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Recovering addict Mark Hudson looks back on the day when alcohol controlled his life. "I was merely existing. For the previous four years I was just getting up everyday going to work, coming home, no routine. I wasn't giving back. I was just taking."

The history of black jockeys in the Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015
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In the early days of the Kentucky Derby, African American jockeys were a significant presence in horseracing. But as times changed, so did their participation in the sport.

As Laura Ellis and Ja’Nel Johnson of Kentucky Public Radio member station WFPL report, many think it’s unlikely that black jockeys will ever return to prominence in the sport they pioneered.

Provided / Flying Pig Marathon

It's Flying Pig Marathon weekend in Cincinnati. Runners of all kinds are preparing for everything from the the full marathon to fun runs and 5Ks.

Events begin Friday evening. The marathon begins around 6:30 Sunday morning.

A community organization in Dayton is setting up a time bank to encourage volunteering.  East End Community Services is starting the Dayton Time Network, in which members earn credit for each hour they spend helping other members.  That credit can then be redeemed for hours from other members.

Potential members must first attend an orientation meeting, and when accepted, enter the hours worked online. 

provided / USS Cincinnati Cold War Memorial Project

Hamilton County is still looking for the best place to build a veterans memorial featuring part of a Cold War era submarine. 

Commissioner Todd Portune says the sail of the USS Cincinnati should be near the Ohio River.

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