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Pitino Shelter 20th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser Set For September

Planning is underway for the 20th anniversary of the Daniel Pitino Shelter which will also include a roast for Father Ed Bradley and a special appearance by co-founder Rick Pitino!

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Costume Enthusiasts Gather For Cosplay Competition
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Children’s Museum of Evansville Hosting Second “Me and My Sidekick” for Fathers and Kids

Evil doers beware! The Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) is inviting all superheroes to be a part of their second "Me and My Sidekick" event on Saturday, July 26th.

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Warrick County Summer Musical- Laura Ellsworth
Warrick County Summer Musical- Laura Ellsworth
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Warrick County Summer Musical Production “Children of Eden”

In high school, there was nothing I loved more than the stage. I would spend all of my time working on lines, auditions, sets, anything that revolved around the theater. I was bit by the bug and I never wanted anything more than to be the last person to bow at the curtain call

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P.J. Starks’ Second Film School Program Kicks Off at the Daviess County Public Library [VIDEO]

Recently we learned that P.J. Starks and Verite Cinema will begin production on the horror anthology Volumes of Blood in August. Well, there's a way for YOU to be involved.

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Catherine Yeulet, Thinkstock
Catherine Yeulet, Thinkstock
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The Foundation For Daviess County Public Schools “Alumni & Friends 3K” Event

It's time again for the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools "Alumni & Friends 3K" event! This year, the run/walk will be Saturday, August 30th at Yellow Creek Park. The race start time is 7:30am, with check-in beginning at 6:30am.

The 3K is a great event for novice runners and walkers as well as those more experienced runners.

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What You Think About Pageants Is All Wrong

I have the pleasure of hosting the 2014 Miss Daviess County beauty pageant Friday night at the Hines Center. It's no secret that I grew up in the pageant circle. More when I was younger, but I come from a pageant family. I can remember having viewing parties of Miss America, each of us having our own score sheets and comparing with the actual winners. Until high school, I trained to compete in Miss Tennessee. (Cheerleading and singing won that fight, ha.) So, it's a natural fit for me to host the pageant.

Being at practice last night reminded me of something thou.. the misconception that non "pageant people" have about the girls in pageants.

Let me tell you about these girls...

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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UPDATE: OPD Shooting Investigation Suspect Indentified

The Owensboro Police Department have updated their ongoing investigation into a Tuesday morning shooting on Alexander Avenue.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Owensboro Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

Owensboro Police Department officers responded to a shooting call at 2:30AM, Tuesday morning, in the 1700 block of Alexander Avenue.

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Big O Music Fest
Big O Music Fest
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Jac’s Big O Party This FRIDAY!

What other way to welcome me back from vacation than a fun Jac's Big O Party! Ok, ok, it's not for me, ha! But, it will be a great party! Join us for lunch on the front yard of the WBKR station, 3301 Frederica Street, Friday, July 18th!

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Sundae Sunday Event THIS Weekend!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for... Ice cream! Heck yeah we do! Who doesn't like ice cream? Well, if you're like me, you love ice cream! Join the City of Owensboro and celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, July 20th for their annual Sunday Sundae event!

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ALDI Conducting Hiring Events in July and August

In May, it was announced that discount supermarket chain, ALDI, was coming to Owensboro. In fact, work has already begun out on Highway 54 between Highland Elementary School and Wal-Mart

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Thank a Farmer — David and Pat Alsop for the John and Doris Smith Farm [VIDEO]

As the WBKR “Thank A Farmer” series continues we take you to the local farmer's market at Owensboro Christian Church.

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