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Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes Speak at Red, White and Blue Picnic [Video]

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce wrangled two huge names to headline it's annual Red, White and Blue Picnic.  And yesterday, on the lawn of the Daviess County Courthouse, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes took the podium and presented their "stump speeches." And, in doing so, continued to wage one of the most hotly contested and covered national races.  Check out video of their speeches here!

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UPDATE: Connections Between Missing Women in Tristate? [Photos]

Connections?  Are there connections between the handful of women who are reported missing in the tristate?  That's the question that the experts have been asking all week.  That's the question that people like me are asking.  And that's precisely why I have spent the week pouring over the details, police reports, news accounts and Facebook feeds of the tristate women who have vanished, without a trace, over the last four years. Yesterday, I posted a blog in which I tried to connect the dots between these women.  And, apparently, I am not the only person paying to attention to those dots.  I have received many emails and messages about my article from folks and observers just as concerned, bewildered and intrigued as I am.  And some responders have provided me with additional information that adds to the storylines.  For instance, there is another missing woman who truly fits the alleged victim profile and there are details in some of the other cases that give them even stronger connections to their missing counterparts.   

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Possible Connections Between Missing Women in Tristate [Photos]

Women are missing.  Rumors are flying.  And people in the tristate, particularly women, are scared.  When Kristy Kelley of Boonville was reported missing Friday, August 15th, it seemed, at first, an isolated incident.  However, as more and more reports surface we are now becoming aware that there are several women missing from Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois and it seems, just maybe, there are common threads between them.  Is it possible that the tristate is home to some sort of serial abductor?  Do these women truly share common traits and were they chosen targets of some thief in the night?  I have spent the last couple of nights combing through police reports, news accounts and Facebook sites dedicated to each woman and I have found what I consider to be some disturbing similarities.

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Chad And Jaclyn’s Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]

We've all seen the videos by now... millions of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads, participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. I'm sure that some of you have too. ALS is a nasty disease. If you've never been affected by it, consider yourself lucky. My friend Amy's Dad passed away from ALS and she challenged Chad and myself to help spread awareness about ALS. Without blinking, I accepted for both of us naturally, ha!

So, without further ado... this one's for you Larry!

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An Open, Honest Discussion About Depression And Suicide [VIDEO]

With the recent of suicide of Robin Williams,  there has been a lot of talk about depression. Sometimes, when something like this happens, it's hard to know, as a broadcaster, how to address it on-air. Instead of talking about Mr. Williams wonderful career, which he undoubtedly had, we chose to go a different direction. The responsible thing to do was to deal with the main issue here... depression.

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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day Is THURSDAY!

2014 is the 30th year that Dairy Queen has partnered with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! That's worth a blizzard right there, am I right?!? Thursday, August 14th is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen and you can snack on a delicious treat and make a difference in the lives of children.

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Owensboro Company at the Forefront of Ebola Treatment

The Ebola virus is one of the world's deadliest. It creates an especially aggressive form of hemorrhagic fever which, in the worst cases, will send a patient into shock before death, after bleeding internally and externally.

But an Owensboro company may have an answer.

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A Marine Surprises His Sister Just In Time For Her Wedding [VIDEO]

If you're like me, than you can't get enough of the videos that show us the surprise homecomings of the men and women who serve our country. It just makes my heart happy, seeing all those tears of joy.

I came across this video of an unsuspecting sister, taking her bridal photos on her wedding day. She had no clue that her brother, currently deployed with the Marines, had gotten a last-minute leave to make it just in time for her wedding.

Watch and melt...

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60 Minutes/CBS via YouTube
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60 Minutes Offers Sneak Preview of the 9/11 Museum in New York City [Video]

Country music fans can answer the question, "Where were you when the world stopped turning?"  In fact, just about everyone on the planet can. Now, tourists from around the world can remember 9/11 inside a riveting new museum located under what used to be the World Trade Center in New York City.

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OPD Makes Arrest In Operation Broken Heart: National Task Force Effort

Via the Owensboro Police Department:

Owensboro Police Department detective makes arrest in connection with Operation Broken Heart.

Operation Broken Heart is a nationwide effort taking place during the month of May to crack down on child pornography and other sex crimes. There are 61 national task forces that comprise this effort. The Owensboro Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigations are conducted in cooperation with the Kentucky State Police task force.

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Chevrolet via Youtube
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CMA Fest Chevy Riverfront Stage Line-Up Announced [VIDEO]

The CMA Fest is right around the corner! June 5th-8th will be filled with hours and hours of amazing country music! There are SO many venues that offer FREE music and the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is one of the biggest. The line-up for the Riverfront Stage was just announced and some MAJOR artist will be on that big ole stage. The video for the announcement is awesome! Check it out here...

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“Share The Road” Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With the weather more beautiful every day, we all pick-up with our outdoor activities that we've missed all winter. For many, there's nothing better on a pretty day than taking a ride. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and we're asking you to "Share the Road" in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes.

The Kentucky Motorcycle Association offers these helpful tips to drivers on how to prevent a fatal crash with a motorcycle:

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