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Final Weekend of Racing at Ellis Park

It's hard to believe, but the 2012 season of horse racing at Ellis Park is set to come to a close this weekend!  Labor Day Weekend is the final weekend of action at the Henderson track, but Ellis Park plans to close out 2012 with three more exciting, action-packed days.  Today, Ellis hosts the Stars & Stripes Ha

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World’s Toughest Rodeo Saturday Cancelled

The show usually must go on, but not this time. Due to lack of ticket sales, the World's Toughest Rodeo, scheduled for the Ford Center this Saturday, has been cancelled. We received this press release from the Ford Center:

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Lake Venus
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Discover Lake Venus

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of broadcasting live from Lake Venus in Bremen. I'll be honest, I had never heard of it and wasn't really expecting much. Boy was I surprised when I got there! I can't believe I didn't know about such a fun place to hang out so close to home!

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Corydon, Indiana Pharmacy Has Hilarious Name [Video]

It's Butt Drugs.  And, no.  I'm not kidding.  I was working out at the Athenian the other day when my buddy, John Bell, said, "Have you heard of Butt Drugs?"  I replied, "I'm sorry.  What?"  He again said, "Butt Drugs.  It's a pharmacy in, like, Corydon, Indiana."  Like a pet parrot who only knows one word, I again asked, 'What?"  John said, " I swear!"  And the boy wasn't lying.  He grabbed his Smartphone, pulled up YouTube and showed me a commercial for Butt Drugs, the Corydon, Indiana-based pharmacy.  This is a hoot.  TAKE A LOOK!

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Robin Utrecht, Getty Images
Robin Utrecht, Getty Images
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Evansville Police Give a Drunk Driver a 50,000 Volt Taser Chaser

There are a couple of things that can make a night of heavy drinking a less than desirable experience – hitting parked cars and being Tased by police officers is definitely high on the list.

Just ask Simon Johnson Jr

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Jac’s Big O Party To Benefit Hope For Harlie

Friday, July 13th is our next Jac's Big O Party! A BIG thank you goes to the Big O Music Fest for sponsoring our yard parties all summer long! I'm very excited about Friday's party and I really hope y'all are making plans to come out for some delicious lunch and to help us raise a bunch of money for a very deserving little girl!

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*WBKR Night At The Races CANCELLED TONIGHT*

I'm very sorry to report that due to inclement weather, WBKR Night At The Races for tonight, July 8th at Kentucky Motor Speedway, has been cancelled.

 

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Kenergy Asks You To “Beat The Peak”

Kenergy needs your help! Kenergy is asking their customers to help them "Beat The Peak".

Due to yet another day of record high temperatures, Kenergy is asking you to conserve as much energy as possible. Today, July 6th, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm is the requested time period for "Beat The Peak". You can do this a few different ways:

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Evansville Vanderburgh County State of Emergency Declared

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has declared a local state of emergency due to extreme weather conditions. The drought like conditions coupled with high temperatures and little to no rainfall since early June have caused the city to ban the use of fireworks for seven days beginning at 5pm this evening June 29th.

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Candlelight Vigil to Be Held in Honor of Local Domestic Violence Victims – Kathleen Goffinet Rachel – Lomax and Latonya McNary

On Saturday, June 9, 2012 Kathleen (Katie) Jones Goffinet of Evansville, IN, was killed by her husband in a senseless act of domestic violence. Her high school friend and Townsquare Media DJ, wrote a moving piece about his expe

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Category: Events, Regional News
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Apollo High School Employee Arrested For Juvenile Sexual Abuse Allegations

Via The Owensboro Police Department:

On April 10, 2012, the Owensboro Police Department was contacted by Social Services in reference to a case involving the sexual abuse of a juvenile. A detective was assigned to investigate the allegations.

The investigation has revealed that the suspect in this case was an employee at Apollo High School, and that he allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a 17 year-old student. The suspect has been indicted by the Daviess County Grand Jury and was arrested on an indictment warrant. He is lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center.

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Hwy 41 Yard Sale
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Highway 41 Yard Sale June 22-23, 2012

The first-ever Highway 41 Yard Sale is set for June 22-23, 2012 in Western Kentucky, covering over 150 miles.

The sale will include both Highway 41 and Highway 41A. Participating cities on the 41 route include Henderson, Anthoston, Robards, Sebree, Slaughters, Hanson, Madisonville, Earlington, Mortons Gap, Nortonville, Empire, Crofton, Kelly, Hopkinsville, Pembroke, Trenton and Guthrie. Participating cities on the 41A route include Henderson, Cairo, Poole, Dixon, Providence, Nebo, Manitou and Madisonville. A map of the route is available at Highway41YardSale.com

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