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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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Owensboro Public Schools Orientation/Registration for 2014-2015 School Year Begins This Week

I don't have anything official, but it sure does feel like summer 2014 went by a little too quickly, right? Ready or not, it's already time for orientation and registration for the 2014-2015 school year.

The Owensboro Public School System kicks off their orientation/registration for city schools this week.

Here is the full schedule:

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Daviess County Lions Club Fair THIS Week!

Corndogs, funnel cakes and carnival rides... You can't go thru summer without going to the fair, right?!? Lucky for you, the Daviess County Lions Fair is THIS week! The fair kicks of Wednesday, July 23rd at the Daviess County Fairgrounds in Philpot.

An exciting new change this year is going to save you money! Now, with your paid admission to the fair, the carnival is included!

Here is the schedule for this week...

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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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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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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.

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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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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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What You Think About Pageants Is All Wrong

I have the pleasure of hosting the 2014 Miss Daviess County beauty pageant Friday night at the Hines Center. It's no secret that I grew up in the pageant circle. More when I was younger, but I come from a pageant family. I can remember having viewing parties of Miss America, each of us having our own score sheets and comparing with the actual winners. Until high school, I trained to compete in Miss Tennessee. (Cheerleading and singing won that fight, ha.) So, it's a natural fit for me to host the pageant.

Being at practice last night reminded me of something thou.. the misconception that non "pageant people" have about the girls in pageants.

Let me tell you about these girls...

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UPDATE: OPD Shooting Investigation Suspect Indentified

The Owensboro Police Department have updated their ongoing investigation into a Tuesday morning shooting on Alexander Avenue.

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