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Owensboro Air Show Caps Big Weekend [VIDEO]

Was it hot? Lord, yes! Was it worth it? Absolutely! What a great weekend in Owensboro it has been! It began Friday night with the grand opening of Smothers Park.

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New PBS Show Looks for an Owensboro Man [Video]

Back in February,  Antiques Roadshow, one of the most enjoyable pastimes a man like me can enjoy, mentioned an Owensboro man by the name of John Thompson! And, tonight, PBS's new series, "History Detectives",  has the results of a search they conducted for the man who owned these pistols.

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Two Rivers Buddy Ball 2nd Annual Special Needs Awareness Fair This Saturday [VIDEO]

Two Rivers Buddy Ball is holding their 2nd annual Special Needs Awareness Fair this Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm at Lewis Lane Baptist Church in Owensboro. Two Rivers Buddy Ball is a non-profit sports league for kids ages 5-20 with any mental or physical disability that would keep them from playing in a regular league. The organizers are committed to offering this league free of charge with the help of area sponsors.

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Will Owensboro Add OTHER Restaurants It’s Never Had?

Whenever I drive by Menard's out there on 54, I wonder what restaurants they plan to put in that massive parking lot. I mean, there's gotta be something, right? You could put Cowboy Stadium in that lot.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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Dave Goes Back in Time at Elementary School Reunion

When I pulled up to the former Masonville Elementary School--now Beacon Central High School--it struck me, immediately, how small it seemed. THIS was the cavernous building I walked into for the first time nearly forty years ago?

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2012 Longest Day Of Play in Owensboro Coming Up On June 21st

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service of Daviess County and The UK College of Agriculture present the 2012 Longest Day of Play. It will be Thursday, June 21st, 4pm-8pm at Moreland Park in Owensboro

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ROMP Ready To Roll June 28th-30th [VIDEO]

Owensboro's annual River of Music Party at Yellow Creek Park is now carrying a new subtitle: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival. Presented by the International Bluegrass Music Museum, this year's ROMP is

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Danielle Scott/Flickr
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Owensboro Bourbon And Jazz Festival This Weekend

Bourbon is a Kentucky staple and this weekend, Owensboro rolls out the red carpet for all kinds of libation happenings. The very first Bourbon & Jazz Festival kicks off tonight during "Friday After Five" with a VIP Cocktail Reception in Woodward's 6p-10p with live music courtesy of Barbara Santora and her band "Jazzin". An after hours mixer will be held at Kentucky's only bourbon bar, Spirits, located in the Miller House at 301 East 5th St. 10p-12a. There will be more jazz and guests can sample over 100 bourbon selections. Click through for more events!

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Woman Survives Jump from the Blue Bridge

Owensboro Police are reporting that woman who jumped from the Glover Cary Bridge this morning was conscious at the time of her rescue by the crew of a Yager Materials tug boat.

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Joel Washing/Flickr
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A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale Is A New Musical Debuting At The Lincoln Ampitheatre [VIDEO]

President Abraham Lincoln's time in Indiana has been dramatized in many forms for twenty-five years at Lincoln Ampitheatre in Perry County. When the ampitheatre's construction was completed in 1987, the play Young Abe Lincoln was staged there for the first time. In 2009, LINCOLN: Upon the Altar of Freedom was produced in honor of Lincoln's 200th birthday. Now a new two-act musical play, which will incorporate several of the area's young actors, makes its World Premiere this weekend.

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Wanna Compete in the Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival?

It's back!  The Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival returns to the Owensboro riverfront on Saturday, August 4th.  And team registration is currently underway.  Round up your friends, start training, and get ready to row, row, row your dragon boat . . . quickly down the stream!  This year's festival promises to be even more exciting than last year's inaugural event and we encourage you to be a part of the action.

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Kevin Hutchinson/Flickr
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Owensboro Family YMCA Summer Camp Registration Is Now

Need plans for the kiddos this summer? Look no further than the Owensboro Family YMCA Summer Camp! Registration is now! Camp starts May 29th and runs through August 3rd 6:30a-6p.

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