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John McCain Discusses The Situation In Iraq At American Enterprise Institute
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Retired Army General and Fox News Analyst Keane Has Kentucky Roots

I don't know how the topic came up, but when I was on the phone with my Mom Wednesday, Dad piped up in the background and said Retired General Jack Keane "taught" at Western Kentucky University. So who is he?

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Photo by John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images
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Country Artists Pay Tribute to Our Military on Veterans Day

Country music shows it's admiration for those men and women who served and have served our country on Veterans Day on Twitter! #freedom #USA

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(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran/Released)
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Owensboro Sailor Reunited with Her Son After 5-Month Deployment

This is a great story.  An Owensboro sailor has been reunited with her family after a 5-month deployment in the Asian-Pacific.

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Freedom Rings (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Freedom Rings (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Angel’s Son Braden Honors Our Veterans [VIDEO]

With all the negativity in the world during election time, we often forget about our freedom and those brave men and women who fought for us to have it. 

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LPGA Volvik Championship - Final Round
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Kentucky Remembers This Weekend [VIDEO]

Kentucky Remembers sponsored by Independence Bank and the Gold Star Mothers will take place this weekend at Smothers Park.

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Tea Party 6 via YouTube
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Female West Point Cadet Busted With Smart Phone Marching In Formation [VIDEO]

Kids today, geez! Well, this incident has bigger ramifications and reactions than just your average "person/kid looking down at phone" story. Though she has not been identified as of this writing, this West Point cadet has a lot of explaining to do after she was caught on video looking down at her phone while marching in formation to the academy's graduation ceremony. Check the 50-second mark, I'm speechless.

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The Lost Art Of Handwritten Notes [VIDEO]

If you know me, you know I love my football. High school, college, pros, it doesn't matter to me, as long as there's something going down on the gridiron. So, naturally, I follow a lot of people in the sports world on social media. One of those people is Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury. Sure, he is painfully handsome and seems like the coolest guy ever, but he's pretty much an offensive mastermind and that's where the real attraction comes into play. In a football sense, of course. (Wink, wink)

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Kentucky Mavericks Hosting Military Appreciation Night

Your 9-0 Kentucky Mavericks have a home game this Sunday at 4:00pm against the Lake Michigan Admirals at the Owensboro Sports Center. The Mavericks are also making this game a Military Appreciation Night!

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Defense Secretary Hagel Marks Veterans Day At The Vietnam War Memorial
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Vietnam Vets to Be Honored in Owensboro This Weekend

This weekend, Vietnam veterans will be honored by the city of Owensboro as part of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program.

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American Idol via YouTube
American Idol via YouTube
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15-Year-Old Nashville Student Gets Surprise Visit from Military Mom on American Idol [Video]

Prepare to a) be amazed and blown away by this 15-year-old's talent and b) to cry.  Last night on American Idol, Tristan McIntosh of Nashville blew the judges away with her performance of "Why, Baby, Why" by Mickey Guyton, then brought them to tears when her military mom showed up unannounced!

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Photo by Jennifer Freels Blair
Photo by Jennifer Freels Blair
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The Marine Mom Quilt: A Local Woman’s Touching Christmas Gift [Photos]

Lots of my friends share photos of their Christmas gifts on Facebook.  But this one really caught my attention, stood out and made me want to salute.  Jennifer Blair's son, Kaleb, is a Marine.  Naturally, through the years, Jennifer collected a variety of "Marine Mom" shirts to show immense pride in the work her son is doing for our country and to demonstrate the vast support he and his fellow troops have at home.  Well, this Christmas, Jennifer's staff collected those shirts and found an amazing and touching way to showcase them.  It's the Marine Mom Quilt.  Check it out!

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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Deadline Fast Approaching for Local Military Families to Share Their Stories

My grandfather served in Europe during World War II. I had an uncle who served in the Pacific theatre. And I'm reminded every single day why we should celebrate our veterans at all times.

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