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The Little Known Story of How Green River Appliance Got their Name

If you live in Owensboro, you have heard about Green River Appliance. It's been in business since 1964 but do you know the backstory of how it came to be? Well, it's kind of a crazy one! I had the pleasure of chatting with Ray Chambers, owner and operator, about their family's rich history in the Owensboro area.

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Owensboro Fire Department Celebrating 150th Anniversary Saturday

The Owensboro Fire Department began serving the community in 1866. They are ready to celebrate with a big 150th birthday party this Saturday at the Owensboro Convention Center.

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Are Songs Strong Memory Triggers for You Like They Are for Me?

It's weird. Here I am getting ready to go on vacation in a couple of weeks and within in the last couple of DAYS, I've heard four songs that really sent me back in time...to PREVIOUS vacations.

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Kentucky Unseen Photo Exhibit Now Open At John James Audubon Park

Linda Bruckheimer, wife of Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimier, grew up in Louisville. She moved to California as a teenager. She's written two best-selling novels about Kentucky. Now, a very special photography exhibit about Kentucky roadside attractions that was inspired by Bruckheimer's childhood trip with her mother along Route 66 is on display at John James Audubon Park in Henderson.

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What Were the Hottest Tech Trends in 1776?

It's probably weird to think of the phrase "hottest tech trends" and "1776" in the same train of thought, but I suppose TECHNOLOGY has always been with us.

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Olivia de Havilland’s 100th Birthday–Yes, She’s Still Alive and Looks Great–Reminds Me of a Funny Story

I happened to see a picture of legendary actress Olivia de Havilland online and learned it was because she's celebrating her 100th birthday this weekend. And she looks SENSATIONAL!

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Rockport #3 On “Slow-Paced Small Towns” In Kentucky List [PHOTOS]

In Ohio County, there are a lot small towns and even smaller communities. I came upon an "Only in Your State" list a couple of weeks ago of the top 15 "Slow-Paced Small Towns" in Kentucky and Rockport, in the southwest part of the county right on the Muhlenberg Co. border landed at number three. I made a a little road trip and snapped some pictures.

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 - Day 1
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Mesker Amphitheatre Set Lists Archive

Mesker Amphitheatre in Evansville was one of the places to see live concerts in the Tri-State. Sadly, in 2009, Mesker hosted its final concert and it had to be shut down until infrastructure upgrades are made. I found something cool. A site where you can find and add set lists from Mesker concerts of the past. Here's one I remember well.

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Mystery Landmarks In Owensboro [PHOTOS]

I know I should get out more, but lately I've noticed two landmarks in Owensboro that are, at least to me, a mystery.

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Owensboro Highway Street Sign Renamed for Fallen Soldier [VIDEO]

In 1967, Larissa Lewis, like so many mothers of the day, received the awful news that her son, Charles Rates Lewis Jr., was killed in Vietnam. He was ambushed. Charles was only 22 years old.

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Map Dot, Kentucky Offers Unique Look At State

Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite Facebook page... Map Dot, Kentucky! This page will virtually take you all over our beautiful state from Possum Trot to Pikeville, hitting all the small-town highlights along the way.

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Muhammad Ali Lighting The Olympic Torch At The 1996 Games An Inspiration To Everyone [VIDEO]

The world has lost an icon, an activist, an entertainer, and one of the best athletes of all time in Louisville native Muhammad Ali. Hundreds if not thousands of stories will be told, but one of them is truly unforgettable, when he made a surprise appearance at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta to light the final torch.

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