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Governor Steve Beshear Declares State of Emergency in Kentucky

Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for the entire commonwealth of Kentucky. Here's what that means:

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Category: Kentucky News, Weather
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Chad And Jac’s Pre-Radiothon Message [VIDEO]

We say it every year, and it's completely true... Thursday and Friday are our two most favorite work days of each year. It's time for our WBKR St. Jude Radiothon. We have an amazing celebrity phone bank lined up for y'all, St. Jude families will be joining us in the studio, Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley cooking team are ready to go and our 2015 St. Jude song is ready for its debut. There's only one thing we weren't counting on... this winter storm.

But, as our dear friend Jerry Morris said, "Cancer doesn't stop because of the snow and we won't either." We will continue on with our St. Jude Radiothon and here's why...

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Shania Twain Returns to Louisville August 3rd [VIDEO]

I've been noticing lately how hot the 90s are becoming. And, as if on cue, here comes Shania Twain back to Louisville on her first North American tour in over a decade.

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Category: Concerts, Kentucky News
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Flood Warnings Abound for the Tri-State [VIDEO]

As if a winter storm warning and threats of upwards of 12 inches of snow weren't enough, parts of the tri-state have been issued flood warnings.

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Georgia’s Sudden Meltdown Against Kentucky Was Surprising…Until It Wasn’t

I didn't get to see all of Kentucky's game against Georgia on Tuesday night. I was driving back from Nashville. But I was able to listen to the first half. And I heard proof that the Bulldogs are a very good basketball team.

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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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VisitOwensboroKY via YouTube
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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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