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Benefit Ride for the Children’s Advocacy of the Green River District

The second annual benefit motorcycle ride for the Children's Advocacy of the Green River District is Saturday, April 19th. The CAC serves children in seven counties including Daviess, McLean, Hancock, Henderson, Ohio, Union and Webster.

The ride will begin at the Owensboro campus of Western Kentucky University. Registration begins at 10:00am and all bikes will be out at Noon.

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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Garth Brooks Tribute Band Leads Off Tribute Band Tuesdays at Owensboro Convention Center [Video]

John Todd and Shameless, billed as the world's #1 Garth Brooks tribute band, are coming to the Owensboro Convention Center!  April 1st, they will kick off the center's brand new series- Tribute Band Tuesdays.  Get a sneak peek of the group and get more information about the show and ticket prices right here!

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Owensboro’s Official Moonlight Ride Trailer [Video]

Daviess County High School student and St. Jude patient Jennifer Rudd stars in the official promo video for the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event, the Moonlight Ride.  You've gotta watch this.  It's amazing!  And will tell you what the event is about and how you can be a part of the excitement.  WATCH!

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Sutton Derby Day 5K Run/Walk Coming Soon!

It's time again for the Sutton Derby Day 5K Run/Walk! The event will take place Saturday, May 3rd and the proceeds will benefit the Sutton Elementary students. The event will begin at 9:00am, with registration starting at 8:00am and will start at Rash Stadium.

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New Western Kentucky National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter to Hold Informational Social Next Week – Get the Details Here [VIDEO]

Are you a turkey hunter or Kentucky conservationist? Next Thursday, April 3, 2104, you are invited to attend the inaugural meeting for the NEW Owensboro Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation

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Who Serves the Biggest Pancakes in Owensboro? [Photos]

Who serves the BIGGEST pancakes in Owensboro?   Saturday, after the Color Blast 5K, Brett and I stopped by Dee's BBQ and Diner for breakfast and found the answer.  Holy cow!  You could put these things on the front-end of a Flintstone car and yabba dabba doo them down the street.  Dee's pancakes are ginormous! 

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DCPS Announces 2014 Graduation Dates

Well, spring looks to be on its way (finally!!) and there hopefully won't be any more snow days. While some kids may not like that, it means that they will at least know when summer break will get here!

Daviess County Public Schools announced Friday the last day of classes and dates for the 2014 graduation ceremonies

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Wendell Foster’s Center Makes “Happy” Video!

We've all heard how amazing the Wendell Foster Center for Developmental Disabilities is, right? Some of you may have even experienced first-hand the positive impact the center has on this community. A friend of mine who works at Wendell Foster emailed me a video that the physical therapy department produced of some of the people who come there dancing and having an awesome time.

While watching the video, Carsyn and I were dancing and singing right along with them. I may have had a tear in my eye too, it's just so heartwarming to see just one part of what the Wendell Foster Center really does.

Take a look and I just know it'll make you "Happy"!

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Chamber to Host Legislative Forum

With the Legislative Session getting ready to draw to a close, there are still several items on the agenda. Items like the biennial budget with possible funding for the OCTC Advanced Technology Center Phase 2 are being talked about around the community

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Owensboro Police Department To Host Coffee With A Cop Event

Every wondered what it's really like to be a cop? Have some questions about the day to day activities of Owensboro's finest? Well, here's your chance to sit down and chat with a policeman. Join the Owensboro Police Department Friday, March 28th at The Crème Coffee House on E 2nd Street for Coffee With A Cop.

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The Owensboro High School Best in Show Pageant [Video]

You better work!  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of emceeing the 2014 Best in Show Pageant at Owensboro High School.   It's an annual event sponsored by PSTO that allows high school boys to "drag" it up for a chance to win money for various clubs, organizations and sports teams around the school.  Just before the "lovely ladies" took to the catwalk, we shot some video backstage to let you meet each of the contestants.  This is a scream!

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