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The Dawson Springs Family Resource Youth Services Center was the recipient of a $400 donation made by longtime banking professionals Paul Hooks, Christy Sisk, Nancy Shelton and Amie Thomas.

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Sabrina is up for adoption at Hopkins County Humane Society. This sweet girl is all smiles and love while she patiently awaits the moment she meets her furever family. Sabrina is a 2-year-old, 50-pound Terrier mix. She is great with other dogs and kids. She’s a laid back, lovable girl. Sabri…

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Hopkins County Schools has focused on the theme “Vision 2020 — Learn & Inspire” throughout this school year. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tried our best to keep that focus while serving our children and the community in ways we could not have anticipated last August.

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As your Circuit Court Clerk, I thank the citizens of Hopkins County for their patience and understanding during this difficult and challenging time. We are still doing our best to serve the public in the areas that we are able.

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In one of Hank Williams Jr’s songs, he says, “I never back down and I love a good challenge.” I feel the same, but I surely never thought I would face a challenge like this!

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At this time of uncertainty, I would like to thank you all for following the requests from the President and Governor of Kentucky during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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As I write this, the citizens of our communities and our country have made significant alterations to their lifestyles. We are thirsty for answers and hungry for resolve. However, there remains great uncertainty over the course of the foreseeable future.

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Good morning, Dawson Springs. Spring break is just around the corner, and with the current concerns and restrictions on travel, there is a gem of a local option for you to consider. The boat dock, mini-golf, 18-hole golf course, campground, hiking trails, lodge, and cabins will be up and run…

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Greetings Anton neighbors near and far. The news recently has made us wary of handshakes and hugs, but smiling and waving are still in high regard so practice them frequently. There is always a way to lift someone’s day.

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I have enjoyed writing the trilogy of E’ton’s Black Heritage. My sister and I have researched many of these surnames for our Gone But Not Forgotten books, but we didn’t attempt to put together three to five generations when we did those.

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Good morning, Hopkins County. It’s another day closer to spring, and another beautiful day in the heart of the west Kentucky coalfield. As always the Hardwick family hopes and prays that you and yours have had a great week since my last article.

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State aid has been eliminated from the House budget. If this budget passes as written, it will affect every public library in the state. Please read below and take action!

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Meet Dodger. Dodger is a 6-month-old, 45 lb bundle of love. Dodger is great with other dogs and loves to play with his kennel-mate out in the yard. He has a beautiful personality to go with his beautiful eyes, and he’s at the perfect age to grow and learn with his furever family. Dodger woul…

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Girl Scout Troop 892 recently toured the Madisonville Police Department. Before the tour, they gifted 50 care bags for our men and women in “Blue” to offer hanks for taking care of our community. Pictured are, from left, Bella Willis, Elizabeth Thornton, Hadley Webb, Adalynn Willis, Lucia Ha…

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Meet Dodger. Dodger is a 6-month-old, 45-pound bundle of love. Dodger is great with other dogs and loves to play with his kennel-mate out in the yard. He has a beautiful personality to go with his beautiful eyes, and he’s at the perfect age to grow and learn with his furever family. Dodger w…

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The Coronavirus pandemic is effecting many areas of our lives — our jobs, schools, events, vacations and daily habits. This is a respiratory virus, similar to the flu, but it’s more severe.

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The City of Nebo will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, March 17 to discuss the Union Cemetery fence repairs. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Nebo Community Center, 100 South Bernard St. The public is invited to attend, especially those with interests in the Union Cemetery. Contac…

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Ms. Jessie is one of my favorite E’ton poets. I love her ‘30s word choices and expressions which seem to have remained a part of her in her 90 years.

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Want some information on D&D? Heard of it, but only heard scary things? Dungeons and Dragons brings so many learning and educational opportunities to the foreground.

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Greetings Anton neighbors near and far. Happy belated birthday to Beverly Lander who celebrated her day on March 4. I remembered the anniversary as it’s the same as ours, but I slipped up on the birthday.

