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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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No More Saturday Mail
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US Postal Service Plans to Eliminate Saturday Mail

According to reports, the U.S. Postal Service plans to eliminate Saturday mail delivery in a brash attempt to trim nearly $2 billion of spending from the agency’s increasingly unstable budget.

Sources say that the agency is scheduled to make a formal announcement sometime on Wednesday and is expected to cease all Saturday mail

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Indiana defends their right to hunt
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Indiana Lawmakers Defend Constitutional Right to Hunt, Fish and Farm

Indiana lawmakers believe that organizations like the Humane Society of the United States are aggressively looking to put an end to citizen’s rights to kill wildlife for sport as well as govern the livestock production of area farmers

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Keep the Bottom From Dropping Out Of Your Marriage This Valentine’s Day

There are some that believe that love is just a misunderstanding between two fools; an insane uprising of hormones, wanderlust and the liberal consumption of brown liquor that typically manages to wreck the lives of lovers after doing some relatively hard time

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Kentucky Hemp Legalization Debate Gains Support From Mitch McConnell

While many Kentucky lawmakers oppose a new bill that would enable local farmers to grow hemp, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is not one of them. In fact, earlier this week, McConnell said that he whole-heartedly backs the case for legalizing hemp pr

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Kentuckians Want to Give the State a Kick Ass New Slogan

Kentucky is the home to a great shade of awesomeness that can be found in everything from literature, sports, buckets of chicken - right down to Derby style mojitos and brown liquor. And while there are so many things about Kentucky that are kick ass –a couple of loyal Kentuckians say that attitude does not apply when it comes to the state’s slogan “Unbridled Spirit

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Indiana Couple Faces Criminal Charges for Rescuing Baby Deer

An Indiana couple that nursed a baby deer back to health, after finding it near death on their front porch, is now facing criminal charges because authorities say their actions were against the law.

Jeff and Jennifer Counceller are being charged with illegal possession of a white-tailed deer – a misdemeanor that carrie

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Richard Lugar Moves On To Indiana University

Indiana University has just gained a new professor, Richard Lugar, former Indiana Senator.  He and former representative, Lee Hamilton, will serve as distinguished scholars at I.U.’s School of Global and International Studies. 

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New Kentucky Law Permits Open Carry Firearms

Gun owners can now openly carry their weapons in Kentucky. State lawmakers passed a bill, earlier this week, that permits unconcealed weapons to be freely brought into city run facilities like libraries, parks, city hall and city council chambers.

Supporters of this law are pleased with the state’s decision to support this bill. "I believe that it’s good," s

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Indiana Health Officials Say Worst Flu Season in Nearly Half a Decade

So far, this year’s flu season has killed 40 people in Indiana – more casualties than the state has witnessed from the flu virus in nearly half a decade.

However, state health officials say it is still too early to determine if the spread of this wicked illness has reached its full capacity

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