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My Firing Range Experience [VIDEO]

To say that I've enjoyed my experience in the Owensboro Police Department's Citizens Academy so far, is a complete understatement. It has been really cool getting a better understanding of what and why the OPD does what they do. Last week, my classmates and I got to go to the firing range, where the officers maintain their yearly training, and try out shooting the targets ourselves.

How do you think I did?

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Third Annual ‘Healthy Owensboro 5K Run/Walk’ September 20th

Now that the weather has cooled off, a 5K, no matter if you decide to run in or walk it, will be a little bit more tolerable. The Junior League of Owensboro will hold its 3rd Annual "Healthy Owensboro 5K Run/Walk" Saturday, September 20.

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National Classic To Join Tri-State Christmas Parades

When I saw this news, I may have squealed a little... This year, the Owensboro Daviess County and Evansville Christmas Parade will be joined by some pretty famous, fuzzy feet! Yep... the Budweiser Clydesdal

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Owensboro Special Olympics Athlete Named to Team USA

We are so excited for Owensboro's Chris Willis.  The 48-year-old Special Olympian has been named to Team USA for the 2015 World Games! 

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Former UK Players Signing Autographs at Owensboro Flea Market

The Owensboro Flea Market returns to the Owensboro Convention Center this weekend!  In addition to great deals on antiques, collectibles and more, the Flea Market will play host to some very special guests.  In fact, four University of Kentucky basketball stars will be on hand to sign autographs and meet fans.

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Smoking Ban Passes in Owensboro

Henceforth, if you're in a public place like a park or an outdoor dining facility, you will no longer be able to smoke.

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Owensboro Filmmaker Starks Hits Fundraising Goal, Able to Continue Shooting Horror Anthology [VIDEO]

While the first of the five parts of Owensboro film production company Verite Cinema's horror anthology Volumes of Blood has been finished, the completion of the project was up in the air...until now.

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Michael Waltrip Expected to Take Part in Season 19 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Gentlemen, start your tap shoes! Or whatever you have to wear. Owensboro native and 2-time Daytona 500 champ Michael Waltrip could be heading to Dancing with the Stars!

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Aaron Kizer to Perform at September Rooster Booster Breakfast

Local artist Aaron Kizer will be performing live Thursday morning at the monthly Rooster Booster breakfast sponsored by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. 

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Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Performs in Flash Mob [Video]

This is pretty awesome!  Last week at Friday After Five in downtown Owensboro, members of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra pulled off a flash mob performance.  And we have the video here!

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5K Bridge Run/Walk September 6th In Downtown Owensboro

The Fifth Annual Hilliard Lyons Health and Fitness Classic 5K Bridge Run/Walk is coming up Saturday, September 6th. 5K proceeds benefit Healthy Horizons.

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The Hwy 60 Yard Sale Is Back!

If you're like me, you look forward to the Hwy 60 yard sale all year long! Over 200 miles, through eight Western Kentucky counties, of hundreds of great deals! Plus, lots of snacking and sightseeing!

Maybe you want to join in the sale? Want to map out your route? Here's more info!

Via the Hwy 60 website...

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