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Stop Smoking and Weight Loss Hypnosis Seminars Coming to Owensboro

Mark Patrick Seminars is coming to Owensboro.  And Mark is giving you the chance to quit smoking and lose weight through hypnosis.

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Third Annual ‘Healthy Owensboro 5K Run/Walk’ September 20th

Now that the weather has cooled off, a 5K, no matter if you decide to run in or walk it, will be a little bit more tolerable. The Junior League of Owensboro will hold its 3rd Annual "Healthy Owensboro 5K Run/Walk" Saturday, September 20.

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Bengals Retain Player To Support His Daughter Battling Cancer

Football is so much more than just what happens on the field and the Cincinnati Bengals get it. Devon Still was recently cut from the Bengals active roster. Devon, after playing for the Bengals for a few years was coming off an injury and recently distracted by a family illness. Devon's four year-old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer, in June. As you can imagine, Devon's job was the last thing on his mind.

The Bengals then did something beyond the gridiron... they did something amazing.

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Unidentified Virus Hospitalizes Hundreds of Children in the Midwest – Possible Outbreak in Kentucky

With the rapidly changing weather and kids moving indoors to more public areas like school, it's no surprise that we are seeing our kids getting sick. However, the CDC is calling the new unidentified virus that has affected over 1,000 children "unprecedented."

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5K Bridge Run/Walk September 6th In Downtown Owensboro

The Fifth Annual Hilliard Lyons Health and Fitness Classic 5K Bridge Run/Walk is coming up Saturday, September 6th. 5K proceeds benefit Healthy Horizons.

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7th Annual Lifesavers Walk September 13th In Owensboro

The 7th annual Owensboro Lifesavers Walk is Saturday, September 13th. The walk leaves from the Owensboro Health Park (1006 Ford Avenue). Registration (pre-registration is not required) begins at 9:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am.

Join thousands across the country as they walk in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, September 8th - 4th.

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New Beginnings Looking For Volunteers

New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services is a 24 hour crisis center to the seven-county GRADD area. They also provide free counseling for any survivor of sexual violence including child sexual abuse and free educational prevention programs for all ages.

New Beginnings is in search of volunteers. You could be the source of strength for a sexual assault victim in need. They are looking for help with a range of duties to assist both the victims and the organization. No experience is necessary, but they will provide all the training needed.

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Chad And Jaclyn’s Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]

We've all seen the videos by now... millions of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads, participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. I'm sure that some of you have too. ALS is a nasty disease. If you've never been affected by it, consider yourself lucky. My friend Amy's Dad passed away from ALS and she challenged Chad and myself to help spread awareness about ALS. Without blinking, I accepted for both of us naturally, ha!

So, without further ado... this one's for you Larry!

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An Open, Honest Discussion About Depression And Suicide [VIDEO]

With the recent of suicide of Robin Williams,  there has been a lot of talk about depression. Sometimes, when something like this happens, it's hard to know, as a broadcaster, how to address it on-air. Instead of talking about Mr. Williams wonderful career, which he undoubtedly had, we chose to go a different direction. The responsible thing to do was to deal with the main issue here... depression.

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Senator Mitch McConnell Receives Award from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Owensboro Health [VIDEO]

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was in Owensboro, Monday, to speak about the Affordable Care Act in a town hall meeting at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

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Smart911.com Will Give You Precious, Life-Saving Seconds When You Need Them

Among the most frustrating things I see when I watch news reports about crimes is the 911 transcript. Based on the dialogue presented by whatever network I happen to be watching, I can just see precious seconds ticking away.

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Owensboro Company at the Forefront of Ebola Treatment

The Ebola virus is one of the world's deadliest. It creates an especially aggressive form of hemorrhagic fever which, in the worst cases, will send a patient into shock before death, after bleeding internally and externally.

But an Owensboro company may have an answer.

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