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New Beginnings Looking For Volunteers

New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services is a 24 hour crisis center to the seven-county GRADD area. They also provide free counseling for any survivor of sexual violence including child sexual abuse and free educational prevention programs for all ages.

New Beginnings is in search of volunteers. You could be the source of strength for a sexual assault victim in need. They are looking for help with a range of duties to assist both the victims and the organization. No experience is necessary, but they will provide all the training needed.

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Possible Connections Between Missing Women in Tristate [Photos]

Women are missing.  Rumors are flying.  And people in the tristate, particularly women, are scared.  When Kristy Kelley of Boonville was reported missing Friday, August 15th, it seemed, at first, an isolated incident.  However, as more and more reports surface we are now becoming aware that there are several women missing from Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois and it seems, just maybe, there are common threads between them.  Is it possible that the tristate is home to some sort of serial abductor?  Do these women truly share common traits and were they chosen targets of some thief in the night?  I have spent the last couple of nights combing through police reports, news accounts and Facebook sites dedicated to each woman and I have found what I consider to be some disturbing similarities.

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New High School Dance Rules Anger DCHS Parents

This was taken my junior year of high school with my sophomore prom date Caroline Shively.  My things have changed since this photo was taken back in 1988.  As a matter of fact, my alma mater, Daviess County High School has established some brand new rules about its high school dances and parents, some of whom are former classmates of mine, are not happy about them at all.

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Owensboro Family YMCA Finalist For 2014 Impact 100 Grant

The YMCA announced last week they have learned they are one of five finalists for this year's Impact 100 Grant.

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Missing Boonville, IN Woman Kristy Kelley
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Candlelight Vigil Being Held for Missing Boonville Woman Kristy Kelley

As the search continues for missing Boonville, Indiana woman, Kristy Kelley continues, the small community she calls home will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday night with the hope she returns home safely.

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OPD Joins In National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

The Owensboro Police Department is participating in a national campaign targeting drunk drivers. Per the OPD, they will be out in force as part of the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administrations annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign on drunk driving.

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The First Family of Racing: New Book by Earl Hayden

Earl Hayden knows a thing or two or three about racing.  In fact, his three sons, Nicky, Roger and Tommy are all motorcycle racing champions.  And their dad profiles their careers and his role in them in a brand new book called The First Family of Racing.  It's available now and all the proceeds will benefit a beloved local charity.

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Preston From The LoCash Cowboys Talks To WBKR! [VIDEO]

The Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest is SATURDAY! Yep... August 16th is just about here and we are ready for the party of the year! Hank Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, LoCash Cowboys, The Lacs, JT Hodges, Brasher Bogue and the Josh Merritt Band will be rockin' the Big O stage at Reid's Orchard before you know it!

I got to catch-up with Preston from the LoCash Cowboys on Tuesday. If you missed it, check it out here...

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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day Is THURSDAY!

2014 is the 30th year that Dairy Queen has partnered with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! That's worth a blizzard right there, am I right?!? Thursday, August 14th is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen and you can snack on a delicious treat and make a difference in the lives of children.

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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Senator Mitch McConnell Receives Award from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Owensboro Health [VIDEO]

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was in Owensboro, Monday, to speak about the Affordable Care Act in a town hall meeting at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

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