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Owensboro School Trending On Facebook

How cool is this!?! Estes Elementary in Owensboro is trending nationwide on Facebook! Imagine my surprise when I was scrolling thru my news feed, looked on the right side to see what was going on and saw this!

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Turkeys Raised On California Farm
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Turkeys at Nine Dubois County Farms Test Positive for Bird Flu

Nine farms in Dubois County, Indiana have been euthanizing turkeys that tested positive for H7N8, or bird flu.

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion Dollars
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Powerball: Would You Take the Annuity or the Lump Sum?

Like many of you, I'm in with a group of folks who've gone in on getting tickets for the $1.5 billion Powerball drawing. (And if no one wins I'll get back in here and change that number, because this particular point applies in perpetuity.)

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion
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Here’s a Little Advice Should You Win the $1.5 Billion Powerball [VIDEO]

First of all, the advice isn't coming from me. What do I know about winning $1.5 billion? No, it comes from a financial adviser who explains all sides of becoming an instant billionaire.

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I’m An Outlaw Because Microbeads Are Being Banned

Exfoliating my skin and my face is an extremely cleansing refreshing experience. I don't buy exfoliating face wash all the time, but now, I need to buy it while I can. Personal care products containing microbeads will be phased out beginning in 2017. No way!

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Remembering Natalie Cole’s Concert at The Executive Inn [Photos]

News broke this morning that legendary R&B singer Natalie Cole died Thursday night.  I was immediately reminded of the time she came to The Executive Inn in downtown Owensboro and performed inside the Showroom Lounge.  It was 1989.  Prom night for those of us at Daviess County High School.  And, before heading off to prom, my date and I took a detour to The E.  Yep!  We went to see Natalie and I still have the ticket stub.  Take a look!

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Raycom News Network via NBC News
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Kentucky Mall in National Spotlight After Mass Disturbance

The Mall St. Matthews in Louisville reopened Sunday after a closure sparked by a mass disturbance caused by nearly 2000 mostly juvenile rabble-rousers.

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Photo from St. Wendel
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5th Grader Writes Letter to God About Syrian Refugees

Kids say the darndest things.  And sometimes, through their innocence, they can simplify and paint a crystal clear picture of an insanely complicated world.  That's exactly what happened this week in Ryan Nowak's 5th grade class at Saint Wendel Catholic School in Wadesville, IN.  Mr. Nowak challenged his students to write argumentative paragraphs answering the question, "Should Syrian refugees be welcomed into America?" And one of the answers he received will blow you away.

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Consumers Get Jump On Black Friday Deals By Shopping Thursday Evening
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Stores That Are Closed (and the Ones That Are Open) on Thanksgiving [List]

It's that time of year again.  Time for the great debate about Thanksgiving.  Should retail stores be open for business on Thanksgiving to kick start their Black Friday sales?  That depends, of course, on whom you ask.  The shoppers love it.  Traditionalists say "Uh, no."  But as you decide if you'll be venturing out to shop after your family's turkey dinner, here's the list of stores that you won't be visiting . . . because they will be closed on Thanksgiving.  But, don't worry!  We have the list of stores that will be open as well (courtesy of various online sites like BlackFriday.com).

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Cory A. Starchuk via YouTube
Cory A. Starchuk via YouTube
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Fake UFO In California Turns Out To Be Kentucky-Related [VIDEO]

Someone in California and Nevada must have been a little too excited about 'The X-Files' is coming back to TV or they are glued to the new season of 'Fargo' (mini-spoiler!), however the light in the sky turned out to be a scheduled unarmed missile test courtesy of the USS Kentucky.  Here's video of the, at first, unexplained incident. 

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Don Mattingly Finds New Manager Home In Miami

Several news outlets are reporting that Evansville-native Don Mattingly is moving to the Sunshine State. The Miami Marlins have hired Mattingly to be their next manager, following his departure from Los Angeles last week.

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Deep Fried PB&J?!? Yes, Please! [VIDEO]

Just when you think the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival can't get any better, you stumble across a deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It was beyond amazing!

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