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Good morning, Hopkins County. What a night — hard winds and thunderstorms. However, this is a new day, and it’s a beautiful day in Hopkins County and as always, the Hardwicks hope and pray that you and yours have a had a great week.

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Ebony is around 1-year-old and came to HCHS as a stray on Sept. 14, and has been patiently waiting for her furever family to find her. This black beauty is super sweet, but a little shy around new people! When she warms up to you it’s all purrs, and head rubs, and cuddling — believe us when …

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This has been a sad week for E’ton and our communities. Kathryn Glover Fox, who was a staple on Wilson Street throughout my childhood and teen years, passed away at the age of 98. Her late husband Herman Fox was a classmate (EHS ’36) and close friend of my dad Liggett Cothran.

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Hi, I’m Ashley! I am the Adult Programming and Marketing Coordinator at HCMPL I’d like to share with you our services, programs and special events going on this month.

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Mama Mia! This sweet 2-year-old cat is looking for her “purrever” home at Hopkins County Humane Society! She is a Domestic Shorthair Brown Tabby, this girl has some gorgeous red/auburn colors in her too! She’s a sight to see, and just so lovely to be around! She’s the queen of head bops, lov…

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Greetings Anton neighbors near and far. Writing this on Feb. 26 with sleet and snow flurries part of the day along with daffodils. There are lots of bright cheery “March” flowers in my yard and the snowflakes did not stay.

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Good morning Hopkins County. Any day is a beautiful day, some better that others. The Hardwicks hope and pray that you and yours have had a great week since my last article.

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If you are looking for a new job, today is your opportunity to visit with area employers at the Hopkins County Job Expo. The event will be on the MCC Campus in the Steve Beshear Community Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and you are encouraged to dress professionally and bring y…

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The Hopkins County Chapter of the AARP is getting a wonderful start 2020 with President Don Rickard and its membership drive. The February program honored Black History with information on the background of the A.M.E. Zion Temple and its contribution to education by the Rev. Deborah Slaton.

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Good morning Hopkins County. Where had you rather be than here in the Heart of the West Kentucky Coalfield? We are one week closer to spring. The weather for this time of year is OK.

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Mardi Gras is Tuesday. It is known as Fat Tuesday, the last day of the Carnival season. It is a major tourist attraction for New Orleans. It falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

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Greetings Anton neighbors near and far. It is another rainy day as I write this, and once again I urge you to travel safely and do not drive thru standing water.

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Charles and I want to wish you a Happy Valentines Day on Friday! Many of us will be celebrating with special dates, dinners, balloons, flowers, cards or chocolate! Valentines Day is one of the most celebrated traditions around the world! Take a few minutes to hug and say I love you to your s…

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I often ponder on the differences in the actions and language of individuals today and in times past. The new year seems to have piled up more and more differences. When I was a teen in church youth group, we were taught that if neighbors needed assistance and we could make a difference in t…

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Hi, I’m Ashley, the Adult Programming and Marketing Coordinator at HCMPL. I’d like to share with you our services, programs and special events going on this month.

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The Russian National Ballet comes back to the Glema. During the U.S. Bank Family Series show, the ballet will present “Sleeping Beauty,” Friday, Feb. 21.

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Greetings Anton neighbors near and far. I forgot about Ground Hog’s Day, but I heard the good news that spring is on its way. I had socks on until I got under the covers last night but my toes are still anxiously awaiting warmer weather.

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Good Morning Hopkins County. It has been raining all night and continues at this very moment to just pour down however, it is still a beautiful day. Just think according to Phil the Ground Hog (can’t spell his first name), spring will be six weeks early. I am ready.

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I enjoy church music, but E’ton Christian Church had a special surprise this past Sunday with Phoebe Jenkins Drape and her spouse Dave. Phoebe’s dad was pastor of the church in the late 50s and early 60s, and Phoebe (EHS ’62) and her brother Phillip were members of an active youth group at t…

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The flu bug is still sticking around and many area schools have cancelled classes. Frequent hand washing is the best way to prevent illness. Get plenty of sleep and drink a lot of liquids to prevent dehydration. Chicken noodle soup is a good food to have in the pantry. Healthy tips to follow…