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PJ Starks (far right) during filming of 'A Mind Beside Itself' (Photo courtesy of Verite Cinema)
PJ Starks (far right) during filming of 'A Mind Beside Itself' (Photo courtesy of Verite Cinema)
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Filmmaker PJ Starks Continues to Expand Filmography, Owensboro’s Profile

Owensboro filmmaker PJ Starks--a videographer and editor for Owensboro Community & Technical College's OCTV 71--has been quietly building quite a filmography right here inside Daviess County for more than three years. And now he's in the early stages of his next project, a romantic horror comedy called Necromance. In fact, horror was the genre of his 2008 debut, Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street.

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Susan G. Komen Bowl for the Cure (Photo by Dave Spencer)
Susan G. Komen Bowl for the Cure (Photo by Dave Spencer)
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You Don’t Have to “Bowl” Anyone Over When You’re Having a Great Time for a Great Cause

Last night, two WBKR bowling teams gathered at Diamond Lanes South in Owensboro for the Susan G. Komen Bowl for the Cure. Some terrific video coverage of the event will come later courtesy of Chad Be

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The all-new two-lane Frederica Street! (Photo by Dave Spencer)
The all-new two-lane Frederica Street! (Photo by Dave Spencer)
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Owensboro Streets Now an Obstacle Course

So, now that we've all had a good long taste of navigating the streets of Owensboro in recent days and weeks, can we mark the obstacle course task off our list of assignments should we all decide to join the police academy? Because of Veach & Byers, a long stretch of Frederica, and any given point on Scherm Road, my steering wheel needs a chiropractor.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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Big Green Egg Draws Big Green River Appliance Crowd

Thursday afternoon was an unusual afternoon. I was doing a live broadcast from Green River Appliance and Electronics at 14th and Daviess Streets in Owensboro. The temperature was 97 degrees; it felt like 106. And people were flocking to the store to eat HOT food. Outside. While gathered around a grill--a grill whose temperature rose to 450 degrees at one point, I might add. Why? Because Grillmaster Jeff Raymond was cooking on a Big Green Egg--a revolutionary outdoor grill.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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Black Widow Maintains WBKR’s Other “Web” Site [VIDEO]

Last night, I returned to the WBKR studios to retrieve a power strip that I had used at a live broadcast location. As I approached the back door, I looked down and noticed this little guy, well, gal dangling from a web constructed between the lower part of the door and the outside wall. Upon further inspection, I noticed the chilling and tell-tale red hourglass mark on its belly.

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biggreenegg.com
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Dave Spencer and the Big Green Egg Live at Green River This Thursday

"I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am." - Dr. Seuss

Yeah, well Sam will change his mind when he gets a load of the Big Green Egg at Green River Appliance. Join me this Thursday afternoon from 2pm until 7pm for a live broadcast from Green River Appliance & Electronics at 14th and Daviess in Owensboro.

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Courtesy of flickr user Christian Haugen
Courtesy of flickr user Christian Haugen
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Planned Bill Monroe Film Isn’t the First Time Kentucky Has Gone Hollywood

Or maybe I should say it isn't the first time Hollywood has gone Kentucky. It's one or the other. Maybe it's both. But as we await the arrival of the Bill Monroe movie, I thought it would be fun to take a look at other films that have been shot or partially shot in the Commonwealth.

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Ole South Barbeque Facebook
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Dave Spencer Live from Ole South Barbeque Wednesday Afternoon

Since Owensboro is the Barbeque Capitol of the World, it's high time the Afternoon Drive Home parked at one of the 'Boro's finest barbeque establisments. Join me this Wednesday. It may be a late lunch

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Courtesy of flickr user Joelk75
Courtesy of flickr user Joelk75
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How Cool Is This? Heat Relief Shelters Are Open

I was talking earlier with News25 Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart and he mentioned that while we will continue to experience excessive heat at least through this weekend, we likely won't be seeing anything like the 126 degree heat index we had last week. It's just that this heat wave is lasting longer. So we will all be seeking ways in which keep cool. Steve Horn gave us some good ideas for the indoors. But some of us have to be outdoors. And there are those of us who may not be able to keep our homes as comfortable as we'd like. Thank goodness, then, for relief shelters.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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More Hot Weather Cooking the Country as Tri-State Prepares to be Re-heated Like a Leftover

Can we go ahead and mark it down? 2011 is one of the worst weather years I can ever remember. Record winter cold, tornadoes, floods, and now this heat! I might have included last week's extraordinary and national-headline-making heat reading in my recent post about the worst storms I've ever experienced, except for the fact that a heat wave doesn't qualify. But it does qualify when the categories are "discomfort" and "dangerous."

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The Worst Storms I Remember – Dave Spencer’s Top Five

I don’t remember very many really bad storms as a child. We’d have tornado warnings and the sirens would sound. That would frighten the life out of me, but then we’d head over to my grandmother’s house and go down into her basement and then nothing would materialize. And when I was kid, I LOVED snowstorms. But I’m all grown up now. And I have grown-up attitudes about some of these nasty storms. In a nutshell, I’m not a fan. Here now are the worst storms I can remember:

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Third Baptist Church of Owensboro (Photo by Dave Spencer)
Third Baptist Church of Owensboro (Photo by Dave Spencer)
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Third Baptist Church Opens Its Doors to Counseling Service

Third Baptist Church in Owensboro is one busy building. And I'm not even talking about weekly services and regular church activities throughout the week. Third Church opens its doors to the homeless in need of a meal on Thursdays and accommodates a recovery group on Tuesdays. And now, it plays host to licensed couples therapist and pastoral counselor Joe Bob Pierce and Cornerstone Counseling Services.

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