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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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SC Featured, via ESPN
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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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Kentucky Nurse Helps Deliver Aid to Nepal Earthquake Victims

The death toll from last month's devastating Nepal earthquake has climbed past 7000. But for those who've survived, times are still treacherous. So every Red Cross worker that can lend hand is a blessing.

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Famous Charlottes In Popular Culture [VIDEO]

In case you missed it, along with the Kentucky Derby and the fight of the century taking place Saturday, a new royal baby was born, a princess! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) officially introduced their new daughter and she now has a name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Here's the name announcement.

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Holocaust Survivor Sonja DuBois To Speak At WKU Owensboro Thursday

This Thursday, April 16th, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. All this week at WKU Owensboro will host a series of events culminating with Holocaust survivor Sonja DuBois speaking Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.

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Google via YouTube
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Google: The Year in Search 2014 [Video]

I love these videos!  I get chills every single time I see one and this year's is no exception.  Here's Google's video of what the world searched for online in 2014.  How many of these faces and events do you recall.

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A Global Chocolate Shortage By 2020?

When I read about this, and by the way, it's not as bad as it sounds, I immediately thought of a scene from season 4 of The Walking Dead. I've noticed during the zombie apocalypse in the series, you don't see a lot of chocolate, but last season, one character (I won't spoil who) indulged in a giant can of chocolate pudding he found while searching for food. Here's what we know.

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Liberia To Prosecute US Ebola Patient For Lying To Airport

The Associated Press is reporting Libera, where the Ebola virus has killed over 3,000, plans to prosecute the first US Ebola patient for lying on an airport health questionnaire about having come in contact with an infected pregnant woman in the country who later died.

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What ISIS Means To Me [Video]

I have a hunch I am not alone in this.  Every time I turn on the news or check my CNN app on my phone I see ISIS.  The new face of global terror is referred to by an acronym that takes me back to my childhood.  I am quite familiar with another Isis . . . a mystical, mighty and powerful one.  And, believe me, I much prefer mine.

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Backfandango via YouTube
Backfandango via YouTube
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Thousands of Ducks Block Traffic in Thailand [Video]

I get irritated when I drive down Scherm Road in Owensboro and there are birds in the street.  They are flipping NUTS over there near that new retention pond.  But just imagine how this guy felt!  He was driving in Thailand when thousands of ducks swarmed into the street and refused to get out of the way.  This is hilarious and a reminder that quack is whack!

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These Distracted Driving Stats Will Scare You Into Never Texting and Driving Again!

Do you still text and drive? These statistics from fcc.gov should make you think twice about getting out that "K."

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded.
  • Forty percent of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone i

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