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John Calipari Wants Eight UK Players to Be Drafted…But Does He Mean Something Else?

 

I absorb as much information as I possibly can about college hoops during its 5-month-long season. Seriously, I'm no casual fan. I'm the guy who'll finish up the Gonzaga/BYU game if it's playing into the wee hours. (And they often do.)

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Smothers Park Ranked in the Top 20 in the ’50 Best Playgrounds In America’ [VIDEO]

This is really cool! Early Childhood Education Zone has named its "50 Best Playgrounds in America" and look which park landed at number 18!

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OPD’s “Run From The Cops 5K” Registration

I typically wouldn't recommend running from the police, but there is one exception... the Run From The Cops 5K! It's the third annual event for the Owensboro Police Department and registration is now open!

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Owensboro Fire Department via Facebook
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Firefighter Position Open With The City Of Owensboro

Have you always wanted to be a firefighter or know someone who has? The City of Owensboro has an open position for firefighter and the application process is underway. The process to become a firefighter is very extensive and lasts several months.

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The Most Popular Type Of Store In Kentucky Is Swimwear?

Okay, wait, I think I get this one. After all the snow we got last week, eh, a lot of it is still melting, I'm sure a lot of families in Kentucky are dreaming of swimming, warm waters on the beach, getting out on the lake, I get it. Yelp teamed with The Huffington Post to name each state's most "disproportionately" popular type of store. And yes, according to their study Kentucky's swimwear stores (?) are 482 percent higher than the national average. Oh, there's more.

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It’s Another Bucket List: 38 Things to Do or See That Are Definitively Kentucky

Well, the article actually says "...quintessentially Kentucky" but I'm on a character diet so I chose "definitively." Anyway, I'm all about the bucket lists and I found one that lists 38 things to do or see in the Bluegrass. They are considered musts. Then I added some.

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John Calipari Weighs In on Freshmen Ineligibility and the ’2-and-Through’ Rule

 

So something really idiotic is being floated around in college basketball. I mean...stupid. Incomprehensible. It's a practice that hasn't been in play in decades. And it should never return.

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Louisville Guard Chris Jones Dismissed From Team After Alleged Threatening Text Message

On Sunday, one day after Louisville got their first win after several losses in a row, senior point guard Chris Jones (who's now more famous for his UK game flop in December) was dismissed from the team. Jones, who was also benched for his flop and he had missed Louisville's loss to Syracuse, has been accused of allegedly sending a threatening text message to an unidentified woman. Thus, Coach Rick Pitino  had enough.

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Muhlenberg County’s Airdrie Featured On KET’s ‘Kentucky Life’ [VIDEO]

In John Prine's "Paradise", he mentions "...old Airdrie hill" and I'm not sure I had ever seen a picture or video of it until a couple of weeks ago. The KET series 'Kentucky Life' recently aired an episode entitled, "Abandoned Kentucky", and the first segment focuses on the abandoned Airdrie Iron Works near Paradise in Muhlenberg County.

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Pregnant UK Fan Paints Her Belly to Make It Look Like a Basketball

 

As the great sports announcer Dick Enberg used to say, "Oh my!"

I wish he could meet avid UK fan Heather McKnight.

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UK Guard Devin Booker Apologizes to Tennessee Cheerleader After Collision [VIDEO]

During Tuesday night's Kentucky/Tennessee game, UK guard Devin Booker went plowing into a Volunteer cheerleader following a block.

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The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center Needs Donations

Due to several blood drives being cancelled because of the inclement weather, the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center is in need of all types of blood.

Here is a statement with options to donate this week:

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