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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…

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The top spellers from each elementary and middle school in the Hopkins County School District congregated Jan. 24 at Madisonville Community College to compete in the annual Hopkins County Spelling Bee.

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What will this decade bring for our small communities? Recently we were going around Mortons Gap and Nortonville. We grew up when families worked hard and were proud to own their own homes.

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I love hearing memories of Ole E’ton. Before Maloney’s Store opened on the corner of N. Railroad and Clark, the business there which fascinated kids of all ages was known as Brown’s Junk Store. Walking down Railroad St. (now known as Lee Trover Todd St) toward the ole Company Store, one coul…

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The Kentucky Soybean Association (KSA) is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2020, and during the preparations for such a milestone, one name kept popping up. George Martin of Nebo has been actively involved in leadership of the soybean association since 1975, a mere five years after the…

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Good morning Hopkins County, what a beautiful day it is here in the heart of the west Kentucky coalfield. Even though it was 19 degrees this morning and spitting snow, it is still a beautiful day.

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Madisonville Community College has released the Fall 2019 Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester and were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours at the 100-level or higher.

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Blair is a 6-month-old kitten, and this beautiful girl and her brother, Banjo, have been at HCHS since Aug. 30, and are our longest resident kittens! Life as a kitten in a shelter is sometimes ruff, but Blair is always happy and ready to play! She loves to cuddle and romp around with her ken…

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A year ago, I shared with you all the list of books I read in 2018 and set a goal for myself of reading 26 books in 2019, or one book every two weeks. This didn’t sound like a tremendously hard thing to do, but I found myself shy by four books at Thanksgiving. Nevertheless, as I write this, …

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Happy Wednesday, Dawson Springs. As coordinator of Fun Night, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my fellow members of the Dawson Springs Community Schools Parent-Teacher Organization to invite you to bring a lawn chair on down to the city park on Friday night for some fine en…

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The Conservatory of Music held its Spring Piano Concert on May 14 at First United Methodist Church. Each student performed one or two pieces of music from memory or in duet form.

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I kept my hand raised for so long I thought it might fall off. “Young man,” Representative Gumpster, who was introducing the 999056 bill, said. “Pages aren’t allowed to speak in session. Therefore, this better be urgent. Please stand and state your name... Oh, you’re Woody, correct?”

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Greetings to and from Anton wherever you are. I have had two people ask where Anton is lately, so let me say we are east of Pennyrile Parkway 169, but I do write about people and students in the Brown Road area, as well as those that attend JMMS, even if they are not on the east side of the …

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Happy Wednesday, Dawson Springs. As coordinator of Fun Night, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my fellow members of the Dawson Springs Community Schools Parent-Teacher Organization to invite you to bring a lawn chair on down to the city park Friday night for some fine enter…

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This is Sugar. She is approximately 1.5 years old. Sugar loves to play outside and gets along well with children and big dogs. Sometimes she is a little aggressive around small dogs. Her adoption fee has been sponsored so she is ready for a good home. To meet Sugar and other dogs and cats, v…

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The United Way of the Coalfield chili cook off will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today at the Farmer's Market Pavilion at the Hopkins County Fairgrounds. Bowls of chili, fixings and a drink will be offered for $5. All proceeds benefit the United Way of the Coalfield. For more informatio…

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EARLINGTON -- God is great, and greatly to be praised. How are you this fine morning? We are blessed, dear friend.