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Your Guide to the 2012 WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival


The 2012 WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, taking place at both Central Park and Audubon Mill Park in Henderson, Kentucky, moves in to full swing this week with a full schedule of activities, concerts, and food for you to take advantage of.

Consider this your guide!

On Monday and Tuesday, join places like the Patio Bar and Grill, On Deck Bar and Grill, and Planter's C

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The American Red Cross
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Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season by Donating Blood to the American Red Cross

• Statistics show that 25% or more of us will require blood at least once in our lifetime.

 

• Only 5% of eligible donors across the nation donate blood, but the number of transfusions nationwide increases by 9% every.

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Replica Of Noah's Arc Open To Public
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Noah’s Ark Theme Park One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

With some believing the end of the world is scheduled to occur sometime this month, officials in Kentucky have decided to embrace one of the Bible's great tales. The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has given the go-ahead to issue $40 million in tax rebates in order to build a biblical theme park based on Noah's Ark, called The Ark Encounter.

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NCAA Basketball Tournament Round-Up - Cinderellas in the Final Four
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NCAA Basketball Tournment Round-Up – Cinderellas In the Final Four

Virginia Commonwealth University and Butler will meet Saturday in the most unlikely Final Four match up in NCAA Tournament history.

Led by  Jamie Skeen’s 26 points, 11-seed VCU continued their impressive run of giant slaying with a surprisingly easy 71-61 victory over the one-seed Kansas Jayhawks.

Eight-seed Butler punched their ticket to Houston with a thrilling 74-to-71 overtime win over the Florida Gators, making their 34-year old coach Brad Stevens the youngest man to ever twice coach his team to the Final Four.

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Results Of 2010 U.S. Census Are Unveiled
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Tri-State Population Grows 2.2% Since 2000; Now Exceeds 900,000

The population of the Tri-State now exceeds 900,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 figures that have been released over the past few weeks. With Kentucky's numbers released on Thursday, I was able to gather the entire Tri-State's information for the first time.

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Hawaii Named Happiest State in the US
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Hawaii Named Happiest State in the US

Hawaii was the country's happiest state  in 2010.

This according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which takes into account emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, and job satisfaction.

While one might guess that Hawaii's stellar climate has something to do with its residents' contentment, the rest of the top five happiest states were rounded out by Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska and Colorado -- each far from being a tropical paradise.

On the other end of the spectrum, West Virginia was deemed the most miserable state, followed by Kentucky and Mississippi.  Read on to see where Indiana falls and for the complete list.

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