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Interstate 67 Would Create Explosive and Positive Growth in Owensboro

Since my existence began on this planet, I have lived in Owensboro, KY. And, one thing that has always stood out about Owensboro to me, is that all roads seem to lead to Owensboro... and then stop.

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Reports Coming In of a Black Bear Spotted in Southern Daviess County

I didn't know we had bears in these parts. Actually, I don't think we do. This black bear that has been spotted in southern Daviess County is likely a wanderer.

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Flashback: The Kentucky Governor’s Cup Regatta Was the Only Thing You Heard 40 Summers Ago in Owensboro [VIDEO]

It. Was. Deafening. And it was very, very cool. I was a little kid when the Kentucky Governor's Race set up its base of operations 40 years ago on the Owensboro riverfront.

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L!VE on the Banks Begins Saturday July 6th at Smothers Park

As we have seen over the last few years via such events as Goldie's Survivor, the Battle for the Big O, Denim & Diamonds, and Jaclyn's Six Pack concerts, there is a TON of great talent in the Owensboro and surrounding areas.

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Dave Spencer
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Electrocution Likely the Cause of Owensboro Blue Bridge Worker’s Death

A worker on Owensboro's Blue Bridge who suffered injuries Monday evening has died. Daviess County coroner Jeff Jones has confirmed that burns on the hands of the 35-year-old repair crew member are consistent with electrocution.

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Owensboro Among the Ten Best Economic Development Markets in the South

Owensboro's economic development has not gone unrecognized. Thousands upon thousands of folks attended the International Bar-B-Q Festival last weekend, noticed all the work on the new convention center, and enjoyed the all-new Smothers Park--some for the very first time.

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Owensboro Police Department
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Owensboro Menards Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested

*From the Owensboro Police Department*

On April 23rd, 2013, at approximately 4:45pm, the Owensboro Police Department responded to a bomb threat at Menards, located at 3001 Heartland Crossing Blvd. An investigation was opened after responding units were informed that a male subject made threats to blow up this location during a phone call to the store.

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Owensboro on YouTube: The Construction of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Under 2 Minutes [VIDEO]

Rome wasn't built in a day. Check. And neither was Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Got that, too. But now you can see three years of construction on the new hospital occur right before your eyes--in less than two minutes--courtesy of this webcam time lapse video.

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(From RuPaul's Drag Race Facebook page)
(From RuPaul's Drag Race Facebook page)
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Owensboro Drag Queen Sashays Away On RuPaul’s Drag Race

Just one week after Owensboro drag queen Monica Beverly Hillz became the first contestant to come out as transgender during the competition, sadly, she was eliminated on this week's RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Owensboro on YouTube: New OMHS From the Ground Up

Last August, I had the privilege of joining others for a tour of the new hospital out on Daniels Lane.

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Revisit Owensboro’s 2000 F-3 Tornado [Video]

I remember January 3rd, 2000 very well.  It was a holiday here at WBKR studios and I had worked for a couple of hours early that morning.  By that afternoon, it was sunny.  Our temperatures were hovering near 80 degrees and I was ready for a big afternoon nap.  That nap was cut short.  Cut short by blaring emergency alert sirens ringing through Owensboro-Daviess County.  I jumped out of bed and headed for the station.  I knew if a storm was going to hit, that's where I needed to be.  Boy, did it hit.  And Wayne Hart, like he is always, was in his studio with the play-by-play.  Check this out!

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Owensboro Christmas Lights Will Turn Off for Newtown Tribute

Communities around the country have been wondering all weekend how best to pay tribute to those lives lost in the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday.

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