

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In an effort to conduct its major annual fundraiser during a pandemic, the Dawson Springs Rotary Club hosted a calendar fundraiser in lieu of its auction in Nov. 2020.

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The need for school bus drivers is a national issue that has been going on for several years, however, this year it has been more prominent, here in Hopkins County as well.

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During the Hopkins County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday morning, Keenan Cloern, County Clerk spoke to the upcoming voting season as it is now November.

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Dawson Springs Police Officer Jim Saddler has made the School Resource Officer position his own as the first SRO for the Dawson Springs Independent School District.

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At the end of business on Wed. Oct. 26, Dawson Springs City Clerk Janet Dunbar not only called it a day, she called it a career.

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Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy Center opened a new location in Madisonville recently, as Hopkins County is one of the largest counties in the area the organization covers.

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library will be hosting Dawson Springs native, Emma Argo, this Saturday for a book launch and signing event.

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The new Hopkins County Long Term Recovery Center in now officially finished and poised to assist area residents as they continue to recover from last year’s devastating Dec. 10 tornado. That facility, along with a lot of hard work by a lot of people, is helping Hopkins County rebuild.

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The Hopkins County Fiscal Court this week approved Emergency Management Director, Nick Bailey’s request to look at the storm siren tower in Jasper, IN, to potentially purchase for Hopkins County.

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Joyce Blalock Cotton, 90, of Ocala, Florida and formally of Dawson Springs, passed away in Ocala, Florida. She was born May 22, 1931, in Hopkins County to the late David H. and Trean Blalock. She graduated from Dawson Springs High School and Kentucky Baptist Nursing School. She worked as a R…

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Ms. Carolyn Sigler of Dawson Springs went to be with the Lord on Dec. 10, 2021, at the young age of 78. She was born to the late Hugh D. Swatzell and the late Gertie Mae (Huddleston) Swatzell on Jan. 6, 1943, in Trigg County. She was one of seven children. Ms. Carolyn graduated from Caldwell…

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Wanda J. Thompson, 85, of Madisonville, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. She was born in Suthards on Thursday, Jan. 16, 1936, to the late William “Chester” Crook and the late Susan Mae Knight. She was a member of Soul’s Harbor Baptist Church in Madisonville. Mrs. Thompson had worked at Reg…

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