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Larry Smith: Area has three incredible things going for it

"We've got three things going for us," he says.

Larry Smith has broken out of his own turtle mode and is uncharacteristically hyper this morning - hyper about the great global publicity which is benefitting South Central Kentucky right now."Can you believe it?" he asks. "First there was Dakota Meyer.

"Then The Turtle Man.

"And now Chase Spreens full court basketball shot. Links to the YouTube video are everywhere - on CBS, on CNN, the Courier Journal - you name it," Smith, the shy child of Summersville, Green County, Kentucky, whose now an international celebrity in his own right as the morning voice of The WAVE, 92.7 FM, said.

"Those three things - Dakota, the Turtle Man, and Chase Spreen - have really put us on the map."For the three or four dozen readers who haven't already seen the video and for those who make it a daily dose of inspiration now, here's the quick click link to it. Full Court Buzzer Beater (Chase Spreen) Lindsey Wilson College vs. Georgetown

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The Turtleman and Mr. Smith

2012-01-20 - Photo Innocent bystander.
"The Turtleman, the dude on the right, is a regular on my show at 99.9 the Big Dawg. On Christmas Day he called me and said he was coming to visit me Christmas day. So we met for a radio interview, It wa unpromoted and un-advertised, but a huge crowd showed up at the studio. it was crazy!!! The Turtleman has made regular appearances on Leno, CNN and other big networks including his show 'The Call of the Wildman' on the Animal Planet network," Larry Smith writes. Smith is the other dude in the photo above, internationally famous in his own right, as the signature morning voice of The WAVE, 92.7 FM, and he, as either he claims, is the signature voice of The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM, in the afternoon, or, as so many believe, it's his clone or Evil Twin at work over there. Either way, they're famous as Larry Smiths. In real life The Turtleman is Ernie Brown, Jr, Lebanon, KY inhabitant. Here, by the way, is a link to a "Call of the Wildman" video: Animal Planet Videos: Call of the Wildman: Armadillo Chaos!. Smith counts the Turtleman as one of the three factors which have made South Central Kentucky the epicenter of the universe in just the past year.

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