Dog to be honored by PETA for his heroic efforts

By: Tucker HarringtonMost people choose to adopt dogs to provide a loving home and gain a constant companion. California native Ramon Llamas got more than he bargained for when his pooch Mole put his canine senses to good use by finding a trapped hiker.New York Daily News reports Llamas took Mole hiking with some friends on Mt. Rubidoux recently and during the trek, Mole started to whine and pull his owner toward a crevice hidden between two boulders. When...
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Kentucky schools honored for going green

By: Abigail RichardsEarth Day 2013 is less than a month away - it takes place on April 22 this year. There are many ways individuals and groups can make a difference for the environment leading up to this important holiday, and a few Kentucky schools have already been awarded for their efforts. Ky Forward reports the Locust Trace AgriScience Farm School in Lexington, Ky., Northern Elementary in Scott County, Ky., and Kane Run Elementary School in Jefferson County, K...
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George Foreman honored for commitment to community

By: Jonathan BennettFormer heavyweight boxing champion-turned grill salesman George Foreman is no stranger to earning accolades for his many endeavors. However, his most recent honor, being named the 2013 Shell Legacy Award recipient, may mean even more to the champ.The award, created by Shell Oil Co., is given out each year to an individual who has made an impact on his or her local community. Foreman was selected as this year's recipient for the work he's don...
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Use trophies to keep Easter activities lively

By: Tucker HarringtonThe Easter weekend is fast approaching and if you're in charge of hosting this year's family gathering, it's important to plan activities to keep the youngsters in attendance happy and out of trouble. Even though running traditional Easter egg hunts in the backyard is a great way to entertain the children, while allowing them to have some fun racing around in hopes of getting the most candy, what if you upped the prizes even more to include...
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Emma Watson set to receive MTV Trailblazer Award

By: Abigail RichardsMTV must be a fan of ladies named Emma, as it announced actress Emma Watson was selected as this year's Trailblazer Award recipient - the same award given to Emma Stone in 2012. Stone was honored with the first ever Trailblazer Award, meaning Watson is certainly in good company.According to MTV News, the honor is presented to young actors or actresses "who are actively carving out their own unique and diverse path in the film industry."...
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Stars get slimed at Kids’ Choice Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonThe 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards took place March 23 and major celebrities came out to enjoy having a little fun with one another. The Los Angeles Times reports this year's event, hosted by Josh Duhamel, took place at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California and pegged A-list stars against each other to win the ultimate titles voted on by their youngest fans. More than 387 million votes were cast for this year&...
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Nine East Tennessee employers up for prestigious recognition award

By: Tucker HarringtonNominations for this year's Department of Defense 2013 Freedom Award were recently announced, and nine deserving companies from East Tennessee are on the ballot. The Burgess News Sentinel reports those up for one of these recognition awards include a metal shop, a police department and a chemical company.In total, 39 employers from Tennessee are in the running for the national award, while in total, 2,899 companies have been nominated. Approxima...
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Students in English community have a chance to win green awards

By: Tucker HarringtonWhen it comes to taking care of the environment, children and teens are the future, making it important for parents and educators to teach youngsters about conservation before they reach adulthood. Educators and officials the Huntingdonshire District in the U.K. recently took this idea one step further by announcing its annual Huntingdonshire Green Heart Community Awards. The News & Crier reports officials in the area are look...
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Firefighter earns national award in safety

By: Abigail RichardsWhen it comes to safety, most people turn to police or firemen for guidance. Because of this, it may come as no surprise to some that federal firefighter Craig Cunningham was recently honored for his commitment to safety. The Associated Press reports Cunningham, the assistant superintendent of the Ruby Mountain Hotshots crew, was given the 2012 National Wildland Fire Safety Award.The awards, given out by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, honor firemen an...
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Major stars added to performance lineup of this year’s ACM Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonThe 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards may not air until April 7, but fans might be excited to learn who will be performing at the upcoming show. It was recently reported that big name artists like Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood will all grace the stage at this year's event. Even though tons of fans might be interested in seeing what country divas like Underwood and Swift will be wearing, othe...
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