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Small Business Saturday THIS Weekend

Let the Holiday shopping season begin! By now, you've made your list and checked it twice, it's time to hit the stores and start crossing some of those names off your gift list! Why not get your loved ones gifts that they'll love while supporting your LOCAL businesses?

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Duckcammer via YouTube
Duckcammer via YouTube
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Colonel Charles Shelton: The Last P.O.W. of the Vietnam War [Video Tribute]

If you live in Owensboro and western Kentucky, you are likely very familiar with the story of Colonel Charles E. Shelton.  The Daviess County native is immortalized downtown on the riverfront with an impressive freedom memorial that recounts the fact that he is the last P.O.W. of the Vietnam War.  And now, there's a stirring video tribute and retelling of his harrowing and heroic story.

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Erin Grant
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Erin’s First Owensboro Daviess County Christmas Parade (Clydesdales!) [PHOTOS]

To be fair, this isn't the first time I've been involved in the Owensboro Daviess Co. Christmas Parade. I helped out the Time Warner Cable camera crew a couple of years ago. This was my first time being in the parade. And it was a blast!

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Letters Being Accepted For Christmas Wish 2014

The Christmas Wish office will officially open in a week on Monday, December 1st in Towne Square Mall in Owensboro, but the letters are already rolling in. We want to make sure that everyone who needs a jolly little helper this year gets the help needed. If you or someone you know will need the help of CW this season, now is the time to get your letter in. 

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OPD Citizens Academy, More Than I Expected

It's been a few weeks since my graduation from the Owensboro Police Department's Citizens Academy and I got our class photo picture from our instructor. I've always had an interest in law enforcement and knew I just had to attend the Citizens Academy when it began in August. Now, even thou I was excited, the 12 week course seemed a little much at first. Now that it's over, we were all wanting more time with the class.

Here are some of the most impressive things I took away from my short time with the OPD.

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The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade is Saturday

It's where Kentucky starts Christmas!  And the 78th Annual Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade is at 4:30pm, Saturday, November 22nd in downtown Owensboro.  Here's everything you need to know about this year's parade.

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Owensboro Catholic High School.
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OCHS Girl Scores Perfect on ACT

Hannah Hagan, a member of the OCHS senior class, recently scored a perfect composite score on the ACT college readiness test. Hannah's score was a perfect 36.  I know you know what perfect means but, she got a perfect 36.... that means she got every single question right!

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UPDATE: Missing Juvenile Found

The Owensboro Police Department has successfully located a missing juvenile.

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Duck Dynasty Will Be in Owensboro in January

Outdoor Owensboro Hunting and Fishing Expo will be coming to the Owensboro Convention Center on January 9th and 10th!  Special Guests will be in attendance this year.  Jep Robertson from A&E's Duck Dynasty will be the main guest on January 10th!

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Owensboro Police Searching for Missing Juvenile

The Owensboro Police Department has issued a press release requesting our assistance in the search for a missing juvenile.

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OPD Looking For Missing Adult [PHOTO]

The Owensboro Police Department is currently searching for a missing adult. Here is the official report:
The Owensboro Police Department is looking for adult, Roy E. Thomas, 50, who
was reported missing by his wife at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014.

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OPD Reports Fatal Accident Early Friday Morning

The Owensboro Police Department is reporting a fatal accident this Friday morning. Here is the official report...

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