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Tracy Cecil
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Join WBKR For Kids Helping Kids Thursday [VIDEO]

It's no secret how dedicated we all are here at WBKR to the cause of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our entire community has taken it upon itself to continue to fight for childhood cancer research and that extends to our kiddos, as well. On Thursday, two of my favorite kids will be here at the station to raise money for the "sick babies".
My Carsyn planted and picked some punkins' that she'll be selling for a donation and Gavin Howard will be here with t-shirts for sale that he designed!
Check out this video Carsyn made telling you all about her punkins...

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Jaclyn Graves
Jaclyn Graves
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Carsyn’s Kindergarten Field Trip To Trunnell’s Farm Market! [VIDEO]

Remember how exciting it was to go on a field trip during school?!? I totally remember! Even thou she's been there dozens of times, Carsyn has been counting down the days until her Kindergarten class at Sutton Elementary took a trip to Trunnell's Farm Market. Well, today was the day!

Here she is with her classmates and teacher, Mrs. Hoffman, telling you what their favorite part of the trip was...

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Dave’s Owensboro Bucket List: Reid’s Orchard, the Apple House, and FUDGE [VIDEO]

I've had a lot of fun taking you through some of the locations I consider essential to anyone in Owensboro who has never visited them. Certainly Reid's Orchard must be on this list.

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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Josh Merritt Performs an Original Song “Summertime Vibe” Live on WBKR [VIDEO]

When Josh Merritt stopped by Wednesday afternoon ahead of his live set at Show-Me's of Owensboro, he played an old Warren Zevon song that I was hearing for the first time...AND he played a very cool original.

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Josh Merritt Performs Warren Zevon’s “Mutineer” Live on WBKR [VIDEO]

Unless your memory is TOO short, you'll remember that The Josh Merritt Band won the Battle for the Big O this summer and opened the Big O Music Fest.

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Jaclyn Graves
Jaclyn Graves
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I Tried To Get Off The Floor While Wearing The OPD’s 90lb Bomb Squad Suit… It Didn’t Go Well [VIDEO]

Last night, at the Citizens Academy with the Owensboro Police Department, was Hazardous Devices Unit night.... aka,The Bomb Squad. Officer Flory and Officer Alsip spoke with our class about all of their training, job duties and even showed off different types of (non-active) explosives and gear. Being the closet nerd that I am, I found it really fascinating.

The amount of knowledge that they must acquire is crazy impressive. And that suit... y'all, that beast weighs 90 pounds! So, naturally, I put the suit on and tried to get up from laying on the floor. How did it go? Not great, haha! Take a look...

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Iwona Grodzka, ThinkStock
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The 10,000 Pound Challenge Wraps-Up Saturday!

Ross Medical Education Center presents the 10,000 Pound Challenge! They challenge all local businesses and families to donate pet products and food for the Owensboro Humane Society.

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Dave Discovers a Match-Lighting Laser Pointer at the Owensboro Flea Market [VIDEO]

There's lots to discover at the Owensboro Flea Market. It absolutely runs the gamut. But one discovery, in particular, fascinated me enough to whip out the camera.

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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Dave’s Owensboro Bucket List: Windy Hollow and the ‘Whoopdee’ [VIDEO]

When I was a kid, my family ate at Windy Hollow Restaurant a lot. That's back when it was open seven days a week and it was up on the ridge.

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‘Voices of Elmwood’ Tours Begin Thursday [VIDEO]

Have you ever wanted to walk in shoes of the past? Do you love history? Then look no further than the fifth annual "Voices of Elmwood" at Elmwood Cemetery presented by the Daviess County Public Library and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.

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WBKR Visits The Daniel Pitino Shelter [VIDEO]

WBKR visited The Daniel Pitino Shelter Tuesday, kicking off our "It's Time" community service campaign and I think I can speak for everyone when I say, we left feeling extremely blessed and thankful. We had the pleasure of serving lunch to 175 people and a much better understanding of what the Pitino Shelter really offers this community.

Take a look as James and I discuss the shelter.

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First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in U.S. Has Occurred in Dallas [VIDEO]

They say you don't mess with Texas. Well, now, Texas is going to have to mess with the Ebola virus as Dallas is now playing host to the first diagnosed case of the potentially deadly virus in the United States.

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