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Naomi Judd Inducted Into The Kentucky Legends Hall Of Fame
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Naomi Judd Reveals Severe Depression, Anxiety Battle [VIDEO]

I was scanning the channels and I stopped at a talk show and what I saw shocked me. It was a clip of ABC's Robin Roberts talking with Naomi Judd. Judd looked very different. My heart sank.

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‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Says Losing Weight is in Her Contract

I wasn't sure at first if I was going to watch it, but I absolutely love the new NBC drama This Is Us. Not to be too spoilery, but it's about three siblings who grew up in Pittsburgh and we see their lives then and now. It's very character driven and one of its stars, Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate, is making waves with what her contract for the show has in mind for her character. 

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Kentucky Ranked Fourth Fattest State in America

I know, my first thought was, oh not good. The fact is the entire country has been gaining more and more weight for the past two decades and now three quarters of Americans are overweight or obese. In this analysis from WalletHub, they have named Kentucky to be the fourth fattest state in the country. Here's what they found out.

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Water Price Set To Rise
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Drinking Water Violations In Kentucky Go Far Beyond a Chromium-6 Issue

Do you drink tap water? I haven't in over 10 years, and it wasn't specifically due to a threat to my health; filtered/bottled water just tastes better. About a month ago, I wrote about a study stating the highest levels of Chromium-6 in Kentucky's drinking water were in Daviess Co. In turns out, that Chromium-6 was just the beginning. According to the site FluksAqua, the entire state's drinking water quality violations total 194. So, what exactly are we dealing with?

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Flu Shots Aren’t Quite What They Used to Be [PHOTO]

I don't get sick a lot, and I know at least one reason why, good hand-washing and I always have a tiny bottle of hand sanitizer on me. However, this time of year, the flu bug starts to grow and for the last five years, I've been getting flu shots. I actually skipped last year, but I made it out alive. I started getting them after Zoey was born. I got my 2016 one today and the injection spot wasn't covered by a cute band-aid oh no, here's what was left.

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New Study Says Daviess County Has Highest Level of Chromium-6 in Drinking Water in Kentucky

Hexavalent chromium or chromium-6 first came to national attention when law clerk and now consumer advocate Erin Brockovich investigated the water from California-based company Pacific Gas & Electric. Now, a new study of the drinking water in 85 Kentucky counties finds the highest levels of chromium-6 right here in Daviess County

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7-Year-Old Mount Carmel, Illinois Boy Survives Rare Form of Cancer

As you all know, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  And we get the opportunity to share an amazing story with you.  A story that is a testament to the human will to survive and the power of progress.  Meet 7-year-old Blaine Hawkins of Mount Carmel, Illinois.  He has just beaten a rare form of cancer.  In fact, he's the first documented survivor of neuroblastoma that spread to the adrenal, spine and brain.  Here's Blaine's miraculous story of diagnosis and his unbelievable road to recovery.

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Owensboro NICU Reunion Set for September 25th

Families who have spent time in Owensboro Health Regional Hospital's NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) and health care workers from the unit are invited to a reunion on September 25th at the hospital.

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Legion Park Makeover [PHOTOS]

If you've driven down JR. Miller Boulevard lately you may have noticed the pretty little "face lift" Legion Park received this summer! 

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Owensboro Health Healthpark Natatorium to Undergo Renovations

Beginning September 3rd, the natatorium at the Healthpark will be closed for upgrades and improvements. Upgrades for the pool areas include installing a new deck around both the competition and warm water pools, painting of both pools, new lane lines and a digital scoreboard...

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Powerful New Texting-While-Driving Public Service Announcement Packs a Wallop [VIDEO]

It's fairly obvious by now that nobody, not a single one of us, should be texting while we're driving a vehicle. We shouldn't even have to tell people, should we?

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My First Time Giving Blood [PHOTOS]

I had a first on Wednesday. I donated blood to the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center via their Bloodmobile. I've only had blood work done once, and it was about a month ago. Yes, I'm a newbie at having needles stuck in my arm, well, I'm saying new since I haven't had a flu shot in 2 years, but it was no big deal.

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