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Chad here! After 9 years of being one half of The WBKR Waking Crew, I am now one half of the all-new CB Radio Show here on WBKR! Our show runs 6a-9am CST Monday through Friday and I also co-host The BKR's Dozen Countdown with Dave Spencer each Saturday morning at 8am. In addition to flapping my lips on the air, I emcee a variety of events all over the state of Kentucky. I emcee charity functions, beauty pageants and dance competitions. I love country music. In fact, I love all kids of music. I listen to everything from Justin Moore to Katy Perry to Sam Smith to David Nail to Kings of Leon to Garth Brooks to Kelly Clarkson to J Hud and Pitbull. I love tennis, running, and reality television. When I am not working I am likely on the sectional watching The Blacklist, Project Runway, The Biggest Loser, American Horror Story, and pretty much anything on The Tennis Channel or ESPN. I vacation . . . a lot! I love Mexico and any place I can get to on a cruise ship.
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Computer Dave Says Beware of New Version of Old Computer Scam [Video]

BEWARE!  There's a new variation on an old computer scam and our buddy Computer Dave is giving you some great advice on how to protect yourself from it.  He's made a video to show you exactly what you're looking for and how to keep yourself from falling victim.

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Rick Miller/Daviess County Public Library
Rick Miller/Daviess County Public Library
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Daviess County Public Library Shares Vintage Parade Footage from 1954 [Video]

The Daviess County Public Library is currently collecting vintage video footage from folks around Owensboro for a virtual stroll down memory lane.  And, Rick Miller shared this amazing footage of parade in downtown Owensboro.  Thousands and thousands of people came to the Free Bridge Festival to celebrate the lift of the 35 cent toll on the Owensboro Bridge.  Check this out.  It's nostalgic, fun and a tribute to vintage Owensboro, Kentucky!

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The Community Baboon Sanctuary in Belize [Photos]

I love monkeys!  I am fascinated by them.  For some reason, perhaps because I look a little bit like Curious George, they seem to be fascinated by me too.  I have always been drawn to the monkey.  Which is precisely why, when I recently visited Belize, I took a tour of the country's Community Baboon Sanctuary, which is home to roughly 2,000 black howler monkeys.  The experience was exhilarating and I got some really cool photos of my new friends!

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Category: Animals, Newsletter, Travel
DCHS Yearbook
DCHS Yearbook
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Former Daviess County Judge Executive Buzz Norris Dies at 82

It's a very sad day in Owensboro, Kentucky.  News is breaking this morning that former Daviess County Judge Executive Buzz Norris has died at the age of 82.  A beloved educator and lawmaker, Buzz was adored by many for his passion, service to his community and students and a biting, sardonic wit that folks like me loved to pry out of him.

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YouTube
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Daviess County High School Trio Sings National Anthem [Video]

Saturday at the 2016 March for Babies in downtown Owensboro, opening ceremonies got off to a rousing start thanks to three young ladies from Daviess County High School.  Hayley Payne, Skylar Lanham and Millie Hatfield performed a stirring A Cappella rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.  Watch!

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Photo by Kevin Bowlds
Photo by Kevin Bowlds
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Tobacco Road in Owensboro Refuses “Sweaty” Money [Photo]

This is hilarious and I can honestly say that I don't blame them at all for instituting this policy.  Tobacco Road on Carter Road in Owensboro is getting ready for the summer  season by setting some guidelines about the money they'll accept at the register.  Just ask the quite frank and hilarious sign on their front door.

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Category: Humor, Newsletter
Photo by Patty Millay
Photo by Patty Millay
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What’s Cookin’? – Patty’s Strawberry Rolls [Video]

OMG!  Patty Millay is back for another edition of What's Cookin'? and has completely outdone herself.  Shortly after mastering this recipe, Patty sent me a text that claimed she had to "de-sugar" her kitchen.  Check this out!  It's a perfect Spring recipe for Strawberry Rolls. 

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Photo by Kevin Bowlds
Photo by Kevin Bowlds
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Do You Hug Your Dog? New Study Suggests They Don’t Like It [Video]

Do you hug your dog?  I must confess.  I do it all the time.  That's the first thing I do when I get home from work every day.  They run to me . . . full speed.  I pick them up and give them a big old hug.  They give me kisses on the cheek.  That's our routine.  That's what we do.  And I just assumed we were all good with it.  But, apparently, I'm delusional.  A new article in Psychology Today suggests that 81% of dogs don't like being hugged and the act raises their anxiety levels.  In fact, that article lists a whole string of behaviors that demonstrate just how much your pooch dislikes being hugged.  So, I decided to run an experiment with my dogs to see if they think a hug is a "good touch" or a "bad touch."  Here's what happened-

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FBI/FYI via YouTube
FBI/FYI via YouTube
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The Summer of ’99: Remembering the Terror of The Railroad Killer [Video]

I remember the Summer of '99 vividly.  I was working in the News Department here at WBKR/WOMI and there was no bigger, or more terrifying news story, than that of Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, who was better known by the nickname "The Railroad Killer."  Resendez-Ramirez was among the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and was the subject of a nationwide manhunt that weaved in and out of Texas, Illinois and Kentucky.  And rumors were swirling that he was spotted in Owensboro.

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