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Beaver Dam Earns Second “Playful City USA” Honor

KaBOOM! and the Humana Foundation have named Beaver Dam as a 2015 Playful City USA for the second year in a row.

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Owensboro Based “Huts for Haiti” Looking To Make Global Impact [VIDEO]

Huts for Haiti is an Owensboro-based non-profit looking to make a huge impact on the people of Haiti. I had the pleasure of learning more about this wonderful group of people on Friday at Shoe Stop while broadcasting with the Angels for Ashley cooking team during their fundraiser. I interviewed the visionary for Huts for Haiti and this mission is impressive, to say the least.

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UK on NBA Draft Night: Four ‘Cats in the Top 15, Two in Second Round, One Undrafted [VIDEO]

It was another big night for the University of Kentucky at the NBA Draft. But it does come with an asterisk. And that asterisk is named Aaron Harrison.

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College View Teacher Rhonda Smith Trains At Space Camp [PHOTOS]

So teacher, what did you do this summer? College View Middle School teacher Rhonda Smith will have one heck of a story for her students this fall. She went to Space Camp!

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Holiday World
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Holiday World Hiring 100 More For Season

Still looking for a summer job? You are in luck. Holiday World's HR officials are accepting applications to fill 100 additional seasonal positions!

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Knottsville’s Gavin Howard Awarded Scholarship

We've know that Knottsville's Gavin Howard is a very special kid for several years, but now he's gotten some national attention. Gavin was nominated for a scholarship from Kohl's from Mike Mudd and guess what? They agree with us as to how special Gavin is!

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New Kentucky Laws Go Into Effect Next Week

98 new laws will go into effect next week in Kentucky. In addition to the new child booster seat law, there's a slew of others ranging from taxes to crowdfunding. Here's just a sampling.

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Netflix via YouTube
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Louisville Native/WKU Grad Emily Althaus Featured In New Season Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ [VIDEO]

All right, raise your hand if you have completed season 3. I know you can't see me, but my hand is enthusiastically up in the air! Season 3 of the hit Netflix series 'Orange is the New Black', which got an early release on Thursday night (!!!), is fantastic. Here's something cool I spotted on Facebook Friday.

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WWE via YouTube
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Louisville Wrestler Michael Hayes To Compete On New Season Of ‘Tough Enough’ [VIDEO]

I mentioned on The Third Shift a couple of months ago, the USA Network would be producing a new season of the WWE competition series "Tough Enough". The first three seasons aired on MTV, and I remember watching the first one. I started doing some research and a wrestler from Louisville, Michael Hayes (not to be confused with the retired wrestler of the same name) will compete on the new season! Here is his submission video.

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Daviess Co. Animal Shelter Seeking Help For Dogs To Avoid Euthanization

The Daviess Co. Animal Shelter is seeking the public's help in fostering or adopting dogs that could soon face euthanization.

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America's Got Talent/NBC via YouTube
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The Bearded Lady: Lexington, Kentucky Pizza Guy/Drag Comedian on America’s Got Talent [Video]

Scott Heierman's days of delivering pizzas are probably numbered.  The Lexington, Kentucky drag queen appeared on America's Got Talent last night and was absolutely hilarious.  Check out his unique . . . and fabulous . . . brand of stand-up comedy.

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Some State Workers Will Get Minimum Wage Raise July 1st

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order Monday that will increase the salaries of some 800 state workers beginning July 1st by increasing the minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour.

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