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Lady Antebellum To Sing National Anthem At Kentucky Derby

The 142nd "Run For The Roses" is quickly approaching, and this year, the Bluegrass tradition will be a little more country. Lady Antebellum was just announced to sing the National Anthem at the Kentucky Derby!

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Kentucky/Louisville Game Being Moved Up This Year

So tell me, UK and U of L fans. Where have you often found yourselves on the Saturday between Christmas and New Year's Day in recent years? Riiiiiight...in front of the television. Or maybe you've been in Lexington or Louisville.

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Family Feud via YouTube
Family Feud via YouTube
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Hopkinsville Family to Appear on Family Feud

So this is cool! One of my all-time favorite game shows has dipped into the Kentucky well. That's right! Five contestants from Hopkinsville will soon make their national television debut.

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Chip Somodevilla/GettyImages/Erin Brockovich
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Erin Brockovich Vows to Fight Pollution at Rockhouse Creek in Tomahawk, Kentucky

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is promising residents in Kentucky that she "will get to the bottom of this."  She's referring to possible contamination at Rockhouse Creek that turned creek waters "yellow . . . then bright green."  According to Brockovich, "The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Division of Water along with Martin County Disaster and Emergency Services conducted an investigation at Rockhouse Creek and don't know the source of the yellow stuff in the creek." And she's taken to Facebook to ensure people she's on the case.  Here's what she's saying . . .

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New Study Claims Alcohol More Harmful Than Illegal Drugs
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Ohio County Votes To Stay Dry

In February, the city of Beaver Dam voted in favor of alcohol sales. Tuesday night, all of Ohio County had their say and they voted against the county going wet.

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Kentucky Owns the Guinness World Record In…

I came across one of my nephew's old Guinness Books of World Records the other day. He used to get them every year for Christmas. He loved 'em. And he'll still spout factoids from them from time to time.

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GED Blitz April 21 And April 23 In Owensboro, Livermore, And Hartford

Do you or someone you know need to get ready to take the GED? On April 21 and April 23 SkillTrain will be hosting GED Ready Testing for FREE.

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Evansville Courier & Press via Billy Bolin
Evansville Courier & Press via Billy Bolin
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Evansville Teen Gets “Personal Concert” From Garth Brooks

I've seen a lot of great pictures from the Garth Brooks concerts from his recent 4-show run in Louisville, but I'd have to say that Mickey Phernetton had the best seat in the house. Mickey, a 19 year old from Evansville, got a very special performance from "her hero" during sound check before his Friday shows.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images for ACM
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Toby Keith Bringing Tour To Louisville

Toby Keith, in conjunction with the NRA, is kicking off his "Interstates & Tailgates Tour Presented by Ford D-Series" in Louisville!

Toby will be at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on May 21st as NRA Presents: Toby Keith with special guest Chris Janson!

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Kentucky Mavericks Playoff Information

Your Kentucky Mavericks finished up the regular season at the Sports Center Friday night, ending at 19-1. The Mavs 5th Championship is within reach and they'll need your help to get there! The Mavs are the 1 seed in the Mid West Divisional Playoffs and host their first playoff game in Owensboro this Saturday!

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payne4mayor via YouTube
payne4mayor via YouTube
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Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne Retiring, Not Seeking Re-Election

Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne made a special announcement at a press conference Friday afternoon.

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Third Annual Moonlight Ride To Benefit St. Jude Coming June 3rd [VIDEO]

It's almost time for the Moonlight Ride in downtown Owensboro to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! This will be the third year bikers and riders will be gathering to ride all over city and help kids like Ben Halbig. Take a look!

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