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Evansville Planning Welcome Home for LST 325

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will proclaim Monday, September 23, 2013, as “LST 325 Homecoming Day” in Evansville, and the barge where the Landing Ship Tank (LST) docks most of the year will be repainted this week in preparation for the return of Evansville’s warship from an annual fundraising cruise.

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Visit the LST 325 Before Its Month-Long ‘Vacation’ Cruise

The LST 325 will depart from her Evansville home port at 8am on Monday, August 26th, for her annual “vacation” to visit other cities. The ship will travel to Charleston and Huntington, W.V. and Madison, IN during the next three weeks.

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‘Fitness In The Park’ This Saturday at Lloyd Pool

Okay, let's not get too technical. The folks from Energize Evansville realize that Lloyd Pool is not a park. But this summer, the Fitness In The Park events have been held at area pools - and this is the last water aerobics event.

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50,000-Year-Old Skeleton Found In Southern Indiana Cave

What a bone-a-fide discovery.

Researchers say they have discovered the nearly intact skeleton of a 50,000-year-old animal with pig like features inside a Southern Indiana cave.

According to reports, crews from the Indiana State Museum found the remains of the creature earlier this week after digging in the Crawford County cave for over 25 years.

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Indiana Wants Public Body Prayers to Acknowledge Christianity

Indiana wants the U.S. Supreme Court to permit prayers that subscribe to specific religious affiliations to be recited prior to all public government assemblies. In an attempt to make this happen, the Indiana attorney general’s office signed a friend-of-the-court memo earlier last week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to exemplify public bodies that prefer to reference denominational alliances.

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Flags at Half Staff to Honor Korean War Veterans on 60th Anniversary of Armistice Day

Flags should be flying at half staff today in Indiana to honor Korean War Veterans for the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.  The good news, obviously, is that the peace between North and South Korea has lasted this long.  The bad news is that the entire conflict was never truly settled.  In addition, there are still nearly 8,000 United States soldiers that are listed as missing in action.

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Indiana Woman on Death Row Since She Was 16-Years-Old Scheduled for Release

An Indiana woman that has been serving time on death row since she was 16-years-old for the murder an elderly Bible school teacher is set to be released from incarceration on Monday due to a Supreme Court intervention.

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17-Pound Prehistoric Mastodon Bone Discovered In Indiana

Now, that’s what we call a bone-a-fide discovery.

State officials say that earlier this week, a flood cleanup crew in Terre Haute, Indiana unearthed a 17-pound bone that they believe once belonged to a prehistoric mastodon.

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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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