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I'm a Mid-South photojournalist, Kentucky writer and digital media consultant (or eNinja™). Circle me on Google Plus at Plus.BillySuratt.com, follow me on Twitter at @surattb and Instagram me at @BillySuratt. Got a news tip or suggestion about some journalism that needs committed? Email blog@billysuratt.com (discretion is always guaranteed).

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Facebook privacy notice copyright hoax meme (of the day)

Facebook privacy notice copyright hoax meme (of the day)

| November 26, 2012 | Reply

Facebook privacy notice and copyright hoax memes always amaze me. Not the hoaxes themselves so much as some of the people who fall for them.

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Fact-checking Obama executive orders: Has he signed the most in history?

| November 2, 2012 | Reply

Maybe you’ve heard President Barack Obama has signed more executive orders than any other president in history. Is it true? Read on to find out…

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Reflecting on the life and death of Ed Reinke

Reflecting on the life and death of Ed Reinke

| October 18, 2012 | Reply

It’s hard to believe the Kentucky photojournalism community lost AP photographer Ed Reinke one year ago today.

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A prayer for the dying

| May 3, 2012 | Reply

Seeing someone cut down by illness in the prime of their life is a sobering reminder we’re all dying, some just more quickly than others.

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Yum! KFC notches a Kentucky Fried record

Yum! KFC notches a Kentucky Fried record

| August 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

Publicity stunts cooked up by corporate PR firms don’t usually excite me, but who could pass up seeing a 7′ bucket of KFC fried chicken in Louisville? Not me.

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Welcome to Thunderdome, I mean Fancy Farm: My first visit to Kentucky’s premier political event

| August 12, 2010 | Reply

Pork may be king in the world of Kentucky politics, but it takes a back seat to mutton on the first Saturday of each August in Fancy Farm, Ky.

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Courting Tea Party support, first 2011 GOP ticket for KY governor announced

| July 29, 2010 | Reply

Courting Tea Party support, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett announced his GOP candidacy for governor of Kentucky today in Lexington. I covered it.

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What’s in a name? For sports venues, everything

| April 19, 2010 | Reply

Names of sports venues should represent more than just the fact somebody plunked down a gazillion dollars for a stadium’s naming rights.

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Steve Wariner’s nephew killed in Indiana auto crash

| April 17, 2010 | Reply

Multiple media reports confirm country music singer Steve Wariner’s nephew has been killed in an Indiana automobile crash.

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“Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin tempts fate once too often

| September 4, 2006 | Reply

After tempting fate for years, Australian “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin has finally been killed while filming a documentary on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. Irwin, 44, was a passionate naturalist best known to American audiences as the lunatic on TV who liked to poke dangerous animals with a stick. The Crocodile Hunter died after being struck […]

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