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Courtesy of www.schmidtmuseum.com
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Own A Piece Of History!

I was browsing the internet this morning and this caught my eye,  located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky is the Schmidt Museum and they have the world's largest Coca-Cola  memorabilia,  with roughly 80,000 pieces valued at 10 million dollars! And what is cool about is we have the chance to purchase a piece of history like rare trays, unique bottles, lighted signs, colorful jewelry and so much more!  Click here  for ad

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A View of the Moon and the Stars from West Parrish

Two of Owensboro's most popular dining spots sit side-by-side on West Parrish Avenue. Moonlite BBQ Inn and The Big Dipper are local legends and have been drawing folks in for decades. The funny thing is it wasn't until I was a young adult that I made the astronomical connection between their names. And then it occurred to me that they were only two-thirds of what was once a west end heavenly body monopoly.

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Courtesy of Flickr User bunky's pickle
Courtesy of Flickr User bunky's pickle
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Needed: A Bill Monroe

According to today's Messenger-Inquirer, filming on the Bill Monroe biopic Blue Moon of Kentucky, has been delayed by budget issues and the two leading actors, Peter Saarsgard and Maggie Gyllenhaal withdrawing from the project.  All other elem

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KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 20:  U.S. Navy Chaplain LCDR. Charles Hodges comforts CAPT. Patricia Hagan after the head nurse bid farewell to a young Afghan girl who was flown back to her rural village on a U.S. medevac helicopter from the military hospital at Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 20: U.S. Navy Chaplain LCDR. Charles Hodges comforts CAPT. Patricia Hagan after the head nurse bid farewell to a young Afghan girl who was flown back to her rural village on a U.S. medevac helicopter from the military hospital at Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Country Musicians Are No Strangers To Our Nations Troops

Life on the front lines is not easy and sometimes even the most hardened and toughest soldiers need a little release. It's no big news that entertainers have been performing with USO Shows overseas and stateside  for a historical amount of time, and Country musics biggest stars have been there all along.......

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Courtesy of flickr user Dave Friedel
Courtesy of flickr user Dave Friedel
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On This Day: Remembrance

Normally, I use my "On This Day" posts for a few historical tidbits, country music flashbacks, and--most importantly--humor. But today, I'm going to do things a bit different. And for a very special reason.

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Courtesy of flickr user velkr0
Courtesy of flickr user velkr0
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On This Day: April 19th

Just read Moon's post about Bobby Knight's UK comments. Now that I've calmed down and he's apologized, let's delve into April 19th. On this day in 1770, Marie Antoinette married Louis XVI. Now, where was her agent? This was a very bad career move. In 1951, General Douglas MacArthur retired from the military. On his way out, he said, "I shall NOT return." And 19 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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Courtesy of flickr user Kyden
Courtesy of flickr user Kyden
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On This Day: April 18th

Okay, I was wrong. The piper comes TODAY. Nice of him to give us three extra days. It's April 18th. On this day in 1831, the University of Alabama was founded. And it was in the last place they looked. In 1930, BBC Radio announced, as their top story, that there was no news that day. Wrap your brain around that one. And 18 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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Courtesy of flickr user Horia Varlan
Courtesy of flickr user Horia Varlan
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On This Day: April 17th

Happy Palm Sunday! It's April 17th. On this day in 1397, Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time to the court of Richard II. Like so many high school students since, they just stared and someone said, "Uh...what?" In 1986, the Three Hundred and Thirty-Five Years War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ended. I had a friend who graduated college in 1986, who had been there for what seemed that long. And 17 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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“Conspirator” Good; Story Still Infuriating

Director Robert Redford's "The Conspirator" is a riveting narrative about the trial of boardinghouse operator Mary Surratt who was tried and convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln because the real murderers had conspired under her roof. Talk about the ultimate guilt by association.

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Courtesy of flickr user Moe_
Courtesy of flickr user Moe_
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On This Day: April 16th

At long last! Saturday is here! And what a coincidence, it's also April 16th. Here we go. On this day in 1780, the University of Munster is founded in Germany. Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Marilyn, and Eddie served on the board of regents. In 1971, actor Peter Billingsley was born. Baby shower gifts included a Red Ryder BB Gun and a leg lamp. And 16 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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Courtesy of flickr user A National Acrobat
Courtesy of flickr user A National Acrobat
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On This Day: April 15th

It is the day of reckoning. Time to pay the piper. It is April 15th. Somewhere, Willie Nelson is keeping a low profile. On this day in 1755, Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published. Good Lord, how many dictionaries were there? Aren't they all the same words? In 1896, closing ceremonies for the first Olympiad took place in Athens, Greece. Back then, the high dive was a trash can and a kiddie pool. And 15 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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Courtesy of flickr user marc falardeau
Courtesy of flickr user marc falardeau
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On This Day: April 14th

Well, now that everyone has recovered from the first Pia-free American Idol--and that means you, Tom Brady--let's check out April 14th. Already two weeks into April? Where's the time going?  On this day in 1828, Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary. Before then, no one was legally allowed to use words. In 1939, John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" was first published. High schoolers of the era soon lobbied for something called Cliffs Notes. And 14 years ago today, the #1 song was...

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