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Video courtesy of Heath & Molly Eric
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The 2014 BPA Northern Zone World Series Opening Ceremonies [Video]

Last night, for the second year in a row, I got the chance to emcee the opening ceremonies of the BPA Northern Zone World Series here in Owensboro.  Teams from five states (Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan) are hand to compete in three age divisions: 8U, 9U, and 11U.  Check out this video from last night's big event.  The teams were going crazy when we announced each one competing.  These kids are ready to PLAY BALL!!  Watch!

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Major New Ride Announcement Tonight at Holiday World

I cannot wait!  8:30pm CST tonight, Holiday World is set to make a MAJOR new ride announcement.  And they have been teasing us and dropping hints about it for months with their ingenious and clever website 66 Days at Sea. For the last 60-something days, the amusement park has been slowly giving clues and tonight the folks that have made educated guesses and wild stabs in the dark will learn if they were right, wrong, or close.  While we don't know exactly what the park is going to announce, there are a couple of things we are sure of.

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Sean Locke, ThinkStock, www.digitalplanetdesign.com
Sean Locke, ThinkStock, www.digitalplanetdesign.com
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Daviess County Back To School Schedule

Yesterday, I posted the back to school information for Owensboro City Schools, today, here is the information for the Daviess County Public Schools System.

The first day back for students is Wednesday, August 13th, but there are registration/orientation dates you should be aware of.

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Facebook/Sara Murphy
Facebook/Sara Murphy
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Date Set for ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss Episode Featuring Owensboro’s Sara Murphy

This is exciting and we have a huge DVR alert for you!!  The current season of ABC's hit transformation show Extreme Weight Loss is underway.  In fact, a new episode airs each Tuesday evening during the summer.  As you likely know, Sara Murphy, from Owensboro, is one of the seventeen contestants competing this year.  And the network just announced the broadcast date for Sara's episode.  Wanna know when it is?

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Website Tabs Smothers Park as One of the World’s Best Playgrounds

I am not at all familiar with ebaumsworld.com. What I've gathered is that ebaum, whoever that is, likes to list things. And one of his lists has plucked a popular Owensboro destination for inclusion.

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(Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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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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Kenneth King/Dream Copy Photography
Kenneth King/Dream Copy Photography
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Battle for the Big O Finale Saturday: Get Tickets Now!

The 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake Campground and Resort.  And tickets are going FAST!  We have 12 amazing acts set to take the stage and battle it out for $1,000 and the right to open for Hank Williams Jr. and Charlie Daniels at the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Here's a full list of our finalists, plus info about how you can get a preview of their talents this week on WBKR and get tickets to the Battle Saturday night!

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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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The History Channel
The History Channel
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Dave Spencer Interviews Junior Edwards of The History Channel’s ‘Swamp People’ [AUDIO]

I have to admit I'm a newbie when it comes to The History Channel's fascinating reality series Swamp People. But that's just it. I do find it fascinating and look forward to more.

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ACM Party For A Cause Festival - Day 2
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Brett Eldredge Makes Good On Dangerous Promise! [PHOTO]

"Me and my big mouth"... I find myself saying this a lot, and I'm guessing Brett Eldredge recently said the same thing, ha! Brett announced on social media a while back that if "Beat Of The Music", a recent single, went Number 1, he'd go swimming with the sharks.

Well, "Beat Of The Music" DID go number 1... did Brett keep his promise?

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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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