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Lilly King Community Watch Party Happening Thursday in Evansville

Last night many of us across the Tri-State were glued to our screens watching our hometown Olympian Lilly King as she swam the 100M breaststroke. Lilly ended up placing 3rd in last night's race just behind Lydia Jacoby (USA) who came in first, and Tatjana Schoenmaker (South Africa) who came in 2nd. Still 3rd is an impressive finish! The community also rallied together to watch Lilly King swim as it was aired on the big screen at Bosse Field. Lilly still has another chance to swim, and the community is rallying behind her again with another community watch party.
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SCAM ALERT: Bogus Deliveries Involving a Whistle and Similar Scams

If you own a business, you know it's hard to run things and get the things you need to run your business effectively without ordering what need online. It's almost, if not literally, impossible. My husband owns several businesses and I also have some side gigs going so things are constantly being delivered to our house. We recently received a package that really blew the whistle on a company we had ordered from overseas.
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Oreo Introduces New Protection Plan for Your Cookies

If you have ever had someone steal food from you, you know it is one of the worst feelings ever. Especially when the food that was stolen was something you could not wait to eat yourself. Probably one of the most stealable foods has to be cookies, or in this case, Oreos. Luckily, the fine folks at Oreo have devised a way for you to hide milk’s favorite cookie.
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Annual River Basin Blues Fest Moving to Newburgh’s Friedman Park This Saturday

After having no choice but to cancel last year's event due to the pandemic, the River Basin Blues Fest is back this year and taking place at a new location. For years, the annual festival had taken place at Burdette Park on Evansville's west side. This year, they're packing up the gear and heading east to Newburgh. Specifically, the outdoor amphitheater at Friedman Park off Oak Grove Road.
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Child Tax Credit Scams: “Be Aware”

The Internal Revenue Service is warning those eligible for the Child Tax Credit to "be aware." Scammers are hard at work trying to get their hands on your money. On July 15, 2021 millions of Americans received the first of several Child Tax Credit payments as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The payments total half of the total credit amount with the other half being claimed when you file your 2021 income tax return. According to the IRS, to qualify you (and your spouse if you filed jointly) must have,
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A Guy Frees A Black Bear Trapped In His Car In Gatlinburg [VIDEO]

What would you do if you walked outside to find a massive black bear sitting shotgun in your car?. Black bears have been the topic of conversation for a few weeks here in the Evansville area. One (or more) have been spotted in White County in Illinois, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Pike Counties in Indiana, and Webster County in Kentucky. People have spotted them strolling through their yards, which could be quite startling especially in this area. That's something you'd be more likely to see while visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I can't tell you how many times I see friends on Facebook post pictures of them encountering a black bear on vacation there. However, one man recently got more than he bargained for when he was walking outside to his vehicle while on vacation in Gatlinburg.
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Simone Biles Out of Team Competition at the Olympics

Simone Biles will not be competing in the remaining events in the women's gymnastics team finals, which were taking place Tuesday evening local time (Tuesday morning in the US). Biles struggled in the first vault event, scoring a 13.766 in the Amanar vault, which is the lowest score of her...
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Wesselman Woods Hosting Weekly Animal Encounters Through August

There's always something fun to do at Wesselman Woods. Whether you want to check out the nature center or go walking the trails, or take the kids to the new playscape, you could spend a whole day there and not run out of fun ways to connect with nature. And throughout the summertime, you can get up close and personal with the animals of Wesselman Woods with their weekly animal encounter series.
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Lane Restrictions Coming to I-69 Near Morgan Ave. in Evansville Starting 7/31

One of the sure signs of warmer weather in the Tri-State every year is the presence of orange construction barrels on the highways that criss-cross the area. I've seen some people jokingly comment on social media that the sight of orange barrels on the highway is so commonplace around here that Indiana should consider adopting it as the state flower. At least I think they were joking. It's hard to tell sometimes. Despite our feelings when we see the barrels, they are necessary to offer some element of safety to road crews doing whatever work they need to get done by (hopefully) getting those of us driving through those areas to slow down a bit.
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Everyone is Invited to the Boys & Girls Club Back to School Bash

I hope you can forgive me for using the ‘S’ word in this article, but the fact remains that the 2021-2022 school year is not that far away – so having said that, why not throw a Back to School Bash? The Boys & Girls Club of Evansville is doing just that, and you are invited. You might be thinking, “wait a minute, my kid is not a member of the club” – even if that’s the case, you’re still invited. Everyone, member or not, is invited to the bash.
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How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies In Your House

If you've been seeing a lot of fruit flies in your home lately, here's a way to get rid of them quickly. Over the weekend, I began to notice that I had a little problem in my home. Somehow, I got an infestation of the annoying pest known as the fruit fly. Seeing them fly around the house got old very fast. I tried swatting and shooing them away but that really had no effect on them. So, I decided to hop on the ole' Google to find a remedy to get rid of the nuisance once and for all.