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Barb Birgy
Barb Birgy
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What’s Happening to Local Businesses in Downtown Owensboro? [PHOTOS]

It seems like more stores are leaving Downtown Owensboro every month so we decided to see how many vacant buildings there are. It's startling to see this happening in our community.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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It’s Been 25 Years Since ANOTHER Big Retailer Vacated Towne Square North for Its Current Location

With the recent news that Hobby Lobby (and Tuesday Morning) will be pulling up stakes and moving out OF Towne Square North and out TO Gateway Commons, I thought it would be interesting to find out when ANOTHER retailer vacated that particular strip mall.

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Angel Welsh
Angel Welsh
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Does Anyone Remember Picnic Grove And The Giant Shelter At English Park? (Photo)

When I was younger I lived near English Park for one summer.  We loved riding our bikes to the park and playing games in the giant picnic shelter!  No one I talk to remembers it being there but me!

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Angel Welsh
Angel Welsh
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Who Remembers The Football Shaped Pool In The Sportscenter Parking Lot? (Photo)

Many changes have taken place over the years on the corner of 12th and Hickman Avenue.  Right under the Northwest parking lot of the Sportscenter sits a football shaped pool!

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Via History of Owensboro Parks & Recreation by Evan Ray Russell
Via History of Owensboro Parks & Recreation by Evan Ray Russell
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Who Knew Chautauqua Park Used To Have A Lagoon!? (Photo)

Chautauqua Park located directly across from Combest Pool on East Parrish Avenue has truly evolved over the years.  From Lagoon to Skate Park!

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Historically Accurate 'We Didn't Start the Fire'
A D via YouTube
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An Historically Accurate Video for “We Didn’t Start The Fire” [VIDEO]

History teachers rejoiced in 1989 when Billy Joel released his number one single "We Didn't Start the Fire". Many teachers used the song as an American History lesson. I know of at least one teacher at Ohio County High School who did.

The original video did display some of the events and people mentioned in the song, but now here's a video that includes every single reference. (Possibly NSFW).

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Ryman Auditorium/Facebook
Ryman Auditorium/Facebook
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Bill Monroe Statue Unveiled at Ryman Auditorium [VIDEO]

There's a reason Ryman Auditorium in Nashville is referred to as "Mother Church". She's seen it all and she's 125 years old this year. As part of the Ryman's big anniversary two statues of country and bluegrass legends, "Little" Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe, have been unveiled.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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This Thruston Pizza & Subs Was Very Good, But This Old Building Has a Much Richer History

I'll drive by this old haunt, periodically, and remember how good Thruston Pizza & Subs was. I'll remember how it was part of a clue in an old Road War from years past and how it confused some folks who actually headed out to Thruston.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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What Were the Last Movies That Played at Owensboro’s Plaza Twin, Mall Twin, and Malco Theaters? [VIDEOS]

All of the Malco screens are now and have for a long time been in one building. In fact, we have more options now than we ever did, back in the day, when the three Malco-operated theaters were spread out all over town.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock
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Honor Veterans at the Charles E. Shelton Memorial in Downtown Owensboro

Veterans have proudly served our country and kept us safe, so why not do something special to honor them? There's a way you can do just that to show them appreciation or recognition and aren't they worth it? I say yes!

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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What Businesses Used to Be Located in These Owensboro Strip Malls?

...with a strip mall here and strip mall there...here a strip mall, there a strip mall...everywhere a strip mall, mall. Welcome to Owensboro.

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Ward's Trend House lot
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What Should Happen to the Ward’s Trend House Lot? [PHOTOS]

In February of 2008, a fire destroyed Ward's Trend House Furniture Store on E.14th Street & Moseley and the apartments above it. At the time the owners intended to open a new business and they already had inventory in the building. Over nine years later, the lot is vacant with green grass, save for the Ward's sign.

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