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OPD Issues Update On January 20th Fatality

Fatality update via the Owensboro Police Department:

On Monday, January 20th, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Owensboro Police Department responded to an accident with injuries call on Highway 60 East in front of the OMU Elmer Smith station.

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Goodbye Limbs! – City Starts Collection

The end of the leaf picking up season is approaching and the city has decided to begin picking up limbs now. Good idea because I trimmed my crape myrtles three weeks ago and had to stash them alongside the house. If you have some you want to rid yourself of, here's the scoop.

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3rd Annual River City Festival of Films Set for March 1st at Owensboro Convention Center

In 2011, the first River City Festival of Films was held in an empty unit at Towne Square Mall and proved to be enough of a success that we now have a third one.

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OPD To Launch “Eye On Owensboro” Program

Technology has been credited for solving many crimes. Video footage is a big part of that success. Our Owensboro Police Department is introducing a great new partnership with you, the community, in efforts to help reduce crime and solve pending investigations.

Here's more information via the OPD:

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Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Members of the Year Honored

The 2014 Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Business Celebration was held last night at Riverpark Center. The dinner, the Chamber's largest annual event, gathers the members together for an evening of networking, celebration, and vision for the future.
Chamber Names Six Businesses as Members of the Year

More than 400 business members, leaders, and guests were present as the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce recognized six local businesses as the 2014 Business of the Year.

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Local Coach and Players Selected for National Team

I always enjoy seeing announcements of who makes it on national sports teams, especially teams representing the USA! Well, it seems that congratulations are in order for a local football coach for making it as part of USA Football’s U

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Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Begins February 1st [VIDEO]

I gotta be honest. I thought I understood exactly what's going to happen on February 1st. The new 364 area code will be overlaid onto existing 270 area code phone numbers which will require us to ALWAYS dial 10 digits when making a phone call.

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Two Local Beauty Queens Set to Compete in Miss Kentucky State Fair Pageant

When the curtain opens on the Miss Kentucky State Fair Pageant Saturday night in Louisville, two teenagers from Daviess County will be battling for the crown. Wanna meet them?

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Owensboro Substation Explodes, Sends Multiple East Side Neighborhoods Into Darkness [VIDEO]

I was getting gas at a convenience store in front of Rose Hill Cemetery at the corner of Breckenridge Street and Old Hartford Road at around 9PM on Wednesday night right about the time everything went dark and the night sky was lit up with an eerie yellow and blue glow.

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Owensboro Police Department Announces New Crime Prevention Initiative

In an effort to get all citizens involved in crime prevention, the Owensboro Police Department has announced the launch of a new initiative called "Eye on Owensboro."

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Early Morning Fire at Moonlite Bar-B-Q

Folks on the west side of Owensboro woke up the sounds of sirens and the smell of smoke Wednesday. There was an early morning fire at Owensboro's world famous Moonlite Bar-B-Q.

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Get Ready to Run With Couch to 5K in 5 Weeks

With the New Year well under way, many people are working on their New Year resolutions. Well if one of your resolutions is to get ready to run a 5K or if it is just something you want to do, then the Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department has just the thing!

They are now accepting registrations for their “Couch to 5K in 5 Weeks” program

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