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New Civil War Film ‘The Middle Ground’ to Be Shot in Daviess, McLean, and Hopkins Counties [VIDEO]

Three friends--Dallas Lee Blanton, Angela Yonts, and Nathan Austin--who met at Murray State University will be producing a new film about the Civil War in western Kentucky this summer.

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Daviess County Sheriff's Department
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Terroristic Threatening Note Discovered at Daviess County High School

No sooner did I get on the air Wednesday afternoon than I was told about a rumor spreading about a lock down at Daviess County High School.

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Sergey Peterman, ThinkStock
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Jac’s Big O Party Thursday To Benefit The American Cancer Society

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, for another Jac's Big O Party! The party series are brought to you all summer long by the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest and you'll have a chance to win tix to the show.

Tomorrow we will be raising money for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life with $5.00 lunches. We'll have burgers, chips, a drink and a cookie... delicious!

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The Moonlight Ride One Month Away: Register Now! [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are getting excited and geared up for the first-ever Moonlight Ride!  It's the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event that involves a 12-mile bicycle ride around the city and a huge three-hour pre-party with line dancing, Zumba and more.  Check out the official trailer and get more info here at WBKR.com.

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Owensboro Health Is Convention Center Sponsor

At a news conference this morning Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne and Dean Dennis, general manager and vice president of Global Spectrum, managers of the new Convention Center announced a sponsorship for the facility.

Owensboro Health is the “Official Health Sponsor” of the Owensboro Convention Center.

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Friday After 5, via Facebook
Friday After 5, via Facebook
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Friday After 5 Kicks Off This Week!

Friday After 5 is one of my favorite things about summers in Owensboro. I love going down to the riverfront and enjoying all of the fun activities they have. FA5 is fun for your whole family and the fun begins THIS Friday, May 16th!

Check out the musical line-up for this week!

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Flags For Sale for Kiwanis Club Walk of Honor

If you drove by the Daviess County Courthouse last summer, you'll likely recall seeing the front lawn decorated with dozens and dozens of American flags.  This year, the Walk of Honor returns and the Kiwanis Club of Owensboro is giving YOU the chance to honor someone special in your life with a flag featured along the Walk.

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Hope for Harlie, via Facebook
Hope for Harlie, via Facebook
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Hope For Harlie Motorsports Fest TONIGHT!

Have plans for tonight? Well, if so, cancel them! If not, I've just made you some! There is a big event tonight to support Harlie Bryant at Maloney's in Owensboro and YOU need to be there!

Here are the details...

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The storm blew the roof off of Flair Molded Plastics (Photo by Johnny Kincaid)
The storm blew the roof off of Flair Molded Plastics (Photo by Johnny Kincaid)
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Boonville Declares a State of Emergency – Area Residents are Cleaning Up After Storms

The city of Boonville is under a state of emergency for the next 8 hours. Travel in Boonville should be limited to essential travel only. Officials are calling the damage in Boonville "massive" and many streets are unsafe to travel

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International Bar-B-Q Festival: The Red Velvet Funnel Cake [Video]

It didn't take long for Jaclyn and I to find the most popular item at this year's International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro.  As soon as we started our broadcast yesterday, word was already spreading around the streets about the Red Velvet Funnel Cake.  Naturally, Jaclyn and I reacted like bloodhounds and immediately sniffed it out.  WATCH!

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The Polar Bear Plunge Will Have a New Location in 2015

After years at The Hines Center in Philpot, Owensboro's Polar Bear Plunge is moving to a new location.  And, there are some other BIG changes in store for the 2015 event.  Wanna know where the Plunge is headed and an exciting new fundraiser being cooked up?

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OPD Makes Arrest In Operation Broken Heart: National Task Force Effort

Via the Owensboro Police Department:

Owensboro Police Department detective makes arrest in connection with Operation Broken Heart.

Operation Broken Heart is a nationwide effort taking place during the month of May to crack down on child pornography and other sex crimes. There are 61 national task forces that comprise this effort. The Owensboro Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigations are conducted in cooperation with the Kentucky State Police task force.

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