WBKO's Gene Birk was missing from the anchor desk on July 20, 2007, but he had something a little more important to do .
Gene got married. Sparks first flew between Gene and his bride-to-be on the dance floor.
Gene and Elizabeth Slattery met when they were partnered up for "Dancing With Bowling Green's Own" earlier this year.
They were married by Circuit Judge Steve Wilson at the Warren County Justice Center. About a hundred people turned out for the wedding including many of Gene's contacts from downtown and half of our station.
Luckily our boss gave Gene the rest of the day off. Congratulations to the happy couple.