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Check Out Video from Early 1950s Owensboro Christmas Parades [VIDEO]

When I was a kid, Christmas always began in the parking lot across Third Street from Anderson's Department Store. And it began on the morning of the Owensboro Christmas Parade.

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photo of Mom and Dad by Barb Birgy
photo of Mom and Dad by Barb Birgy
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Making Life Changes

Making life changing choices are very hard, but when you make them with no regrets how can you lose? Mine brought me to Owensboro in 1994.

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A Rare Full Moon Set For Christmas

2015 was certainly a good year for the moon. We had the "Super Blood Moon" in September, the "Blue Moon" in July, and to close out the year, we are going to see the "Full Cold Moon" on December 25th.

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Was a Horror Movie Shot in Owensboro in the Late 1950s?

Owensboro has what I would call a quiet (but hopefully getting louder) connection to the movie industry. For one thing, this is Johnny Depp's hometown. For another, the Burt Lancaster classic The Kentuckian was partially filmed here.

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Dave and Ashley Browse Old Daviess County High Yearbooks [VIDEO]

Our Digital Managing Editor, Ashley, and I were at the Daviess County Public Library (for reasons which will be revealed later) and decided to take a trip down memory lane.

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Dolly Parton via YouTube
Dolly Parton via YouTube
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Dolly’s “Coat Of Many Colors” Trailer

Dolly Parton's "Coat Of Many Colors" is a fan favorite of the country legend's fans. This December, NBC is turning the song into a made for TV movie. The movie tells the true story of how the song came to be, thru the young life of Dolly.

Country songbird Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Shroder star in the show, along with sweet-faced newcomer Alyvia Alyn Lind playing Dolly.

Take a look at the official trailer. Oh, you may want to grab a tissue first. 

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Pat Fitzhugh via YouTube
Pat Fitzhugh via YouTube
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‘Bell Witch’ Author Pat Fitzhugh Speaking at Daviess County Public Library Thursday [VIDEO]

If you have lived in Kentucky or Tennessee, well anywhere, you've heard about The Bell Witch. Every time I would travel on I-24 to Nashville, I would see the exit for Adams, which is where the Bell family lived in early 19th-century. Daughter Betsy would invoke the wrath of a poltergeist and a haunting folklore legend was born. Author and paranormal adventurer Pat Fitzhugh will discuss his book on The Bell Witch at an appearance this Thursday (10/15) at 6:00 p.m. at the Daviess County Public Library.

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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How About Ten MORE Owensboro Businesses We Miss? That’s Forty Now, Right? [VIDEO]

It all started when Chad came up with ten Owensboro businesses that he missed. He compiled the list while I was on vacation last month. He shared them with me and I agreed.

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Ashley Sollars, WBKR
Ashley Sollars, WBKR
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Thunderbirds Dedicate Owensboro Air Show Performance To Fallen Tri-State Soldiers

I knew that I would really enjoy the time I was going to get to spend around the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, but I underestimated how impressive they would be. Sure, the jets and show are awesome, but it was their general demeanor toward our town that was so memorable.

Chad and I were able to spend time with them before his flight Thursday and I was overwhelmed by how polite, humbling, generous and gracious they were with everyone they interacted with.

But, it was what I saw circulating on Facebook this evening that brought tears to my eyes.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Here Are Ten MORE Owensboro Businesses We Miss [VIDEO]

Well, after Chad and I discussed those ten Owensboro businesses we wish were still around, we immediately thought of ten more.

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Chris Hondros/Newsmakers via Getty Images
Chris Hondros/Newsmakers via Getty Images
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Here Are Eleven ‘Firsts’ Which Kentucky Can Claim

Okay, so using a golf cart frame to create the first ever mobile living room may not be 'historic' per se. But the other ten things on this list qualify, I'd say.

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Kentucky Wesleyan College/Facebook
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KWC Offering Free Civil Rights and Liberties Course This Fall

This is really cool! The Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law Program at Kentucky Wesleyan College will open a class to the community during the Fall semester.

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