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Kentucky Fares Pretty Well in Nationwide Gambling Analysis

I am not a gambler. I have gambled. But I'm not good at it at all. Except for one time in Vegas in '92 and another at Ellis Park a few years back, I've never won at gambling. Ever.

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Struggling Sears Holdings To Announce Q3 Earnings
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Kmart Closing Five Stores in Kentucky

We have already said goodbye to our Sears store inside Towne Square Mall in Owensboro.  And, now, the chain has announced it's closing additional Sears and Kmart locations throughout the nation.  In fact, five Kmart stores in Kentucky are shutting their doors.  Are the Owensboro stores going to survive the newest round of cuts?

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Smithsonian Institute Showcases Items From Its Collection Prior To House Hearing
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Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Will Be Featured On New $20 Bill

It's about time! The Treasury Department announced Wednesday abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who helped free slaves on the Underground Railroad, will be featured on the new $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson.

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New M&M Flavors: The WBKR Taste Test [VIDEO]

Like Lay's Potato Chips in 2014 and 2015, Mars, Incorporated has put out three brand new flavors of their iconic M&Ms on the world's store shelves so that we the people can vote for the next one, the one that will hang around.

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Fisher-Price Issues Swing Recall

Fisher-Price has issued a recall on infant cradle swing, due to a fall hazard. They are issuing this voluntary recall for three swing-n-cradle models sold in the US. According to this Consumer Product Safety Commission report, "when the seat peg is not fully engaged, the seat can fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the child".

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The First 1040 Tax Form [Photos]

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped by AAA Tax Service on Triplett Street here in Owensboro to file my income taxes.  And, while I was waiting for my appointment, I noticed this on the wall.  It's the very first 1040 tax form issued by the federal government.  Take a look.  Back in 1913, it was far simpler than it is today.

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Last-Minute Tax Filers Rush To File Returns
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Don’t Panic, Tax Day Is On Monday This Year

You know how I wrote earlier this week the price of postage had dropped, don't worry, nothing has changed. However, save your stamps for your tax returns until Monday. Tax Day is April 18th this year; here's why.

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Post Offices Brace For Busiest Mailing Day Of The Year
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U.S. Postal Service Dropping The Price Of A Stamp For The First Time In Nearly 100 Years

I just ran out of stamps, and I think I'm going to buy a bunch because, the U.S. Postal Service announced the price of a stamp is being lowered two cents beginning this week. 

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Kew Launch Their New Treehouse Towers Play Area With An Easter Egg Hunt
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The Cotton Flies When NJ Mall Easter Bunny Brawls [VIDEO]

The Easter Bunny is an odd, bird, I mean bunny. He or she makes the rounds to deliver candy and hide eggs. The big bunny also makes him or herself available for photos at various places a la Santa. One such bunny at a mall in New Jersey apparently had a child slip out of her seat when such a photo was taken and when the father got mad, the bunny became a bad egg. Watch!

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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Bad Behavior More and More Common Behind the Shield of Social Media [VIDEO]

My aim here is not political. Not at all. I just happened to notice something on social media after the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. It was yet another example of something that's become more and more common since the advent of social media.

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Breaking News: Nancy Reagan Dies at 94 Years Old

One of the most beloved First Lady's of all time has passed away from congestive heart failure at the age of 94.

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Dave Spencer
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Owensboro Story Covered by Time and CNN

The story about Owensboroan Josh Hamilton's e-cig battery exploding in his pocket has really made its way up the journalistic food chain.

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