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Owensboro on Youtube: The Bats Are Coming to Town [VIDEO]

I cannot wait to do this! And...I absolutely CAN wait to do this! But I will do it. You see, I'm not the world's biggest fan of bats.

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Chad Broadcasts from Kentucky State Fair Today

I am so excited.  Today,  I get to pet the rabbits, George!  Pet the rabbits, George!  And I get to milk goats, eat Krispy Kreme hamburgers, get a Pineapple Whip, hang out with beauty queens, ride carnival rides and more

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Chad’s Cat Oprah Goes Ninja on a Bug [Video]

My cat Oprah loves to sit in the window and look outside.  But, 0ne day last week, her view was obstructed by a GIGANTIC bug.  Honestly, I have never seen anything like this.  And, apparently, Oprah hasn't either and she wasn't about to stand for it.

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This Never Happens Here: Bear Wanders Into Resort Lobby [VIDEO]

I've been to Angel Fire, New Mexico. It was a stop on the way to Aspen during a vacation-within-a-vacation many, many years ago for me and my family. It's incredibly beautiful. It's also bear country.

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Category: Animals, News, Videos, What's New
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This Never Happens Here: Moose Gets Tangled in Swing [VIDEO]

Okay, so what's the deal? Why is everything coming up "moose" all of a sudden? First of all, last night, I had a dream that had a moose in it. And, don't worry, I swore I'd never blog about dreams, and I'm not starting now.

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L-R: Lulu, CJ Taylor, Dave Spencer. (Daviess County Animal Shelter)
L-R: Lulu, CJ Taylor, Dave Spencer. (Daviess County Animal Shelter)
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Daviess County Animal Shelter Staff Appeciation Day This Saturday

My good friend, and former WBKR air personality, CJ Taylor--along with Lulu, a pit/terrier mix--joined me this week to talk about the upcoming Daviess County Animal Shelter Staff Appeciation Day.

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Pangea Cafe To Host Fundraiser For The Owensboro Humane Society

Join the Owensboro Humane Society at the Pangea Cafe on Aug. 15th for great food while supporting the Owensboro Humane Society. Pangea Cafe will donate 10 % (dine-in or carry-out) of the total food sales to their No Kill shelter

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What’s the Buzz on the Declining Bee Population?

Ken Sandefur is a longtime WBKR listener. We know him familiarly as the Birdman. Well, he's also the Bee-man.

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Mesker Park Zoo to Euthanize Donna the Hippo Today [Video]

This is so sad.  Mesker Park Zoo announced yesterday that "with heavy heart" they have to euthanize Donna the Hippo today.  At 60-plus years-of-age, Donna is the oldest hippopotamus living in captivity.  But, over the last few months, her quality of life has declined siginificantly and Mesker officials were forced to make a painful decision.  Today, Wednesday, August 1st, 2012, Donna will go to sleep for the last time.  But she leaves behind generations of adults and children who marveled in wonder at her playfulness and spirit.  In case you never got to see Donna for yourself, here's some video captured by some folks who became instant fans when they got to meet her.

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Ellis Park Saturday: Camels, Ostriches, ‘Horses and Hope’ and a Dave Spencer First [VIDEO]

Saturday was a great day at Ellis Park. For starters, after a week of sweltering heat and stifling humidity, the weather was terrific--warm but not very humid at all. And folks came from everywhere to watch the camels and ostriches.

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Has Cicada Season Begun in Kentucky? [VIDEO]

I'm no entomologist, Lord knows, but I do know a cicada shell when I see one. And THAT'S a cicada shell. And that can only mean there was once a cicada in it.

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Camels and Ostriches Come to Ellis Park Saturday

It'll be like a scene from Madagascar--camels and ostriches joining the thoroughbreds for live racing action at Ellis Park this Saturday afternoon! No penguins, though.

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