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Sparks-Kirk KIrkpatrick; Weller-Getty Images\ Allen Berezovsky
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River City Festival of Films is Next Weekend in the O

Next weekend is the River City Festival of Films in Owensboro.

And, what is really neat is that famous actor-director Peter Weller (pictured above) is going to be in town for two events.

It's all put together by Owensboro-based filmmaker P. J. Starks. H

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MSheldrake, thinkstock
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35th Annual City Farm Breakfast This Saturday

The 35th Annual Farm City Breakfast is Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30 am at Apollo High School. The breakfast will feature US Congressman Brett Guthrie with a short synopsis on the 2014 Farm Bill, as well as a panel to discuss the farm bill and its distribution for food and nutrition in our community. Also, the Farm City Humanitarian Award will be presented at the breakfast, hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Daviess County Farm Bureau.

Via The Owensboro Greater Chamber of Commerce...

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Knottsville Boy’s St. Jude Fundraiser Earns State Recognition

This kid is a fundraising machine.  In December, Gavin Howard of Knottsville embarked on his mission to raise as much money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as he could.  With the help of his parents, Gavin designed "Peace, Love, Cure" shirts and hoodies and he's been selling them like crazy.  In fact, at press time, Gavin has sold over 500 and the orders just keep rolling in.  There have been stories about him in the Messenger-Inquirer, on WFIE, WAVE-3 in Louisville and here at WBKR.com.  And Gavin's now getting attention from the Ky State House of Representatives, who, this week, sent Gavin a special certificate of recognition.  LOOK!

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OPD via Facebook
OPD via Facebook
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OPD To Conduct Forum On Their Hiring Process

Ever wondered just how the Owensboro Police Department hires employees? Have you considered applying for a position at OPD? Well, here's your chance to find out more information!

The Owensboro Police Department is hosting a hiring forum Wednesday, February 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The event will be held in the Community Room at the station, 222 E 9th Street.

Here's what to expect from the event via the OPD:

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Photo by Mooner
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Local Woman Serves Up Delicious Recipes in Food Blog

By day, Patty Millay is a training manager for U.S. Bank Home Mortgage.  By night, however, she is lacing up her apron and serving up delicious meals and desserts for family and friends.  And, even better, she's sharing them with us in her What's for Dinner with Patty? blog.  I checked out Patty's blog and, in between bouts of wiping drool off my chin, the keyboard and computer screen, I managed to pinpoint some of my favorite sounding and looking creations!  

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14WFIE Twitter
14WFIE Twitter
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Armed Robbery Suspects at Large in Daviess County

Daviess County authorities are asking everyone to be on the lookout for two armed suspects who are believed to have held up the Masonville Food Mart on U.S. 231.

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Facebook.comKirk Kirkpatrick
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Kirk Kirkpatrick’s Last Good News Call- Audio

Yesterday at Rooster Booster, it was the end of an era. Kirk Kirkpatrick, the MC of the breakfast for the last 37 years, was in front of the mic for the last time as MC. The event was huge and there were some really nice parts saying goodbye to Kirk

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photo by Jordan Winders
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State of the City Address (Owensboro, KY)- Audio

This morning at Rooster Booster, we were treated to the State of the City Address.

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State of the County (Daviess County, KY)- Audio

This morning at Rooster Booster, we were treated to the State of the County Address.

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Phony Phone Calls For Police

I got word from Jeff Payne, President of the Owensboro Fraternal of Police, there is a big scam involving their name going on and you could be contacted. Here's the deal. Someone calls you and says they are from the Owensboro FOP and they are looking for donations

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Arnel Manalang
Arnel Manalang
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GRADD College and Job Explosion This Saturday

The Green River Area Development District, along with the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club invites you to the College and Job Explosion. The event is Saturday, February 8th at the Boys & Girls Club at 3415 Buckland Square, Owensboro.

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Facebook.comKirk Kirkpatrick
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Kirk Kirkpatrick Hangs Up Good News Phone – Rooster Booster Thursday

Thursday is a big day at Rooster Booster, the monthly breakfast sponsored by Owensboro-Daviess County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be carried live on 1490 WOMI and 1490womi.com. WOMI morning show contributor Kirk Kirkpatrick, after 37 years as host, will will retire from that post and so will his "Good News" phone which rings constantly during his commentary. Here's what's on the schedule, the first at the new Convention Center.

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