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on November 3, 2014 in Owensboro, Kentucky.
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Vice-President Joe Biden, Former President Bill Clinton to Attend Senator Wendell Ford’s Owensboro Funeral

The Owensboro funeral service for former United States Senator and Kentucky Governor Wendell Ford is scheduled for Tuesday morning, 11AM at First Baptist Church.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images News
Ethan Miller/Getty Images News
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Watch Shaq Get Punched in the Face by Dennis Scott’s Son

Last Thursday during 'Inside the NBA,' Shaq got a little bit more than he expected when Dennis Scott's son visited the set. The video shows little Dennis Scott III, confident as a professional boxer, straight-up punch Shaq

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The 2015 Polar Bear Plunge Features an Inflatable Slide [Photo]

This year's Polar Bear Plunge is going to feature a bunch of changes.  The first change, announced a few months ago, is the big move to downtown Owensboro.  Another huge change will be the Plunge itself.  Instead of jumping into a lake or a swimming pool, this year's plungers are going to climb up a gigantic inflatable slide and barrel down it into a pool of freezing cold water.  It's going to be a blast.  An Arctic one!

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Win McNamee/Getty Images
Win McNamee/Getty Images
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Former US Senator Wendell Ford Passes Away

We are very sad to report this morning, former US Senator, Kentucky Lieutenant Governor, and Kentucky Governor Wendell H. Ford has passed away at the age of 90.

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(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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Online Petition To Get Taylor Swift to Moonlite Bar-B-Q in Owensboro

Former President Bill Clinton has eaten there, so why not Taylor Swift?  Owensboro teenager Hannah Hawkins knows "only the best will do" and she's created an online petition to urge the pop/country star to visit Moonlite Bar-B-Q.  And you can help Hannah's cause by signing it.

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Gord Horne/ThinkStock
Gord Horne/ThinkStock
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Text to 911 Service Being Finalized

I know several people, members of my own family included, who would rather text than call in most given situations. We're a texting society now. And 911 seems to be catching up.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Owensboro Police Searching for Missing 19-Year-Old Girl

The Owensboro Police Department needs our help as they search for a missing teenager. Here's the information from an OPD press release:

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Kahlan Storm
Kahlan Storm
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Apollo FFA Members Compete in Soybean Photo Contest [Vote]

Today on the CB Radio Show we received a call from Kahlan Storm, an FFA Member at Apollo High School.  The Kentucky Soybean Association is having a Soybean Photo Contest and Kahlan's chapter of the FFA could win some cash.  In fact, the grand prize is $1,000!  Here's how you can vote and help them win.

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Erin Grant
Erin Grant
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Mirko Pasta In Owensboro Closing This Weekend

All right, I'm devastated. I received a tip Tuesday night that a couple of folks on Facebook were posting they heard Mirko Pasta in Owensboro was going to close. And after I did some research and I made some phone calls, sadly, I found out it is true.

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Google Street View
Google Street View
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Owensboro Police Investigating Kangaroo Express Robbery

The Owensboro Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Kangaroo Express convenience store on West Parrish Avenue late last night. Here's the information we received via OPD press release:

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