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Kentucky’s Moonshine University Teaches Students White Lighting Culture

Some Kentucky students are drunk with anticipation about the prospect of making their own moonshine. Sure, it has been sometime since hardcore drinkers were forced to resort to toilet booze as a means for combating those extremely dry days of the prohibition period, but that isn’t stopping a few select students from revisiting their white lighting heritage at the Moonshine University in Louisville.

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Indiana Military Museum Plans Grand Opening At New Location

History enthusiasts will soon get to enjoy the Indiana Military Museum’s new location, as the facility is preparing for its grand opening at the end of the month.

According to a press release, the Indiana Military Museum will celebrate the completion of their move from outside of Vincennes to a new building in close proximity to downtown on May 31.

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Remains Dating Back to the Ice Age Discovered in Indiana

Animal bones, possibly dating as far back as the ice age, were recently discovered beneath the Binkley Cave system in Southern Indiana.

The well-preserved collection of animal skeletons is "one of the largest and best preserved deposits of Ice Age bones yet discovered in Indiana," said Ron Richards, a chief curator at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

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Razing of Showplace Cinemas South in Evansville Set for This Summer

This is reminiscent of the demise of Ross Theater.  Do you remember the Ross with it's historical ties to Evansville?  Granted the Showplace South building doesn't have the architectural character or history the Ross did, but memories were made there, nonetheless, for many Evansville residents, and soon Showplace South itself will become a memory.

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New Smartphone App Explores Kentucky’s Role in Slavery and Emancipation

February is Black History Month - and in observance of the African-American culture, the Kentucky Historical Society has released a new smart phone app dedicated to taking users on an informative ride along the technological railroad, in hopes of educating the masses about the history of slavery in the Bluegrass state.

The app is called “ExploreKYHistory,” and with it, us

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Baseball Player That Inspired ‘A League of Their Own’ Dies at 88

Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis - the inspiration that spawned the Hollywood movie ‘A League of Their Own’, which was filmed in part at Bosse Field here in Evansville, reportedly has died due to natural causes, according to repor

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Twinkies Could Be Making a Comeback!

Yippe yi-o ki-ay!  Twinkie the Kid may be resurrected from the dead soon!  If you're a Twinkie lover, then rejoice because it appears that Hostess Brands may have an investment firm or two interested in buying the Twinkie rights.

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Apollo 11 Engine Gives Hope for Future U.S. Space Travel

The bad news is, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has lost a bunch of funding the past few years and the space shuttles have been scuttled.  Where do we go from here with space travel?  What will be the mode of space travel, if any, for the future?  This is where the Apollo 11 Engine comes in.

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Forget Political Affiliation – Barack Obama Inauguration is Fitting for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

You've undoubtedly realized the historical significance of this day and regardless of any political feelings you or I have toward Barack Obama, it seems only appropriate that the second inauguration of President Obama falls on the national celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

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LST 325 Sails to Texas for Routine Maintenance

The LST 325 will set sail for Port Arthur, Texas at 10am on Monday, where the ship will be in dry dock for six weeks to undergo routine maintenance and repairs. The ship is scheduled to return to Evansville in about two months.

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