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Sutton Derby Day 5K Run/Walk Coming Soon!

It's time again for the Sutton Derby Day 5K Run/Walk! The event will take place Saturday, May 3rd and the proceeds will benefit the Sutton Elementary students. The event will begin at 9:00am, with registration starting at 8:00am and will start at Rash Stadium.

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Ashley Sollars
Ashley Sollars
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New Western Kentucky National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter to Hold Informational Social Next Week – Get the Details Here [VIDEO]

Are you a turkey hunter or Kentucky conservationist? Next Thursday, April 3, 2104, you are invited to attend the inaugural meeting for the NEW Owensboro Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation

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Who Serves the Biggest Pancakes in Owensboro? [Photos]

Who serves the BIGGEST pancakes in Owensboro?   Saturday, after the Color Blast 5K, Brett and I stopped by Dee's BBQ and Diner for breakfast and found the answer.  Holy cow!  You could put these things on the front-end of a Flintstone car and yabba dabba doo them down the street.  Dee's pancakes are ginormous! 

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Credit: XIANGYANG ZHANG
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DCPS Announces 2014 Graduation Dates

Well, spring looks to be on its way (finally!!) and there hopefully won't be any more snow days. While some kids may not like that, it means that they will at least know when summer break will get here!

Daviess County Public Schools announced Friday the last day of classes and dates for the 2014 graduation ceremonies

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WFC via Youtube
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Wendell Foster’s Center Makes “Happy” Video!

We've all heard how amazing the Wendell Foster Center for Developmental Disabilities is, right? Some of you may have even experienced first-hand the positive impact the center has on this community. A friend of mine who works at Wendell Foster emailed me a video that the physical therapy department produced of some of the people who come there dancing and having an awesome time.

While watching the video, Carsyn and I were dancing and singing right along with them. I may have had a tear in my eye too, it's just so heartwarming to see just one part of what the Wendell Foster Center really does.

Take a look and I just know it'll make you "Happy"!

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Chamber to Host Legislative Forum

With the Legislative Session getting ready to draw to a close, there are still several items on the agenda. Items like the biennial budget with possible funding for the OCTC Advanced Technology Center Phase 2 are being talked about around the community

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Owensboro Police Department To Host Coffee With A Cop Event

Every wondered what it's really like to be a cop? Have some questions about the day to day activities of Owensboro's finest? Well, here's your chance to sit down and chat with a policeman. Join the Owensboro Police Department Friday, March 28th at The Crème Coffee House on E 2nd Street for Coffee With A Cop.

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The Owensboro High School Best in Show Pageant [Video]

You better work!  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of emceeing the 2014 Best in Show Pageant at Owensboro High School.   It's an annual event sponsored by PSTO that allows high school boys to "drag" it up for a chance to win money for various clubs, organizations and sports teams around the school.  Just before the "lovely ladies" took to the catwalk, we shot some video backstage to let you meet each of the contestants.  This is a scream!

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Teacher Lets Fifth Graders Drink Non-Alcoholic Beer in Class

Some parents are saying a teacher at Hyatt Elementary School in Linden, Michigan may have taken "method teaching" a step too far by giving a class of fifth graders non-alcoholic beer as part of a history lesson.

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Daviess County High School Student Hayley Beth Releases “Big Town” [Video]

We first discovered Hayley Beth last summer when she auditioned at Trunnell's Farm Market our Battle for The Big O contest.  Since that time, she has continued singing and performing.  She's, of course, singing country music.  She's getting her musical theatre on as well.  In fact, she's performing this weekend in Shrek: The Musical at Daviess County High School.  And she recently shared a video for a new song "Big Town."  Check it out!

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