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Photo Courtesy of Roxi Payne
Photo Courtesy of Roxi Payne
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Owensboro Daviess County Babe Ruth 13s and 14s Win West State Tournaments

Congratulations are in order for the Owensboro Daviess County 13 year old and 14 year old baseball teams. Last night both teams won the West State Tournaments to advance to the regional tournaments!

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Owensboro Public Schools Amendment to Breakfast and Lunch Policy

I heard about this possibility a few months back, but it has now released that the change will be occurring. Owensboro Public Schools announced today that they are amending their policy for serving meals to students for the 2013-2014 school year under the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Programs

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Flashback: The Kentucky Governor’s Cup Regatta Was the Only Thing You Heard 40 Summers Ago in Owensboro [VIDEO]

It. Was. Deafening. And it was very, very cool. I was a little kid when the Kentucky Governor's Race set up its base of operations 40 years ago on the Owensboro riverfront.

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Unbelievable Dance Contestant

Before I left for lunch today Roxi, our great receptionist, was telling me about a video that a friend had shared with her. it was a contestant on a talent show. Normally I enjoy when people share these videos because on several occasions they have been either the best of the show or the worst of the show (I am not much of a fan of the middle of the road videos)

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Meet Zachary Jennings, Owensboro Storm Chaser [VIDEO]

The massive and deadly midwest storms of May have pushed storm chasers' profiles higher and higher. That doesn't necessarily make it the trendy thing to do. It's just that there's not much of a reason to see them as much when big storms aren't in the news.

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Dave Spencer Family Archives; Peter Curbishley/Flickr
Dave Spencer Family Archives; Peter Curbishley/Flickr
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Dave’s Dad Tangles with Possessive Cat

While most of us are remembering great stories about our dads as Father's Day approaches, I think we'd all agree that these stories are great recollections at any time during the year.

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16th Annual Trek to Benefit St. Joseph’s Peace Mission for Children is THIS Sunday [Video]

I am gonna do it!  I have emceed this event for years and Sunday, for the first time ever, I am actually going to attempt the Trek!  Yep!  I am gonna RUN 13 miles from Calhoun to West Louisville.  And, yes!  It appears that I am clearly out of my mind, but trust me when I tell you this event . . . this annual Trek that folks take by foot or by bike . . . is for a great cause.  A couple of years ago, I caught up with founder David Yewell on the Trek course and asked him how the event got started.  Check this out!

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Photo by Jordan Winders
Photo by Jordan Winders
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Rooster Booster Tomorrow

Well the time is here once again for Rooster Booster!

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Rooster Booster Breakfast is coming up tomorrow (June 6th) in Owensboro Christian Church Community Room E

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photo by Jordan Winders
photo by Jordan Winders
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Derek Anderson Speaks in Owensboro

This morning I had the pleasure of attending the Young Leader Breakfast of the Owensboro Family YMCA. The focus of the breakfast is to spotlight and inspire the young leaders of the community. One local student is also selected to receive a college scholarship

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Photo Courtesy of Jordan Winders
Photo Courtesy of Jordan Winders
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Two Owensboro Courses to Host Father-Child Golf Tournament

The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department have come up with a great event to spend time with your dad for Father’s Day. Father’s Day weekend, June 16th and 17th, Ben Hawes and Hillcrest Golf Courses will host their annual Father-Child Golf Tournament

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Babyroo 2013 Event THIS Saturday!

Having your first baby? Not sure what to expect? Make plans to attend Babyroo 2013! This is a FREE baby care fair for expecting families.

Pedia Research, Lewis Lane Baptist Church and Owensboro Parent Magazine present this event Saturday, June 1st from 9:00am to noon.

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Dave Spencer Nearly Witnesses Disaster While Stopped at a Train

On Sunday, I joined many others who decided it was a nice evening to be at Smothers Park. The park was full to bursting--an encouraging sign with regards to the growth of downtown Owensboro.

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