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Kenny Chesney Coming To The Ford Center!

Our concert schedule just added a big must-see! Kenny Chesney is bringing "The Big Revival" tour to The Ford Center on Thursday, June 4th! And, he's bringing some awesome supporting guests with him... Jake Owen and Chase Rice! This show is gonna be ridonkulous!

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City of Owensboro Taking Applications For Police Officer

Are you or someone you know interested in a career in law enforcement? Well, here's your chance. The City of Owensboro is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer with the Owensboro Police Department. The deadline to apply for the position is March 6th, 2015. The OPD is hosting a free forum, regarding the requirements and more information about becoming a police officer for the public.

Via the OPD...

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Jamie Carroll/ThinkStock
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State of Emergency Declared in Kentucky

Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for the entire commonwealth of Kentucky. Here's what that means:

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Category: Kentucky News, Weather
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Should UK Lose a Game Before the NCAA Tournament?

 

Since 1976--the last time we saw an undefeated college hoops season (courtesy of the Indiana Hoosiers)--no team has entered the NCAA Tournament with fewer than 2 losses and won the thing.

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Dave Spencer
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What Are the Best Scenic Drives in Kentucky?

One of my favorite things to do in the world is hop in the car and just go for a drive and see where the road takes me. I've been doing it since I became a licensed driver. I'm 100% certain I got it from my dad.

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Guns & Hoses Facebook
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Tickets For Guns & Hoses VIII On Sale Now

 

Guns and Hoses VIII is back at The Ford Center Saturday, April 11th! This event has become a huge night in the Tri-State with local firefighters and police officers going head-to-head in the boxing ring. The massive show is brought to you, once again by 911 Gives Hope, a group of Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics from Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick County, Indiana, and Henderson County, Kentucky dedicated to improving the lives of children and people with disabilities in the local community.

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Murray State Men Have Nation’s Second Longest Winning Streak

While everybody is talking about Kentucky's winning streak, which even I will admit is impressive, Murray State has put together 19 straight wins (21-4 overall) heading into their Thursday night match-up with OVC opponent SIU-Edwardsville.

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Category: Kentucky News, Sports
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Danny Beeler, Heart of the City Design
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Big O Music Fest Pre-Sale Thru Friday

 

The Big O Music Fest returns to Owensboro August 15th! I don't know about you, but I'm always ready for the Party of the Year! Now, the line-up hasn't been announced yet, but you can get your tickets to the show, today thru 10:00pm Friday, February 13th, at a discounted price! Let's be honest, you're going to the show regardless of who's there, ha! And, with the past line-ups, you know that the 2015 show will be awesome!

Today thru Friday, you can save 10% on your tickets to The Big O!

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Ranked by Fast Food, Kentucky Is 6th in the Nation…But It’s Not Exactly What You Might Think

 

When I was attending Western Kentucky University, we'd heard that Bowling Green had the second-most fast food restaurants per capita in the United States. A few years later, I heard a similar story about Owensboro.

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Radio Shacks, Including Several in Kentucky, Closing by the Hundreds

Radio Shack has been one of the handiest retail outfits that has existed in my lifetime. Working in radio, that makes sense. But the advancements made in technology over the last 20 years--and they've come at a far more rapid pace in the last 10--are rendering the electronics chain somewhat obsolete.

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Danny Beeler, Heart of the City Design
Danny Beeler, Heart of the City Design
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2015 Big O Music Fest Date Released!

 

The Party of the Year is back! Get out your phones and mark your calendars, the date for the Big O Music Fest is set! In the past we've seen Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen and more... Who will rockin' that crazy stage this year?!? While the artists for 2015 won't be announced for another month, the date has been, so go ahead and get excited!

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Mashable via YouTube
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Louisville to Be the Future Home of Nation’s Largest Indoor Bike Park

I have done a lot of back road traveling in western and central Kentucky, and yet I never knew there was an old abandoned limestone mine in Louisville.

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