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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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Franklin Lugenbeel, ThinkStock
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Fourth Street Baptist Hosing A 3 on 3 Basketball Jamboree

The Fourth Street Baptist Church of Owensboro is hosting a Boys2Men 3 on 3 basketball jamboree. The event will take place Saturday, June 7th at the church. The tournament is open to males in the 9th grade and up. The deadline for entry is May 22nd.

Here are the details of the tournament:

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2014 International Barbecue Festival – Map Included

Friday and Saturday is Owensboro's famous International Barbecue Festival.

And, this year is even better. The  Riverfront is finished. Smothers Park and the new Owensboro Convention Center and Hampton Inn will be showcased to the max.

Great barbecue aromas and thick, blinding smoke will waft through downtown. And, we will be there. WBKR will be broadcasting from the event on both days. As I look back, my favorite year was 2009. I was joined on the air by Kizzy and on the streets by lovely Mrs. Moon.

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Daviess County Fiscal Court/Facebook
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Daviess County Courthouse to Close for Bar-B-Q Festival

The International Bar-B-Q Festival is Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th in downtown Owensboro.  And, if you have official business at the Daviess County Courthouse, you may have to reschedule.  There are plans to close the building early Friday.

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Reid's Orchard via Facebook
Reid's Orchard via Facebook
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Reid’s Orchard Celebrates Spring with a Hilarious Sign [PHOTO]

We all know and love Reid's Orchard for their amazing apples, beautiful scenery and family-friendliness we've experienced for generations. But, who knew they were so funny?!?

Reid's location on Hwy 81 just opened and their sign says it all...

Take a look and try not to LOL, ha!

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David Sacks, ThinkStock
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Hwy 54 Yard Sale THIS Week!

Who doesn't love a good bargain? I LOVE yard sales and looking thru old things in search of a good paint job and some new life! If you love bargain-hunting too, you'll love the Hwy 54 yard sale!

The 50 mile event stretches from Owensboro to Leitchfield. The Spring event is May 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

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Photo courtesy of Eliminator
Photo courtesy of Eliminator
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ZZ Top Tribute Band Tonight at Owensboro Convention Center [Video]

Tribute Band Tuesdays continue tonight at the Owensboro Convention Center.  And we have a sneak peek of Eliminator- the famed ZZ Top tribute band who'll take the stage at 7pm.  Plus, we have ticket info and more!

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Burns Middle School Future Problem Solving Team Fundraising Next Week [VIDEO]

Future problem solving, man that takes me back. Well, I was only on one team when I was in 5th grade; hey, I was the only girl! Now, the Burns Middle School 7th/8th Grade Future Problem Solving Team, who finished 2nd in the state of Kentucky, they are heading to compete at the International Conference at Iowa State University in June.Coming up next Monday and Tuesday, two restaurant fundraisers will take place.

First, let's take a look at these amazing kids!

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Free Tree Giveaway Today In Daviess County

The Daviess County Conservation District is giving away FREE trees today. The giveaway lasts until 2:00pm. You can pick up your trees at 3032 Alvey Park Drive off Hwy 54 in Owensboro.

The types of trees given away are bald cypress, chestnut oak, shumard oak, pin oak and yellow poplar.

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John Calipari Is a Great Coach…and a Very Efficient Book Signer [VIDEO]

I've never been to a book-signing before, but if any author out there is approaching such an event for the first time or hasn't quite gotten the hang of it, talk to UK coach John Calipari.

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Official Memorial Card/Miller Family
Official Memorial Card/Miller Family
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Funeral Services for Hal Miller Today at First Baptist Church

Owensboro icon Hal Miller is being laid to rest today.  Services begin at 11am this morning at First Baptist Church in downtown Owensboro.  And if yesterday's visitation at Glenn Funeral Home is any indication, folks will be lining up in droves to pay their respects to and honor a man who, in many ways, touched us all.  As I was visiting with Hal's daughters Rooster and Karen yesterday,  it occurred to me just how many memories of Windy Hollow I personally carry.  And I know that many of you have memories that are just as fond. I want to share a few of mine.

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Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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John Calipari Will Be at the Owensboro Sportscenter Tuesday for Book Signing

John Calipari's new book Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out was released Tuesday, April 15th and he's been on a whirlwind tour supporting it.

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