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Texas High School Board Approves $62.8 Million Stadium

I never knew how big Texas high school football was until I saw the movie Friday Night Lights. The crowds are massive and they are dedicated. And while I respect any and all athletic funding, this story is making me think twice.

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Smithsonian Institute Showcases Items From Its Collection Prior To House Hearing
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Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Will Be Featured On New $20 Bill

It's about time! The Treasury Department announced Wednesday abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who helped free slaves on the Underground Railroad, will be featured on the new $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson.

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion Dollars
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Kentucky Lottery Launches Online Gambling Site

On Monday, online play officially began at the Kentucky Lottery website. It's pretty simple, ticket buyers won't have to stand in long lines if the Powerball builds up to almost $2 billion as it did earlier this year.

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Last-Minute Tax Filers Rush To File Returns
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Don’t Panic, Tax Day Is On Monday This Year

You know how I wrote earlier this week the price of postage had dropped, don't worry, nothing has changed. However, save your stamps for your tax returns until Monday. Tax Day is April 18th this year; here's why.

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Post Offices Brace For Busiest Mailing Day Of The Year
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U.S. Postal Service Dropping The Price Of A Stamp For The First Time In Nearly 100 Years

I just ran out of stamps, and I think I'm going to buy a bunch because, the U.S. Postal Service announced the price of a stamp is being lowered two cents beginning this week. 

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Low Gas Prices Put Certain Projects on the Backburner

You know the old sayings "You can't see past the end of your nose" or "You can't see the forest for the trees," right? Maybe that's us, when it comes to these incredibly welcome low gas prices.

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Panel Recommends Major Tax Law Changes
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Kentucky Department Of Revenue Puts Temporary Hold On Returns

I think one of the best parts of being a grown up in this day and age is the ability to e-file my tax returns. The process of checking boxes online and answering questions can be a little time-consuming, but when it's done, it's done. I just sit back and I wait on my refund. It turns out we'll all have to wait on our state returns and refunds for a little bit.

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Kentucky Wesleyan Enjoys Huge Donation Bump

The first seven months of Kentucky Wesleyan College's current fiscal year has been very lucrative. Through December 31st, the college received nearly double what it got during the same period in the previous year.

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion Dollars
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Powerball: Would You Take the Annuity or the Lump Sum?

Like many of you, I'm in with a group of folks who've gone in on getting tickets for the $1.5 billion Powerball drawing. (And if no one wins I'll get back in here and change that number, because this particular point applies in perpetuity.)

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion
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Here’s a Little Advice Should You Win the $1.5 Billion Powerball [VIDEO]

First of all, the advice isn't coming from me. What do I know about winning $1.5 billion? No, it comes from a financial adviser who explains all sides of becoming an instant billionaire.

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Dave Spencer’s ‘End-of-the-Day’ Loose Change Savings Account [VIDEO]

I can't remember the first time I heard the suggestion to take the change you have in your pocket at the end of the day and toss it in a large container in order to save money.

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Lexington-Based Company Will Sell Kentucky-Scented Candles

What does Kentucky smell like? Well, there's a small company in Lexington that has rounded up aromas that are unique to the Bluegrass State and has applied them to candles.

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