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At Least 20 Dead In Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub
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Uniting In Wake Of Orlando Tragedy

One of the first things I do in the morning is turn on the news. For some reason, I didn't turn it on right way this morning. I checked my phone first. I saw the terrible news out of Orlando. TV goes on. I was stunned and sad. I couldn't get up out of my chair so I covered back up and I watched and I watched. My community is now the subject of the worst mass shooting in US history.

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Muhammad Ali Lighting The Olympic Torch At The 1996 Games An Inspiration To Everyone [VIDEO]

The world has lost an icon, an activist, an entertainer, and one of the best athletes of all time in Louisville native Muhammad Ali. Hundreds if not thousands of stories will be told, but one of them is truly unforgettable, when he made a surprise appearance at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta to light the final torch.

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Kentucky Owns the Guinness World Record In…

I came across one of my nephew's old Guinness Books of World Records the other day. He used to get them every year for Christmas. He loved 'em. And he'll still spout factoids from them from time to time.

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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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New Zealand’s Tai Wynyard Might Play for UK Right Away [VIDEO]

The University of Kentucky basketball team is becoming the Great American Melting Pot. Within the week, Coach John Calipari hopes to have 6'10" New Zealand forward Tai Wynyard on the team and playing. HOPES to have.

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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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Gov Beshear Orders All Flags At Half-Staff In Honor Of Paris Victims

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today (11/16) through Thursday (11/19) at sunset in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France last Friday.

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Golden Partners Travel Group From Owensboro Are Safe In Paris [PHOTOS]

With the Paris terrorist attacks over, many Americans are wanting to know if their family, friends, and loved ones are safe. One such group from Owensboro is in Paris, the Golden Partners senior citizen group. They are affiliated with the Owensboro HealthPark. 

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129 Dead After Terrorist Attacks Strike Paris

Country stars are joining the nation in sending prayers to the victims of the shootings and attacks in Paris. At least 129 have been killed, most in a hostage situation in the French capitol Friday night (Nov. 13).

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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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When Father’s Day Is Every Day: A Pete Frates “Ice Bucket Challenge” Update [VIDEO]

We all remember the Ice Bucket Challenge from last year. People from all over the world joined together in the fight again ALS. But, do you remember how the challenge got started? It began with Pete Frates.

ESPN's SC Featured updated us on Pete and his condition today, on Father's Day, and for a very good reason. Pete is now a Daddy and even though he can't verbalize his feelings, his pride and joy are obvious. This story is not only about Pete's love for his daughter, but for Pete's father's love for him.

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Take A Trip On The Black Hole Water Slide [VIDEO]

The first water slide I ever rode was just a simple playground type at the pool in Hartford. It was painted white at one point and I slid down on it so much, it wore a tiny hole in my suit, scandalous! They eventually stepped up their game to a twisty slide. I wore it out, not my suit, too. Alas, the Hartford pool is long gone. Never in a million years would I imagine seeing a slide like this at an indoor leisure pool at Bremerhaven, Germany. Check out the "Bad 1".

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