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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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WFC via Youtube
WFC via Youtube
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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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Warren Price, Thinkstock
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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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Daviess County High School Student Hayley Beth Releases “Big Town” [Video]

We first discovered Hayley Beth last summer when she auditioned at Trunnell's Farm Market our Battle for The Big O contest.  Since that time, she has continued singing and performing.  She's, of course, singing country music.  She's getting her musical theatre on as well.  In fact, she's performing this weekend in Shrek: The Musical at Daviess County High School.  And she recently shared a video for a new song "Big Town."  Check it out!

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Asbury Tumbling via YouTube
Asbury Tumbling via YouTube
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Asbury University Tumbling Team Coming To Owensboro This Weekend [VIDEO]

This Saturday, March 15th, you will flip when you see the Asbury University Tumbling Team from Wilmore, KY.  The team will be performing at the Bellevue Baptist Gym at 4:00pm. I went and did a little research and here's just one of the trick sequences you just might see!

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Road Closure on KY 2830 in Daviess County Starting March 17th

According to Keith Todd, Public Information Officer of District One & Two, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 2830 in Daviess County starting Monday, March 17, 2017, as part of ongoing construction along the US 60 Extension Project at Owensboro.

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Facebook.comKirk Kirkpatrick
Facebook.comKirk Kirkpatrick
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Rooster Booster Emcee Promo (Video)

February marked the end of an era for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Rooster Booster breakfast. While it was the first in the new convention center, it was the last with Kirk Kirkpatrick as emcee

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Owensboro’s Sara Murphy to Appear on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss [Preview]

This is exciting.  This summer, Owensboro native and Apollo High School graduate Sara Murphy will be featured on ABC's Extreme Weight Loss!  That's the show in which personal trainer Chris Powell works with contestants over a 12-month period and helps them complete change their lives.  Sara dropped by the WBKR studios recently to give us a preview of what to expect when her episode airs.  LISTEN!

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Owensboro Among Forbes Magazine’s Top Ten Small Cities for Jobs

Forbes Magazine has published a list of the top ten American cities that are trending upward in terms of job growth. And look who made the cut!

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Moon and Shannon Wetzel
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Nothing to Do in Owensboro? – Hardly!

Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Executive Director Shannon Wetzel and I had the chance to visit about all the things to do this weekend and over the next few days after. So much to do in the O

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